The Wealth Traders team of employees and associates gives you access to experienced personnel across a diverse range of industry sectors as detailed below:
Founder and CEO, WealthTraders.com
An experienced outsourcing and marketing executive who has been assisting both large and small companies worldwide on a variety of online and offline business and marketing requirements since the 1980′s. He is one of the founders of Wealth Traders.com and the co-author of two significant coaching programs: Marketing on the Information Superhighway (in 1996) and The Real World Marketer.
One of the Founders and the current CEO of WealthTraders.com, a seasoned professional with an extensive background in outsourcing, consulting and managing growth businesses.
He was a member of the team which pioneered online services in Australia during the 1980′s long before the Internet as we know it evolved.
In the late 1980′s, as a senior executive with Datamail, he provided services to some of the biggest domestic and international direct marketers in Australia. Subsequently, he became an adviser / consultant to various international direct marketers,not-for-profits, and loyalty programs (for banks and major membership groups).
In the early 2000′s, he moved to Asia to take up an appointment as Executive Director of Asia’s longest established direct marketing services company and worked with the regions major publishers. Today, he mixes outsourcing, consulting and web related activities through WealthTraders.com which he co-foundered in 2003.
Publications: Marketing on the Information Superhighway (1996) and co-author of The Real World Marketer.
Education: Bachelor of Economics from James Cook University in Australia.
A former senior executive with The Economist and Financial Times, Peter has detailed knowledge and experience in all facets of establishing and operating a digital or offline publishing business.
The founder and Managing Director of Immedia (http://www.immedia.com.sg), a Singapore-based group which delivers brand analysis, product development, logistical solutions, sales representation, content/digital support and database management.
Previously, Peter worked as Publisher of Travel +Leisure magazine in Sydney, Australia and was responsible for the full P&L of the magazine and its associated digital platforms.
Prior to his posting in Australia he worked as the Director of Marketing and Circulation for the Financial Times in Hong Kong as well as Director of Circulation Asia/Pacific for The Economist. Before moving to the East he worked in London as the Circulation Director for The Economist UK, Middle East & Africa, as well as the Director of Circulation – Europe, based in Frankfurt. Prior to these assignments he assumed management roles at Dow Jones Courier and DHL Aviation both in Brussels, Belgium.
Peter received a BA in Management from Webster University, and an MBA from Boston University in Brussels. He has also served as a board member of Distripress (World Association for the Promotion of the International Circulation of the Press), and is a frequent lecturer at industry exhibitions in Europe and the Asia Pacific.
A technical wiz whose telecommunications expertise is utilized by Philippines-based call centers and government departments to do the things they have trouble with. His business interests include mobile technologies and solar energy products.
As a computer science graduate, Stewart started his working career in Australia with Adelaide University where he progressively became the Network Manager responsible for systems which spanned six campus locations.
Subsequently, he established his own IT business in Adelaide – Digital Works – plus a a 50 seat Internet cafe catering for backpackers and airline personnel which utilized VOIP technology to allow customers to make discount calls to anywhere in the world. After selling both businesses, he joined IBM.
In 2004, he moved to the Philippines to work in the call center sector, firstly as an owner running campaigns, then as a facility lease provider operating a “call center hotel” for new startup companies so they could test their systems and concept before growing their company.
His experience encompasses all technical elements of a call center from designing dialer systems to building complete new call center facilities tailored to the needs of a specific client. He has also built and implemented Tesda training facilities for the education of new call center agents plus acted as the point consultant for many centers, small and large.
Currently based in Singapore, Philip is one of the most accomplished IT professionals in Asia having completed projects for some of the largest groups in Asia. A skilled Project Manager, he can quickly bring a dedicated team together for almost any project.
Philip is English but has lived and worked in Asia for more than 18 years and has almost 30 years business experience focused on IT in the UK, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia. He has worked in healthcare, FMCG, logistics and distribution, transportation, manufacturing, software development and IT Outsourcing.
He has extensive experience in setting up and running IT operations, product design and development, project management, ERP implementation (SAP, JDE, Microsoft and others), Business Intelligence solutions, business process improvement, risk management, business continuity planning, disaster recovery and quality process improvement and certification.
Starting as a systems architect and project manager with JBA International in the UK, Philip has worked as Regional IT Director for DKSH Healthcare, IT Director at Zuellig Pharma Thailand and Philippines, CIO for Jardine Transport Services (Hong Kong), Delivery Head for Soltius Infotech (India) and Quality Head for US-based AgreeYa Solutions, operating from their Global Delivery Centre in Delhi.
An accomplished marketer through several senior appointments including a long tenure as VP Marketing with Bank of America, Joe today provides coaching, public relations and event management advice and services to a select group of clients.
A Consultant / Business Coach with an extensive background, including Vice President Marketing and other various executive positions with Bank of America in New York (his home town), San Francisco Headquarters and Hong Kong; and later Managing Director of Encore Marketing International, a leading direct marketing travel club organization.
He subsequently became a founding partner and President of Storm Communications, an integrated advertising and communications agency, attracting major multinational clients such as Coca Cola, Shell, Honda, Nissan, Foremost Foods and numerous other prominent international companies.
He now focuses on providing Consulting / Business Coaching services to a select group of clients.
He is co-author of The Real World Marketer business coaching program.
Education: Joe has an MBA, Marketing from Fordham University, New York.
Edward B. de Vlugt
After many years in the hotel and cruise industry as hotel manager, Edward today is a Florida licensed real estate professional focused on property and alternative investments across the globe.
Edward is a Florida licensed real estate professional and business consultant focused on building relationships and providing value added services in strategic alliances, property and alternative investments across the globe.
He held managerial positions with a number of hotel and cruise companies such as Royal Viking Line ( Norway); Royal Caribbean Cruise Line ( Miami – Fl); Sea Goddess Cruises Ltd. Miami) and Wind Star Cruises Miami – FL).
In 2001, he founded a Hotel Management Company in Frankfurt, Germany which he sold to an Austrian Property Development group in 2005. He remained associated as limited partner with the company.
In 2007, Edward relocated to the United States and joined a group of global professionals and investors involved in business development, for profit reforestation projects, alternative energy and water solution programs, acquisition of distressed properties, marketing UK property bonds and select investment opportunities, and the sale of small gold bars and gift items in gold bullion.