Balanced team ensuring entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and best in class governance.

OUR MISSION & VISION LEADERSHIP & TEAM philoro STORY IMPRESSIONS

Our Mission

Our mission is to ensure the sustainable supply of precious metals to the philoro group. We aim to build a portfolio of upstream projects that will deliver the required volumes to the highest standards to meet our retail and institutional partners requirements. By extending our expertise, management systems and networks we can play a more impactful role across the precious metals supply chain and in so doing provide our end users with greater confidence in philoro branded products and solutions.

Our Vision

Our vision is to further consolidate and expand our position as a recognised full-service provider in the field of precious metal investment. We aim to use our position in the market to build best in class supply chains and in so doing be recognized as the partner of choice to communities, authorities, producers, regulators, and investors.

Our experienced management team is constantly on the search for new opportunities, in the shape of, mining projects, offtake agreements, green technologies, provenance applications, etc. that support the delivery of our mission and vision.

Rudolf Brenner

Mag. (FH) Rudolf Brenner

President of the Board

Rudolf Brenner was born in Leipzig in 1976 and since 2000, has worked for investment companies including Deutsche Bank, Dale Investment Advisors and the Bank Vontobel. He is a proponent of the Austrian school of economics. To realize his concept of a bank-independent precious metals trading firm, he founded the philoro PRECIOUS METALS GmbH together with René Brückler and Mark Valek.

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Thomas Geissler, LLB. oec.

Vice President of the Board

Thomas Geissler was born in Oberndorf near Salzburg in 1983 and studied law and economics at the University of Salzburg. He started his career in the investment industry at Raiffeisenbank. Since 2013 he has been with philoro where he is Managing Director of various subsidiaries of the philoro group. He started the international trading business and the scrap gold business within the philoro group.

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Mag. (FH) Cristian Stanciu

Chief Executive Officer

Cristian Stanciu was born in Sighisoara in 1978. Since 2001 he has been working in the commodity business. He is an expert in international and exchange trading and his passion for precious metals already started in his childhood. As Managing Director of philoro GLOBAL TRADING he has taken the philoro brand from Europe to the whole world.

Our team is constantly evolving and growing.

philoro Story

The Story of philoro

In 2011. Little did they know that this would be the start of what is now fast becoming a global precious metals brand.

Rudolf Brenner and his school friend René Brückler rented a small office in Vienna and opened the first online shop for precious metals in Austria. Both gentlemen had spent the first part of their careers in the investment sector of the banking industry. It was here that they first identified a gap, in the millenia old precious metals space.

philoro Story

The Story of philoro

In 2011. Little did they know that this would be the start of what is now fast becoming a global precious metals brand.

Rudolf Brenner and his school friend René Brückler rented a small office in Vienna and opened the first online shop for precious metals in Austria. Both gentlemen had spent the first part of their careers in the investment sector of the banking industry. It was here that they first identified a gap, in the millenia old precious metals space.

New thinking

They knew the history of this traditional form of investing and felt there was space for innovation and new thinking.

During this founding period where the two built their online presence out of the Vienna office, the challenges the EU was facing and specifically, Greece’s debt crisis would have a material impact to their business. Fearing a possible dissolution of the Euro, investors sought protection once again in the safe haven called „gold“. Customers went from the online shop to searching for the company’s address, resulting in the small Vienna office being overrun with people looking to buy gold. Christian Brenner joined the team shortly after focusing on opening new stores in Germany and Switzerland.

The potential was quickly recognised and the first philoro store opened its doors in Vienna in 2013.

Expansion

Today, philoro has 13 stores in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein and a thriving online store.

STORE IMPRESSIONS

Customers can choose from a wide range of exciting and innovative products from around the world. Furthermore, philoro has added services to support its clients through personal investment advice, purchasing of old gold and storage facilities through bank-independent precious metal deposits.

The team has established the philoro brand as a leading retailer in the german speaking regions of Europe, with avenues now opening up with banks and institutional investors who appreciate the companys high standards and access to LBMA-certified bar line used in interbank trading.

philoro’s vision is to further expand its position to that of a globaly recognised  full-service provider in the precious metal investment arena, opening a representative office in Hong Kong and establishing philoro NORTH AMERICA AG.

The philoro Standard

To support this demand philoro GLOBAL TRADING has been created to focus on securing the supply of precious metals for the entire philoro group of companies to the standards that the philoro brand represents.

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