Chief Executive Officer & Managing Partner Nanban Enterprise LLC
Prior to joining as CEO of Nanban Group, GK was in several senior-level executive roles in a fortune 100 Information Technology (IT) Service company. In addition to the senior role in the IT industry, GK has been very successful in developing investment strategies to generate cash flow from the US financial market. GK has used his extensive educational background in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science and Engineering, and MBA in Finance to develop the strategies. These strategies are collectively referred to as “GK Strategies”.
GK has been using “GK Strategies” to generate cash flow from the US financial market for himself and for his friends and family members. GK has been generously sharing GK Level-1 and Level-2 strategies with the community for free under Nanban Foundation.
Narayanan Ramasamy, popularly known as Narain to his friends, an experienced Angel Investor, Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist built several start-ups into successful exits.
Narain worked as an executive level roles in several fortune 500 companies like TATA Consultancy Services, SEARS Holdings, Citi Bank and Bank of America etc..
In 2012, he founded Digital Minds Technologies, which delivers solutions that enhance productivity and decrease expenses by utilizing analytics, business automation, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. In addition, Narain has extensive experience in syndicating land deals, invested in Real Estate and helping budding entrepreneurs own their first commercial space at a reasonable price.
One of Narain’s biggest passions is the entertainment industry. He founded and performed as President of “Rajni Makkal Mandram”, RMM, in North America, attracting more than 5,000 registered members across the USA and Canada. In addition, he is also venturing into the cinematic business, both an actor and producer, through his latest project, Digital Minds Productions. Their first feature film will premiere sometime in 2022.
A proud Masters of Engineering graduate of MIT (Anna University), located in Chennai, India – Narain has used his own educational (Dr. RKS Group of Institutions) and entrepreneurial background to mentor more than 7,000 deprived students throughout the Tamil Nadu region of India.
A multifaceted leader with over 15 years of cumulative experience across Investments, Corporate Finance and Technology domains, Kutral brings to table a unique blend of global exposure having worked in six countries across the world – US, Canada, UK, Hong Kong, Russia and India.
An Investor at heart, Kutral is passionate about early-stage companies and has been actively involved in the start-up space as an investor, founder and advisor. Most recently, he served as the Principal and member of the Investment Committee at Flow Capital (publicly traded Canadian fund), where he assessed and helped provide growth capital to early-stage tech enabled companies across North America. Previously, he headed the FinTech and Innovation vertical in Canada for Virtusa Corporation, prior to which he was globetrotting as a Corporate & Investment Banker at Citi.
In a parallel world, Kutral was a professional athlete. He swam across the English Channel at age 12, created a Guinness record in 1994 (still unbroken) and went on to win the Junior World Championship title in marathon swimming in 1995. He was decorated with the Arjuna Award at age 17, the highest sports accolade given by the Hon’ President of India.
Kutral did his Bachelors and Masters in Electrical Engineering at Anna University (Chennai) and University of Texas (Dallas) respectively. He rounded off his education with an MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan school).
Prasanna Kumar is the co-founder and the President of Nanban Realty LLC. Prior to Nanban, Mr. Kumar co-founded Multifamily Apartment commercial real estate firm “Orion RE Capital, Dallas, TX” that currently manages $100M of portfolio.
Mr. Kumar brings 20 years of extensive experience from fortune 500 companies with proven track record of commercialization, sales and marketing.
Prasanna is a double master degree graduate with MS in Computer Science from DePaul U, IL and MBA from Tier 1 MBA program from Ross School of Business, Michigan U, MI. Prasanna and his family reside in Frisco, Texas.
Sarji Ramanathan is a consultant by profession. As a consultant, he works with large organizations to help solve their complex business problems with advanced technology solutions.
In the journey to learn investment management, Sarji was inspired and fascinated as he was introduced to the concept using options strategies to support investment managements along with some of the most powerful tools and techniques in the marketplace for individual investors. These strategies can be very profitable as we increase the probability of success and minimize downside risk.
When Sarji was introduced to GK strategies, he realized how a complex complete investment system can be broken down to simple steps and be taught to anybody that wants to learn and take advantage of the strategies. The strategies don’t depend on market timing or any technical analysis thereby decreasing anxiety and removing any guess work.
Today, Sarji is a volunteer guest speaker at Nanban Foundation and teaches GK strategies Level 1 and Level 2 (an 8 hour program over 2 weekends) for friends that are interested in learning the strategies. The sessions are run by a team of volunteers and is organized every quarter with a simple mission to serve and help people that wants to learn.
