Mohamed Geraldez is a Californian entrepreneur and investor in a few different industries like the largest vegan necktie company in the world www.JaanJ.com, www.DragonflyBlack.com a business & brand strategy firm based in London (UK), and www.Techhunter.com (acquired) an online platform offering the best deals for tech gadgets. He is a strategic adviser to www.Pivotshare.com (acquired), a digital media distribution and monetization startup, and www.Muzbnb.com, an online peer-to-peer homestay network that connects travelers with rental spaces hosted by Muslims worldwide.
Mohamed continues to brainstorm how he can bring his most challenging endeavor, ReCenter Finance, to market in a meaningful way – Shariah compliant student loans in the USA. He briefly speaks about Halal student loans in this video.
After his first 2 years of colorful university life, Mohamed converted to Islam. This life-changing event had a significant effect upon his academic performance: Geraldez immediately made the Dean's List (and for every semester) until he graduated Cum Laude, and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. As a student of Hamza Yusuf, upon graduation, Mohamed went overseas to study the Islamic sciences for 4 years in Syria, Morocco and Mauritania with some of the most renowned legal and spiritual scholars of the Muslim world. He spent his final two years with Murabit al Hajj in the Saharan Desert. After studying abroad and becoming fluent in Arabic, Mohamed returned to the U.S. and obtained a master's degree in business (MBA).
He is the author of the forthcoming book "To God through Money," set to be released in the winter of 2018. Geraldez was also asked to present his unique personal story in the book by White Cloud Publications "All-American: 45 American Men on Being Muslim." The book can be ordered at Amazon.com.
Mohamed enjoys surfing, fashion, technology, basketball, triathlons and reading Classic American Literature. Also, anyone that hangs out with Mohamed (or watches his vlogs) soon finds out that he is a Music & Pop Culture nerd. Born and raised in Southern California, Mohamed currently resides in Europe and the US while traveling throughout the world for business and speaking engagements.
Invited to dinner at the White House where the President honored a small group of prominent American Muslim visionaries & entrepreneurs for their contributions to America. July 2013.
Private reception with the Prime Minister of Malaysia and Prince Charles after being invited to speak at the World Islamic Economic Forum in London, United Kingdom. November 2013.
Triathlon completed in California. May 2016.
Invited to speak at Harvard on Islamic Finance & Education Finance. October 2016.
Invited by the Rothschild Foundation to speak at Windsor Castle in England on Branding and Startup Pitching to entrepreneurs. August 2018.
On a speaking tour where Mohamed delivered presentations on Startups, Digital Media, Branding, and Fintech at some of the Top 10 Business Schools in France. October 2017.
Invited to speak in Borneo where Steve Wozniak (right), co-founder of Apple with Steve Jobs, was the keynote speaker. November 2017.
Speaking tour on Entrepreneurship, Branding, World Cultures and their Effect on Marketing & Business Strategy at Hungary's top business school, IBM's Budapest Lab, and other venues. February 2018.
Invited to speak at the University of Oxford in England on Islamic Finance, Fintech & the Global Islamic Economy. July 2017.
Invited to speak at some of Romania's top business schools & economics universities; meet with Romania's Ministry of Business Environment, Commerce & Entrepreneurship - to discuss Branding and Entrepreneurship; and to listen to startup pitches. April 2018.
Speaking at Asia's largest annual marketing conference on how to create Cool Brands to a sold out crowd of 5,000 professionals in Indonesia. December 2017.
Invited to speak at the Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders' Forum in Barcelona, Spain. December 2016.
Interviewed by Singapore's magazine, Retail Asia, in the piece "Why
the Muslim Consumer Market in Asia Matters." June 2017.
On a speaking tour where Mohamed delivered presentations on Personal Branding, Growing then Scaling Your Business, and Entrepreneurship at the Top 3 Business Schools in Greece. October 2017.
Invited to speak at Estonia's top business school, and other venues on Thought Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Growing then Scaling Your Company. September 2018.
Speaking to MBA students about Entrepreneurship & Personal Branding in London, United Kingdom. November 2016.
Interview in the Indonesian magazine, The Marketeers, on Entrepreneurship, Southeast Asia & Fintech. April 2017.
Asia Islamic Fashion Week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. April 2017.
Being interviewed about the 7 sectors of the Global Islamic Economy at the headquarters of the Indonesian newspaper, Republika, in Jakarta, Indonesia. Feburary 2017.
Istanbul, Turkey. December 2016.
Speaking to Executive MBA students about Thought Leadership & Managing Change in London, England. November 2017.
Interview on the Deen Show. October 2015.
Mohamed being interviewed by a TV reporter in Sweden. December 2013.
Mohamed being interviewed in Kuala Lumpur on Malaysia's top business radio show. December 2013.