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International Marketing & Promotion (IMAP)

For $350/Hr we optimally develop international marketing and promotion (IMAP) of your product to frontier and emerging marketplaces. We offer a combined IMAP optimization plan, which is motivated by a practical pricing and risk analysis for introducing your commodity to new, potentially lucrative, environments.

Sourcing & Delivery (S&D)

For $350/Hr we optimally develop integrated sourcing and delivery (S&D) planning, and optimally offer vertically differentiated products and bundles. We offer combined sourcing and delivery planning optimization, which is motivated by practical problem-facing strategies.

Trade Brokerage

For $250/Hr we develop your trades, stepping out of the ownership position and allowing your importing or exporting organization direct access to the counter partner.

Trade Finance

For $250/Hr we utilize our government and international banking experience and connections to aide your liquidity needs having to do with international trade and developments/projects.

Payment GuaRantee

For $250/Hr we exercise our knowledge base and connections to help you find strategies and final solutions to the many risks of getting paid inherent to international trade.

Customs Clearance

For $250/Hr we exercise our knowledge base and understanding of international trade rules, to help you find strategies and final solutions for meeting the compliance and regulatory demands of import and export within specific countries.

Swordfish Financial (OTC: SWRF) is a fully reporting company listed as OTC Pink.

SoOum Corporation completed a "reverse merger" with Swordfish Financial on 11-12-14. SoOum's
Philosophy, Management, Location and Contact info can be viewed on the corporate website

SoOum Management:
William Westbrook

In 2009, Mr. Westbrook completed the first global trade transactions, causing him to form a company directly suited for this type of business, which was given the name of Estmar Global, Inc.
Global trade transactions continued through Estmar Global, Inc. until the end of 2011, when it became apparent that to attain a steady state and higher rate of closings, Estmar Global, Inc. would need enhance its business model.  SoOum Corp was born February 2, 2013.

A. Hakeem Wahed
Vice President

Mr. Wahed is a Cultured Afghan/American who is knowledgeable in Afghan national history (last 30 years). He also is very well connected in MENA and Macedonia. He has a broad experience in all phases of computer hardware/software, sales, and marketing cycle: From concept to development and marketing.
He effectively finalizes business transaction outside traditional channels. Mr. Wahed is a dedicated team worker with ability to build rapport with staff, and improve morale.

Steve Messina

Steve Messina began his 23 year career on Wall Street as a Fixed Income execution trader for Oppenheimer & Company.  Responsible for the Trading and marketing of Federal Agency bonds and US Treasuries to Oppenheimer’s sales force. After several successful years generating revenue, and sales commission for the firm, he was promoted to Executive Director and moved to the Inter-dealer
and Institutional sales-trading desk. 

Luis J. Vega
21 years serving US Army Spec Ops., covering nearly every major conflict since 1984 including Bosnia, Iraq & Afghanistan. As a soldier and DOD civilian (Cubic Defense, American Federal) he worked with governments and the UN sourcing commodities and delivering to war torn countries and frontier markets. 
He is a proven leader who has managed a broad range of personnel, from small teams to large corporate departments (Royal Bank of Scotland, SMI GMS, BP). He has created and carried out strategic plans within executive environments and at the high-performing team levels to meet organizational goals.

Ronald A. Vega
Ronald A. Vega has over 17 years in a wide range of leadership and advisory positions, achieving business goals through the strategic design and unification of global trade programs.
Highly proficient in the interpretation and application of International Trade and Tax laws across multiple jurisdictions, his extensive work in operational improvement, risk management, and internal controls creates an adaptive global network with the business intelligence to actively deliver significant economic and operational growth. 

Phillip M. Micallef
Director Business Development

Phillip Martin Micallef is based in the Mediterranean island of Malta being very well connected and a unique ability to interact with people from all walks of life and cultures by gaining trust and confidence. He specializes in implementing creative and innovative growth strategies through social media and marketing.
He has many years of experience in Real Estate with a proven record of closing deals using professionalism, integrity and an attitude of building relationships.

Alexander H. Becz
VP Business Development

Alexander has 15+ years of experience in business development, trade, training and consulting. Prior to joining SoOum, Alexander spent nine years as an executive director for a major procurement enterprise based in South Korea.
He has been actively involved with: Small Business Chamber of EU in Korea, KAFSB – Korea, IAFP Seoul, Sejong Group, FERN Group.
Mr. Becz speaks seven languages and has visited more than 50 countries in which he actively engaged in business.

