"...one of the shrewdest to come along in a long time."
Constantine Gratsos, President Onassis Group
"Please besiege us with deals."
Managing Partner, Alchemy Partners, London
(BVCA Hall of Fame, Best Equity Provider 2001)
"...an entrepreneur of classic American design..."
"Dan Pena......extremely bright…acts with great enthusiasm...but more
importantly,possesses great integrity."
Bob Dyke CBE
"Father of the North Sea"
Entrepreneur & Executive:
Founder and Chairman of The Guthrie Group; Founder, Quantum Leap Advantage (QLA) Methodology; Founder, Chairman of Izone Technologies, Founder, CEO, Chairman of the Board of Great Western Resources Inc.; Co-Founder, CEO, Chairman of the Board of J.P.K. Industries; Bear Stearns & Co.
Former Chairman of various US/European companies including venture capital, IT, internet, property, insurance, food distribution, health care, manufacturing, pub and restaurants, financial services, construction, telemarketing, publishing, amongst others; high level negotiator with many governments and multinational firms including equity providers, insurance companies, investment banks, international law firms and all "Big Four" accounting firms. Engaged as a consultant to senior executive management of Global 25 companies and organizations in the world, including Siemens AG, the Onassis Group, and The Vatican.
Founded Great Western Resources Inc., a natural resources company, with $820 and grew it to $445,000,000 market capitalization in eight years during the worst downturn (1982 - 90) in the energy business in the last half of the 20th century; Former Chairman of Success Development International, Inc., on Inc. magazine's list of the 500 fastest growing privately held companies in the United States for 1996 (#152) and 1997 (#195). Founder of Quantum Leap Advantage (QLA) Methodology. Dan is the leading high performance business coach measured by equity and value created in the world! He and his QLA mentees and devotees have created over $50 Billion in equity and value, since 1993.
Creator, author and lecturer on creating and managing explosive growth sponsored by various international universities, organizations and corporations. In 1999 he authored Your First 100 Million, the definitive step-by-step guide to building a conducive atmosphere for business. And in 2009 authored the 2nd edition of Your First 100 Million, in response to the devastating worldwide financial collapse. In 2014, he authored the definitive "How to" eBook that shows the QLA Methodology he used to build $50 Billion in equity/value with his mentees and devotees.
Who's Who in America; Who's Who in Public Speaking; Latin Business Association Outstanding Business Owner in 1981; nominated for Inc's Entrepreneur of the Year in 1989; U.S. Presidential Roundtable 1991; Most Distinguished Alumni California State University, Northridge, School of Business and Economics Commencement Speaker 1991; Award for Excellence by the Center for Entrepreneurial Management in 1994; Chosen TOP TEN Marketing by Entrepreneurs Magazine 1995; "The Communicator" award in 1995 and 1996; "Telly Award" in 1996 and 1997; Leaders and Success by Investor’s Business Daily (US) in 1997; Chairman of the company chosen as "Entrepreneurial Company of the Year (Netherlands) 1998; First Honorary Member of Onderneuend Nijenrode (University, Netherlands) 1998; Chairman of the Company nominated for European Entrepreneur of the Year (EU) in 1999, the American International Real Estate Expo and Conference AIREEC 2008,“Man of the Year Award” and the 2008 AIREEC “Inspirational Leadership Award”.
"I am delighted to see what you are doing… I think it is… exciting..."
John B. Connally
Former Governor of Texas, U.S. Secretary of Treasury,U.S. Presidential Candidate
"His energy is combustible, his manner kinetic... with the intensity of a matador entering a bullring..."
(PULITZER PRIZE WINNING ARTICLE FEATURING DAN)
Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles, CA
"A prominent and much respected businessman and entrepreneur in many successful companies...won awards reflecting his business acumen."