All About Norman Victor Meier

 NORMAN VICTOR MEIER 2647 Gateway Rd, Suite 105-555
Carlsbad, CA 92009, USA

Business Consultant, motivational speaker and trainer
CEO of a FINRA licensed broker dealer in USA CEO and president of a two public mining exploration companies Founder and major shareholder of nine gold and uranium exploration companies in the US Founder and major shareholder of three sales organizations in Switzerland Built up a global team of over 60 employees in Switzerland, USA, Canada, Mexico and Peru President and founder of a Swiss financial services company with a license from a self-regulatory organization and a license from the Swiss Banking Commission Raised a total of over $40 million in the last three years to fund US companies Raised a total of $400 million from private investors and $600 million from institutional clients

Norman Meier International, Inc.                    current and ongoing

Athena Capital Partners, Inc.                            01/2010– 10/2011 Managing Director and shareholder
Hemis Corporation                                02.2005 – present CEO and president

Sedona AG                                    10.2005 – present Founder and President

Man Investments, Switzerland                                      11.2002 – 04.2004
Manager Global Sales Support  Canaccord Capital, Vancouver, BC                        04.2002 – 10.2002
Investment Advisor / Broker  AWD Independent Financial Services, Switzerland                1995 – 2001 Team-Manager                                    1998 – 2001 Team-Leader                                    1996 – 1997 Financial Advisor                                 1995 – 2001
Series 7 and 63                FINRA                USA        2011
Canadian Investment Manager Designation    Canadian Securities Institute    Vancouver, BC    2002 Derivatives Market Specialist Designation    Canadian Securities Institute    Vancouver, BC    2002 Ph. D in Human Behavior            Newport University        Switzerland    2001 MBA                    Newport University        Switzerland    1999 BBA                    Newport University        Switzerland    1998 Financial Planning Designation        AWD Switzerland        Zurich        1997 2 semesters of Psychology            University of Zurich        Zurich        1995 Basic Training                 Swiss Army            Switzerland    1995 Matura (= Swiss High School)        Gymnasium Im Lee        Switzerland    1994

Canadian Securities Course (CSC)            Derivatives Fundamental Course (DFC) Conduct & Practices Handbook Course (CPH)     Options Licensing Course (OLC)          Ethics Case Study                Technical Analysis Course     (TAC)          Investment Management Techniques (IMT)        Options Strategies Course    (OSTC)         Portfolio Management Techniques (PMT)        Agricultural Markets – Risk Management (ARM)

Languages    German, English, French, Spanish and Swiss German
Computer    Windows, Word, Excel, Power Point and various other financial programs
Personal        Black Belt in Karate, 2x Swiss Aerobics Champion /World Cup competitor,         Author of four books, Fitness
Interests        Family (3 kids), workout, writing
Legal situation    Green card holder, legally permitted to work in the US      including various courses in: Leadership, Management, Communication, Sales and NLP


I have given seminars since 1996. Originally I had given seminars on the topics of sales techniques, communication, financial planning, real estate financing, general securities knowledge, mutual fund basics and motivation. I was an internal trainer and sales manager for AWD for over six years. I usually spoke to groups between 50 and 60 people.

I was also first a manager and later an external sales trainer for the world’s number one hedge fund leader MAN Investments. During my time at MAN Investments I increased the result of the global sales support team in a four months sales cycle from $42 million to $254 million. The team was raising money from financial institutions over 600% more in a period of one year.

I have owned my own sales organization and taught regular sales people who to sell private equity products to private clients. There was always an average of 25 sales people in my organization.

I have built up a sales team of about ten sales people for a FINRA licensed broker dealer in California. I have trained them and taught them everything they needed to know to get licensed for a Series 7 and 63.

My father is a professor in psychology and professional seminar trainer. I attended various seminars at a very early age (14 years) and followed his footsteps in this area.

AFFILIATIONS  Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI) (Highest honor in the financial services industry in Canada)   LEAP Institute has a license from the Swiss Banking Commission (EBK) to sell investment products and is member of the largest Swiss self-regulatory organization (SRO):  VQF – Verein für Qualitätssicherung von Finanzdienstleistungen


Director of public companies

Founded and built up companies from the ground up, found investors, listed companies, acquired over 25 exploration projects, hired geologists, technical staff, sales people, etc., promoted companies in the stock market
Results: funded companies with $35 million, Hemis was valued at over $300 million in market capitalization at one point, Tecton was worth over $100 million in the market, Windfire Capital went from $0.10 to $0.50 during my involvement as a director

Sedona AG  Founder and President Providing financial services and investment advice for private investors and advice to companies LEAP Institute has a license from the Swiss Banking Commission to sell investment products The company is also member of the largest Swiss self-regulatory organization (SRO): VQF – Verein für Qualitätssicherung von Finanzdienstleistungen

