the etc team

ETC is a specialized advisory firm. We serve the interests of serial entrepreneurs. We provide strategic support through analysis, outsourcing, offshoring, asset protection, and private services. 

Evan Thomsen


Evan Thomsen is a classical advisor and serial entrepreneur with an elite clientele of UHNWIs. With over $5.8 BN in assets under his management and advisement, he has structured and analyzed more than $2.6 BN in asset sales and acquisitions, while serving as trustee and advisor to the trusts, wills, and estates of five UHNWIs.

As a successful entrepreneur, Evan has founded three companies, co-founded seven, and is a partner in nine.

He is the Chairman & President of Dominion, co-owner of Sphinx (an SEC registered, US-based RIA), and co-owner of LifePact Insurance.

Evan’s diverse background includes working as a personal trainer to elite athletes, serving as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, directing acapella choirs, and leading humanitarian fundraising efforts across four countries.

He has degrees in international security and intelligence studies, international affairs and conflict analysis, and an MBA. He is a lifelong student of philosophy and history.

Evan aspires to be the greatest advisor to ever live, modeling his practice off of Machiavelli’s philosophy of realism and power.

Lanie Alingalan

chief of staff

Lanie is Evan’s right hand and operates across a broad spectrum of operational and administrative activities. She principally oversees the technical administration of financial advisors and consultants onboarding several million AUM a day, recruits, trains, and manages a paraplanning division, and coordinates the administrative needs of the business and its clients, from Australia, the US, Mauritius, Nevis, and Belize.

She has worked from the ground up and has achieved well beyond her peers due to her determination to succeed. Her previous experience included management positions overseeing 100 staff, and legal and administrative work for several million dollars of international real estate.

She has degrees in Business Administration, Operations Management, and Human Resources.

She currently lives in Bacolod City, Philippines.

Rida Ali

Marketing Director

Rida is a digital marketing expert and brand strategist. She manages the client portfolio of the company by directing and implementing effective digital and content marketing strategies for our clients. From technical financial writing, to capturing trends on new platforms, Rida is not merely a Jack, but a Queen of all trades.

She started freelance content writing at 16 and built a reputation despite her age. She started her own consulting business soon after and worked with several clients around the world. She has held positions as the head of digital marketing for one of the largest property developers in Pakistan, a senior consultant with an international marketing agency, and managed monthly ad spend budgets in the tens of thousands.

She currently lives in Lahore, Pakistan.

Joyce Meryer

Special Assistant

Joyce supports several operational and administrative functions for the company and our clients. She principally communicates with our legal partners in several jurisdictions and assists in client onboarding and documentation for international corporate and trust structures. Additionally, she plans and coordinates client trips, international travel, and luxury accommodation and itineraries for Evan and our clients.

She is a technology enthusiast and skilled researcher. She has her degree in Financial Engineering and is learning multiple programming languages. In her free time, she enjoys attending tech meetups, participating in coding challenges, and exploring new ways to integrate technology into her work.

She currently lives in Nairobi, Kenya.

Samara Martin

Operations Officer

Samara is an experienced operations and business management professional who assists the company and our clients in several ways. She principally supports the administration of US financial planning and services operations, which includes the support of financial advisors and consultants.

Previously, she worked in the transport, cannabis, and BPO industries throughout Jamaica. Her responsibilities included everything from administration, logistics, and production management. Through her entrepreneurial pursuits she has launched her own boutique at home pastry business.

She holds degrees in Environmental Studies and Business Management Supervision.

She currently lives in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

Sheldon Alberto

Senior Legal Analyst

Sheldon is a dedicated and highly skilled Senior Legal Analyst with a profound passion for the field of law. He possesses exceptional analytical acumen and an unwavering commitment to ensuring that our clients receive international legal structures that are compliant and advantageous in asset protection and tax exposure.

He has been tasked to lead research initiatives, conduct comprehensive data analysis, and examine corporate legal documentation to ensure compliance with all relevant laws and regulations. His passion for the intricacies of law, combined with a natural talent for research, makes him an invaluable asset to ETC.

Previously, Sheldon worked in the field of clinical laboratory science as a researcher and instructor. 

He holds a degree in Medical Technology.

He currently lives in Dumaguete City, Philippines.

Jocelyn Locsin

Operations Officer

Jocelyn is an experienced professional in operations and business management, playing a pivotal role in providing support to our Australian operations. Her primary responsibility is to support sales and planning operations across more than a dozen firms. This includes extensive support for financial advisors, consultants, and the paraplanning division.

Prior to this, Jocelyn served as an Inventory Analyst, where she managed operations across five branches of a major corporation. She has also excelled as a Senior Paraplanner for retirement planning and financial planning firms in Australia.

She holds a degree in Accounting Technology.

She currently lives in Talisay City, Philippines.

Ashar Khalid

Video Editor

Ashar Khalid is an independent screenwriter/director and production sound recordist. After doing his bachelors in Film and Television from National College of Arts Lahore, he went on to direct and produce several music videos and commercials in both Karachi and Lahore. His role in ETC is to produce the highest quality content and storytelling possible for our company and clients.

His experience and achievements are extensive. He participated in a US state funded exchange program at University of Texas at Austin where he co-wrote his first feature film. He is an alumnus of Qalambaaz Screenwriting Fellowship program where he wrote his second feature film. As a production sound recordist, he has worked on Pakistani feature films (Kamli, In Flames, Gunjal), web series (Farar, Barzakh, Phatak), cineplays (Gidh, Yar Julahay, Maya) and several short films. He also teaches the subject at the Film and Television department at National College of Arts Lahore and at the Visual Studies department at University of Karachi.

He currently lives in Karachi, Pakistan.