Gary Winnick, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Winnick & Company, a Los Angeles-based investment firm, is an American financier and philanthropist with a global investment career spanning more than three decades. Mr. Winnick has sourced in excess of 100 billion dollars to fund transformative technologies and corporate innovation, providing capital and counsel to dozens of companies in a wide range of industries, including Telecommunications, Healthcare, Construction and Building Materials, Real Estate, Technology and IT Services, Media and Financial Services. Mr. Winnick and two companies he founded, Global Crossing and Asia Global Crossing, built the first integrated global fiber optic network, a 130,000-mile IP-based system connecting continents and countries around the world. Before forming Winnick & Company in 1985, Mr. Winnick was a senior executive at Drexel Burnham Lambert in its high yield and convertible bond group during a transformative period for corporate finance and Wall Street. Mr. Winnick is a member of the boards of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Simon Wiesenthal Center. He has also served on the National Advisory Board of JP Morgan Chase and the Board of Directors of Special Olympics, and has been a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Hillel's International Board of Governors. Mr. Winnick is a recipient of the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Humanitarian Laureate Award. In 2004, he received an Honorary Doctorate from his alma mater, Long Island University.