Mr. Guss served until June of 2009 as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board at Investment Placement Group and is currently Honorary Chairman. Founded in 1983, IPG manages approximately $1.5 billion in assets for individuals and corporations participating in both domestic and emerging markets and is a member of the National Association of Securities Dealers. Mr. Guss served as a member of the Advisory Board of First National Bank, a full service commercial bank in San Diego, CA, as well as for the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Research Center. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art.
Mr. Guss is a graduate of both San Diego State University with a B.A. in Economics and the Executive Management Program at Northwestern University.