The MiTi Initiator Team
"So much potential. Too much mess. We have to sort this out!";
Peter Gipters has 10 years of experience, leadership and extraordinary
accomplishments in the barter and trade industry. He is the founder and CEO
Deutsche Kompensation and has been instrumental in guiding all aspects of
Deutsche Kompensation's entry into the industry, including designing and
developing the brand “Deutsche Kompensation”, the business-to-business,
Internet e-commerce system that is the foundation for Deutsche
Kompensation‘s online marketplace - named MyFugger - and distribution
channels for nationwide barter and trade.
founded Deutsche Kompensation, at the time, the first and only
transactional trade banking system in Germany that enabled barter
transactions, trade finance and asset auctions between small- and
medium-sized national and international companies.
In 2013 Deutsche Kompensation took over the SME-exchange-network of Marwiko
AG, creating the largest trade exchange in Germany.
"Community is Our Currency, Capacity
is Your Currency"
Richard is the founder of GETS (Global
Exchange Trading Systems) and has been involved in the Trade Exchange
industry since the early nineties and operates TBEx (The
Business Exchange) a Peer to Peer Mutual Credit Clearing System based in
Scotland and has established a large network of contacts in the
Complementary Currency industry across the globe. Richard has been engaged
as a speaker at several international economic conferences in North America,
Europe and Asia with the most recent being a TEDx talk in Leeds UK and the
World Riba Conference in Kula Lumpa Malaysia. Richard has become a
passionate student of the monetary system and its effect it has on society
by using his experience in Engineering and Finance, particularly in the
social enterprise aspect of peer-to-peer mutual credit and community
currencies, and how such systems can provide huge benefit to local and rural
communities in this economic climate if operated properly.
Richard identified the main
obstacle to existing trading systems was the lack of trust, transparency and
accountability and after studying closely the impact that trading without
standards and quality procedures created he became convinced for the need
for Common Standards, Quality Procedures, Transparency and with Mandatory
Industry Accreditation and most importantly mutual ownership and shared
responsibility, and so was born the GETS philosophy, vision and technology.
As a past
IRTA Global board Director and Chairman of Universal Currency (UC)
for 6 years and recognised as one of the
Legends of Barter his experiences in dealing with a broad range of
reciprocal trading exchanges underlined the difficulties many organizations
have faced in maximizing their potential to trade, and has broadened further
still his knowledge and experience of working with a varied range of
businesses and communities.
"Generating More Revenu It's the Name
of The Game...and Also Ours!"
Gary Field, a graduate of Emory University is the President of Revenu. He
has been selected by Georgia Trend Magazine as one of the best and brightest
young Georgians and his company has been selected, by Forbes Magazine, as
one of the top five companies in America worthy of investment. His business
has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, American Airlines
In-Flight-Magazine, CNN, Fox Business News, and ABC News.
Atlanta, Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Savanah,Tampa USA
"More Customers - More Sales - More
Laurence (aka Laurie) McMurtrie is a dynamic business professional who has a proven track
record of excellence in a diverse range of industry's including retail,
international trade, government and diplomatic channels, sales, marketing,
strategic management through to international business development.
In the Barter Industry, Laurie has exceeded at all levels and areas of this
amazing industry, including;
World Record Holder For New Member Sales (Bartercard) - with the recruitment of
43 cash paying new businesses clients in 1 month.
Numerous global barter sales and trading achievements.
Corporate Barter Trading Specialist - facilitating numerous large one-off and
continual deals from commercial aircraft, large distressed inventories,
continual supply chains and more.
Laurie utilizes his strengths in marketing, sales and management to deliver a
broad range of face-to-face training and development to all of BIZpaye's
Austrailia, Thailand, Philippines
"Extra Sales - Improved Cash-Flow - Extra Profit"
Igor Hočevar and his business partners in Slovenia set up their Trade Exchange business partnering with Richard Logie (GETS) in 2013, the exchange is called Menjalko.
They recognized that this was a way to help out the local community, by offering local businesses an alternative way to pay for their expenses and that anybody can trade, regardless of product or a service, as these businesses are all valuable and needed by the local community to keep the economy growing.
Although the project is still in its early stages, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia have also recognized this project as extremely valuable for the Slovenian economy, and have joined forces in implementing the trade exchange model in Slovenia.
With the help of National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, they have already instigated the implementation of this model into markets of the former republic of Yugoslavia.
Menjalko have set a precedent in the Trade Exchange industry by acquiring the support of their member’s banks to guarantee their member’s credit loans, thus creating stringent and prudent credit issuing policies to ensure the sustainability of Menjalko.
"Building Your Business Through Trade"
Mary Ellen Rosinski, President of Tradesource, Inc., is a CPA
(Certified Public Accountant) and brings to the business strong business
administration, sales, and management skills. Mary Ellen is a student
of global currency systems and has been recognized by her peers in the
barter and trade industry and has been an advocate for small exchanges
and their involvement with International Reciprocal Trade Association
Mary Ellen received the Legends of Barter Award
at the 2009 IRTA Convention, an honor that recognizes members who have
served and helped to shape and define the Industry over a period of ten
or more years. Mary Ellen has also been the recipient of the IRTA Paul St. Martin Distinguished Service Award, the IRTA Outstanding Achievement Award, and Appreciation Award.
She currently serves on the Global Board of IRTA as Treasurer. Mary
Ellen has also served on the National Association of Trade Exchanges
(NATE) BANC committee and as the North America President for IRTA.
Arizonia, Idaho USA