Mat Sorensen is an attorney, CEO, author, and Podcast host. He has been at the forefront of the self-directed IRA industry since 2006. He is the CEO of Directed IRA & Directed Trust Company, where they handle all types of self-directed accounts that are invested into several assets like real estate and Cryptocurrency.
Mat is also a partner at KKOS Lawyers, and his legal practice has a particular emphasis on self-directed retirement plan law. Mat advises thousands of self-directed IRA investors from trust companies, financial institutions, insurance companies, hedge funds, and third party administrators. He has also served as the primary instructor for the Retirement Industry Trust Association’s (RITA) Self Directed IRA Professional certification program.
He is a VIP contributor at Entrepreneur.com and writes regularly on business topics.
Mat is also the best-selling author of The Self-Directed IRA Handbook: An Authoritative Guide for Self-Directed Retirement Plan Investors and Their Advisors.
Ragu Su is an excellent teacher, mentor and a trading coach. He has been trading both US and International markets over 25 years. He has extensively traded Options, Index & Commodity Futures, Stocks, ETFs and Bonds. He has an in depth understanding of derivative markets. He is very passionate about teaching and is very patient and articulates complex option topics in an easy to understand manner so any novice investors can follow, comprehend and implement. He has a big fan following and periodically conducts several options classes from basics to Advanced. In his spare time, he also volunteers at Nanban Foundation. Being a veteran on Thinkorswim platform, he does help with lot of demos during GK’s Level 1 and Level 2 sessions and a regular guest speaker during Market insights sessions.
Mark S. Gardner is a member of Ed Slott’s Master Elite IRA Advisor Group℠. He continuously trains with Slott and Company, America’s IRA Experts, on in-depth technical training for advanced retirement account strategies, estate planning techniques and new tax laws, including an emphasis on tax-reduction methods for retirees as they transition into the distribution phase of retirement. Retire Well Dallas is dedicated to being leaders in the retirement industry and protecting the future of their clients’ families. Mark is Certified in the Social Security Claiming Strategies (CSSCS) designation.
Mark and his wife live in Dallas and have a blended family of three sons and a young daughter (who rules the roost!). As an active member of his community, Mark has helped bring $350,000 to Bnai Brith Youth and Bnai Brith International. In 2017, As a volunteer, Mark helped send more than 50,000 kosher meals to Houston to victims of Hurricane Harvey. He also volunteers his time as a basketball referee for YMCA youth.
“I’m truly blessed to have about two handfuls of friends who I’ve kept in touch with my whole life,” said Mark. “I had cancer, I was involved in a major car accident, I’ve survived identity theft — and my wife, family, and friends have stood by me. I still consider myself the luckiest man alive. So, I try to do minimum one kind thing for another person each day. It’s my way of giving back to my community. The most important part of life is your values.”
Mark S. Gardner takes ownership of much more than simply his fiduciary responsibility to his customers. “With every recommendation, I have to be able to look at myself in the mirror and know that this is what I would do for myself and family in the same situation.” This is his ongoing commitment to his clients.
VR Chinni is on a mission to empower families to achieve their financial goals through fiscal prudence and smart long-term funding strategies.
As a financial coach and planning expert, he helps families protect their children, financial assets, and long-term planning while realizing their vision of success.
Today, Mr. Chinni is a sought-after speaker and guest expert who has
appeared on television, radio, and YouTube programs designed for family
He is a recognized expert for offering sound advice in every area of personal
finance, from life insurance and college education planning to health insurance, retirement, long term care, and estate planning, Will & Trusts. To date, he has hosted/appeared in more than 200 educational Webinars, Seminars, and Live Talk Shows and Educated thousands of families across the USA.
Caleb is an author, speaker, and the Founder of Better Wealth Solutions. His mission is to change the game of wealth management for entrepreneurs.
Caleb focuses on coaching people to be better managers of their finances to maximize their future wealth potential.
His unique story is an inspiration to new entrepreneurs or someone who is younger and wants to break into entrepreneurship.
He educates about investing in terms of where you can invest and the rate of return. His Better Wealth Podcasts answer anything and everything about your financial health, like how can you invest in yourself and your business? What are the best venues to invest your time, energy, and money?
Caleb authored The AND Asset: The Secret Way To Save & Use Your Money At The Same Time. His passion for financial education drives him to help people see and reach their highest potential.