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Gerald Duran

Founder | Managing Partner

Meet Gerald Duran, the driving force behind CanaGlobal, the world's inaugural faith-driven venture studio. A prodigious 6x serial entrepreneur, Gerald is nothing short of a luminary in the venture studio domain. Unlike many in the venture sphere, Gerald isn’t one to merely spectate. He embodies the spirit of a true operator, opting to lead from the front rather than observing from the sidelines. While many venture capitalists and advisors remain content in the stands, Gerald is fiercely present on the field, paving the way. 

Benson Agbortogo

Managing Partner

Benson has been in the business growth consulting industry for the over a decade. He is known best as an anointed business mentor with a forward-thinking sixth sense. He is an alpha entrepreneur and a pioneer in the faith driven entrepreneur movement, guiding CEOs to become laser focused on high-growth, scalability and market leadership.

Jason Whaling

Venture Partner, Studio RevOps

Meet Jason Whaling, our esteemed Venture Partner and a maestro in Revenue Operations (RevOps). With a keen eye for digital growth, Jason excels in audience expansion and online lead generation through dynamic content, direct marketing, and compelling social media campaigns. His adeptness in RevOps not only drives strategic growth but fosters a culture of innovation within our venture studio. 

Leslie Duran

Chair, Leadership Development Advisory Board

Meet our esteemed Chair of our Leadership Development Advisory Board.  With over three decades, Leslie is a seasoned professional who has dedicated her career to helping organizations navigate complex leadership challenges, with a focus on building high-performing teams and developing effective leadership strategies. 

Leslie's extensive experience includes serving as a leadership development leader to some of the world's largest corporations, advising on issues ranging from leadership development to culture transformation.

Kay Clarity

Venture Partner, Parallel Entertainment Industry 

Meet Kay Clarity, our Venture Partner with a rich history in the entertainment realm as a singer, writer, and seasoned entrepreneur. With a keen academic mind and a flair for innovative entrepreneurship, Kay is instrumental in crafting entrepreneurial zones in small towns. Her pivotal role connects top-tier artists with astute investors, fostering a new era of entertainment. By equipping artists with competitive skills and forging strong investor relationships, Kay is catalyzing a vibrant nexus for entertainment excellence and entrepreneurial spirit within our ecosystem.

Brian Mangels

Venture Partner, NextGen Entrepreneurship

Meet Brian Mangels, a distinguished Venture Partner at the forefront of nurturing a new wave of faith-driven founders. With a rich heritage in the home services industry, Brian’s collaboration with CanaGlobal embarks on an audacious co-mission aimed at fostering restoration, renewal, and revival.

His acumen and altruistic vision are instrumental in guiding budding entrepreneurs on a path imbued with faith and purpose. 

Justin Clark

Venture Partner, NextGen Entrepreneurship

Meet a Justin Clark, a Kingdom Builder at heart, Justin embodies a blend of seasoned entrepreneurial acumen and artistic flair. His journey has seen him excel in the home services domain, creating a legacy marked by innovation and sustained growth. At CanaGlobal, Justin is channeling his diverse experiences to nurture and empower the next generation of entrepreneurs. 

Through his efforts, Justin is not only catalyzing entrepreneurial success but is also advancing the mission of building the Kingdom of God within the modern entrepreneurial landscape.

Ken Cauley

Venture Partner, Capital

Ken has built, scaled, and sold multiple companies across a number of industries including video games, media and publishing, internet advertising, television entertainment, private equity, and other financial and management consulting services. Along the way, Ken has been recognized both locally and nationally with various professional awards from media, peers, and partners.

Shane Boudreau

Venture Partner, Capital

Shane has over 2 decades of finance and M&A experience. He has built scaled and sold multiple companies from green tech to AI/ML. Consulted with Fortune 500 and 100 companies and several notable VC firms. Raised hundreds of millions for various entities in addition to his quant fund which is now being utilized by one of the largest trading firms for their UHNW clients