About Gordon Bizar
Gordon is an internationally acclaimed visionary, innovator and entrepreneur with a 40-year success track record. During this period, through the best and worst of times, he bought and built companies in fields as diverse as manufacturing, financial services and business education. Battle hardened and tempered, Gordon is uniquely qualifies to guide businesses through today's tough economic conditions.
As trainer, coach and mentor, Gordon simplifies complex business purchasing and financing. He makes understandable the use of financial leverage to enable people to start, buy or build any business with little or none of their own cash, despite a difficult credit marketplace.
His unique expertise and success track record has led to his appearances on NBC's Today Show and PBS's Late Night America along with segments on more than 120 other radio and television news and talk shows. He has been featured in articles in more than 25 of the nation's leading newspapers including the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal.
Gordon also served as Chairman of the California Task Force on Taxation and Regulation of Small Business during the Brown administration and is sought after as a consultant by businesses large and small and government agencies such as NASA for their technology transfer program.
Raised more than $68 million in capital in addition to negotiating credit facilities as small as $100,000 from TOPA Thrift and Loan to as large as $500 million from Lehman Brothers.
Organized and now guides 10 industry aggregations strategically positioning companies for competition in an information age global economy.
Past Chairman & CEO of PhyGen, Inc. a manufacturer/distributor of proprietary herbal based products for the health, anti-aging, and life-extension industries.
Past Chairman & CEO of ParticiVision, Inc., pioneered the development of Viewer-Active television programming, using telephone and the Internet as a return path to enable viewers to actively participate in television programming.
Pioneered the development of the ½ hour-long television program commercial known as an "infomercial" producing the most successful TV infomercials ever to attract people to educational events.
Pioneer in the development and use of back-end product and service profit centers such as a 900 number telephone advisor lines, specialty how-to manuals, books, audio and video cassette tapes, business acquisition and management consulting, newsletter, business and loan brokerage, specialized computer software and networking services.
Built Bizar Financing, a business support organization and finance course on "how to start, buy and build a business using little or none of your own cash," into an international phenomenon with distribution in forty of America's largest cities and seventeen foreign countries.
Pioneered LBO's with leveraged-buyout of Grand Prix Cycle Products followed by Elevator Products of California, Grant Machine Works, National Recreation Products and the fork tube division of Wheel Specialties, Inc.; combining them for better purchasing power, distribution, product mix and other economies of scale.
Bought controlling interest in National Diversified Funding Corporation; a Los Angeles based private equity investment company.
Pioneered the Financial Department Store Concept as co-founder of Financial Congeneric Corporation, a publicly traded holding company that acquired financial service firms ranging in activities from mutual fund sales, insurance sales, asset leasing and finance to stock brokerage and business management.
Boston University, Economics and Finance
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Physics