Greg Secker is an entrepreneur, philanthropist and international speaker. Greg is the owner of Learn to Trade, a global trading education company, SmartCharts Software, the latest in trading technology, and Capital Index, an exciting new city brokerage firm. Greg is the founder of the eponymous Greg Secker Foundation a not-for-profit organization committed to positively improving the quality of life for people and communities around the world.
Greg’s career began in Thomas Cook Financial services. He then moved over to the foreign exchange business to run a brand new business entitled the Virtual Trading Desk™. VTD was the first online real-time Forex trading platform, allowing customers to receive real-time quotes for huge foreign exchange transactions. His career quickly progressed and he went on to be a Vice President at Mellon Financial Corporation, then a major Fortune 500 investment bank in the United States.
Where he was lucky enough to be working around some of the very best traders in the world. Using the very same trading strategies discovered on his travels around international trading floors, Greg’s personal trading account grew to the extent where he decided to leave Mellon and set up a trading floor from his home. In just 3 short months Greg’s company Learn to Trade was born.
In the past 12 years, more than 200,000 people have attended his various trading seminars and workshops across the world, where they learn how to produce a second or replacement income trading the currency and stock markets. Greg was a prized finalist position in the 2010 London Excellence Awards, and the company claimed 49th place in the 2010 Sunday Times Fast Track 100 Awards- a Sunday Times initiative co-sponsored by Virgin that recognizes UK’s Fastest growing companies. Learn to Trade has been awarded Best Educator by World Finance Magazine for two consecutive years. Recently awarded Best Forex Educator in Global Banking & Finance Review.
Having had such abundant success so early on in his life, Greg had long been looking for ways to give back. He has in the past supported various charity initiatives including the Royal Princes chosen causes, Tusk and the Child Bereavement Trust – having Prince William play on the company polo team at Lord Andrew Llyod Webers home in 2010. In 2011 The Greg Secker Foundation was formed, committed to positively improving the quality of life for people around the world. Focusing on education, life skills and leadership initiatives the foundation strives to equip people with the essential building blocks of life. The Foundation is changing lives through its various programs: The Christmas Basket Brigade, Youth Leadership Summit, Early Childhood Development Program, Flying Trader Project, Starkey Hearing Foundation and Global Tradeathon. It has also worked with Sir Richard Branson alongside Virgin Unite and built a new crèche in one of the rural villages in South Africa.
Most recently Greg travelled to the Philippines to assist with a Foundation project to rebuild homes for those affected by typhoons and cyclones. In 2016 Greg and his team will be building an entire new village of 100 homes and facilities in Lemery. The ‘Build House, Build a Home’ ambitious project will provide critical essentials, access to education and life skills training to build a sustainable community.