SM Maxopani had worked in the insurance industry for several years starting from 1986. He worked as branch manager for Anchor Life from 1986 to 1991. From 1991 to 1995 he worked as a broker for Sanlam at Bell, Price and associates. From 1995 to 2000 He was a Director at Infinity Financial Services. In the year 2000 He decided to start Pyramid Funeral Parlour. He has a combined experience of 32 years in the insurance and funeral industry.