Gordon is an internationally acclaimed visionary, innovator and entrepreneur with a 40-year success track record. During this period, through the best and worst of times, he bought and built companies in fields as diverse as manufacturing, financial services and business education. <br /><br />As trainer, coach and mentor, Gordon simplifies complex business purchasing and financing. He makes understandable the use of financial leverage to enable people to start, buy or build any business with little or none of their own cash, despite a difficult credit marketplace. <br /><br />His unique expertise and success track record has led to his appearances on NBC’s Today Show and PBS’s Late Night America along with segments on more than 120 other radio and television news and talk shows. He has been featured in articles in more than 25 of the nation’s leading newspapers including the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal. <br /><br />CAREER HIGHLIGHTS <br />Raised more than $68 million in capital in addition to negotiating credit facilities as small as $100,000 from TOPA Thrift and Loan to as large as $500 million from Lehman Brothers. <br /><br />Organized and now guides 10 industry aggregations strategically positioning companies for competition in an information age global economy. <br /><br />Past Chairman & CEO of PhyGen, Inc. a manufacturer/distributor of proprietary herbal based products for the health, anti-aging, and life-extension industries. <br />Past Chairman & CEO of ParticiVision, Inc., pioneered the development of Viewer-Active television programming, using telephone and the Internet as a return path to enable viewers to actively participate in television programming. <br /><br />Pioneered LBO’s with leveraged-buyout of Grand Prix Cycle Products followed by Elevator Products of California, Grant Machine Works, National Recreation Products and the fork tube division of Wheel Specialties, Inc.; combining them for better purchasing power, distribution, product mix and other economies of scale.