"Most of the problems in the world today are the direct result of a fundamental lack of respect. We have no respect for our fellow mankind, nature or national sovereignty. We fundamentally reject anything that gives a person or entity unnatural dominion over another" - Zenviba Chairman Gregory S. Daniel.
About our Founder & Chairman
Gregory S. Daniel is a free-spirited, international financier, strategic advisor, disruptive entrepreneur, human capital developer and dynamic speaker. Mr. Daniel is the Founder and Chairman of the House of Zenviba Family Office and serves as Evangelist of all Zenviba Startups. Greg is a charismatic, transformative servant leader that brings 30 years of experience in the global capital markets, corporate finance, mergers, acquisitions, integrations, operating efficiency, supply chain, turnarounds, distressed assets, risk management, regulatory compliance, contract negotiations, project management, product development and marketing in the financial services, real estate, technology, media, telecom, biotech, energy and infrastructure sectors. Greg is a consummate rainmaker that has cultivated deep roots in his vast network of corporate executives, entrepreneurs, premier family offices, sovereign wealth funds, Heads of State and senior governmental officials for whom he is a trusted consigliere and facilitator on their most vexing challenges.
This Wall Street virtuoso, with expertise on both sides of the balance sheet, has served in senior executive roles at leading financial institutions. During his distinguished career, Greg has recruited, trained and led elite teams, integrated 5 major acquisitions, participated in more than $100 Billion of financing, M&A, joint ventures, IPO, recapitalization and restructuring transactions on 4 continents and has more than 100 successful exits. Greg is a quintessential dealmaker who has developed and managed large commercial real estate, debt and equity portfolios with controlling stakes in Omnipoint Communications, Aerial Communications, Voicestream Wireless and Nextel Communications, that helped ignite the first wave of consolidation in the telecom industry. Greg began his career as a Venture Capital Advisor at Scripps Clinic biotech startup incubator in La Jolla, CA where he helped create and scale Biochem Pharma, IDEC Pharma, Viagene, Sequana Therapeutics, Pharmacopeia, ARIAD Pharma, Conforma Therapeutics, Affymax, et al.
Mr. Daniel is a former NYSE Principal that helped shape SEC, FINRA, FDIC and OCC regulatory standards for investment sales and revolutionized the banking software application client interface platform. Greg drafted legislation for the Internal Revenue Service that created the Low Profit Limited Liability Company and Benefit Corporation organizational structures, which he started working with former U.S. Congressman and HUD Secretary, Jack Kemp on Enterprise Zones (later called Empowerment Zones and today known as Opportunity Zones), Project HOPE and the 1986 Tax Reform Act under the Ronald Reagan Administration as his MBA thesis on economic development. Greg also drafted legislation for the U.S. Treasury Department CDFI Fund and Small Business Administration that provided $300 Million to underserved small businesses, which created 10,000 jobs and had a $2 Billion economic impact.
Mr. Daniel is a Member of the Advisory Board of Florida Atlantic University Tech Runway and the Tech Runway Investor Network. Greg is active in the Association for Corporate Growth, Gold Coast Venture Capital Association, Business Development Board of Palm Beach and Palm Beach Tech Association and is a Trustee of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale. Greg helped create the Palm Beach County School District Office of Inspector General and served as the inaugural Chairman of its Audit Committee, the only non-CPA to lead the oversight of the audit function of the District’s $2.2 Billion annual budget for its 179 schools, 195,000 students and 12,900 teachers and 9,200 support staff. He also previously served as a Member of City of West Palm Beach Independent Audit Committee and Director of the Boy Scouts.
Mr. Daniel earned a BS in Business Administration from Alliant International University (formerly known as United States International University and California Western University founded in 1924), San Diego, California, whose classmates included actors Jamie Foxx, Walter Jones and Cheryl Arutt, professional golfers Helen Alfredsson, Laurette Maritz and Ernie Gonzalez, South African Prime Minister's grandson Gary Botha, Saudi Arabian King Fahd's son Prince Fahd and many more royal family members from MENA. Other famous alumni include Police co-founder and drummer Stewart Copeland, actor Barry Bostwick, Congressman Jack Kemp and California Governor Pat Brown.
W. Spencer Harris, CPA is the CFO of the Zenviba Ventureprises Family Office and has managed the Office's financial affairs and partnered in investments since 1987. Mr. Harris brings 45 years of experience in accounting and finance in North, Central and South America. During the 1980's Savings & Loan crisis, Spencer served as Treasurer of the United States Financial Liquidation Trust Company, working closely with renowned law firms Fried Frank and O'Melveny & Meyers, he oversaw the liquidation of over $120 Million in assets. He started his career with Kenneth Leventhal & Company (now Ernst & Young) in 1968, where he worked on the high-profile mergers Singer and CBS. Spencer received his MBA from Golden Gate University in Taxation and BS in Business Administration from California State University at Los Angeles. He is a past Chapter President of BETA ALHPA PSI.