Greg Secker; Changing the World in Trading and Philanthropy

Greg Secker was attended the University of Nottingham, studying Agriculture and Food Science; however, his career began in the mid-1990s where he became a part of Thomas Cook Financial Services. While at Thomas Cook, he advanced foreign exchange trading systems. In 1998, Secker created the Virtual Trading Desk, which is an online forex trading platform and won the British Telecom Award for his innovation. Secker then went on to become Vice President for the Mellon Corporation and learned from the traders there enough to retire in 2003. He then started out a trading floor in his living room and became a full-time forex trader and in 3 months, Learn to Trade was born.


Learn to Trade was a company where Greg began to mentor people on trading strategies, and then formed the Knowledge to Action Group. Since 2008, Greg Secker has been giving financial trading seminars worldwide, and has won other awards as a result, such as; being a finalist in the 2010 London Excellence Awards, and again in 2010, placed 49th in the Sunday Times Initiative sponsored by Virgin that recognizes the UK’s fastest growing companies. He doesn’t just give lectures, as Greg Secker is also a philanthropist.

Secker has given to the Tusk and Child Bereavement Trust and then in 2011, he formed The Greg Secker Foundation dedicated to making people’s lives better by working with The Christmas Basket Brigade, Global Tradeathon, Youth Leadership Summit, Starkey Hearing Foundation, Early Childhood Development Program, and The Flying Trader Project. Secker’s foundation has worked with Sir Richard Branson along with Virgin Unite to build a new crèche in some of the rural villages in South Africa. In 2016, The Greg Secker Foundation started building a village of 100 homes and facilities in Lemery, called “Build a House, Build a Home.” In March 2017, he became a member of the board to Ambassadors for City Philanthropy, and included on the list of the “200 Most Influential Philanthropists and Social Entrepreneurs.”

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