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
Contact Phillip M. Micallef
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.
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 Secratary 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.