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 the Chairman of Dominion and the personal advisor and trustee to several UHNWIs.

Evan has worked in the military, entertainment, sport, and non-profit sectors. He is a former paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, acapella choir director, weightlifting instructor, and international humanitarian.

He has degrees in international security, international affairs, and an MBA. He is a lifelong student of philosophy and history, and plays nearly every sport with a racquet.

Evan aspires to be the greatest advisor to ever live.

Et Virtus Sub Rosa.

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.

Rida Ali

Chief Marketing Officer

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.

Joyce Meryer

Chief Compliance Officer

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 itineraries for Evan and our clients.

She is a technology enthusiast and skilled researcher. She is a soon to be member of the Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

She has her degree in Financial Engineering and is learning multiple programming languages.

Jocelyn Locsin

Regional Chief of Operations

Southeast Asia & Oceania

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.

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.

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.

Ashar Khalid

Multimedia Producer

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.

Ronaliza Lopez

Administrative Assistant

Rona primarily focuses on facilitating administrative and financial reporting for several of our clients. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to quality, Rona is polished, ahead of time, and insightful in her reporting. 

Formerly, she worked within the field of human resources, specializing in compensation and benefits for thousands of employees, ensuring that they were fairly rewarded for their contributions and provided with comprehensive benefits that supported their well-being and satisfaction.

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

Niel Banabatac

Research Consultant

Niel is an experienced Research Consultant who helps companies stay ahead. He has played critical roles in driving innovation and strategic decision-making within every organization he has been a part of. Aside from conducting research, analyzing data, and providing strategic insights, his innovations serve as the bridge between department collaborations. His job is to make sure the company keeps up with the latest innovations and integrates it into its operations. Niel works to make the company’s ways of doing things better by using technology, AI, and doing thorough research.

With his varied experience, Niel has gained the necessary skills and knowledge regarding tech and business, making him an asset to our business and our clients’.

Mae Cadahing

Operations Assistant

Mae is dedicated to helping our Australian clients optimize their sales and administrative management processes. Her primary focus is in new business development, through helping onboard new operations and bringing them up to standard, thus allowing our clients to more effectively scale.

Prior to this, Mae worked as an English instructor for cross-national universities and businesses.

She holds degrees in Secondary Education and English.