Our Founder

Dr. Kirk Elliott is CEO IQbanc.  As a successful entrepreneur, Dr. Elliott has fueled the creation of numerous successful business ventures through his private equity holding company with ownership interests in e-Commerce, merchant processing, skin care and cosmetics, publishing, and manufacturing industries.  Additionally, Dr. Elliott is an economist and wealth manager with the McAlvany Financial Group, a wealth management firm.  Dr. Elliott is also a producer with “THREAT”, currently in production for potential national television network distribution, and founder of ScotchIrish Productions where he has produced a documentary, 300 Million Slaves, and authored numerous books including:  An Empirical Identification of an Appropriate Inflation Definition and an Inflation Targeting Monetary Policy (2007); 300 Million Slaves (2013); 10 Ways to Avoid the Economic Tsunami (2013); Surviving Global Governance (2013); The Gold and Silver Mastery Program Curriculum (2013); Co-creator and producer of The Missing Chapter Curriculum (2015).

Dr. Elliott earned his Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University, a M.A. in International Studies from the University of Denver, and B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Colorado.

Dr. Elliott serves on the boards of Patrick Henry College, the True Freedom Foundation, Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk and Council for National Policy Action, Inc.

He is married to JoLayne and has two kids (Riley and Caden)

EDUCATION 

Ph.D. Public Policy and Administration
Walden University  |  February 2007

M.A. International Studies
University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies  |  June 1994

B.S. Business Administration
University of Colorado  |  December 1992

MANAGEMENT AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS 

IQbanc  |  CEO |  Crowd Sourced Investment Data
(2016-present)  Durango, CO
Research and Education Firm that specializes in collecting and disseminating Crowd-Sourced Investment Data.

J2911 Holdings  |  CEO |  Private Equity Holding Company
(2013-present)  Durango, CO
A private equity holding company with ownership interests in e-Commerce, merchant processing, publishing, and manufacturing industries.

McAlvany Financial Group  |  Economist & Wealth Manager  |  Wealth Management
(2002-present)  Durango, CO
Wealth Management firm Serving over 1200 global clients.  Responsible for strategy and implementation of investment accounts and estates to provide for inter-generational wealth transfer.

THREAT™  |  Producer  |  Television show/Media
(2014-present)  Colorado Springs, CO
THREAT™ follows the present day threats that our world faces on a daily basis.  Using extensive research and analysis, the THREAT™ team identifies impending international dangers.  THREAT™ exposes everything from natural disasters, climate change, political downfall, social unrest, and economic meltdown.  Providing insight through a dramatized FUTURECAST™ or simply future news, the THREAT™ team provides insight to help secure our future through preparation techniques and defense mechanisms.  Currently in production for potential national television network distribution.  VIEW TRAILER:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7MOjJrOxFE

True International  |  co-founder  |  e-Commerce
(2015-present)  Colorado Springs, CO
An e-Commerce startup that specializes in acquisitions of various manufacturing, skin care, and health and nutrition companies producing organic and natural products that blended with a commerce changing profit sharing model for affiliate partners. True International is projected to surpass $1 billion in revenues within the first 3 years.  An aggressive international expansion will empower third world populations.

True Freedom Foundation  |  President and co-founder  |  Non-profit foundation
(2016-present)  Colorado Springs, CO
Trafficking women and children for sexual exploitation is the fastest growing enterprise in the world despite the efforts of 134 countries and international laws that criminalize sex trafficking.  The problem is massive:  A $32 billion industry that has enslaved over 20 million adults and children.  Their lives are changed forever.  Through a unique model of celebrity advocates and corporate alliances the TFF is helping to restore and redeem the dignity that was stolen from them.  LINK:  http://www.truefreedomfoundation.com/

The Missing Chapter  |  co-creator  |  Educational Curriculum
(2015-present)  Durango, CO
The Missing Chapter was created to assist in educating critical thinking, culturally astute, fiscally responsible, and well grounded young men and women who can engage in the problems of the day and have solid answers. The focus is on finance, economics, current events, and entrepreneurship.  Our children are our greatest assets, and our legacy is not what we leave our family, but what we build into them.  LINK:  http://www.themissingchapter.net/

FACULTY POSITIONS 

Liberty University  |  Adjunct Professor of International Business and Economics
(Aug 2007-April 2009)

Walden University  |  Adjunct Professor of Public Policy
(Sep 2007-Dec 2008)

Fort Lewis College  |  Visiting Professor of Economics
(Jan 2004-May 2004)

PUBLICATIONS

(2015).  The missing chapter curriculum.  Wisdom Safari:  Durango, CO.

(2014).  300 million slaves:  America and its “free” society.  Today’s America:  Durango, CO.

(2013).  300 million slaves documentary:  America and its “free” society.  Today’s America:  Durango, CO.

(2013).  The gold and silver mastery program.  Access Media:  Colorado Springs, CO.

(2013).  Ten ways to avoid the economic tsunami.  Today’s America:  Durango, CO.

(2007).  An empirical identification of an appropriate inflation definition and an inflation-targeting monetary policy.  Today’s America:  Durango, CO

(1994).  The trend towards a unified global system:  The changing political, economic, and social structures that are moving towards a new world order.  Unpublished Masters Thesis, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado.

ORGANIZATIONS

Atlantic Council  |  Member (2016-present)

Council for National Policy Action, Inc.  |  Board of Directors  (2013-present)

The Dobson Institute  |  Board of Directors (2013-present)

Patrick Henry College Foundation  |  Board of Directors  (2012-present)

True Freedom Foundation  |  Chairman of the Board  (2016-present)

Philanthropia  |  Chairman of the Board  (2009-2010)

Christian Music Broadcasters Association  |  Member  (2016-present)

Council for National Policy  |  Member (2008-present)  Board of Governors  (2010-2014)

OTHER

Patrick Henry College School of Government  |  Chairman, Strategic Intelligence Major Task Force  |  (2013-2014)  LINK:  http://phc.edu/si.php

Chaired a task force comprising of academicians in the areas of Strategic Intelligence (SI) and International Politics and Policy (IPP) along with practitioners from the private and public sector to create a major within the School of Government at Patrick Henry College.   The Mission of the PHC Strategic Intelligence Program is to provide students with a rigorous and systematic study of the intelligence discipline so they are fully equipped to lead the intelligence, national security, and foreign policy endeavors of the United States.

VOLUNTEER

Manna Soup Kitchen  |  Durango CO  (2007-present)
Intermittent volunteering serving the poor and homeless.

One Child Matters  |   Moca, Dominican Republic  (2012, 2014)
Two separate times assisted in funding literacy projects and built libraries in two community center programs in the Dominican Republic.  Assembled teams to build a two libraries, partnered with educational specialists to populate the libraries with books for (pre-6), games, computers, staff, and ongoing financial support in an effort to break the cycle of poverty through literacy in an area where 90% of the population was illiterate.

FCOP International  |  Cambodia (2014)
Worked with a team to fund the purchase of agricultural equipment (tractor, cultivator, and other equipment) to automate rice production and harvesting to create a self-sustaining micro-economy to feed the orphans and staff at 106 homes consisting of over 2400 orphaned children and 600 staff).

ASEA  |  Buntog, Philippines  |  (2013)
Funded the drilling of a well and purchase of a generator to provide for the only fresh water supply and power in a remote community of the Philippines.

HIGHLY COMPETENT SUBJECT AREAS 

Macroeconomics, microeconomics, public policy, public administration, monetary policy, fiscal policy, money and banking, history of economic thought, public finance, political economy, international trade, international economics, finance, comparative political systems, leadership, entrepreneurship