David Giertz is a guru in the field of investment, social security funds and finances. His experience in this industry spans over a period of three decades. For the years David has been in business, he has perfected the art of leveraging strategy, innovation, and business processes to establish solvent ventures. Giertz is an accredited stock broker with FINRA. He has built a career around stock brokerage, investment in securities and bonds, and financial advisory.
In one of his latest post, David held the position of President of Nationwide Financial Sales and Distribution. Giertz was tasked with the responsibility of steering the sales and distribution arm of the organization. Thanks to his expertise and vast experience in the field of financial services, he was able to deliver excellent financial results for the company. He grew the firm’s revenue from $11 billion to $ 17.8 billion surpassing his set targets. David Giertz has also offered excellent leadership in the implementation of quantitative strategies at Nationwide.
Before David joined Nationwide Financial, he used to work for Citigroup. David boasts of a decade’s experience working with Citigroup. His career in the investment sector has seen a lot of growth as more people begin to acknowledge his skills and expertise on matters finance. David Giertz has consistently demonstrated that he is the man for the job by surpassing his yearly targets.
While focusing his energies in the financial sector, David Giertz has also taken a significant role in working with community organizations. At the Millikin University, David Giertz served as the head of the board of trustees of the institution. As a link between the financial services industry and the customer, David Giertz has impacted on the lives of many by ensuring that they make the right investment decisions.
Marc Sparks graduated in 1975 from a high school in Austin and since then he has started up a couple of businesses. He is a famous entrepreneur. Some of the businesses he started failed while other prospered. When he clocked thirty-four years as an entrepreneur, he decided to write down about his journey to encourage others. In his book, They Can’t Eat You, Marc encourages entrepreneurs whose hope is lost to continue pushing on, through his own personal experiences. He has started multi-million companies that ended up differently. Some good examples are his software company that was successful and he sold it off while his insurance company which was almost at the billion dollar mark that he lost in 90 days. Marc believes in starting businesses from scratch and building them into a success with the help of great employees and with the aim of customer satisfaction. Marc Sparks also enjoys spending time with his good friends and is grateful for his family and good health. Marc is also a philanthropist who believes in helping others. This can be seen through his devotion in attending to The Samaritan Inn, a shelter for the homeless in Texas. At the Shelter, they offer a program that deals with finances, job placements, health and general counseling among others. The Shelter also offers housing for almost 160 people each night. Marc has been involved in this project for almost three decades. He is very passionate about building and has helped develop the Habitat for Humanity which has constructed a couple of homes. He has also handed out a thousand computers to children who come from poor families to help them empower themselves through his Sparky’s Kids Foundation. Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/marc.sparks1 Marc Sparks believes that it is not him but only God’s grace got him to where he is. He has not pursued any formal training to be an entrepreneur but he is very sharp and attentive to detail (http://www.marcsparks.com/). People usually come up with ideas that think at are impossible to implement but Marc, a venture capitalist, builds companies from these ideas through his equity firm, Timber Creek Capital, LP. The main agenda for the Firm is to help entrepreneurs develop their dreams through giving them capital, space, networking opportunities and other necessary equipment or advice. Marc Sparks is a strong believer in leading by example. He also likes when things are done with urgency and in real time, Sparks Speed. Marc also began a marketing agency, Marc USA, which assists start-ups in developing their businesses with the help of market experts. Marc enjoys staying healthy and engaging in outdoor activities like fishing, biking, travel and golf among others. He likes competing in sports activities. Through his travels, he brings back various inspiring ideas for his businesses. Learn more: https://twitter.com/msparks5010?lang=en
Dr. Scott Rocklage is the managing partner at 5AM Ventures since 2004. He joined the firm a year before as a venture partner and brought on board over 30 years of experience in health care management coupled with responsibilities in strategic leadership. His career journey dates back from 1990 where in 4 years, Dr. Rocklage served Nycomed Salutary Inc. in the capacity of president and CEO. In July of 1994, Cubist Pharmaceuticals took on Dr. Rocklage to hold the position of president up until March of 2001. He went on to hold the Station of Chief Executive Officer in the same company till 2003. His reputation was instrumental in his appointment as director in Achaogen Inc. within the same period of 2004 all the way to March the 11th, 2015.
In 2006, Dr. Rocklage took up a board position as a director of the company Pulmatrix, a position he has held since. He worked for the company as the chairperson to the board for seven years from 2007 till 2014 where he joined EPIRUS Biopharmaceuticals and in Relypsa Inc. at the same time serving in the same capacity. Among other companies in the health field he has worked with include; Kinestral, Rennovia Inc., Nycomed International Inc., Salutary and Catalytica Pharmaceuticals as well as heading Novira Therapeutics as the company’s chairperson.
His wealth of experience especially so in his leadership skills has been instrumental in companies seeking his stewardship and input. Companies like Semprus BioScience Corp accorded Dr. Scott Rocklage the position of chairperson while Cidara Therapeutics and Miikana Therapeutics Inc. accorded him the top job of the chair to the board of directors.
Owing to his academic qualifications, a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from California University in Berkeley and a Philosophy degree in the field of chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he became a sought-after individual in his field. As such his work speaks volumes. He is also known as an inventor and a co-inventor for over 30 patents in the USA and with over 100 publications to his name. At 61 years of age, Dr. Scott M. Rocklage is a true master in his field.