"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 and renowned speaker. Mr. Daniel is the Chairman of the House of Zenviba Family Office and serves as Evangelist of all Zenviba Portfolio Companies. Greg is a charismatic servant leader that brings 30 years of experience in the global capital markets, corporate finance and risk management in the telecom, media, technology, energy, infrastructure, logistics and real estate sectors. Greg is a consummate rainmaker that has cultivated deep roots in his vast worldwide network of corporate executive, entrepreneurs, premier families, sovereign wealth funds, Heads of State and senior governmental officials to whom he remains a trusted consigliere, envoy and liaison on their most vexing issues.
This quintessential Wall Street dealmaker has served as a senior executive for Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Paine Webber and others. During his distinguished career, Greg has built and led elite teams, Integrated 5 major acquistions, managed portfolios, orchestrated IPOs, advised on $100 Billion of financing, M&A, joint ventures, recapitalization and restructuring transactions on 4 continents and has more then 100 successful exits since beginning his career investing in biotech startups in the Scripps Clinic incubator in La Jolla, CA. Additionally, he helped shape SEC, FINRA, FDIC and OCC regulatory standards for investment sales and revolutionized the banking software application client interface platform.
Mr. Daniel drafted legislation for the US Congress and Barack Obama Administration that created the Low Profit Limited Liability Company and Benefit Corporation organizational structures under the IRS Tax Code, which he originally started with US Congressman and HUD Secretary, Jack Kemp for the Ronald Reagan Administration as his MBA thesis. Greg also drafted federal legislation for the US Treasury Department CDFI Fund and Small Business Administration that was signed into law and 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 previously served as Chair of Palm Beach County School District Office of Inspector General Audit Committee, 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 Africa Prime Minister's grandson Gary Botha and royal family members from MENA. Other famous alumni include Police drummer Stewart Copeland, actor Barry Bostwick, Congressman Jack Kemp and California Governor Pat Brown.
Mariella Daniel is the President of Zenviba Academy of Art and Science Inc. and brings more than 20 years of excellence in academic leadership and entrepreneurship. Prior to assuming the helm at the Academy, Ms. Daniel served 11 years as Assistant Principal at Riviera Beach Maritime Academy, where she was an original staff member that help launch the school in 2007. Mariella is a Linguist who is fluent in six languages and the founder and former President of the International Institute of Language, which specialized in teaching English as a second language to international students from preparing for the TOEFL exam to gain admission to American universities, as well as global business executives seeking to improve their English. The Italian born Ms. Daniel was educated in Switzerland where she earned a degree in Business Administration from the Zurich College of Business.
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.