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INVESTMENT BANKER GELLER
"PROFESSOR FOR A DAY"
Business-builder to bring
Â10 Secrets for Financial SuccessÂ March 1
Los Angeles, CA Â As investors seek to make sense of the worldÂs markets in the new millennium, Cal State L.A. business and economics students will have renowned investment banker Marshall Geller as their ÂProfessor for a DayÂ Thursday, March 1.
Geller, a 1961 graduate of Cal State L.A., will discuss Â10 Secrets for Financial SuccessÂ in a lecture at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Simpson TowerÂs College of Business and Economics (CBE) conference room. The entire campus community is invited.
Geller has extensive experience initiating, arranging and making investments in public and private companies. He is a senior managing director of St. Cloud Capital LLC, a lender he founded in 2001 to fund small public and private firms. He was formerly the chairman and CEO of Geller & Friend Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based private merchant bank; and he spent more than 20 years as senior managing director for Bear, Stearns & Co., with oversight of all operations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Hong Kong and the Far East.
Currently a director of several public companies, Geller also serves on the Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterÂs board of governors and on Cal State L.A.Âs College of Business and Economics (CBE) DeanÂs Advisory Council. In 1999 he was honored as Cal State L.A. Distinguished Alumnus.
According to the interim CBE Dean Dong-Woo Lee, the weekÂs activities are designed Âto inspire students to think innovatively, pursue their passion and help fulfill their dreams of starting, managing and growing a successful new business venture.Â The events, he said, include opportunities to test ideas, discover resources and make contacts.
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