Dan Pea – Wikipedia

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Daniel Steven Pea Sr.[1] (born August 10, 1945), also known as Dan Pea, is an American businessman and business coach. He developed QLA (Quantum Leap Advantage) methodology which is based on his years of experience buying and selling businesses. He currently resides at Guthrie Castle, Scotland, United Kingdom where he hosts his exclusive seminars.[2]

When he turned 5, they left Florida and moved to east Los Angeles, California where he spent most of his youth. He is the son of Manuel Pea, a former Lieutenant Commander, WWII and Korean War veteran, CIA operative and was the lead investigator for the RFK assassination investigation in 1968.[3]

Pena graduated from Reseda High School in 1963. After that, he went to CSUN to take up math and engineering until he voluntarily enlisted for the US Army and attended OCS (Officer Candidate School) at Fort Benning on 1966. He held the rank of Second Lieutenant and cooperated with NATO in the late 1960s.[4] After graduating from military school, he went back to college and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University, Northridge (CSUN) in 1971.[5][6][7]

He was the founder, former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Great Western Resources Inc.(GWRI), a Houston-based natural resources company public on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) that explores and produces coal. GWRI has operations in US, the Gulf of Mexico, the United Kingdom, and South America.[8][9][10] In January 1992, Pea was ousted from the company and he then decided to bring the issues to court. He subsequently won and GWRI was asked to pay an undisclosed amount to the former chairman and founder.[11]

He is also the founder and chairman of The Guthrie Group, an investment consortium, incorporated on the Channel Islands in 2002. He also founded a company called iZone-iHUB, which ran a hackathon with the stated purposes of allowing start-ups the ability to develop their ideas and pitch products for potential investment.[12][13][14][15]

Before he founded GWRI, he was the Chairman of JPK Industries, Inc., a company which focused in the petroleum industry.[citation needed] He was also with the investment banking firm of Bear Stearns and Co. where he advised clients internationally, not just in the USA.[citation needed] And he served as President and CEO of Kennedy Industries Inc., a company with interests in real estate, the entertainment/movie industry, insurance and also financial services.[citation needed]

List of notable rewards and recognition he received throughout the years:

Here are some of of the books he published throughout his career in business:

He participates in various charitable activities, such as: Faith Foundation a Primary school in Rwanda[24], Holy Family Mission in Sri Lanka, Student Athlete High School Scholarships in name of Dan's father, Manuel S. Pea, at Lincoln High School in East LA (USA), The Wounded Warriors in the USA[25] and also provided financial support and donation to his blind friend and mentee Tony Ward, who established the Fighting Blindness Charity Institution in Ireland.[26]

In March 2006, an Indian software engineer alleged that Pea, Pea's wife, Sally Hall, and employee Bill William Smith[citation needed], had deceived him and stolen credit card details from illegal proxy websites that they operated. Smith was arrested in Bangalore and all three were charged under the Information Technology Act of 2000.[27]

In August 2009 the cyber crime police in India told the I ACMM court that it was a "mistake of facts" and the court officially acquitted him of all charges. [28][additional citation(s) needed]

Last 2017, a wedding planner named Craig Williamson at Guthrie Castle stole 130,000 from couples who booked the wedding venue to fund his gambling habit and then fled to Ibiza. He was then arrested and sentenced to jail for two and a half years.[29][30] The castle owner, was later interviewed by BBC News and he said that he honored and refunded all the couples affected by this unfortunate incident.[31]

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