$50 Billion Dollar Man Dan Peña - External Growth with Closing Message Part 5
Dan Peña, is founder of Quantum Leap Advantage (QLA), the revolutionary method for super success with over 20 years of proven track record that has produced $50 Billion of equity/value, since 1993! Peña with his mentees and devotees has created an unprecedented level of super successful mentees/devotees that have produced from 7 figures to 11 figures wealth creation in various industries around the world! Peña’s principle instrument of success is his QLA Mentor Program used in conjunction with the step by step QLA Methodology that he personally used to create $450 Million! Together with laser beam focus, Peña has mentored and coached countless to achieve their dreams.Daniel S. Peña is Chairman and Founder of The Guthrie Group (TGG), an investment consortium specializing in facilitating transactions, founded in 1997. With offices in the UK and Asia it has acted as principal, advisor and agent to global and regional companies and institutions. Mr. Peña was also founder, former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Great Western Resources Inc., (GWRI), a Houston-based natural resource company public on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). At the time of Mr. Peña’s decision to retire, GWRI was operational in the US, the Gulf of Mexico, the UK and South America and had a public market capitalization of $450 million(approximately $1 billion today), with interests in coal, and oil and gas exploration and production, drilling and construction pipeline. At the time the company was acquired in January 1997, he was the biggest individual shareholder.In an 8-year period, starting with only $820, Mr. Peña grew Great Western Resources to $450 million while energy prices collapsed, the price of oil dropped from $40 to less than $8 per barrel and more than 10,000 energy companies in the US alone went out of business. During this massive energy decline GWRI grew a phenomenal 55 million percent.Prior to Mr. Peña’s founding of GWRI, he was the Chairman of JPK Industries, Inc., a vertically integrated company in the petroleum industry, involved in oil and gas drilling, operating, production, crude oil refining and marketing. As cofounder he helped grow the company to $50,000,000 in three years. Prior to JPK Industries, he was with the investment banking firm of Bear Stearns and Co. where he advised clients throughout the US and internationallySubsequent to this tenure at Bear Stearns where he dealt with clients from all over the world, he served as President and CEO of Kennedy Industries Inc., a company with major interests in real estate, insurance, financial services, and the entertainment industry. While in the entertainment business Kennedy Industries was involved in TV/movie production and investment. During this time various entertainers and actors were employed and, or engaged: Tony Curtis; Bob Goulet, Dolly Parton; Hoyt Axton; Bob Guccione; Dick Martin; Martin Landau; Karen Black; Peter O’Toole; Nick Nolte; Malcolm McDowell; Helen Mirren; John Gielgud; amongst others.While still in graduate school, he was made a principal in a real estate firm and led the nation in sales.Since leaving Wall Street and while building his own companies exponentially, Peña has successfully negotiated transactions with many multinationals, all BIG 4 accountancy firms, many major international financial institutions and many governments. In addition, he has successfully transacted business with both the Church and Bank of England.He has been a lecturer for the Continuing Education for CPA’s program and has taught pro bono a yearlong course to minority business students on entrepreneurism at his alma mater, California State University, Northridge. He also volunteered his time to rebuild LA subsequent to the devastating riots near his childhood home in Los Angeles and served at the request of the Mayor on the Executive Committee for The Alliance for a Safer LA.Mr. Peña is an extremely dynamic and powerful speaker, motivator, and grand master entrepreneur. His Quantum Leap Advantage™ high performance business success seminars have been in demand in the United States, Canada and Europe. His seminars have been sponsored by various US and foreign universities and corporations such as Dell as well as The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).In recent years, since retiring, he has given keynote addresses, interactive workshops, seminars and conferences on both sides of the Atlantic and Pacific on building businesses exponentially and has been recognized as a “super success high performance business coach” and mentor.As a quantum growth strategist, Mr. Peña was the principal speaker at the prestigious Center of Entrepreneurial Management’s annual management course. Mr. Peña was also the speaker at “Success Magazine’s First Annual Conference” on entrepreneurism. He was asked to articulate his methodology on “Managing Growth and Diversification” as well as “Growth Strategies”.