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Gene Anderson is the creator and founder of Advanced Online Technology, a 'Silicon Forest' (Portland Oregon) based Internet Marketing firm specializing in SEM, SEO and IT. (AOTSEO, Inc)
Mr. Anderson received his Certification in Strategic Marketing from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Gene Anderson was recognized by Google as the top revenue producer for the fastest growing adwords marketing agency in the world, as per Google.
Over a decade ago, Google's revenue from adwords was over five billion U.S. dollars per year.
Today Mr. Anderson consults start-ups and C-level leaders in strategic marketing and due diligence.
Stanford University Students at Google Campus, Mt. View, Ca
Gene Anderson is an accredited investor, entrepreneur and business consultant. Gene has served as CEO, Chairman, President, and Adviser for both public and private companies. He is also the founder of TheMillionairesClub.org. Mr Anderson has ranked #1 on Google for over 10 years as the "Google Adwords World Record Holder"
Mr Anderson was born and raised in Palo Alto, California. Today he works and resides in the Portland Oregon region of the United States. Gene and his wife Cathy enjoy traveling, visiting the Oregon coast, fishing, playing with their grandson, and ministering a message of hope and grace to the homeless, prisoners (a former chaplain at Pelican Bay) or to anyone that is willing to hear, regardless of their social standing. Whether to the ultra-rich or the ultra poor, Gene loves to share his faith in Jesus.
Mr. Anderson founded a non-profit organization building orphanages, medical clinics, and schools in Kenya, East Africa. Victorious Outreach Ministries (VOM) has sheltered, fed and educated thousands of children whose parents had died from AID’s. That work continues today under the name African Orphan Outreach.
Gene Anderson has been a serial entrepreneur his entire adult working life. Raised in the restaurant business by his Sicilian/Greek mother and step father, Gene was taught early in life that you can achieve anything if you work hard, never give up, and believe.
At 19 years old while going to college full time and working at night, Gene achieved the ranking as the 7th top revenue producer out of 3500 Instructors for European Health Spas in Sunnyvale California. While only working part time, he reached an amazing $50,000 a month in membership sales and in 1978 that was a lot of money. Just a few years later, Gene went on to build 3 of his own health clubs/health restaurants called the Centurion Body Centers in the Truckee/Tahoe basin.
In the mid 1980's, at 26 years old, Gene was one of the youngest General Contractors in the state of California (license #465222). To be licensed to build all structures in California, it required 4 years of documented work hours as an apprentice and 4 years as a journeyman. After selling his first construction company and building supply before he was 30 years old, Gene went on to build and manage his own thoroughbred racehorse training centers in California and Oregon.
Gene and Cathy moved from Los Altos California to Merlin Oregon in 1987. After semi-retiring at the ripe old age of 30 and getting bored from just fishing on the Rogue River all day (Gene rowed while Cathy caught the Salmon) Gene needed something more to do so he built 'Anderson Acres' and populated it with a string of expensive thoroughbred race horses. Gene says the reason they call it the 'Sport of Kings' is due to the fact you need a king's income to continue to feed and pay the vet bills of those 'darn hay burners'.
But Gene knew there was always opportunity for improvement in any industry. Gene was sending his horses all over the country to race and injuries were a big problem for the horses as well as their owners who had to pay the vet bills.
Although they said it could never be done, Gene pitched an idea to the board of directors of Bay Meadows race track, located in the San Francisco Bay Area where he was from. It was to design and construct an underwater treadmill with therapeutic jets for the many million+ dollar horses. This center could provide serious conditioning (running under water is exhausting) yet with low leg concussion/impact, as well as maintaining fitness for all the resident horses in the winter when track conditions would not allow the normal training schedules. Gene wanted to build his idea on 'the backside' of the race track where 2000+ horses lived.
Gene succeeded with his proposal and leased a section of land at the track. He then built the Swimming Center for Race Horses called 'the Aqua-Ciser Center at Bay Meadows in San Mateo California. That project came after he had already built and owned his first Race Horse Training Center in Oregon (Anderson Acres) while still in his twenties. This cutting edge swim center was quickly acquired from the prestigious Portola Valley Stables, in Woodside California.
Back in the late 70's there was no such thing as a 'home inspection' (just termite and dry rot reports). Gene thought of an idea to go into homes and check everything! These reports could be used to negotiate on price.
Gene founded the very first 'Home Inspection' company in the USA called the California Building Inspection Service. Today he is the owner of Best Home Builders LLC. He retains an active Real Estate Broker's License as well as his General Contractor's license since 1984. Gene has completed multiple high end subdivisions, Holiday Inn Hotels, Barclays Banks, the SF Bay Area Merrill Lynch Stock Brokerage, as well as many multi-million dollar homes and numerous commercial / industrial projects.
From 2006 until today, Gene has been a keynote speaker around the world at events like the exclusive World Gold Forum in Toronto, the Ritossa Family Office event in Miami, the Jayboy Elite Family Office Conference in Mexico City, and has spoken at International events with live audiences exceeding over 8 million in attendance. Gene consults some of the most successful millionaires and billionaires in the world. Gene was also honored to represent Shelia Driscoll (of the Driscoll Berry Family), as the ambassador to her co-founded organization, the Billionaire Foundation.
As for everyone on this planet, there are many 'not so great' stories that Gene can tell you about his life. Like the tragic death of his father, the time he was kidnapped in Hawaii, the hostile take over of a company he founded, and the multiple times he trusted the wrong people resulting in financial disaster, etc.
But those stories he saves for his friends who might be journeying on the many hard roads in life we must all travel. Gene says, "Edison taught us a thousand ways not to make a light bulb... until he made one, and that kind of victory can be very painful and comes through experience, perseverance, and most of all faith. If you're still breathing, you can change for the world the better."
Mr Anderson began his internet tech education in 1995. Since then, Gene has worked with many of today's brilliant scientists in Artificial Intelligence, data driven marketing, social web presence, and more.
One day while listening to the Christian talk show 'Focus on the Family' with Dr. James Dobson, Gene heard that Christian families were having their kids taken out of their homes by the state by 'anonymous accusers' and that there was a need for Private Investigators to find out the facts for over 2000 open cases.
Being a man of action and not talk, Gene studied law courses at night, went to the state capital building in Salem Oregon and challenged the test. He passed the state exam and received his PI license from the Oregon Board of Investigators in 2002.
Mr. Anderson is a strong supporter of the US Constitution. Gene believes that 'evil only prevails when good men do nothing'.
Gene and his close friend, a former LAPD Internal Affairs Detective, opened their own agency to assist attorneys investigating the corruption and misuses of power being waged against the individual's rights as protected by the Constitution.
Mr Anderson utilizes over 35 years of entrepreneurship and experience together with his training as a PI to take due diligence to a higher level. Mr Anderson says that of the endeavors and investments that he had participated in that had failed, they could have all been avoided and traced back to a lack of due diligence on the parties involved. The information was out there, but many times we just dont want to hear it or be negative, which can be a costly mistake.
In a world filled with mis-information, Gene says you can never do too much due diligence. The number one virtue he looks for today is integrity within he individuals he works with.
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