Eric Malmstrom
Deal Architect

                                    Eric has more than 20 years of experience in banking vertical, trade, and consulting.Prior to joining SoOum, Eric spent eight years as a Senior portfolio analyst for a Multi-Asset and Finance Consultancy  Enterprise with rich history in trading with major banks such as UBS and Bank of Tokyo

Susan Sjo
Ms. Sjo founded the consultancy, St. Esprit Research and Trading, LLC and STACK Capital, LLC, as well as serving as a Managing Director of the Hedge Fund firm, Geneva Fund Partners, LLC. Prior to this she founded Sjo, Inc, a Hedge Fund Manager and CTA with over $350 million under management. She started her career as a Junior Economist with the Federal Reserve Bank before working at several prominent trading firms specializing in fixed income arbitrage and hedging.  During this time, she developed a quantitative trading program that resulted in the development of Sjo, Inc, a Global Macro Fund Manager which specialized in International Fixed Income.  Sjo, Inc. was ranked by assets in the top 100 Commodity Trading Advisors (CTA’s) and during her tenure as CEO over 11 years, often ranked in the top 10 Trading Firms in the world, for performance. Her successes resulted in being named to Crain’s Annual Young Leaders List, 40 Under 40. Also, Sjo, Inc, was honored as Best Commodity Fund Manager in 1991 by Business Week. Susan has served on the Board of Directors of the New York Board of Trade, the New York Cotton Exchange, the FINEX Exchange, the Managed Funds Association (MFA), Barat College, VisaNow and the environmental charity, Sustain.

SoOum Tradebook
SoOum has previewed a portion of their trade book which indicates they are working towards completing multiple contracts. It is expected management will issue official, public updates to investors regarding material developments involving business activities. Examples:

Oct. 20, 2014: SoOum Corp Reveals Deal Pipeline After Signing Merger Agreement With Swordfish Financial (SWRF) 

Oct. 21, 2014: Swordfish Financial (SWRF) Announces its Pending Merger Partner, SoOum Corp, Recently Executed Two Trade Contracts in Excess of $6 Million US Dollars

Feb. 7, 2015 
" The first contract is an 18 month international Sugar export/import deal (buy - Malasysia / sell - Kyrgyz Republic) with monthly renenues ranging from $158,760 to $650,000 based upon volumes of 252 metric ton to 1,000 metric ton. This agreement may rollover for furtherance at the end or it's term.

Sugar shipment 

Feb. 9, 2015

SoOum Corp/Swordfish Financial (SWRF) Awarded U.S. Federal Contract; Hires Commodity Specialist

SoOum Press Releases

Merger with Swordfish Financial, Inc. (SWRF)  COMPLETED
New York, NY / ACCESSWIRE / November 12, 2014 / Swordfish Financial, Inc. (SWRF) today announces that the merger with SoOum Corp is closed.

Mr. Westbrook, CEO of SoOum states, "This is an exciting day for everyone involved. I would like to thank Susan Sjo and the interim team who has worked tirelessly and comprehensively, including the outgoing Swordfish BoardI cannot thank them enough for a remarkable job. They stuck to the timeframe from start to finish." Further announcements regarding appointments to key management will be forthcoming. SWRF has now positioned itself as a publicly traded international arbitrage enterprise, equipped and prepared to meet the opportunities of a changing global economy.

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SoOum Contact Information

PO Box 214 Summit, NJ 07902
Media Inquiries: (757) 306-6090
Arbitrage Transaction & Professional Services: (646) 801-3772

Investor Inquiries


Management asserts that

"The current and former CEO's of Swordfish Financial --Susan Sjo and William Westbrook-- jointly announced that they have no recapitalization plans for the foreseeable future, and are concentrating on their goal to achieve and maintain consistently healthy operating revenues and improving the firms operations with key hires and infrastructure improvements.


