Steve BeamanChairman & Founder, Elevare Club

Presently, founder & chairman of White Thorne Holdings, a small business incubator and business think-tank. The Company was created using Steve’s money to build and develop companies that serve the small to mid-size business community and presently holds several small businesses including The Elevare Club, Kashify, Merchant Master, LLC., JobFormance, LLC, and Acciva Ltd, LLC These four companies work with the small business community to help them succeed

Prior to founding White Thorne, Steve devoted six years to raising his children and during that time, to “give back” and ensure adequate time was available to raise his children, he developed The Society for the Advancement of Financial Education – S.A.F.E., a not-for-profit company dedicated to helping individuals and businesses build better and more prosperous lives through financial & economic education. He is the author of “The Path to Prosperity”, “The American Dream Under Fire”, two published e-books, a 2 volume, 12 c.d. audio library, and over 100 S.A.F.E. Insights highlighting key economic and financial issues facing people today. He has been the keynote speaker at numerous Chamber of Commerce events, industry conferences and has been a guest on innumerable radio programs and televised financial programs.

His most public success was the co-founding, development and sale of Chicago Investment Analytics, the premier provider of independent research on Wall Street. In 2000, after a successful 10-year run, “CIA” as it was known was sold to Charles Schwab and became the foundation of what is now known as the Schwab Equity Rating. During his time there, Steve was called “the best in the business” by one of the largest money managers in the U.S.Prior to founding CIA, Steve worked with Wharton Econometrics, Zacks Investment Research, and the E.F. Hutton Company.

He is a licensed Private Pilot, and a licensed Scuba Diver.He studied Political Science and History at Purdue University and attends College Church in Wheaton, IL.