Gerard Adams is an experienced visionary, serial entrepreneur, and self-made multi-millionaire by the age of 24. From a young age, Gerard had always showed interest in investing opportunities. He started following the stock market as a teenager, and made his first investment by the age of 15. A fundamentalist at heart, his success on Wall Street was a direct result of his uncanny ability to analyze and identify undiscovered, undervalued companies. A creative, out-of-the-box thinker, one of his key talents and strategies lies in discovering future niche trends. Gerard first started his entrepreneurial path right after graduating from high school in northern New Jersey.
While in college, Gerard quickly realized that higher education is a business, and actually one of the biggest businesses in the world. This business teaches students that the path to success requires a degree, and most students graduate with exorbitant student loan debt. It was evident to Gerard that this was not the path he dreamed would lead to a successful career, and his instincts told him to take the entrepreneurial route that he knew was in his blood since he was a teenager.
Since Gerard started investing in the stock market at a very early age, he quickly recognized that the internet was becoming a powerful tool to source information. He started his first online business in 2004, a stock forum, which became one of the most highly-trafficked financial forums on the internet. Because very few stock forums that were popular at that time had any credibility for the members sharing information, Gerard built his forum around a rating system similar to eBay: members of the portal were able to see by rank, status, and comments, who was an amateur and who was a stock-picking guru. Gerard quickly became one of the top stock-picking gurus on this forum, with tens of thousands of members. The website was ranked in the top 50,000 websites by Alexa and as the forum grew, so did Gerard’s reputation.
In 2005, Gerard started getting contacted by publicly-traded companies looking to receive investor awareness based on his research abilities and passion for journalism. Gerard sold the forum in 2006 to start his own investor relations and financial marketing company on the web, Wall Street Grand.
Wall Street Grand was ranked one of the top 3 marketing firms for small cap publicly traded companies nationwide, for several years. Working with hundreds of companies in diverse industries, Gerard quickly became marketing-savvy. Gerard has a passion for due diligence, which is one of the most important characteristics to success in any business. Gerard takes his due diligence on behalf of the companies he represents very seriously, going so far as to personally visit companies’ operations around the world.
Here you can see Gerard Adams visiting a gold & silver mine in Guanajato, Mexico-
In an article published in 2009, Mr. Adams correctly predicted that a rapidly rising U.S. dollar index would be temporary and recommended an investment in gold as a way of leveraging the risk that was rampant in the markets with inflation, claiming that “once the unnatural deleveraging and panic selling pressure becomes exhausted, Gold will look to explode.”
Gold was then priced at $800 an ounce. Gerard invested $500,000 in Great Panther Silver at that time at $1 per share before running to $5 per share in just 6 months. That year, Gerard’s performance average was 245% in gains on over 20 stock suggestions. wallstreetgrand performance
WallStreetGrand.com is still recognized as one of the top destinations for stock suggestions.
In 2010, Gerard’s interest in Wall Street and his libertarian tendencies led him to study macro-economics. Once Gerard realized that the government was misleading Americans to believe that our economy was healthy, despite being bankrupt and in the worst debt crisis our nation has ever seen, Gerard realized it was his mission as a young leader to spread the truth about our economy. Gerard’s mission was to educate Americans on how not only to survive during these hard economic times, but also how to prosper. This led him to start the National Inflation Association, www.inflation.us.
NIA has an impeccable track record for their stock suggestions, where NIA makes million-dollar investments into with full disclosures. Currently, Gerard is invested in mobile and video technology companies as well as commodities. To learn more about NIA please visit http://inflation.us/about.html and sign up for the newsletter at www.inflation.us. NIA has made several critically-acclaimed documentaries starring Gerard Adams, which have received millions of views on YouTube. Documentaries are all on the video page – “College Conspiracy,” “The Day The Dollar Died,” “Melt Up,” “End of Liberty,” “The Dollar Bubble,” and “Hyperinflation Nation.”
From his success as an investor, economist, journalist, and marketer, Gerard is now diversifying his entrepreneurship. His latest venture has been in what he believes to be the fastest-growing business idea he has ever been involved with yet: EliteDaily.com. Gerard co-founded, invested in, and developed the management team at Elite Daily, which was formed in December 2011. Located in the heart of Manhattan, Elite Daily has quickly become the number-one online platform for news, entertainment, culture, and motivational editorials geared towards millennials. Elite Daily, also known as “The Voice of Generation Y,” has grown from 30,000 monthly users to over 74 million, in only 2 years time, and continues to grow exponentially. The company staff has grown from 3 to 65, and has over 2,000 writing contributors from around the world, as well as partnerships with some of the biggest names in media including MTV, Huffington Post, ESPN and Business Insider. For the post-college-age generation, success is more attainable than ever, but there are few sources that show them the road map to get there. Elite Daily is the platform publication that accomplishes this goal for Generation Y.
