Our team

Yvonne Edwards

Chief Executive Officer

Yvonne Edwards is the CEO for SYGEC. In this role, she assumes the responsibilities of global operations across a broad and diverse geographical region, which includes United States of America, United Kingdom, Africa, India and the Caribbean.

Her experience spans 35 years in a variety of corporate leadership, consultation and senior management positions, in banking, transportation and commerce enterprises, which include Barclays Bank International, Eastern Airlines, President of Jamport Travel, President of All Star Limousine Service, and President of All Star International Trading, Inc.

She has an extensive background in international commodity trading and has demonstrated a historical pattern of outstanding change management. She is well versed and accomplished in developing relationships and partnerships with decision-makers; and leading and motivating management teams, to exceed revenue goals.

Yvonne has a working knowledge of corporate cultures across the Diaspora, which is critical to success in leveraging trading commodities, such as gold, copper, scrap metal, precious metals, diamonds, oil, and various consumer products, with global trading enterprises. Her diverse background across industry sectors, has given her valuable insight in industry trends and has enabled her to grow a respected commercial business network globally, which is requisite for building and sustaining successful business, commercial and trading relationships across America, South America, Africa and the Caribbean.

Yvonne Edwards holds a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Banking and Finance and a second degree in Management and Finance.

Christopher Grey

Managing Director

Christopher Grey has more than 20 years experience in international entrepreneurship and consultancy. His various roles currently include; International business consultant for finance, development and trade in the Sub Saharan Africa territory, Consultant to Government ministries on corporate engagement and infrastructure development.

He has extensive international diplomatic and corporate relationships and a strong personal background in foreign affairs. This includes a thorough understanding of the multicultural sensitivities required for diplomatic public relations within diverse communities with a particular focus on achieving realistic objectives.

Christopher Grey has been communications strategy consultant to global corporations and public figures.

He has long standing direct relationships and ties with government officials across the world including: USA,UK, Jamaica, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Gambia, Nigeria, Zambia, Kenya, South Sudan, Liberia, Cote D’voire.

Christopher Grey consults on various international infrastructure development ventures and assists in the creative marketing and awareness of those ventures enabling developing countries to maximize on national revenue, making a difference in global development and is committed to community development and growth.

Christopher also heads the highly acclaimed entertainment, management and branding company Greyology Inc that has enabled many International awards including Oscars and Grammy Awards for its clients and is a leading figure in international arts and entertainment as a creative director, producer, distributor in motion pictures, television and provider of music for multi- media related ventures and International award winning projects for: BBC, ITV, Channel4, BET, Africa Magic/MNet, Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours, Couples Retreat, American Idol and X-Factor, Sony PSP. Greyology Inc. has developed and serviced new and established international artists projects including: Usher, Leona Lewis, Lady Gaga, JLS, AR Rahman, Sade, Cecile, Razorlight, Jungle Brothers, Lush, Truce, Jim Iyke, Brownstone, Terry Ellis, PJ Morton among many others.

A dedicated humanitarian Christopher leverages his high level international associates and partners strategically with celebrities, corporations, business people and private donors to provide immediate solutions to community social issues in Sub Saharan Africa.

Malvern G. Edwards

Chief Financial Officer

Malvern Edwards is the Chief Financial Officer of SYGEC. He is responsible for developing and articulating business and finance strategies; financial reporting systems; corporate finance presentations and execution drills; strategic planning and cost analysis documents, presentations and training for senior managers and executives.

He provides leadership training, to enable management and finance teams to focus on the corporate short and long term business and finance strategies and recovery, including global tax, decision support and execution; partnership development and asset protection strategies and instructions.

Malvern has over 33 years experience in business, finance and accounting, however specializing in financial, cost and management accounting. Prior to joining SYGEC, he served as an international accountant for a major multi-national finance organization. Malvern has contributed to the growth and development and stability of many leading Companies and educational institutions such as, PRGX International, Office Depot, Callaway Partners LLC, and Clark Atlanta University. His expertise includes activities in foreign currency exchange fluctuations and currency re-measurement of cash movements between various countries. He served as a respected member of the consulting team that completed one of the largest restatement projects in the USA for a multi-billion healthcare organization. His distinguished industry experience in business, finance and accounting, crosses diverse corporate sectors in retail, manufacturing, hospitality and tourism, education and healthcare for which he is in great demand and well positioned for domestic and international consultancy, in his areas of specialization. Malvern holds a Bachelor’s Degree and an MBA in Accounting.

Earl Pitter

Chief Operating Officer

Earl Pitter was appointed Chief Operating Officer of SYGEC in 2011. He comes from an Information Technology background, with a wealth of experience in the Financial Industry.

A native of Jamaica, Earl began his IT career on Wall Street in the mid seventies immediately after college, a period during which Information Technology and the Financial Industry became inexorably intertwined. With degrees in Marketing Management and Computer Science, Earl embarked on a career path that took him to some of the biggest names on Wall street such as Bankers Trust, Manufacturers Hanover Trust and Merrill Lynch. Here he worked as Project Manager, implementing a number of very high profile Banking and Asset Management projects.

By the mid eighties, after extensive project management experience, Earl decided to pursue a career, as a IT Consultant. In this very competitive area of Information Technology, Earl honed his skills, managing teams of computer programmers, in some of the most intense programming environments on Wall Street. During this time, he led the development effort of several large scale Banking and Asset Management applications. He also traveled internationally to implement project components in London and Glasgow. It was during this period also that he was exposed to, and quickly mastered a variety of project management software tools.

