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Academy of Financial Management ® - George Mentz

Prof. George Mentz, JD, MBA, CWM ® , MFP Mas. Fin. Professional.
Attorney at Law & Notary Public

"Founder of the American Academy Board of Standards"

  • Founder of the GAFM Academy of Finance  Management US Academic Operations Worldwide - 1996 International Board of Standards
  • The first person in the United States to achieve "Quad Designation" Status as a JD, MBA, QFP Qualified registered licensed financial planner, and Certified Financial Consultant.
  • Featured and quoted in the Wall Street Journal ™, The Hindu National, The Financial Times Asia, The Arab Times, and El Norte Latin America.
  • Licensed Attorney and Counselor of Law US Federal Courts EDLA and State License - LA
  • "GAFM  Certified Trainer" in wealth management, market analysis, and estate planning by the AAFM Board of Standards. GAFM  offers approved and accredited training worldwide in select countries.
  • Editor and Chief for the Original Tax and Estate Planning Law Review
  • Professor for Wealth Management In San Diego TJSL Law School LLM Program and Texas A&M Law School Curriculum Advisor and Faculty Advisor.
  • Elected to the Advisory Board of the Global Finance Forum - Switzerland
  • Board of Advisors of the World E-Commerce Forum & ERISA Fiduciary Guild
  • Author of Several books on Wealth Management, Human Potential & Project Management
  • Advisory Board Committe - Institute for Credentialing Excellence Education
  • Faculty Appointments and Graduate Excecutive Training Appointments for law schools, business schools, and Training Centers in: Miami, Denver, Hong Kong, Nassau, Bahamas, Silicon Valley, CA, Virginia, New Orleans, Dubai, San Diego, Chicago, and more.
  • Consulting to the US Government on Economic Trends and Employment Issues.
  • Designed the first LLM Wealth Management Curriculum in the USA which has achieved ABA review acquiesence.
  • Founder and Owner of the GAFM ™ Global Academy of Financial Management training group and founder of the IBS Finance Institute and  IPMC and Global Project Management Academy
*Professor Mentz addressing China National Media at the Global Wealth Management Summit in Beijing China

Contact Professor Mentz

  • USA Director and Chairman of the Global Wealth Management Advisory Board and Advisory Board to GAFM  Association Academy of Financial Management
  • Mentz is Creator and Founder of the "training company" brand name of:   Academy of Financial Management International  in 2004 in Europe.
  • Consulted with Wall Street and Banking Firms, Trained Financial Advisors, and Instructed Clients from 50 countries with specialized materials  on Financial Planning, Investing, Taxation, Insurance and Estate Planning.
  • Consulted with Several Fortune 100 Companies and International Banking Institutions
  • Diversified wealth management practitioner experience involving training, marketing, management, development, finance, financial planning, teaching, education, and e-commerce.
  • Mr. Mentz oversees several companies operating worldwide.
  • Teaching accredited college level estate planning, investments, economics, finance, & tax courses and topics along with e-commerce strategy, law, and marketing for several universities.
  • Inventor of the Legal and Plastic Surgery Z-5 Internet Marketing Program Worldwide™
  • Researched and published worldwide in the area of taxation, financial analysis, investments, estate planning, and financial consulting.
  • Appointed Faculty member St. Thomas Law School Graduate LLM Program in Miami.
  • Appointed Faculty for the prestigeous Silicon Valley SJSU E-Business Programs.
  • Full Time Faculty Appointment, Subject Matter Expert, Consultant, and full time law faculty.
  • Investment Advisor Representative Law Exams Passed.
  • Certified Financial Consultant License Achieved
  • Licensed and Registered Financial Planner Registration Achieved
  • Licensed and Certified E-Commerce Consultant Trainer
  • Corporate training and Course Development experience with major corporations and University Instruction Online and OnSite
  • On Faculty for Several Universities Teaching Online and On-Site
  • Faculty member 1995-2007 teaching business law, taxation , corporations, legal environment, business entities, e-commerce management and law, investments, ethics, financial planning, estate planning, wealth management.
  • Published, written, and presented multiple articles and research in venues such as print, magazine, journals, television, several college universities, and websites.
  • Keynote speaker at seminars, conventions, and conferences
  • Quoted and Author of Published articles in 20 Countries and 20 Major US cities on finance and ebusiness consulting.
  • Experience as a Top Wealth Management Advisor for a Wall Street Firm
  • Founding Shareholder of companies, joint ventures, and alliances in US, EU, Asia, Greece, Portugal, Africa, Belgium, Singapore, China, Russia, Canada, Malaysia, and other countries.
  • Member Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity, Member Delta Kappa Epsilon International , Skull and Bones Friars Member, Member Scottish Rite Masonic Bodies, & Member of the York Rite and Royal Arch Masonic Bodies.
  • International television and press interviews in contries such as China, Mexico and USA
  • Keynote speaker in Beijing and Hong Kong. Featured in major newspapers throughout Asia.
  • Presented to International Financial Executives at the Geneva Wealth Mgt. Conference.
  • Master Financial Professional Trainer Certified
  • Negotiated International Agreements with CFP ™ Board and AIMR ™ International
  • Accepted as an Expert Witness NASD Arbitration Panel 2003
  • Founder of the AAFM AAPM and CEC Global Scholarship Program for disadvantaged students worldwide.


Juris Doctorate in International Law - Attended law courses at William & Mary and Tulane Law School Completing law studies in Madrid Spain, Sao Paulo Brazil, Cuernavaca Mexico. Loyola University School of Law (1996)

Gradute International Law Diploma - Certificate in International Legal Studies - (1996) - Satisfying all of the requirements for the International Law Graduate Program.

M.B.A. Loyola and Catholique University Graduate School in Louven, Belgium, Condor Falcon School Member, Chairman of the Tax & Estate Planning JD & MBA Law Review (1998) Completed research, studies, and provided international lectures in Belgium.

LSU BR/LA - Université de l'Etat de la Louisiane , Bachelor of Arts in International Politics
after attending courses in the USA and Europe Universität von Innsbruck UNO Program (1983-8)


AAFM Certified Market Analyst and Registered Financial Analyst, Master Financial Professional, Chartered Trust and Estate Planner Triple Board Certification.
Successfully Completed US SEC NASD Series 7, 63, & 65 Securities Licenses, Registered Investment Advisor Representative
Licensed Attorney, Licensed Financial Planner, Certified Financial Consultant, and Notary Public License
Investment Management Analyst Certificate, Policy, Analysis, and Manager Selection
CEC Certified E-Commerce Consultant
Board of Directors for 3 non-public companies and one charity





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