Breaking MLM Information: World Verge’s former interim CEO, Steve Lewis and CFO, Teresa Curits, break their silence, reveling some very attention-grabbing info on the within workings of World Verge and Buzzirk Cell, by founders Ted Robbins and Mark Petschel.


Steve Lewis Teresa Curtis
This open letter solutions some questions, and raises much more to those that have been watching this saga unfold over the past yr.
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“We now have been quiet lengthy sufficient and we’re utilizing this letter to be proactive so that everybody can perceive the actions of Steve Lewis and Teresa Curtis within the matter of World Verge. Our objective is to get the information straight so the rumors and lies which might be being circulated will probably be completely dispelled.
Truth – Steve and Teresa had been requested in Could 2009 by Mark and Ted to assist them to arrange an organization that was going wild and out of their management. Steve and Teresa agreed to assist behind the scenes to get issues began and straightened out.
Truth – In late June Steve and Teresa agreed to assist on an interim stage appearing as CEO and Secretary to the company (which we had been for all of three weeks.) The settlement included the next:
• Teresa labored on scripts that had been speculated to be become movies for the corporate
• Steve as appearing CEO till such time as Warren Hanchey might take over as CEO.
• Teresa as overseer of the Accounting and workplace operations, together with coaching Craig Perry, a wonderful enterprise man and legal professional, who was not going to be the company legal professional, however the operations supervisor within the points and specialties of MLM operations.
• Teresa would additionally work on customer support to carry it updated as Mark’s spouse was dealing with it and didn’t need to.
• Gerry Nehra have to be employed as MLM legal professional.
• A Canadian MLM legal professional was to be employed to make Canada authorized so far as MLM was involved.
• An Australian MLM legal professional can be discovered to make Australia authorized.
Steve and Teresa would discover service provider accounts as a result of Mark and Ted couldn’t get hold of one on their very own (we came upon later it was as a result of Mark had pled responsible on a 2005 securities fraud cost and was at the moment sentenced to five years probation plus compensation) For particulars see http://stlouis.bizjournals.com/stlouis/stories/2004/06/07/daily15.html
• Steve would additionally act as Advertising Director, beginning a Triple diamond name to maintain distributors apprised of the daily present state of affairs of the corporate.
• All Contracts had been to be despatched to Teresa to determine all authorized liabilities of the corporate.
• Teresa would additionally turn into resident agent for the Nevada Company and due to this fact was speculated to get all of the authorized paperwork of the corporate as its agent.
All of this was agreed upon by Mark, Ted, Steve, Teresa, Warren and Craig in our front room in Las Vegas.
What we came upon when issues began to trickle in was:
• There was no accounting books anyplace. The commissions had been being dealt with byXennsoft, a wonderful software program firm, however the World Verge ‘books’ had been nonexistent. An August 2, 2009 e mail from Teresa to Ted exhibits that she was nonetheless looking for out who was owed cash and the way a lot.
• What arrived for Teresa was a field with a lot of paper in it, which needed to be sorted out with Ted there as there was no rhyme or purpose to it.
• The customer support ticket system was like a giant pot that solely a few folks might deal with after which they needed to undergo all of tickets to search out the brand new ones and reply them. Teresa went in and arranged it in order that small points might be taken care of instantly and bigger points had been routed to the correct particular person.
• Teresa additionally discovered contracts to folks for giant sums of cash. There was no document of this cash coming in to World Verge. When she raised this difficulty, it turned the primary time that Mark said that Buzzirk Cell was separate from World Verge and that each one of our work was with World Verge and NOT Buzzirk Cell.
• The subsequent difficulty got here when Teresa was on the lookout for contracts between World Verge, Buzzirk Cell and Zer01. We had been all advised that the contract with Zer01 was with Buzzirk Cell and Zer01 and that World Verge had nothing to do with it. Craig Perry was then requested to place collectively a contract with Zer01 and Buzzirk Cell. The administration employees saved insisting that World Verge have a written contract with Buzzirk, however we’ve got no data if this was ever finished.
• At this level we additionally came upon that Mark was on probation for securities fraud and that he wasn’t allowed to depart the state, promote securities or solicit funds in any method. Teresa instantly requested Mark and Ted in regards to the journeys that Mark was taking and in regards to the contracts that Mark had signed concerning cash solicited for funding from Canada and Australia. She was knowledgeable that these contracts had been with Buzzirk and never World Verge and she or he mainly ought to ‘butt out’.
• Steve and Warren had additionally gone out on a private and monetary limb and had satisfied 2 service provider account sellers that they might again World Verge’s bank card accounts. All of us started to really feel actually uneasy about that.
• We had additionally helped discover funding for World Verge, (sure Mark solicited us for it) luckily that cash was on a brief time period foundation and did certainly receives a commission again.
For sure, all of those incidents had been elevating pink flags. The largest pink flag that was raised got here from Mark’s refusal to permit us to even speak to Zer01. We needed some straight solutions as an alternative of the altering commentary that we had been getting from Mark. The story was altering day by day. We lastly insisted on assembly with Ben Piilani which was agreed to so long as Ted was with us. Throughout that assembly we came upon a number of issues that for us put the icing on the cake so far as Mark was involved.
• Based on Ben, Mark had lied to us about what Ben had promised. Since Ben additionally was not residing as much as his contract about offering service, we had been prepared to provide Mark the advantage of the doubt.
