Greg Halpern became an International Gold Medalist in Judo and an Author in the late 70’s, spending more than three decades since as a pioneer of innovative emerging inventions and technology transfers which he has played the critical role in bringing from conceptualization to reality and commercialization. During his 36-year career, Halpern has provided savvy management, small business infrastructure, significant funding and substantial intellectual capital to bring important and timely life-changing technologies to market through all phases of the commercialization process.
In the 80’s, Halpern was featured in Omni Science and Venture Magazine among many other media features for pioneering Computer Animated Imaging and Electronic Anesthesia to which he received various patents and trademarks and also appeared on the Oprah show.
In the 90’s Halpern developed early search engine algorithm software and successfully launched the first true crowd funding - raising three million dollars online in a week. The S.E.C. cleared offering was featured on CNN.
From 2000 to present, Halpern was the Principal owner of CGI Capital an NASD Member 5k Broker Dealer, the Chairman & CEO of Circle Group Holdings Inc. (AMEX: CXN) and Z-Trim Holdings Inc. (AMEX: ZTM) where he designed and built a green plant to produce a USDA food ingredient breakthrough and is the current Chairman of the high definition audio company Max Sound Corp. (OTCBB: MAXD). Halpern also developed Fairplay, a DRM solution component of Veridisc, which was sold to Apple as a piece of their media ecosystem.
For his diverse efforts, Halpern and his innovations have been featured on most major TV and radio networks and in many major publications including books by celebrities such as Dr. Oz. Famous leaders in several industries have endorsed and worked with Halpern and his innovative ventures including Steve Forbes, Al Gore, Wes Clark, Steadman Graham, George Foreman, Larry King, Mick Fleetwood, Pitbull, SBA Chief Hector Barreto, Congressman Michael Oxley and Congresswoman Sue Kelly who brought him to congress to testify on ways to improve small business in America.
Halpern has worked extensively with agencies such as the FDA, USDA, USPTO, FCC, DOE, DOD & SEC and is an assigned inventor on 31 patents issued or pending.
On the side, Halpern is the backer for his daughter's band KI and finalizing books and movies for his own story 13 Lives.