Ernest D. Chu
Accomplished entrepreneur Ernest D. Chu has been a spiritual teacher for the past decade. Prior to that, he had a distinguished thirty-year career in finance, including as an allied member of the New York Stock Exchange, an investment banking executive, and a capital markets expert. He has advised some of America's largest companies and has raised capital for hundreds of public- and private-growth companies in a variety of industries. As an entrepreneur, he funded or was a member of the founding executive team of nine companies, three of which went public. He has raised more than $150 million for these and other client companies, and he has generated more than $1 billion in market capitalization value.
He began teaching spiritual abundance courses at the Center for Spiritual Living in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where he has served as a trustee for more than ten years. He was licensed as a staff minister in 1999. In 2004, he became the Center's assistant pastor, and he was ordained in 2006. Through the Soul Currency Institute, he coaches socially and environmentally responsible entrepreneurs and companies.
Chu has published dozens of articles on corporate finance and entrepreneurship in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, Corporate Finance Week, MBA magazine, and the Palm Beach Times, and he has contributed to three business anthologies on finance, venture capital, and entrepreneurship. His articles on abundance and personal wisdom now frequently appear on blogs and in a variety of personal growth and business magazines.
His website is www.soulcurrency.org.