As owner of Los Angeles, California-based Gellis Investment Management, Henry Gellis concentrates on facilitating the production and distribution of information that helps individuals heighten awareness and realize their full potential. He researches prospective investment opportunities in undervalued companies that create positive and inspirational videos, written content, and applications that address topics such as health, diet, and stress reduction. Besides assisting emerging growth companies with venture capital, Henry Gellis has provided financing for small public enterprises.
In his complementary role as a founding shareholder and president of Awaken Global Media owner of Awaken.com, Henry Gellis leads strategy and financing for a company that uses its website to publish stories on nutrition, the environment, yoga, and other empowering issues. He also provides a variety of products and media for stress management and personal wellness, ranging from DVDs and video games to books and meditation cushions, which are made available for retail purchase through the awaken.com store. Under his direction, awaken.com has experienced a doubling of web traffic in only two years and garnered more than 157,000 likes on Facebook.
While completing a bachelor of arts in history at Syracuse University, Henry Gellis sang under the nom de guerre Johnny Angel, backed by a band that included rock star Lou Reed before his famed exploits with the Velvet Underground. He later worked as a producer on a number of movies, including Shadow of the Hawk and The New Centurions.