Gary MacDermid is an angel investor, highly coveted motivational speaker, professional engineer, retired naval officer and serial entrepreneur whose success came from humble beginnings. You can watch his own episode titled "Set Your Goals, or Someone Else Will” in Season 3 of the TV series Speak Up.
Gary started his career by enlisting in the Navy right after graduating high school. During one of his initial Navy training classes, a Master Chief guest speaker explained the wealth generation strategy of purchasing a house at each
It was this advice which led Gary to understand the true value of passive income after steadily purchasing multiple properties throughout the United States and Internationally.
Gary continued his career by receiving a scholarship where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and was commissioned as a Naval Officer.
After leaving the Navy, Gary continued as a licensed professional engineer leading design and analysis projects for several nuclear power plants before deciding to expand the passive income strategy that was previously a hobby.
This became the turning point where Gary made the transition from Electrical Engineer to Cash Flow Engineer by founding USA Private Equities where he is today.
Born in Hong Kong, raised in England and now residing in Los Angeles, Didi Wong is an Angel Impact Investor, Award-Winning International Keynote Speaker, Film & TV Producer & Financier, Speaking Coach, Best-Selling Author and a Goodwill Ambassador.
She was given the highest-level award of “Women of the Decade for Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital” from the Women Economic Forum as well as an award of Achievements, Recognition and Excellence by the National Council of Women from the Egyptian Government. She was honored to speak at the United Nations as well as the Think and Grow Rich Legacy World Tour.
Didi was given the Certificate of Recognition by Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles for helping women entrepreneurs succeed. Oprah Magazine calls her a "Woman Who Mean Business." And she just received a “Lifetime Achievement Award” for outstanding vision, dedication, and success by the very prestigious Ritossa Global Family Office in Dubai. In November 2021, she will be knighted to take on the title as "Lady Didi Wong" where she will join the Royal Order of Constantine the Great and St. Helen of Spain to further the Royal initiatives both domestically and internationally.
Philanthropically, she was chosen to be one of twelve “Apostles” in the world to personally help His Holiness Pope Francis with his Foundation “Scholas Occurentes” with its expansion into the U.S. She is a Parent Council in the Obstetrics and Post-Partum department at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Beverly Hills. She is the President of the Women Economic Forum Los Angeles and she is on the Executive Board of Advisors for multiple companies dedicated to better the world.
Her superpowers lie in managing her four children under the age of ten, including a set of identical girl twins and all her projects always with a smile on her face.
Marco Porras is the CEO and Founder of Más Vale Saber, a marketing and consulting agency. He’s experience spans across print, radio, TV and digital marketing and includes working with global brands like Marriott, Hilton, Ford, ASU, Thunderbird School of Global Management, and T-Mobile.
A native to Mexico City, Marco completed his bachelors degree in mechanical engineering at Gonzaga University along with a minor in business. As a project engineer he learned how to manage and execute full project scopes before making the transition to marketing director at Segunda Mano Magazine in an effort to help small business owners in Phoenix, AZ.
In 2015, Marco had a major revelation: technology doesn’t change behaviors, it exposes them. As a result, he sought to help entrepreneurs and organizations adapt to the internet and the ever-changing digital landscape. Two years later, Más Vale Saber was born.
➢ Host of the Your Personal Bank TM radio show on Money Radio and 960amThe Patriot
➢ Nationally acclaimed educator and speaker on financial literacy
➢ President and Founder of Secure Estate Management
➢ Successful entrepreneur of several businesses, including retail, construction, real estate, and financial services
➢ Chairman of the Board of an FDIC insured bank in formation
Ferenc is founder of Your personal Bank TM. He is passionate about helping people gain control of their money, create tax-favored income, and having access to more funds over their lifetime!
He has a knack of explaining complicated financial concepts in a simple and easily understood manner. Ferenc gets people to think and empowers them to better understand the financial tools they are considering. He actively educates for financial literacy.
Ferenc’s company continues growing rapidly with over 5000 clients and a dozen advisers. Ferenc has personally advised over 1000 clients and mentored many advisors over his 20+ year career.
Ferenc has been and is annually recognized by several financial and insurance institutions as a top advisor. He has been honored many years as a top 10 adviser nationally.
Ferenc is a General Agent. Unlike most agents/advisors General Agents work directly with financial institutions and typically have an extensive level of experience and knowledge.
Ferenc proudly served in the Fife and Drum Corps, 3rd US Infantry, “The Old Guard”, US Army. The Old Guard is the Army's official ceremonial unit and escort to the president. The Fife and Drum Corps is one of the premier musical units in the US Army. Ferenc performed in many ceremonial functions at the White House and various events around
the country including the Indianapolis 500 and Kentucky Derby. Ferenc is a semi-professional bass trombonist. He performs in various groups including church orchestras and jazz ensembles.
Ferenc loves to travel with his family and is devoted to his wife and 2 daughters. One of his daughters is diagnosed with autism. He has a spe
Michael Duvert, the eldest of three, grew up in Madrid, Spain and Long Island, New York with immigrant parents. He watched his folks barely make ends meet and felt the immense stress that life induced. Aspiring for more, he understood a good education could help break the cycle. Putting his nose to the grindstone, he was accepted to Cornell University. While doing a post-bacc premed program at Columbia University at the age of twenty-four, he lost his dad. His family’s lack in financial literacy was thrust front and center as they faced what seemed like insurmountable debt. Michael was forced to withdraw from Columbia to help navigate their home’s foreclosure and get back on their feet. Fast forward thirty years: Michael’s accomplishments include a successful print and runway modeling career; a diverse acting resume which includes roles on Broadway and Off-Broadway stages, Film, Nighttime TV, Daytime Soaps, and TV commercial Ads; multiple income streams through real estate investing, medical device sales, and most importantly, by being a financial literacy advocate for families and individuals who can benefit from his mentorship.
Michael is happily married to Didi Wong, and together they have four amazing children! His hobbies include flying and fixing airplanes, traveling, and philanthropy.
Steph Shinabery is an artist, author, creative results architect, and nurse anesthesiologist. She’s on a mission to help women realize their highest potential and create an aligned life and business that they love, using their genius, their story, and their personality. She helps heart centered coaches, consultants and experts add more clients, focusing on having a Signature Offer and a Uniquely Branded Roadmap for the fastest path to results for their clients.
Experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a demonstrated history of working in the mental health care industry. Skilled in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), EMDR, Psychology, Psychotherapy, and Mental Health. Strong healthcare services professional graduated from Case Western Reserve University Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.
Richard Bradley Berra is an American radio host and guitarist, known as Rich Berra. His nationally syndicated morning radio show is the Johnjay and Rich Show. It is based in Phoenix and broadcast throughout the United States with a listening audience of approximately million per week.
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