Man Investments  Manager Global Sales Support, Hedge Fund Sales
Raising money from financial institutions, banks and brokers throughout the world from an intermediary network, developing business from lead generation projects, maintaining relationships with financial institutions and motivating them to sell our hedge funds, providing sales and admin support, explaining about hedge fund strategies, futures markets, product structures and fees, day-to-day management of the team and support to regional sales offices, analysis of intermediary sales and redemptions, training & development and monitoring of the Sales Support team members.
Results: Increased team sales target from $42 million (October to January 2003) to $91million (February to May 2003) and then to $245 million (June to Dec 2003), created a good working environment and a high level of motivation and team-spirit, successful integration and training of new sales people, leading an admin team successfully
Canaccord Capital  Established and managed portfolios, integrated risk management strategies, evaluated performance models for existing portfolios, analyzed global portfolios, researched markets and products, provided investment advice, traded in all kinds of securities including options, built a client book, provided statistical analysis for my clients, solved financial problems, developed and implemented systems designed to generate better returns, raised money for private placement financings   AWD Independent Financial Services  Team-Manger in a performance oriented sales organization  Interviewed, hired and fired people, presented seminars, contributed to strategy of company, motivated staff, led different employees with a different level of training and experience, trained and supervised several team-leaders, devoted time to develop key people, contacted and acquired new candidates, led company presentation   Results: Annual production of 70 million CAD, among top 20 out of 700 employees, increased number of good quality employees and therefore company’s growth, decreased fluctuation of staff  Coached and supervised 25 people     coordinated meetings, appointments, training and personal employee evaluation talks, supervised and supported team-leaders, communicated with employees and encouraged them to achieve better results, evaluated personal plans, set short term and long term goals, kept track of success and commitments. Results: developed many valuable employees for the company and coached employees to reach personal goals, identified key people for future leading positions  Presented seminars in front of 50 – 60 people arranged presentation, explained, guided and instructed all participants in financial planning, house financing, basic security knowledge and investment strategies, Trained staff in communication, sales and rhetorical skills, advised how to sell financial products to customers and gain trust, coordinated exercises, qualified participants to use sales techniques   Result: improved employee knowledge, contributed to company’s basic training program, increased sales volume per customer, increased communicational and rhetorical skills of employees, enabled to make more sales per month  Team-leader of the year 1997 of AWD Europe
trained, supervised and instructed employees in selling process, assisted employees in achieving goals and budgets, evaluated employees’ training needs, innovated performance strategies   Results: Annual production of 50 million CAD, best result out of 1000 team-leaders of AWD Europe, Kept track of performance of every single team member and improved team result every month
Sold securities and insurance products through Financial Planning Acquired customers by telephone, analyzed the customer’s financial situation, created a financial concept, convinced and advised customers to improve personal financial situation, provided service for clients Results: proven sales experience from over 3000 sales appointments, high satisfaction of customers, increased number of contracts per customer


About Professional Life Of Mr Norman Victor Meier

Norman Meier has been an investment professional since 1995. He has held executive positions with top-tier global investment firms such as MAN Investments and AWD in Switzerland, and Canaccord Capital Corporation in Canada. He also founded a Swiss financial services firm, which has been licensed by the Swiss Banking Commission and registered with a self-regulatory organization.

Norman Meier is highly educated. He has a BBA, MBA and Ph D in Human Behavior from Newport University. His MBA has a concentration in “Interpersonal Relationship & Communication” and his Ph D is concentrated in “Personnel Management”.

He had originally received the Swiss Matura Type D (languages) and went to the University of Zurich to study Psychology. After his service in the army, he received a Financial Planning Designation of AWD Switzerland where he worked for over six years. He continued to journey to Canada where he finished several courses and received designations in from the Canadian Securities Institute (equivalent to FINRA in the USA):

•    Canadian Securities Course (CSC)
•    Derivatives Fundamental Course (DFC)
•    Conduct &Practices Handbook Course (CPH)
•    Options Licensing Course (OLC), Ethics Case Study Course
•    Technical Analysis Course (TAC)
•    Investment Management Techniques (IMT)
•    Options Strategies Course (OSTC)
•    Portfolio Management Techniques (PMT)
•    Agricultural Markets – Risk Management (ARM)
•    FCSI – Fellowship of the Canadian Securities Institute Designation
•    Canadian Investment Manager Designation
•    Derivatives Market Specialist Designation

In 2011 he became licensed with FINRA in the US and got his Series 7 and Series 63 license, which made him officially licensed to sell securities in the US. He has an absolute clean record.

Norman Meier was the manager of a FINRA licensed broker dealer in USA and CEO and president of a two public mining exploration companies. He was the founder and major shareholder of several gold and uranium exploration companies in the US and major shareholder of three sales organizations in Europe.

He built up a global team of over 60 employees in Switzerland, USA, Canada and Mexico. He was the president and founder of a Swiss financial services company with a license from a self-regulatory organization and a license from the Swiss Banking Commission.

He has built up client base of over 3000 clients worldwide, he has 15 finance diplomas and designations; he has raised over $400 million for all kinds of financial products from private clients and $600 million from institutional clients. He has been licensed in Switzerland, Canada and the US to sell securities and his record is absolutely clean and perfect.

Norman Meier has over 10 years of experience in the gold exploration and production industry. He has become a real specialist who not only understands the financial and business side of a public company but as well as the actual technical knowledge and processes in the gold industry. He (or though the companies that he worked for) held over 25 different projects all over the world. Most of these projects were gold, silver, copper and molybdenum. Norman Meier took two gold companies public in USA and Germany, managed over 10 geologists and owned projects in Canada, USA, Mexico and Peru.

Having attended a lot of seminars himself at a very young age, Norman Meier received training about success and psychology during his childhood. His father Prof. Dr. Eddie Meier is a professor in psychology and gave seminars and taught courses all his life. Norman Meier was able to benefit from his father’s experience and personally came across and met other successful teachers like Anthony Robbins, Brian Tracy, Vera Birkenbihl, Bodo Schaefer just to name a few.

Private Equity expert Norman Meier

Norman Meier is an expert in the area of Private Equity. Norman Meier has been a financial professional since 1995. He has become an expert in Private Equity, corporate finance and public companies. He has consulted more than 500 companies and helped companies to get financing and to get listed. He has helped entrepreneurs with legal matters and the process of private placements as well as getting the company developed from a business development point of view.

He has published a new book called “Create Wealth with Private Equity and Public Companies – a guide for entrepreneurs and investors” that describes the process and the advantages of Private Equity.