Jonathan Pappie

CEO of VX Global Inc.


Jonathan Hans Pappie - Member of the Business Councils for Banking and Trade Finance, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Logistics and Transportation and Supply Chain

 

Jonathan Hans Pappie, as the CEO of VX Global Inc., brings a wealth of experience and leadership to the forefront of the banking, trade finance, foreign direct investment (FDI), logistics, transportation, and supply chain sectors. Under his guidance, VX Global Inc. has carved a niche in project and trade financing, document preparation, and sourcing, organizing and directing finance and investment requests across various domains including trade financing, logistics, and construction project fields, with a special focus on cross-border transactions involving Mexican expansion partners.

Jonathan's career trajectory is marked by significant roles such as a Broker, Loan Officer, and Fund Manager, which laid the foundation for his comprehensive understanding of the finance industry. His academic background includes a Bachelor's Degree in Business, further solidified by executive roles including Account Executive and Vice President of a licensed Broker Dealer, culminating in his leadership as the CEO of a Fund and Finance company.

His contributions to the industry have been impactful, including invited commentary to the World Bank on international programs, banking, and counter-terrorism issues, and providing consulting and support to the SEC’s Small Business Issuers Advisory committee. Jonathan takes pride in his role in providing funding to small and mid-sized companies, a testament to his commitment to fostering growth and innovation within the industry.

Reflecting on the evolution of the industry, Jonathan notes the challenges small companies face in securing capital, highlighting the increasing difficulty in funding and the widespread misunderstanding of the preparation process required for financing. He identifies the major challenges as changes in international economies and the lack of risk capital, anticipating a shift towards more traditional financing models and a decrease in speculative capital over the next 5-10 years.

Excited by the internationalization of finance and the potential of AI and new software platforms, Jonathan remains at the cutting edge of industry trends and technologies. His advice to newcomers emphasizes the importance of detail orientation, understanding the complexities of sourcing and underwriting, and the necessity of managing expectations in a rapidly changing industry landscape.

Jonathan approaches setbacks and challenges with the understanding that failure to transact is part of the industry's nature, emphasizing that change is not equivalent to failure. He draws inspiration from industry giants like Warren Buffet, Jamie Dimon, and Mark Cuban, whose careers reflect a blend of innovation, resilience, and strategic foresight.

Beyond his professional achievements, Jonathan enjoys playing guitar, cooking, and traveling, pursuits that reflect his creative side and passion for exploring new cultures and experiences. Jonathan Hans Pappie's professional journey and leadership at VX Global Inc. highlight his significant contribution to the International Trade Council's Business Council, embodying a blend of strategic vision, industry expertise, and a commitment to advancing global trade and finance.