Born in Durban, South Africa, Deon immigrated to New Zealand in 1989 before moving to Australia in 1997. He has a Diploma of Financial Services and an MBA from Griffith University on the Gold Coast. For the past 28 years he has been involved in the investment property industry in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and the US. Deon moved to the US in 2012 and established PARADIGM PROPERTIES as a way for international investors to diversify into the lucrative US property market. He currently resides in Dallas, Texas and is the President of US Partner Relations for ASE.