Earl moved to Atlanta in 1989 and continued his career as an IT consultant, before accepting a permanent position at Total System, one of the world’s largest Credit Card Processors. After twelve years at TSYS as a Director in the IT Earl moved to his current position at SYGEC, Earl is also, the owner of successful medical practices in the Atlanta area.

An avid soccer fan, Earl holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from Baruch College, of City University of New York; and an Associate Degree in Marketing Management from New York City Community College.

Dr Michele Sewell MD

Medical Director

Michele Sewell, MD FAAP is currently the Medical Director with SYGEC. She is leading the development of high quality vocational and educational programs. For the past 11 years, she has been the Medical Director of Redan Hairston Pediatrics and Adult Medicine and Northlake Medical and Wellness Center, Atlanta.

She is directly involved in patient care and the management of clinical operations. Her focus has not only been in disease management, but also preventive care. She has been the Principal Investigator for several research projects, involving diabetes, lupus, sickle cell anemia and migraine headache. Dr. Sewell is a graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut and Howard University School of Medicine. She has over 20 years experience in the field of medicine. After completing a double residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, she became Board Certified in both areas. In addition to these two specialties, she also has extensive experience in Emergency Medicine. More recently, she has developed experience in Functional Medicine. In this area of personalized medicine she is able to assess imbalances in patients on a biochemical and cellular level and then holistically return them to a balanced state of wellness.

She served as Clinical Preceptor for medical students, from various medical schools including Morehouse Medical School where she completed a faculty research training program in 2007.

Dr. Sewell has also worked in the international arena and in 1991, she joined the International Health and Professional Network and served on their medical team in Cameroon. She later worked with the Organization for International Development and became their medical director. Over the next 10 years, she and her team made many trips to Jamaica, W.I. to provide services to medically under served areas. She has a special interest in working towards the under served having equal access to good healthcare, clean water, good sanitation and proper nutrition.

Karl Stewart

Director Engineering & Construction

Karl Stewart is a career Building and Construction professional, with experience in the development of commercial, residential and engineering projects. His knowledge and experience afforded him, the opportunity to work with many other industry professionals in planning, design and construction, of iconic and other buildings, in Canada, Jamaica and the USA.

Of particular note, was his creative interpretation of Architectural drawings and, ultimately, construction of the ultra modern Jamaican recording studio, “Studio 2000” for world renown producers Steely and Clevie.

A graduate of George Brown College and the University of Toronto, Karl’s professional career started in 1974 as a project manager, for Dillon and Company. He migrated to Jamaica in 1983, recruited to assume the position of general projects manager for the Geon group of companies, having direct responsibilities, for upscale residential and Civil engineering projects. Karl departed Geon in 1986 and, started Jankar corporation, a construction company with primary focus on the niche market of builders of “Dream” homes.

Karl has successfully managed and developed construction projects, in the fields of Education, Medicine, Law, Entertainment, Roads, Homes and Commercial office buildings.

Joseph A. Pitter

Director Engineer & Construction

Joseph A. Pitter has had a varied and storied career. He started as an Electrical Engineer (BEE, University of Technology) and was employed for 12 years with The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), NYC, USA. While at The MTA, Joseph developed protocols for the safe use of High Tension Electrical Circuitry and Third Rail Protocol.

After earning a second bachelor’s Degree in Economics/Computer Science (BA) he took a position as a Computer Systems Manager in the Financial Industry. Among his achievements, there was the development of ‘The Covered Call Calculator Software Tool’, used in the development of Options Trading Strategy for Brokerage Operations. This career path lasted for over 20 years, during that time he earned a Master’s Degree; MBA (Finance, Long Island University).

His education upgrade was instrumental in him being promoted to the position of Vice President of “Systems, Services and Operations “at UBS Financial Services.

Joseph Pitter has extensively developed strategies for web development, internet marketing and call center operations. He was instrumental in recruiting, testing and placing several personnel in the IT sector in Jamaica W.I.

He has also been active in the motion picture and television production industry. In this area, he was appointed, location manager, responsible for field operations in the development of several TV series, major motion picture productions and the production of commercials and documentaries.

Joseph has been a successful manager in the areas of Technology, Consulting and Media.

Hugh Hines

Director Of Information Technology

Executive, credited with developing organizations, technical structure, and support systems, which utilizes technology to achieve growth, international presence, revenue and profit objectives. He is valued by the executive team, as a strong business partner, a technical and operations oriented problem solver.

Mr. Hines has more than 20 years of information systems experience and expertise. During this time, he has developed a strong enterprise understanding of the functional, technical and business processing requirements. He has been responsible for managing many aspects of the project lifecycle including data mapping and conversion, business requirements definition, technical project management, application design, application development, testing, training and documentation; IT center infrastructure planning, development, implementation and support. His experience in building IT organizations from the ground up, makes him invaluable in SYGEC’s planning and implementation of local and international technological solutions, for our clients.

Education and Certifications

Mr. Hines holds the worldwide recognized certification as a Microsoft Certified Professional which includes him being a sought after Microsoft Certified trainer; A Master of Science in Information Technology, Internet Security and Criminal Justice.

As a past Member of the Jamaica Computer Society, Mr. Hines, during his presentations and training courses, demonstrates his vast knowledge of the growth and importance of WEB technology, global trade, commerce and the development and advancement of sub-Saharan African nations.

Specialties

He currently specializes in Enterprise HRMS and HRIS Technology Solutions, Training, Development and Support utilizing web-based instructional methods and state-of-the-art technology to achieve global solutions.