Greg Secker is the entrepreneurial mind behind companies such as Smart Chart Software, Capital Index, The Greg Secker Foundation, and Learn to Trade. The ideal that all of his companies share is that they were all founded with the purpose of helping others trade successfully and become more financially secure. The master trader has always been an avid philanthropist. Secker’s philanthropist spirit probably was born from the humble beginnings of his career.
He started as the low man on the totem pole at Thomas Cook Financial Services and worked his way up. When he made his career shift to foreign exchange it really took off. He created The Virtual Trading Desk, a platform that offers an online Forex trading system that acts in real-time. For the time, the platform was groundbreaking and drew a lot of attention to Secker. Soon after, fortune 500 companies began courting him and offering a position. He would become the Vice President of Mellon Financial Corporation.
Though Secker made a name for himself in the corporate world he always wanted to work for himself. He finally got the chance at age 27 when he began trading from home and established Learn to Trade. Though he wanted to give up at times he knew it ws better to just figure out where he went wrong and improve. The support he got from his loved ones and business partners also helped.
Secker decided to start his companies to help beginner traders avoid first time mistakes. He realized that most traders had to teach themselves the ins and outs of trading. He wanted to come up with a way to make trading less risky. Today, he owns one of Europe’s most successful trading companies and Europe’s top trader coaching company. He also helps people become entrepreneurs.