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Rising Stars: Meet Terrence Gallman

Today we’d like to introduce you to Terrence Gallman.

Hi Terrence, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I am a Published author of three books, Love’s Journey: The Roads Less Traveled, Finding Me: My Personal Journey to Rediscovery, and Wall Street Bonds: The Urban Renaissance. I started writing as therapy for both release and reflection. This grew into my desire to share my experience through my books as a deterrent to prevent others from making the same decisions I’d made which landed me in prison and led to an even longer road to recovery. 

My book Finding Me was released in 2008.  I’m pleased to announce that based the attention the book has gotten, as well as my community organizing work and networking and promotion efforts, now it has been adapted as a feature film titled NO RIGHT WAY! with Hollywood writers, directors, producers, and actors. 

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
My outreach work started with my local community and faced huge challenges due to a lack of resources but never a lack of good intentions. Eventually, I was recognized globally by international thought leaders who were working on justice and economic inclusion campaigns. That led me from Bloomberg to the United Nations to invitations onto Global Private Equity platforms. I learned that a lot of capital is infused into challenged communities for an even larger return on investments since they are branded as higher risk investments. However, investors still make large returns for their shareholders by investing in challenged communities. This has even led to legislation like Opportunity Zones Development where investors can leverage investing to offset capital gains tax.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I am a Published Author and currently I am Executive Producing my first two feature films and a tv show. My work is largely based on my life experiences and my goals include educating and inspiring others while producing projects the local communities can own and invest in.

What quality or characteristic do you feel is most important to your success?
Networking, networking, and networking and the ability to navigate challenges and keep moving onward and upward.

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Vincent Coyle, Gavin Serkin, Mark Elliott, John Benemerito, Cartez Smith, Paul W. Tate, Scott McCullough, Stuart W. Yee, Karen Rands, and Clay Ayers

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