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Andrew Pludek - TRADEWINS CEO

A Military Veteran, Systems Analyst, Shopkeeper, Business Owner, Business Broker, Entrepreneur, Trade Broker, Landlord, Sailor and Ship-owner, this many and varied career follows the path since High School until now as he expands his Trade Exchange reach to all across the Net trying to help business owners and budding entrepreneurs achieve their goals through a combination of street smarts and business experience. Andrew has been all of the above over the last 38 years. Never wanting to be a ‘salesman” but people demanded and he has provided the service, the smile , the enthusiasm and the temperance of his business and people skills across the range of business activities and people who he has met and worked with. Above all else, Andrew wants to be able to say to people who are in business or want to be in business that he could help and has helped them reach their goals. Using a combination of expertise in sales, entrepreneurship, book work, the understanding of gross margin and the ability of business to generate more business.


Business Experience

1991-1985 Alberta Country General Store Owner/Operator


1985-1988 Andrews Business Brokerage Halifax Yorkshire UK


1988-1992 Andrews Business Services Calgary Alberta Vending Machines and supplies


1991-1995 Canadian Business Brokers in Calgary. Business Broker


1996-1997 American Barter Systems, Employed As a Trade Broker


2005-2008 Landlord 12 suite Apartment Building Hanna Alberta


2005-2010 SS Beaver Refit, Marketing and Business Planning for Proposed Relaunch


1997-Present TradeWins! Trade Exchange Owner/Operator, Alberta, BC and the Internet


Current Projects

Purchased and Performing a complete make over of a 36 Room Hotel in Cranbrook BC for the family.


Relaunch of a Successful Pollution Control Device involving Capital Funding and Marketing.


Multifaceted Expansion of the TradeWins! Trade system using the platform onto the world stage by teaching, hands on tutorials and experience transfer to budding entrepreneurs and business owners.



Andrew is a family man, and he and his wife Christina alternate their home base between Alberta in the summer and each winter on the waters off California in their 40ft ketch.


Their children are successful in their own right, their daughter was in Call Centre management and now is co-manager at the Kootenay Country Inn Cranbrook BC and their son as a Commissioned Officer in the Cadet Instructors Cadre Branch of the Canadian Military. Recently Commanding Officer of the 180 RCACC Edmonton.