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Management Team

Edge Brokers’ Management Team is led by a unique mix of world-class Financial Markets Analysts and senior Brokerage professionals that represent leading global thinking in Electronic Trading technologies and solutions.

Driven by the principle of excellence, one dictated by the practice of Management by Objective (MBO), Edge Brokers’ Management Team demonstrates extensive and proven experience in driving business-critical technology and solutions to the forefront of the market.


portrait Richard S Burge
Richard S Burge
President & CEO

Richard S Burge brings to Edge Brokers a strategic vision and in-depth knowledge of the Retail Brokerage industry combined with 15 years of hands-on expertise with global Go-To-Market initiatives. Most recently, he successfully spearheaded the international launches of two of the now largest and most recognizable Retail FX brands worldwide - Alpari (UK) and Interbank FX. He also established a solid reputation as an articulate presenter, notably in the fields of Algorithmic Trading, attracting large crowds of institutional and retail investors to international trader’s conferences, seminars and expos across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In his functions, Richard has developed an exhaustive understanding of the worst and best Brokerage practices affecting the Retail Online Trading industry, some of which generating prejudice at the end-user level.

 

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In 1999, Richard joined ActiVia Networks, the world leading Content Networking solutions provider. As a member of the founding team, Richard oversaw the Marketing function and joining forces with renowned industry veterans (i.e. Founder of Cisco Europe, eVP Global Marketing of IBM) successfully implemented ActiVia’s Go-To-Market B2B strategy across Europe and the USA. Richard contributed to the company’s main achievements i.e. appearance in Gartner’s eCDN Magic Quadrant and sales to Equant (now Orange) - the world leading VPN/IP services provider, winning the deal against industry giant Cisco, which later resulted in ActiVia’s acquisition by US market leader Stratacache.

From 2003 onwards, Richard proved instrumental to the success of more than 30 high-stake transformation programs held across Europe. Consulting for Cap Gemini Ernst &Young (now Capgemini Consulting), Richard gained invaluable experience in increasing productivity and robustness of solutions, reducing costs and risks, changing behaviours, and transferring new ways of working by applying Innovative best-practices. During his tenure, he successfully supported Global Fortune 500 organizations - including Fortis Lease, Schneider Electric, Pechiney Soplaril, Sun Microsystems, Airbus, LVMH and Michelin – in their efforts to accelerate the delivery of complex technology transformation and global Go-To-Market initiatives.

In 2008, Richard joined Alpari (UK), an online retail Forex platform, as Head of Marketing where he was responsible for developing new services, promoting innovation, and driving global growth. Richard structured from scratch and launched the company’s London-based Global Marketing Hub. He then implemented a highly successful global Go-To-Market Retail/B2C strategy, developing award-wining best-of-breed services and launching international offices across EMEA and ASIA.Under his leadership, the company grew from 15 to 100 employees, generated record growths in live client base (5,000 to 50,000+) and global monthly turnover ($10B to 100B+). During his tenure, Alpari (UK) was recognized Fastest Growing UK-based Forex Company (World Finance Awards, 2009).

Most recently, Richard proved instrumental in driving the international expansion of the Interbank FX brand (Electronic Trading proprietary technologies and services). Appointed Managing Director in 2010, Richard started-up the Group’s UK business operations from scratch, this time focusing on Institutional/B2B Sales and Business Development initiatives. By end of 2011 and under Richard’s leadership, Interbank FX UK had successfully secured numerous IB partnerships across China, India, South East Asia and the Middle East, representing 64% of the Group’s worldwide IB partnerships which at the time generated up to 27% of the Group’s monthly deposits. During Richard’s tenure, the Interbank FX Group was recognized Fastest Growing Online Forex Broker in the Middle East (Arabcom - Middle East Online Trading Awards, November 2010) and Best Forex Broker Asia (Internationa Business Times -Trading Awards, May 2011).

Since 2008, Richard has established a strong reputation as an articulate presenter notably in the fields of Algorithmic Trading, attracting large crowds of institutional and retail investors to international trader’s conferences, seminars and expos across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Richard holds a Business Degree from York University - Toronto, Canada and is a passionate mountaineer who summited Mounts Kilimanjaro, Ararat, Blanc, and Tengbocheri Peak in the Himalaya. 

portrait Jean Ducret Le Pen
Jean Ducret Le Pen
Partner & MD

Jean Ducret Le Pen brings to Edge Brokers an unrivalled expertise in Financial Markets gained over 8+ years of professional trading. A former member of BörseGo / Godmode-Trader.de, one of Germany’s largest Financial Media Networks, he developed an unrivalled expertise in FX and Futures Trading, thus rapidly becoming a nation-wide acclaimed Financial Markets Analyst and Trading Coach across German speaking terJeanries as well as a repeat Speaker for prestigious institutions in the likes of UBS, BNP Paribas, Commerzbank, Societe Generale, Comdirect Bank, Deutsche Bank / X-Markets, Börse Stuttgart, DAB Bank, WH Selfinvest and GodmodeTrader.de. In his functions, Philip met in-person and coached a vast array of sophisticated Retail Traders and Investors, and developed a thorough understanding of the worst and best Day-Trading practices affecting end-users’ experience and performance.

 

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Since 2005 Jean Ducret Le Pen developed an unrivalled expertise in Financial Markets, most notably in FX and Futures trading, and became from 2008 onwards a nationally acclaimed Financial Markets Analyst and Trading Coach across German speaking terJeanries.

