A native of Chicago, George Gould is a graduate of Parsons College, as well as the New York Stock Exchange Institute of Finance. Associated with several NYSE firms for many years, he was a member of the Chicago Board of Trade and the Pacific Stock and Equity Options Exchange, specializing in stock and stock equity option trading. He has also been involved in commercial real estate. Mr. Gould’s passion for aviation began at an early age, holding a private pilot’s license, as well as instrument rating, multiengine instrument rating, and a commercial and air transport pilot rating. He has flown a number of high performance aircraft, and has flown in the jet class at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada. Mr. Gould is involved in yachting and is an accomplished tennis player.