Weir to Bring Spring Commencement Address
Erik Weir, President and CEO of WCM Global Wealth, will be the keynote speaker at spring commencement exercises on April 28.
Weir has more than 27 years of investment and financial services experience. He received his bachelor of arts (Finance/Real Estate) from Georgia State University in 1989 and became a licensed real estate agent at the age of 18, assembling his first shopping center site while a sophomore in college.
Prior to forming his own company, He was a senior vice president of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in San Francisco, CA and assistant vice president of Merrill Lynch in Atlanta, GA.
In 2008, he was named one of the Top Five Hedge Fund Managers by Hedgemark Magazine and in 2002, he received the Award from Registered Rep Magazine as one of the Top Five Brokers in the United States.
In 1999, Weir formed Weir Capital Management, LLC, which was named one of the Top 25 fastest growing companies in SC in both 2009 and 2010. Next, he formed WCM Global Wealth, LLC in 2011 as a diversified financial services firm to provide the best client financial products and services possible. He is a certified public accountant, has held various securities licenses, and is a licensed insurance professional.
Weir is also a principle with the WTA Group, a leader in the marketing, financing, and production of faith-based films. WTA Group has marketed, produced, and developed films with a total of $400M in sales over the past three years and includes well-known titles such as “Courageous,” “War Room,” “Woodlawn,” “God’s Not Dead,” and the forthcoming “Unbreakable: Path to Redemption.”
In addition, he is also involved in the sourcing and development of numerous real estate properties throughout SC and across the US, including public storage, retail, commercial, and residential properties. Most recently, WCM Global Wealth has collaborated to redevelop the Greenville News site in downtown Greenville, SC, a development that will transform the downtown landscape. This multi-million dollar re-development, titled Camperdown Square, will encompass an entire city block and will include an upscale hotel, luxury residential condominiums, 225 apartments, two office buildings, retail spaces, and a public plaza.
Helping people think through leadership and stewardship activities as they seek to invest both time and resources is his passion. He holds an earned black belt in the martial art of Tang So Do and has achieved advanced ranks in Kempo and Tae Kwon Do. He enjoys aviation and is a licensed private pilot with over 20 years of experience, holding multi-engine license and instrument ratings.
Weir also serves on a number of boards, including Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Salvation Army and is active in his church. He resides in Greenville, SC with his wife, Robin, and their five sons. His commencement speech will address the importance of marketplace ministry for all Christians.
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