Gary is a private investor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist based in the Seattle area. He has 25 years of experience in startups, business acquisition, commercial real estate investing, and running large-scale businesses. Gary was President/CEO of Architectural Details, Lighting Universe and ATG Stores, as well as a VP for Lowe’s. In 2012, he founded Rubens Family Foundation, which focuses on providing underprivileged kids with college scholarships as well as supporting no cost adoptions for foster kids. Gary sits on the Board of the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship and is an active champion for Washington students, supporting organizations including Friends of the Children, Rainier Scholars, and Technology Access Foundation, among others.