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Executive Leadership

Kevin DeMeritt - Founder and Chairman

With his roots in international banking, Kevin DeMeritt has consistently demonstrated an uncanny ability to anticipate financial trends and help investors profit accordingly. A respected analyst, a sought-after financial expert, and a celebrated author, his book The Bulls, The Bears and The Bust, reviewed by the Associated Press, predicted the market crash of 2001 and the ensuing rise of gold as a safe haven investment.

As the Founder of Lear Capital, DeMeritt's knowledge of economic cycles, financial trends, sovereign debt, and diversification strategies has helped to establish Lear as one of the most highly respected and routinely endorsed precious metals companies in the country. Relying on his 20 years of experience with investment quality gold, DeMeritt has helped thousands of investors capitalize on economic booms and protect their savings during financial downturns.

Mr. DeMeritt regularly shares his views on talk radio and is a veteran of over 1,000 interviews, discussing the benefits of tangible assets, the perils of Wall Street volatility, the need for diversified holdings, the ramifications of US debt, and what may be in store for investors in the coming fiscal year.

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John Ohanesian - Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Ohanesian is a true expert in the direct to consumer arena, having led the transformation of Bosley, Inc., from a small private business into the worldwide leading brand in hair restoration. During his 20-years at Bosley as President & CEO, Mr. Ohanesian was responsible for growing the brand to over 90 markets, leading expansion into international territories including Canada, Mexico, and Japan. It was also his business creativity which grew the Bosley line of hair care products into 35,000 salons across North America. Never one to rest on past success, Mr. Ohanesian continued to evolve the Bosley business model to adapt to a changing economy, consumer preferences, and new technology. While at Bosley, he established as Co-Founder & CEO the Aderans Research Institute, Inc., the research and development arm of Bosley.

Mr. Ohanesian is a graduate of Sonoma State University; he also earned a Masters, from California State University, Long Beach. As an active member of the philanthropic community, Mr. Ohanesian notably served as the Administrator, Olympic Health Services , for Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, CA. Mr. Ohanesian has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Center Theatre Group, City of Hope National Cancer Institute/Beckman Research Center; and The Archer School for Girls in Brentwood (Los Angeles), Ca., and currently serves as a member of the Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation based in Seattle.

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The statements made on this website are opinions only. Past results are no guarantee of future performance or returns. Precious metals, like all investments, carry risk. Precious metals and coins may appreciate, depreciate, or stay the same depending on a variety of factors. Lear Capital, Inc. cannot guarantee, and makes no representation, that any metals purchased will appreciate at all or appreciate sufficiently to make customers a profit. Lear is a retail seller of precious metals and its buyback (or bid) prices are lower than its sell (or ask) prices. Metals must appreciate enough to account for this difference in order for customer to make a profit when liquidating the metals. Lear does not provide financial advice or retirement planning services. The decision to purchase or sell precious metals, and which precious metals to purchase or sell, are the customer’s decision alone, and purchases and sales should be made subject to the customer’s own research, prudence and judgment.