Michael Palumbo – Venture Capitalist and Author of Calculated Risk: The Modern Entrepreneur’s Handbook
Michael J. Palumbo turned a $250,000 investment into a company worth well over $100,000,000. The former Chicago Board Options Exchange floor trader is an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and the author of a new book, “Calculated Risk.” He is the founder and controlling partner of Third Millennium Trading. He is also the principal of MJP Capital, LLC, a private, mid-west regional holding company focusing on both real estate and technology. The two main ventures of MJP Capital are Ceres Acquisitions and Ceres Tech. Michael provided initial funding as the original venture capitalist for the high-frequency trading firm GETCO. That firm was valued at $1.7 billion when he exited it to a private equity group. Crain’s Chicago Business recognized his accomplishments and trading income in its 2005 “40 Under 40 Focus.” He was additionally listed among the top 100 traders worldwide in Trader Monthly Magazine. He was also featured in a special VH1 television documentary, “The Fabulous Life of Wall Street Billionaires – Ballers” and a book, “Trade With Passion and Purpose.” CNBC-TV Power Lunch called him “unusual” and “highly-intelligent, highly successful, and a big risk-taker” during an interview with him.
Lynn Robinson is one of America’s leading experts on the topic of intuition and has been sought out internationally for her intuitive advice and counsel. She’s a popular and widely recognized author and motivational speaker who works with businesses and individuals as a trusted intuitive advisor, offering valuable insights into goals, decisions and strategies. Her “Gut Truster” talks and seminars have proven popular with businesses of all sizes. As USA Today wrote, “Robinson has been retained by companies large and small to help their employees learn to use their intuitive nature.” For Lynn, intuition is our “Inner GPS.” When we listen to it and act on its wisdom, it will point us in the right direction — towards success! She knows how our intuition can get us what we want and take us where we want to go. Lynn has authored six books on intuition which have been translated into more than a dozen languages. She’s been featured in the Boston Globe, USA Today, and the Chicago Tribune, and has been a guest on many national radio and television programs, including ABC and Fox News. She’s also been quoted in publications that include The New York Times, Fast Company, Investor’s Business Daily, Woman’s Day, Redbook, Ladies Home Journal, Self and Good Housekeeping,