Jonathan V. Galaviz
Note: Mr. Galaviz is currently on leave from GMA while serving in the Trump Administration in Washington DC. The bio below precedes his engagement in government service.
Jonathan Galaviz is GMA’s Chief Strategist. He has served as a senior strategist to Fortune 500 companies such as Caesars Entertainment, Goldman Sachs, Google, and Keppel Corporation on economic strategy, government relations, and Asia-Pacific analysis. He has advised some of the most notable CEO’s and CFO’s in American and Asian business circles.
Galaviz frequently appears on CNBC, BBC, and Bloomberg TV; his is also a frequent speaker at conferences focusing on finance, economics, and global growth. He’s frequently sought for his views on the Asia-Pacific region, politics, and industry economics for travel and leisure sector.
Galaviz first worked at the U.S. Senate as a professional paid staffer in Washington DC starting in late 1995 until mid-1996 when he then returned to college. From the late 1990’s until 2002 he was a senior-level management consultant to leading Silicon Valley companies such as Cisco, Kleiner Perkins, Sun Microsystems, and Sequoia Capital where he assisted these companies with corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance.
Jonathan was then recruited by Mandalay Resort Group (now MGM Resorts International) as a Senior Project Analyst in the corporate technology group and moved to Las Vegas. At MRG he lead projects focused on researching internet gambling, Asia-Pacific growth, and corporate strategy. He left MRG to start his own management consulting and research firm.
Since late 2002 Mr. Galaviz been under the Global Market Advisors (GMA) platform and its prior entity iterations, with offices in Denver, Las Vegas, Bangkok and Singapore. He has managed project teams focused on delivering excellent results for clients in the areas of financial projections, economic analysis, government relations, and global growth strategy with an emphasis on Asia.
Galaviz has taught strategy, finance, and economics at the university level at various institutions as a guest lecturer. He also served as Interim Head of Campus (Dean) for the University of Nevada’s (UNLV) campus in Singapore in 2011 to conduct a special financial situation turnaround – he successfully completed the turnaround in less than a year.
Jonathan holds an MBA from Oxford University (England) and is a graduate of the New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI). In 1997 he studied Asia-Pacific finance at the National University of Singapore (NUS) as a foreign exchange scholar. In 2000 he completed the Managing Technology and Strategic Innovation (MTSI) executive education program at Stanford GSB.
Galaviz was the co-founder and first President of The Economic Club of Las Vegas, a prestigious non-profit and non-partisan forum, which has hosted several U.S. national politicians and economists. Galaviz lives in a combination of Washington DC, Las Vegas, and Bangkok.