• Ben advised us that he thought we’d have service within the US in a few month.
• Canada was a minimum of 6 months away
• Australia was a minimum of a yr away.
• He did have a voip service that he would possibly be capable to use in Canada and Australia.
We left that assembly in shock and horror. Ted Robbins exhibiting as a lot shock and horror as the remainder of us. We sat down and determined that the one method to save the corporate was to:
• Take away Mark’s identify from all ties with the corporate and put all of the inventory in Ted’s identify. We NEVER requested for inventory to be put in our identify. The closest we got here to that’s to ask that inventory be put aside for rewards to Staff who had been there a minimum of 5 years.
• Discover one other true cellular telephone firm that we might use for Canada and Australia till such time as Zer01 was prepared with their product.
• Discover out the place all the cash that Mark had acquired from Canada and Australia had gone to. Had a few of it gone to Zer01? Was that why Mark didn’t need us concerned with it? What deal did he personally have with Zer01?
Ted bought Mark on the cellphone and Mark agreed that he would do no matter it took to make World Verge profitable. He agreed handy over to Ted his inventory certificates, stating that in any case the cash was in Buzzirk and never World Verge. Ted went again to the workplace to perform this process, Warren contacted one other cellphone firm that we had talked to and we set about placing a service collectively that might fulfill World Verge’s worldwide shoppers.
The subsequent factor we hear is that Mark is NOT going to show over his inventory. This was an entire reversal on what he had stated. Impulsively Ted was agreeing with him, in any case his posturing when he was at our home. In addition they said in no unsure phrases that weren’t even going to have a look at one other cellphone firm for Canada and Australia and that they will stick strictly with Zer01. We had been advised that Australia and Canada had been NOT to be advised what we had came upon about from Zer01. In different phrases, misinform the distributors.
We then had a gathering with Steve, Teresa and Warren who agreed that this was completely unsatisfactory and in opposition to our integrity. We advised Mark and Ted that except they got here up with a passable method to remedy the difficulty, we might all resign by Friday. On Thursday morning, after Craig Perry had left for one more assembly with Zer01 in an try and reconcile the whole lot, Mark and Ted fired the three of us.
We had been advised that we might hold the roughly 32,000 particular person downline that we had and nothing else can be affected. Although this clearly meant quite a lot of cash to us, we might NOT be that far out of integrity. We advised them in no unsure phrases that we had been NOT going to have anything to do with them and all of us resigned from our distributorships.
They instantly put out a rush e mail and ambushed Craig on his method again from the assembly with Ben and staged a “isn’t it great how we’ve got the whole lot going for us” name. We then put out an e mail to the Triple Diamonds and had a name the place we advised them the reality.
Craig Perry stayed with this system for just a few extra months and at last resigned.
Zer01 resigned from them and I hear there’s a lawsuit happening. There must be. Our feeling is that Zer01 might have had the know-how, however they had been nowhere close to having the ability to produce it. Zer01 didn’t resign due to us and it has been lengthy sufficient now that individuals know the reality, we did NOT begin one other firm with Zer01, although each
Mark and Ted used that as an excuse and as typical wanted a scapegoat and our resignation left them an ideal goal.
After we realized what liars Mark and Ted had been, we now not backed the service provider accounts. So sure we had been accountable for these getting shut down, however we will’t determine why Mark and Ted would assume that we might financially again them after the issues we came upon.
We talked to no different distributors or tried to hurt World Verge in any method.
Craig Perry stays a staunch pal and guaranteed us that whereas Mark and Ted had been unhealthy mouthing us in personal, they’d promised not to take action in public. Craig completely denied ever listening to Mark and Ted blaming us in public for something.
But he additionally couldn’t deny that he was listening to every kind of unusual issues from the distributors that had been completely unfaithful. We solely have the distributors who referred to as and stubborn us out for making an attempt to steal the corporate to know that they blamed us as they blamed everybody else for the earlier firm going underneath. Craig lastly had had sufficient and resigned just a few months after we did.
It’s superb how the story of E-verge and the story of World Verge coincide so effectively. Might or not it’s that Mark and Ted have performed this recreation earlier than and that’s how they bought their cash?
I believe it’s superb that we’ve got copies of contracts the place Mark bought nearly 1,000,000 {dollars}, but what did he do with it? There was a number of interplay between Zer01 and Buzzirk – or actually a number of interplay between Mark and Ben.
Might or not it’s that there was one thing happening over at Zer01 that Mark was part of? All of us thought that till Zer01 stop Buzzirk per week later. Then we couldn’t determine what the “cloak and dagger” enterprise was about between Mark and Zer01.
Did Ben take that million {dollars} and screw Mark? Is Mark nonetheless concerned with Ben? We discovered that relationship actually unusual and couldn’t determine what Mark and Ted had finished with all the cash.
There have been so many underhanded issues happening behind the scenes that needed to come to mild. We came upon a lot that we left and warned everybody what was going to occur. Oh, yeah – it did occur. Guess we had been proper all alongside!
But it surely couldn’t have been Mark or Ted’s fault in any case, might it? It needed to all be the fault of Steve, Teresa and Warren. We had an entire three weeks to attempt to get an organization collectively that Mark and Ted had spent two years and lots of lies to create.
Teresa Curtis
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