Meet Trading College Team Members

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Lee Sandford MSTA, CFTe

MD, Trader and Mentor

Following an 18 year career in professional football, Lee Sandford has traded for nearly 20 years (full time for 13 years) and earns his living predominantly as a trader.

Lee established Trading College in 2009 in response to demand from other traders wishing to observe him live trading. Interrupted frequently with calls from people wishing to learn to trade, Lee started by helping friends (and soon friends of friends) to make a career as a trader.

Now a Certified Financial Technician, MSTA, CFTe, and best-selling author, his message to his students is: "Learn how to trade properly and you can have as much freedom in your life as you want''.

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Gayle Douglas, Finance Manager

Gayle is a highly motivated CIMA qualified accountant who left the corporate world, following the birth of her second daughter, to focus on providing accounting services for small to medium size businesses who do not have the scale or capacity for a full time Qualified Accountant.  Outside of work, Gayle enjoys supporting her daughters in their many sporting activities.

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Helen O’Kelly, Mentorship Support

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live? Other than London, New York. I find the chaos strangely relaxing.

What is your greatest achievement in life so far? Definitely being a mum to two lovely, lively boys. I have no idea what I used to do with my time.

Where are you happiest? Anywhere where the sun is shining, accompanied by my family and friends.

What is your most treasured possession? My photos. I have thousands and can spend hours going through them – ah, nostalgia!

What was the last thing you bought? A gym membership.

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Federico Bustos MSTA

Coach and Trader

Who is your mentor? Lee Sandford =)

What would you like to own that you don’t currently possess? A house in front of the beach

In what place are you happiest? In Argentina surrounded by my friends and family

Tell me something about you that most people don’t know. I meditate and like to keep fit

If you could eat lunch with one famous person, who would it be? Michael Jordan

How do you relax? Taking short holidays in Spain or Italy

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Emma Marfleet, Mentorship Support

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
Anna Maria Island in Florida

Tell me something about you that most people don’t know.
I can speak Spanish. Federico may disagree but I can definitely hold a conversation.

Where are you happiest?
At home with my family.

What was the last thing you bought?
A very very nice pair of shoes!

What did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to own my own café!

 

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Keri Godsland, Customer Service

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
Its hard to beat my island home of Australia but I think Canada would be nice.

What is your greatest achievement in life so far?
Taking a few leaps of faith and believing in myself.

Where are you happiest?
When I’m surrounded by my closet friends and family.

What is your most treasured possession?
My mischievous but absolute treasure of a dog named Wilson, hands down the best investment I have made.

What was the last thing you bought?
Another pair of Chelsea boots to add to the collection... because it’s important to protect your feet of course.

 

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Tamasine Early, Operations

Who is your mentor? Hmmm, not sure that I have a mentor, although I have several high achieving and wonderful female friends who are my "sounding boards".

Tell me something about you that most people don’t know. I once got offered a place at the Royal Ballet School. And no, I don't mean as a cleaner!

If you could eat lunch with one famous person, who would it be? well you know what Lee would say to that one.... !

What is your most treasured possession? My front door key - because nothing beats the feeling of coming home.

What did you want to be when you grew up? A teacher, although I am told that I would have made a perfect Head Mistress - very bossy!

Natalie Blake

Natalie Blake, Finance Director

Natalie is an experienced finance professional with over two decades of significant achievement driving growth and generating cost savings across multiple industry sectors.

After a number of years progressing her career in the corporate world, she made a decision to focus her energies on helping other people turn their ideas and ambitions into reality. She now directs her skills offering specialist expertise in steering owner-managed SMEs and high-growth start-ups through organisational change, process improvement and business restructure, contributing her unique blend of strategic vision, commercial expertise and financial guidance to help them grow and prosper.

Natalie likes to be active and when not working she can be found riding her horse or running through mud and bogs for fun.

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Priti Mehta, Customer Service

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live? Santa Barbara, California

Tell me something about you that most people don’t know. I can talk for England 🙂

What are some of the different jobs you have had in your life? Office Manager, HR, Computer Telesales, Retail Assistant

How do you relax? Sipping a Caramel Machiato

What did you want to be when you grew up? I always wanted to be an Air hostess