Who We Are
As a successful industrial German engineer and a certified pilot, Michael began his stock picking career in 1987. His interest in the markets was piqued when he was car shopping. A car salesman suggested Michael buy shares in a German car manufacturer. By the following year, Michael was amazed at the performance, so he bought another German car manufacturer, but this stock did nothing. Michael wondered how one stock in an industry significantly outperforms, while others underperform.
Answering this simple question was the genesis of Proffe’s Trend Portfolio.
Michael began to dedicate much of his spare time looking at the markets to answer one simple question that we all ask: “How do you find stocks that are rising steadily, and what makes them different from those that are doomed, or will simply tread water?” By 1991, he had a pretty good idea what the answer was. He left his engineering profession and became a full-time market analyst. By 2005, using a proprietary set of fundamental and technical analysis tools he developed over many years, he was able to build superior real-world returns consistently year after year. That is when he decided to share his discovery with other investors.
Since then, Michael has become a noted speaker and financial expert in Europe and Asia. With clients across the continent, he is looking to America to share his unique yet elegantly simple investment strategy that has been ‘German engineered’ to produce significant returns year in and year out, regardless of economic conditions. Michael currently resides in northern Germany on the Baltic Sea. He frequently travels to the US, particularly to Florida.
Born, raised, and educated in the Netherlands, Jos brings more than 30 years of publishing and advertising experience to the table. He started his career in the media department working on major, global consumer accounts with world renowned advertising agencies, like SSC& B Lintas, J. Walter Thompson, and Ogilvy & Mather. In 1989, he joined Pan European Publishing, a division of Reed Elsevier in Brussels, Belgium as their Marketing Director. It was there that he developed a line of new products and publications and moved ahead in his career to publisher, eventually becoming VP of Sales for the company.
Jos then moved to Thomas Publishing in Belgium where he successfully launched various European industrial publications, and from there he was lured to the New York offices of Thomas Publishing in 1999 to develop a range of regional & global industrial publications. In 2010, Jos started his own international consulting company, and in 2015 he joined Proffe Invest Inc as their new President with the objective to introduce Proffe’s highly successful European publication to the US market. Jos currently lives in New Hampshire.
US Content Strategist
Gregg has been in the financial publishing sector for more than 30 years. Working with one of the largest financial newsletter publishers, first as Managing Editor and then as the youngest Editorial Director ever, he led the development of scores of award-winning publications, including the industry’s largest circulation products in his nearly two decade tenure. He was Chief Talent Scout, finding and building products with Wall Street’s top names in a variety of industries and investing styles. He also was crucial in combining editorial content with marketing content to build the synergies between the two without sacrificing one for the other.
As the connected world gained dominance in the publishing world, Gregg struck out on his own and founded Fresh Eyes Media, a content consultancy that focuses on helping publishing firms build brand and content recognition in the financial advisory market. His clients include leading global financial organizations, like MoneyShow, CNBC, Agora Financial, and InvestorPlace Media. Gregg lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.
DISCLAIMER: Past experiences are no guarantee for future returns on investments, as the stock market can be volatile.