Dries was born in Durbanville and has spend most of his career in the Western Cape area. He studied Marketing Management at the Technikon in Cape Town, where after he started working at an insurance firm in Bellville. After a couple of years with the company, he decided to move to the West Coast where he lived for the past 20 years. He owned and run a host of businesses such as an Property Development company , a Project Management Company offering Services to Corporate Clients and a Logistical and Warehouse company offering solutions to clients in the mining industry. Dries has a well diversified business background and has an extensive network of people and knowledge of the area. Due to a new business opportunity, Dries has decided to move to Paarl where he currently live and operates from. He invites all buyers and sellers of all types and sizes of businesses to contact him for assistance.