Seeking an even more powerful presence with Gen Y, Gerard co-founded Steelos Group, which is an online e-commerce shop: www.Steelos.com.
Steelos, whose name originates from the Spanish word [estilo] for style, manner, or fashion, is bridging the gap between men’s high fashion, contemporary street-wear, and mens lifestyle products at obtainable prices. Steelos has a popular blog with both original content and sourced articles, to create a lifestyle forum rich with culture and education about the topics that make men move – street style, art, high fashion, music, nightlife, cars, women, tech, and home decor. www.Steelos.com.
Gerard Adams is also proud to be a partner and seed investor in another company that is not only a major investment opportunity, but also fulfills a huge unmet niche in the medical device industry which helps thousands of people in need. KD Healthcare USA, has spent millions of dollars to develop the most innovative and lightweight electric wheelchair ever to hit the market in the USA. Weighing under 50lbs, this electric wheelchair has the most advanced battery technology ever used, is FDA approved, and has a patent-pending proprietary folding mechanism suitable for low maintenance. KD Healthcare USA has donated the “KD SmartChair” to recent victims of the Boston Marathon bombing who lost their legs. For more information on the KD SmartChair please visit www.KDSmartChair.com.
Gerard continues to expand and diversify now investing into NYC real estate developments. It all started with building and refurbishing 2- and 4-family homes in urban areas near where he grew up in New Jersey before connecting and networking to source residential development projects in NYC.
Not only did Gerard develop affordable housing for communities in Newark NJ where his father and grandparents were raised but he also donates generously to his parish at St. Lucy’s Church also in Newark. At St. Lucy’s, Gerard helps run the St. Gerard Youth Committee giving back to the church and investing in its 100+ years of traditions. St. Lucy’s Church features a shrine to St. Gerard, the religious icon for sick children and mothers for which Gerard received his namesake.
Gerard continues to make seed investments as well as take advisory roles in many growing start-ups. His passion is to expand his vision working with other like-minded entrepreneurs.
Here is a picture at the Feast of St. Gerard, an annual event Gerard and his family support.
Other investments and advisory roles include:
Musika Frére – Luxury Menswear Fashion Brand
Arsenic Magazine – Online Lifestyle & Culture Magazine
TableList – The Open table of Nightlife Mobile App
Elite Daily also known as the “Voice of Generation-Y” is a premier online news platform for aspiring men and women alike. Elite offers a platform of peer-to-peer interaction in an increasingly digitalized world. The site consistently delivers diverse content with a fresh, relevant voice that appeals to the divergent perspectives represented within our ADD generation. The company launched in February has grown in-house from 3 to over 60 employees with 2000+ contributors around the world and has gone from 30,000 to 74 million unique monthly users.
Elite Daily approachs our subject matter much as you do, striking the appropriate balance of inspiration, humor and awareness in a range of categories with special emphasis in world news, business, travel, sports, culture, entertainment and all things luxury. We explore these topics through a variety of media, including text, video, music and photography. Elite Daily has fused a social community of viral content with unique, authentic voices, appealing to a widespread, international audience by providing a sounding board for this generation to express its innumerable, differing perspectives. With a wide publication readership and an equally large authorship, Elite is by Gen-Y, for Gen-Y. www.EliteDaily.com
[estilo] n. style, manner; fashion.
At Steelos.com we bridge the gap between high fashion, contemporary, and street wear brands at an obtainable price. We are an online shop with a centralized office in the heart of New York City’s fashion district. With over 10 years of experience in the industry, at Steelos Group our intentions are to provide our clients, friends, and family with the latest in men’s fashion, lifestyle, and all things cool for the modern man. Steelos has a popular blog with both original content and sourced articles, to create a lifestyle forum rich with culture and education about the topics that make men move – street style, art, high fashion, home decor, music, nightlife, cars, women, recreation, tech and more. www.Steelos.com
WallStreetGrand has become a premier financial newsletter covering stock suggestions in the small, mid and large cap markets. The company Founded over 5 years ago has a consistent track record of picking winning stock picks in all sectors including; commodities, mining, technology, mobile, bio-tech, agriculture, energy and more. WSG base their due diligence from a fundamental standpoint always looking for an undiscovered and undervalued company with strong growth in both financials and sector. You can join the WSG Club newsletter at www.WallStreetGrand.com.
