William B. Westbrook
Economics, Business Technology, Finance, & Workforce Performance
Investor Relations, Corporate Communications
Luis H. Vega
Team Building, Global Operations Specialist, Defense & Government Logistics
Phillip M. Micallef
EU Specialist, Office Manager, Social Media Business Development
Ronald A. Vega
General Counsel, International Law & Customs Expertise
Will Westbrook - CEO
In 2009, Mr. Westbrook completed the first in a series of global trade transactions inspiring 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 consistent and higher rate of closings, Estmar Global, Inc. would need to enhance its business model. SoOum Corp was born February 2, 2013.
Luis J. Vega - COO
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 - CFO
Ronald has over 17 years experience 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.
A. Hakeem Wahed - Vice President Operations
Mr. Wahed is a cultured Afghan-American who is knowledgeable in Afghan national history and is very well connected in MENA and Macedonia. He has a broad experience in all phases of computer hardware/software, sales, as well as the marketing cycle from concept to development to marketing. He effectively finalizes business transactions outside traditional channels. Mr. Wahed is a dedicated team worker with the ability to build rapport with staff and improve morale.
Phillip M. Micallef - Director Business Development
Phillip Martin Micallef is based in the Mediterranean island of Malta. 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 lasting relationships.
Steve Messina - CIO
Steve Messina has over 20 years experience 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. As Executive Director, Steve cultivated and managed over 150 Institutional accounts and was instrumental in enhancing the firm's Fixed Income presence within Capital Markets domestically and abroad.