Jonathan V. Galaviz
Mr. Galaviz is one of the world’s leading experts on doing business in ASEAN (Southeast Asia) and the greater Asia-Pacific region. For more than 15 years he has worked with Fortune 500 companies in the areas of government relations, macroeconomic analysis, and regional growth strategies. He serves as a senior advisor to several governments on economic development policy.
He frequently appears on CNBC and other media outlets as an independent industry analyst on the airline, casino gaming, hospitality and technology industries. He holds an MBA from Oxford University (England) and is a graduate of the New Mexico Military Institute.
Mr. Galaviz serves as Vice-Chairman (Non-Executive) of the Board of The Centech Group, Inc., a defense contracting firm located in the Washington DC area with over $100m in annual revenue. He is also an Senior Advisor to StackStreet.com, a new blogging platform for business topics.
Mr. Galaviz serves as a Partner at Global Market Advisors (GMA). Some of his clients include firms such as the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Goldman Sachs (U.S. and Asia), CapitaLand, Deutsche Bank, Caesars Entertainment, Station Casinos (Fertitta Gaming), eSun/Lai Sun, Keppel Land (Singapore), Lend Lease (Australia), several globally focused private equity / venture capital funds, and non-profit technology industry organizations such as the International Social Games Association (ISGA).
Jonathan started his career in 1996 working at the U.S. Senate in Washington DC in the office of U.S. Senator Pete Domenici (R-New Mexico). From 1998 to 2002 Mr. Galaviz was employed in a variety management consulting roles at Spectra Corporation, Whittman-Hart and Mandalay Resort Group (now a part of MGM Resorts International). From 2002 to 2013 Mr. Galaviz was head of Galaviz & Company LLC (Globalysis Ltd.) until GMA purchased it in early 2014.
In 2011 Mr. Galaviz served as the Head of Campus for the University of Nevada’s (UNLV) campus in Singapore as a financial turnaround specialist. After less than a year in this role, he successfully completed a full financial turnaround; the work was widely praised in media and academic circles.
Jonathan serves as the President of The Economic Club of Las Vegas, a non-profit organization that brings globally renowned speakers to share their views on economics and politics.
Mr. Galaviz is a member of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE). In 1997, he studied finance at the National University of Singapore as a foreign exchange student.