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Gary Cardone

Managing Partner at Card1Ventures

A Unique Acumen for Paradigm Efficiency

Gary Cardone is an international entrepreneur and business leader with more than thirty years of experience in energy, capital investments, real estate, and ecommerce ventures. Cardone possesses a rare wealth of insight, experience, and expertise.

 

Building the Future

After graduating from McNeese State University with degrees in marketing and economics, Cardone joined Natural Gas Clearinghouse as the 12th member of a small startup. Within just a few years, Cardone had helped the company grow substantial. With more than 600 employees, the new endeavor went public and became Dynegy Inc.

Cardone was personally responsible for overseeing more than 30% of the natural gas acquisitions for the western United States and Canada. After helping turn the company into one of the nation’s leading sources of energy, Cardone was called upon to help Dynegy expand to the European market.

Touted as the architect of cross border regulations and energy standardization in Europe, Cardone became one of the youngest CEOs of a Fortune 50 company. He established power and gas positions in Germany and Holland, with offices in Switzerland, Spain, Italy, and Holland. When he retired from the industry, the company had a $1 billion market value.

Later, Cardone parlayed his expertise with commodities trading into the payments industry after discovering the similarities between payment channels and the energy market.

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Monetizing New Opportunities

After leaving the energy sector, Cardone experimented with new ventures in the ecommerce environment. He recognized the abundant earning potential, but was frustrated when his new business was stymied by an unsuspected challenge: chargebacks.

This seemingly minor obstacle to processing payment card transactions nearly destroyed his business. Cardone was disappointed yet again when he sought professional assistance and found there was a shortage of viable service providers.

Noticing a void in the market, Cardone turned this apparent need into an opportunity. In 2011, Cardone co-founded Chargebacks911™ in order to bring an innovative new payments solution to the ecommerce industry.

Gary Cardone Today

In less than five years, Gary Cardone grew Chargebacks911™ to more than 400 employees with locations in Florida, Ireland and India. The company demonstrated a 679% growth between 2013 and 2015, and continues to onboard new, blue-chip clients daily by offering scalable, dynamic solutions.

Currently, Cardone serves as CEO of both Chargebacks911™ and its sister company, eConsumerServices—a merchant-consumer mediation firm. He is also a managing partner for Global Risk Technologies, the European parent company of both entities.

Gary occasionally collaborates with his brother Grant Cardone, a best-selling author, sales trainer, and motivational speaker. Gary lives in Clearwater, Florida, with his wife, Monica, and their two daughters.

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Saturday Morning 4th Feb Conference

Tampa Tank Pitch Competition

5 startups throughout the southeast US will present in front of a live panel of investors and industry influencers for the chance to get funded live! Shark tank style.