Investor and Philanthropist
Gary is a Serial Entrepreneur, Start-Up Investor, Philanthropist and Real Estate Developer based in the Seattle area. Having started and sold 2 companies, as well as acquired and merged 5 companies, including selling ATGStores.com to Lowes in 2012 for $100M +. Since 2014, Gary has over $17M invested in over 80 companies ranging from Wearable Technology to Cosmetics.
A career of leadership roles such as President/CEO of ATG Stores.com, as well as a VP for Lowe’s. He now serves several Board roles for ColdStream Wealth Management, University of Washington and Washington State Opportunity Scholarship.
Gary founded Rubens Family Foundation and has donated over $27M so far to Washington State Non-Profits focused on educational opportunities for low income underprivileged students, to achieve a 4-year high demand STEM and Healthcare degrees as well, Rubens Family Foundation supports teen and early learning support programs. Garys grants will help over 7000 students attain a college education and high demand career, over 70% are first time college attendees in their family.
Most Recently, Gary acquired Athlete Intelligence, a Kirkland, WA based company focused on Data Analytics for Athlete Performance and Safety, helping coaches, trainers and athletes measure athlete performance as well as identify head impact for concussion awareness.