Company: Stanford Ventures
Location: Denver, Colorado, United States
Gary Mosko, President at Stanford Ventures, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in finance.
Mr. Mosko developed a fascination with the stock market when he was just 7 years old, and he was trading stocks by the time he had turned 12. The early exposure sparked a brilliant career in banking and stock trading, a path that has enabled him to help countless individuals and families generate wealth and security.
As the owner of the aforementioned company since 2004, Mr. Mosko deploys his wealth of experience in international markets, stocks, commodities and currencies. Mentored in the banking industry by his father, Mr. Mosko hails from a family of successful entrepreneurs, including his aunt and uncle, Ruth and Elliot Handler, who established Mattel. His daughter is an accomplished designer and was included in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list.
Prior to launching his career, Mr. Mosko served in the U.S. Army Reserve, carrying out rewarding work as a hospital medic. Following his honorable discharge from the military, Mr. Mosko owned a toy company, Esko, in California for four years. In 1983, he returned home to Denver to assume ownership of Southwest State Bank from his father, with whom he worked with for 30 years. After selling the institution in 1997, Mr. Mosko then became owner of Steele Street State Bank, which, after five years, he also sold. To enhance his professional talents, Mr. Mosko earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1997 and attained a master’s degree in finance from the University of Colorado in 1998.
Mr. Mosko spoke out publicly about his bank’s commitment to helping minorities receive loans and in the early 1990s appeared on a news program hosted by Tom Brokaw to voice his support of the Community Reinvestment Act, which compelled banks to lend to minorities and underprivileged individuals.
For his activism, Mr. Mosko received the Martin Luther King Jr. Award from the Denver Chamber of Commerce and the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. A devoted member of the community, Mr. Mosko has served on the local boards of a variety of charities and nonprofit organizations, including the Jewish Community Center and the Camp Association for abused children.
Having entrusted control of his business to his stepson, Mr. Mosko looks forward to traveling to Dubai, Italy and other places around the world.
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