Ernest D. Chu has advised thousands of entrepreneurs and business owners during his 35-year career. A master of the intricacies of corporate finance, he is a recognized expert at positioning startup and existing companies to raise financing necessary for success. His advice has turned hundreds of entrepreneurs and investors into millionaires.
Chu has been on the founding teams of nine startups and has taken three companies public. He has served as chairman or CFO of five public companies. He has added nearly $1.5 billion in market value for his clients and his own companies.
His clients include CEOs of corporations, other business coaches, entrepreneurs and investors. He has inspired and encouraged countless clients wrestling with business decisions.
Chu is the former chairman, current board member and one of three founders of Green States Energy, an independent power producer (“IPP”) focused on developing, acquiring, owning, and operating clean energy generation facilities to provide clean, reliable electric generation to local governments and utilities.
He also is the creator of Solar Currency; founding president and interim executive director of The Soul Currency Institute; and author of Soul Currency: Investing Your Inner Wealth for Fulfillment and Abundance.
Innovative and Creative Solutions
Chu has the ability to think imaginatively and to offer practical and hard-nosed advice. He can look at a complicated situation and go right to the heart of the issue. His insights are often brilliant in their simplicity and clarity. He became a member of the New York Stock Exchange in 1971, at age 24.
His articles about starting ventures and raising capital have appeared in Corporate Finance Week, MBA Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. Chu was listed in Who’s Who in Industry and Finance and Who’s Who in the World for many years. He has been oft-quoted by Institutional Investor, The Wall Street Journal and various investment newsletters.
Chu began his career as a staff writer for The Wall Street Journal, where he wrote the daily “Financing Business” column; shared responsibility for the daily Bond Markets column; and wrote featured articles. He later served as a director of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy and led one of its initial delegations to China in 1979. He has returned to China frequently since that time.
Chu contributed to Guide to Venture Capital Sources, 4th Edition (Capital Publishing, 1979), Guide to Tax Sheltered Investments (University of Texas Business School, 1982), and Ensuring Minority Success in Corporate Management (Plenum Publishing, 1988).
Chu holds a bachelor’s degree in Far Eastern history with a minor in English from Amherst College, where he graduated cum laude in 1968. He studied with Pulitzer Prize winner Archibald MacLeish in 1965. Chu studied Hinduism and traveled more than 6,000 miles covering the landmark Fourth General Elections. Awarded a Moore Fellowship, he was accepted into the doctoral studies program at Columbia University’s Institute of Far Eastern Affairs in 1968.
Chu resides in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Contact him.