Founder, Chairman and CEO
Markus has substantial experience in intra- and entrepreneurial ventures with subject-matter and management responsibilities spanning a range of topics as broad as finance (esp. FP&A, M&A, treasury and transfer pricing), digital transformation, strategy and marketing. Hence he is used to working on multiple projects and in several roles at once as well as to handle ambiguous tasks and high pressure with self-confidence, creativity and an exceptionally good sense for people.
What's more, Markus is a truly passionate strategist, competitive doer of things and resilient visionary who loves to go running (He is also competing in marathons for some charities like Cancer Research UK), hiking or racing sailing boats in his little spare time but also enjoys cooking, travelling and reading to keep his mind sharp and alert. With regards to the latter, Markus is also taking seemingly disparate classes (e.g. philosophy, politics, psychology, economics, business management, computer and data science) at well-kown universities (e.g. Oxford, LSE) and online (e.g. Udemy, Google, CFA) on a regular basis which again leads him to innovative ideas or compelling solutions for current challenges and finally to new business opportunities. Hence Markus can be considered a classic "expert-generalist".
Beyond this, Markus is a true risk-taker who has gone all-in (having invested all he had plus gone into personal debt) to revolutionize the world of finance and thus to make a true impact benefitting society as a whole.
as of January 2018
Group Executive Commmittee
Board of Directors
Ryan Gorman founded RGPR in 2017 after holding senior roles at multiple public relations firms including Kwittken (head of financial services accounts) and Dukas Linden PR (where he led several key asset management accounts).
He has overseen and executed B2B and B2C communications and marketing programs across a broad range of financial firms including ETF and mutual fund issuers, hedge funds, fintech startups, a boutique investment bank and more.
Media outlets worked for include Business Insider, AOL News, the (U.K.) Daily Mail, Wall Street Letter (a weekly trade publication with an online presence publishing stories daily), the New York Daily News and MicNews (formerly PolicyMic).
Prior to being a reporter, Ryan spent over four years working between UBS and Bank of New York Mellon in both New York and Chicago, during which time he held his Series 7 and 63 securities licenses.
Ryan also lived in Tokyo for two years - working for a financial industry executive recruiting firm, appearing in television commercials, teaching English and managing a popular Shinjuku nightclub.
Industry Association, Peer Group and Regulatory Memberships:
Partners for Responsible Development, Strategic Initiatives and New Economic Thinking:
Strategic Sales Partners
as of January 2018
Corporate Secretary and Assistant to the CEO
Stephany is heading the Corporate Office and regularly acting as proxy for Markus where appropriate.