The National Inflation Association is an organization that is dedicated to preparing Americans for hyperinflation and helping Americans not only survive, but prosper in the upcoming hyperinflationary crisis. NIA has consistently made accurate economic predictions for the last several years. The company publishes weekly economic articles, releases economic documentaries with several receiving millions of views, and sends email alerts with stock suggestions to capitalize on economic trends. Sign up at www.inflation.us
Weighing only 50lbs, The KD Smart Chair is the most innovative and portable electric wheelchair on the market. It’s easy to fold, suitable for traveling and it is the first in the industry to use an advanced lithium battery, whose cycle life can reach up to 500 times or more then conventional electric wheelchairs. The Company is currently seeking Nationwide distribution as well as marketing direct to consumer through direct response campaigns online as well as television. The company participates in Charities helping those that have lost their legs due to terrorism and US soldiers abroad. www.KDSmartChair.com
Maiella Investment Holdings is a holding Company for Mr. Adams where many of his investments are geared towards NY/NJ real estate development, hospitality and public markets.
The word Maiella comes from the name of St. Gerard Maiella who is the Cathlolic Patron Saint of Mothers and Children. St. Lucy’s Church in Newark, NJ is the National Shrine of St. Gerard Maiella via the Pope. This is where Gerard Adams got his namesake and is where Gerard participates in running the St. Gerard Youth Committee giving back to the community that was once where his Grandparents were raised.
Chefs Diet is the #1 luxury home delivery daily diet. Chef Diet’s target customers include affluent weight and wellness conscious individuals as well as customers seeking restaurant quality freshly prepared meals delivered daily to their doorsteps. Chefs Diet has many endorsements with celebrities and has been featured in Star magazine, In Style Weddings, Womans Day, Life & Style and more. To learn more please visit www.ChefsDiet.com
Musika Frère is a luxury menswear brand who seeks out the chic conscious modern man. Founded by two American entrepreneur designers whose vision is to fuse classic day italian and english tailoring techniques into modern day creative silhouettes. By sourcing the most imperial fibers from around the world and putting them into one garment, Musika Frère’s goal is to create an unparalleled garment with cutting edge style and quality. www.MusikaFrère.com
iBuild Media is a New York Metro based full service digital media agency focusing on online marketing and technology. iBuild Media is a next level digital agency not only servicing its clients but also acting as an incubator in early stage, disruptive tech space companies that demonstrate big potential for innovation in the digital media sector. At iBuild, we operate with a goals oriented approach based on fundamentals with proven results from acquisition and development. A strong mixture of real experience, knowledge, and resources from iBuild turns great ideas into successful businesses. www.iBuildMediaAgency.com
What’s great about growing a business now in the information age, is the cost and ability to compete for a start-up company has never been better. With current technology, it is possible to analyze your competition, develop a viable strategy and, with adequate capital, market your products and services at a cost effective rate. With the explosion of social media and search engine advertising, it is just a matter of having the right technological know-how, strategic partnerships and working capital at your disposal in order to get your message out to consumers. 20 years ago, it would have been impossible to sustain a continuous 24/7/365 marketing campaign, where ad dollars fuel sales and sales create ad dollars. Today it is a reality and the financial possibilities are endless with Commence Capital. We invest in “Global Innovation without Financial Limitation”TM. To share ideas please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org www.CommenceCapital.com.
Located in the heart of Charleston’s upper King Street district, Republic Garden & Lounge is a modern upscale venue on a site steeped in history. The original owners were members of a well-known Charleston family with a dramatic past involving royalist ties, capture and escape from exile. Charleston has become a hot niche market for vacationers being rated the #1 tourest destination two years in a row by Conde Nast Traveler. From a gourmet chef menu, to live music 7 days a week, indoor and outdoor patio bar, and DJ driven nights with VIP bottle service, Republic brings a taste of New York City to Charleston. Come visit us at 462 King St, Charleston, SC. www.RepublicReign.com
Philanthropy is just not about donating money, but about solving problems. The idea of writing a check and calling it “philanthropy” is extremely short-sighted and unfortunately, all too common.
Instead, philanthropists should think like entrepreneurs, and see social challenges as an opportunity to create large enterprises. It’s easy to create a $1 billion company – you just have to solve a $10 billion problem. Many of these large $10 to $100 billion problems happen to be social problems. That’s why I think that some of the largest opportunities that exist for an entrepreneur are in solving humanity’s grand challenges.
True philanthropy requires a disruptive mindset, innovative thinking and a philosophy driven by entrepreneurial insight and creativity. To disrupt the status quo, drive philanthropy at tremendous scale, and develop long-term economic vitality through giving, we must apply the same models for success in our philanthropic endeavors as we do in business.
Gerard is currently a leader in running the St. Gerard Young Adult Committee at his parish in Newark, New Jersey. Newark is home to some of the most poverty-stricken communities in the nation. Gerard works with S.G.Y.A.C. to help rebuild the city where his grandparents once lived. Another of Gerard’s philanthropic goals is to give motivational speeches at schools across the country. Lastly, Gerard plans on starting a charity to provide an entrepreneurial and educational platform for the youth that are unable to afford a proper education, and/or don’t have a good family support system.