Peter Tanous is the founder and Chairman of Lynx Investment Advisory, LLC and has spent his fifty-year career in the field of finance and money management. Previously, he was Executive Vice President of Bank Audi (U.S.A.) in New York City. Prior to joining Bank Audi, he was Chairman of Petra Capital Corporation, an international investment bank which he co-founded. In prior years, Peter was International Regional Director with Smith Barney. He received a B.A. in Economics from Georgetown University and served as an officer in the U.S. Army. He is the author of Investment Gurus, (Prentice Hall/Simon & Schuster) a widely acclaimed book that explores the careers and theories of some of the greatest money managers and financial academics of the 20th century. His most recent book is The Pure Equity Plus Plan. An active member the U.S. Lebanese diaspora, Peter was the founding Chairman of The American Task Force on Lebanon and remains an active member. He served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Lebanese American University and is a member of the Board of Advisors at the Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies. In 1991, he was the recipient of the Philip C. Habib Award for Distinguished Public Service and in 2002 was decorated by the Republic of Lebanon with the National Order of the Cedar.