Greg Secker was born in England and attended the University of Nottingham where he majored in Food Sciences and Agriculture. After university he worked for Thomas Cook Financial Services where he helped to develop trading systems that help with foreign exchange trading, or Forex.
In 1998 he developed the Virtual Trading Desk where he received the British Telecom Award for E-Commerce innovation. The Virtual Trading Desk is an online forum used for Forex trading. At the age of 25, Secker was named a Vice President at Mellon Financial Corporation where he learned from seasoned and experienced financial traders.
In 2003, Secker retired from Mellon to become a full-time forex trader. He established a trading desk at his home and soon began to mentor individuals on Forex trading. He began to speak all over the world on not only how to trade and prosper, but on how to improve oneself in all areas.
Secker says that Forex is an ideal platform to use for trading as stocks are fluctuating so wildly they are not safe for the average investor. Foreign exchanges and trading in money has much lower price swings since it is worldwide and open 24 hours a day.
He founded the Knowledge to Action Group that was the organizational part of his speaking tours. He is very interested in how young people around the world perceive themselves, especially in the developing countries. He views Forex trading as one way that people can create capital and further their ambitions outside of business as well.
He also founded the Greg Secker Foundation which has the purpose of helping young people develop their life skills early so that they form a successful foundation before the age of 35. The Youth Leadership Summit is a platform where Secker was able to get some famous people to speak in sessions in South Africa, Australia, and the Philippines.
Secker is especially interested in the Philippines because the country has a history of devastated communities due to storms, political instability and a history of subjugation by other political entities. This has left a population of young people who lack self-confidence. His programs are designed to help young people in these populations rise up and take control of their lives.