A repeat Speaker for prestigious institutions in the likes of UBS, BNP Paribas, Commerzbank, Societe Generale, Comdirect Bank, Deutsche Bank / X-Markets, Börse Stuttgart, DAB Bank, WH Selfinvest and GodmodeTrader.de, Philip met in-person and coached a vast array of Retail Traders and Investors from Munich, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Berlin, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Mannheim, Dresden, to Hannover.

Throughout his trading years, Jean grew a passion for automated trading strategies and developed a number of Quants and Algos for Stuttgart-based Puls8 Financial Consulting Agency. He then became a Member of VTAD (Association of Technical Analysts Germany) and published " Rainbowtrading Simplified" at the FinanzbuchVerlag Munich Germany.

Most recently Head Trader & Public Speaker at BörseGo / Godmode-Trader.de, Jean used to run various popular webinars attracting 500+ sophisticated traders online daily and weekly, as well as a number of Seminars attracting large crowds of sophisticated investors at conference in the likes of Invest Expo in Stuttgart and World of Trading Expo in Frankfurt.

February 2011 – Present

  • Managing Director - Edge Brokers Ltd.

 2011

  • Speaker at BNP Paribas / Commerzbank / Societe Generale / Comdirect Bank Roadshow (Technical Analysis and Trading Coach) in Munich, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Berlin, Hamburg, and Düsseldorf
  • Speaker at UBS Roadshow (Technical Analysis and Trading Coach) in Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Berlin, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Hannover, and Stuttgart
  • Speaker at 15 Webinars for Deutsche Bank / X-Markets (FX Trading and Trading Coach)
  • Speaker at Börse Stuttgart / GodmodeTrader.de / Commerzbank Roadshow (Technical Analysis and Trading Coach) in Munich, Stuttgart, Berlin, Hamburg, and Düsseldorf
  • Speaker at World of Trading Expo Frankfurt
  • Speaker at Invest Expo Stuttgart
  • Speaker for Börse Stuttgart
  • Head Trading-Coach at FX-Tradingschool for Beginner, Advanced and Pros
  • Developed Quants and Algos for Puls8 Financial Consulting Agency
  • Member of VTAD (Association of Technical Analysts Germany)

2010

  • Speaker at BNP Paribas / Societe Generale / DAB Bank / Comdirect Bank Roadshow (Technical Analysis and Trading Coach) in Munich, Frankfurt, Mannheim, Berlin, Hamburg, and Düsseldorf
  • Speaker at 15 Webinars for Deutsche Bank / X-Markets (FX Trading and Trading Coach)
  • Speaker at World of Trading Expo Frankfurt
  • Speaker at Invest Expo Stuttgart
  • Developed Quants and Algos for Puls8 Financial Consulting Agency
  • Head Trading-Coach at FX-Tradingschool for Beginner, Advanced and Pros
  • Head Trader FX-Tradingrooms Rainbow Daytrader / FX Swing / Positiontrader (several hundred clients, daily Webinars series)
  • Led the Webinar-Series FX Swingtrading (+500 traders, weekly Webinar series) Member of VTAD (Association of Technical Analysts Germany)

2009

  • Speaker at several Webinars for WH Selfinvest (FX and Futures Trading)
  • Speaker at several Webinars for DAB Bank (FX Trading)
  • Speaker at World of Trading Expo Frankfurt
  • Speaker at Invest Expo Stuttgart
  • Led the Webinar-Series FX Swingtrading (+500 traders, weekly Webinar series)
  • Head Trader FX-Tradingrooms Rainbow Daytrader / FX Swing / Positiontrader (several hundred clients, daily Webinars series)
  • Published " Rainbowtrading Simplified" at the FinanzbuchVerlag Munich Germany

2008

  • Joined BörseGo / GodmodeTrader.de as Trader and Technical Analyst
  • Speaker at World of Trading Expo Frankfurt
  • Led the Webinar-Series FX Swingtrading (+500 traders, weekly Webinar series)

 

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  • Jared COURTER
  • Lorilee HOLDMAN
  • Elvia HEIDELBERG
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  • Caleb RECIO

  • Claudia ROSENZWEIG
  • Chase ESHLEMAN
  • Ignacio WHITESELL 
  • Alton STECKEL
  • Luann BERMUDEZ
  • Renee CULBRETH
  • Babara BLANCO
  • Venita SYKORA
  • Secretary & PA to CEO/MD
  • Global Head of Operations
  • MD Edge Germany, Global Head of Corporate Branding
  • MD Edge France, MD Edge Partners
  • Business Manager France, Co-Head
    of Partnerships & Institutional Sales
  • Head of Global Sales & Partnerships
  • Head of Partnerships
  • Head of German Speaking Markets
  • Head of Business Development Spain
  • Head of Russian & CIS Business Development
  • Head of MENA Markets
  • Head of Legal and Compliance
  • Head of Finance
 
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Edge Brokers Ltd. is authorised and regulated by the French Securities and Exchange Commission - ACPR (Licence number: 150/11) and is a Member of the Investor Compensation Fund (ICF). Edge Brokers Ltd. is registered with the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority - BaFin (Registration number: 825834), the British Financial Conduct Authority - FCA (Registration number: 580193), the French Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution - ACPR (Registration number 74013) and is MiFID compliant under the Investment Services and Regulated Market Law of 2007 (Law number: 144(I)/2007). Edge Brokers Ltd. is licenced to provide the investment services of Agency Only Execution (i.e. reception and transmission of orders, execution of orders on behalf of clients) and Portfolio Management in relation to Transferable Securities, Options, Futures, SWAPS, Forward Rate Agreements, Financial Contracts for Differences (CFD) and other Derivatives. Edge Brokers Ltd. is also licenced to provide the ancillary service of Safekeeping and Administration of Financial Instruments.
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