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#54583  Sticky Note Masterplan by William Westbrook on 15 July 2016 VVS-IG 07/15/16 04:25:26 PM
#54693   Failed Junk man CEO Westbrook- Clint Morewood 07/29/16 05:14:13 PM
#54692   I've been away for a couple of weeks Jetfan 07/29/16 05:08:53 PM
#54691   Company Update: VVS-IG 07/29/16 12:34:42 PM
#54686   It's business, never personal. The R/S was a VVS-IG 07/27/16 07:42:31 PM
#54685   And what does my total investment have to dustywest 07/27/16 06:14:11 PM
#54684   Good point, it was an investment for dustywest 07/27/16 06:12:21 PM
#54683   Refund?? No wonder you're bitter. I brought my VVS-IG 07/27/16 06:02:42 PM
#54682   Have this company refund my $9900. and I dustywest 07/27/16 05:38:54 PM
#54681   Congrats Dusty, welcome aboard! VVS-IG 07/27/16 04:33:31 PM
#54679   If your treasure is this trash you should dustywest 07/27/16 03:37:48 PM
#54678   One man's trash is another man's treasure. VVS-IG 07/27/16 02:28:22 PM
#54677   Neither will this Stock! dustywest 07/27/16 01:36:15 PM
#54674   Nursery rhymes won't work VVS-IG 07/26/16 02:25:58 PM
#54673   Authorized share count is still 4.9 billion...dilution dilution dustywest 07/26/16 01:49:00 PM
#54672   No dilution, no toxic financing and low share VVS-IG 07/26/16 11:40:39 AM
#54671   SOUM, Yield Sign still up & down 50% today. Clint Morewood 07/26/16 11:27:43 AM
#54670   Company Update: VVS-IG 07/26/16 09:53:56 AM
#54669   Slow cooker iSmellCrickets 07/21/16 09:37:17 AM
#54668   Yaaawn... tick tock VVS-IG 07/20/16 04:19:27 PM
#54667   I agree. Because the components that make up Gaintrader 07/20/16 12:17:45 PM
#54666   Excellent. VVS-IG 07/20/16 12:15:47 AM
#54665   Great. VVS-IG 07/20/16 12:15:14 AM
#54664   Still wrong about SOUM's OS count; Gaintrader 07/19/16 09:47:32 PM
#54663   So how exactly has SOUM's delayed reporting in Gaintrader 07/19/16 09:34:55 PM
#54662   OTCMarkets is not reliable, and cannot be counted Homebrew 07/19/16 09:12:21 PM
#54660 VVS-IG 07/19/16 04:56:21 PM
#54658   Great question Art VVS-IG 07/19/16 11:26:48 AM
#54656   Hold your horses, we're only on Milestone #2. VVS-IG 07/19/16 11:23:07 AM
#54655   You obviously haven't done your homework on me. VVS-IG 07/19/16 11:21:30 AM
#54652   Respect. VVS-IG 07/18/16 09:40:43 PM
#54651   Cool I'm done then. Good luck Johnny Tsunami 07/18/16 09:28:37 PM
#54649   What's the holdup?? It's been 9 months since VVS-IG 07/18/16 09:15:54 PM
#54648   Authorized share count is still 4.9 billion...dilution dilution Johnny Tsunami 07/18/16 08:36:26 PM
#54646   Float was 4.9 million after RS in the Johnny Tsunami 07/18/16 06:15:19 PM
#54645   Yes, management hasn't sold a single share post VVS-IG 07/18/16 05:51:34 PM
#54644   Post 1000 to 1 reverse split OS was Johnny Tsunami 07/18/16 05:43:28 PM
#54643   O/S 63M VVS-IG 07/18/16 05:39:59 PM
#54642   They were issued March 15 2016...440 million...100 times Johnny Tsunami 07/18/16 05:28:21 PM
#54641   No dilution?!? The 1000 to 1 reverse split Johnny Tsunami 07/18/16 05:23:54 PM
#54640   Next up: Close acquisition. Then: become current. Then: uplist. VVS-IG 07/18/16 03:35:22 PM
#54639   The impaired goodwill is almost 2 yrs old. VVS-IG 07/18/16 03:27:52 PM
#54638   Not really sure what we are holding now dustywest 07/18/16 03:12:58 PM
#54637   According to Dusty, SoOum never merged with Swordfish! VVS-IG 07/18/16 03:03:02 PM
#54636   OK?? So you cashed out, big deal. VVS-IG 07/18/16 02:56:51 PM
#54635   Let me see if I have this correct... VVS-IG 07/18/16 02:55:52 PM
#54634   Sooum, Corp. (PL) (SOUM) dustywest 07/18/16 02:55:22 PM
#54633   You're getting dusted dusty! VVS-IG 07/18/16 02:53:46 PM
#54632   Doesn't mean anything until the shares are actually issued. VVS-IG 07/18/16 02:53:19 PM
#54631   VVS-IG - Please post the link to your dustywest 07/18/16 02:53:15 PM
#54630   No doubt Artmaniac... just a matter of time. VVS-IG 07/18/16 02:50:14 PM