Ajay heads up the largest Wealth Management Team for UBS in San Diego County. His extensive experience working with Ultra High Net Worth families began with Merrill Lynch in Canada. He then relocated to Merrill Lynch in San Diego where he continued his work with ultra high net worth families from around the country. In August 2008, he moved his entire team and practice to the UBS office in La Jolla. Ajay is a graduate of Champlain College and Concordia University, where he earned his degree in Economics and Finance. Ajay has also earned the Certified Investment Management Analyst designation from Wharton School of Business and completed the Private Equity and Venture Capital program at the Harvard Business School. In 2008, Reuters recognized Ajay as one of the top Financial Advisors in America. Ajay currently resides in Rancho Santa Fe with his wife Silvia, son Connor, and twin daughters, Natalia and Anjali. He enjoys giving back to the community by coaching on the,Rancho Santa Fe Youth Soccer League.
As a global leader and pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine, Chopra transforms the way the world views physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social wellness. Known as a prolific author of over sixty-five books with nineteen New York Times best sellers in both the fiction and non fiction categories, his latest book, The Soul of Leadership, was mentioned as one of five best business books to read for your career – FINS – Wall Street Journal. Deepak Chopra Radio airs weekly on BlogTalk Radio, which focuses on the areas – success, love, sexuality and relationships, well-being, and spirituality. He is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and Washington Post On Faith and contributes regularly to Oprah.com, Intent.com, and The Huffington Post. Deepak Chopra’s popularity as an international presenter and keynote speaker is exemplified in an impressive list of honorariums. Chopra is the recipient of the 2010 Goi Peace Award, 2010, Starlite Humanitarian Award, 2010 Art for Life Honoree, 2009 Oceana Partners Award, 2006 Ellis Island Medal of Honor presented by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations Foundation, and 2006 Trailblazer Award by the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, 2002 Einstein Humanitarian Award through Albert Einstein College of Medicine in collaboration with the American Journal of Psychotherapy. He participates annually as a lecturer at the Update in Internal Medicine event sponsored by Harvard Medical School,Department of Continuing Education and the Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center since 1997. Chopra is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Adjunct Professor of Executive Programs at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and Senior Scientist with The Gallup Organization.
Fred Matser is a leading humanitarian and businessman and the founder and co-founder of a wide range of charitable foundations that span the fields of healthcare, environment, conservation, peace and global transformation. One of his bigger initiatives is StartFund, a fund that aims the empowerment of people in a sustainable context. This fund has co-financed about 300 projects in over 50 countries. Previously the director of one of the most successful real estate and project development companies in the Netherlands, since the last 30 years he concentrates on philanthropic projects aimed at inspiring individuals and groups towards the creation of a more functional society. He has been honored with several international awards for these projects.
Jim Walsh is Co-Founder and Chairman of the Human Energy System Alliance, or HESA Institute, a research and development company devoted to unlocking the potential of the human energy system and to developing mind matter technologies and products that transform human health and increase human flourishing.
By funding visionary scientists at research institutions and universities across the United States, HESA explores the propositions that we are not simply material beings, but energetic beings, too, participating in an interconnected web of energetic exchange between all things; that the human energy system—and with it human health, nutrition, longevity, and wellbeing—can be evolved and fully actualized through innovation, creativity, and discipline of mind; and that consciousness is a dynamic and vital energetic force which animates all things and which can, once harnessed and focused properly, bring about significant changes in the fields of human and universal energy.
He is the Chairman of the Mind-Matter Research Foundation, a not for profit foundation, funding scientific consciousness research worldwide. A lifelong entrepreneur, Mr. Walsh is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Hawaiian Vintage Chocolate since 1992 and Intentional Chocolate, which uses HESA technology to enhance the benefits of chocolate, since 2007. In 2010 he co-founded Maya Biosana – an “Intentional” 500 hectare organic cacao plantation development in Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Considered one of the world’s leading experts on food he is widely published and quoted in newspapers, journals, TV and radio. In print media: New York Times, USA Today, The Economist, The London Times, Professional Candy buyer, Convenience Industry News, Candy Business, The Sunday Hour, The Stamford Advocate and Time magazine. Video media outlets, both TV and feature films include: CNN, Fox News, PBS, ABC’s Good Morning America, Emeril Live,, Best of the Food Network, Talking Food, Julia Child’s Show, NBC and CBS nightly news; feature films: Step Into Liquid, Grind and Blue Water. Consumer magazines such as: Organic Style, Sunset, Atlantic Monthly, Newsweek, Gourmet Magazine, Country Living, and Food & Wine. Radio: across the world via BBC, CNN, PBS and countless others.
He has served on the boards of several NASDAQ and AMEX public companies as well as the boards of The Institute for Advanced Studies in Spirituality and Wellness at the Chicago Theological Seminary and the Center for Creating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin Medical School. He is a founding member of the Badger Angel Capital Network (BACN) assisting the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin, in technology transfer and business start-ups.
Paul Johnson is a Principal and former managing partner of Johnson O’Connor Feron & Carucci, LLP in the greater Boston area. He has extensive experience in business advisory services, high net worth strategic planning and estate and trust services. Paul is a member of the Board of Trustees of a number of not-for-profit organizations including Hartwick College where he chairs the Financial Affairs Committee, Treasurer and chair of the Finance Committee for Bethany Homes, a national leader in senior housing with services, the Strazzula Foundation in Boston and other organizations including the Chopra Foundation.
Paul has committed significant efforts over the past 21 years as sole Trustee of a private foundation that provides education grants to inner city youth annually, supports summer enrichment program opportunities for students and provides funding for youth development and education programs that have deep, lasting impact. His foundation also provides annual grants to organizations working to build and revitalize neighborhoods into healthy, happy places to raise families. His efforts providing much needed financial resources directly benefit the lives of parents and their children in the most underserved neighborhoods of the greater Boston area.
The Chopra Foundation's Mission is to participate with individuals and organizations in creating a critical mass for a peaceful, just, sustainable, and healthy world through scientifically and experientially exploring non-dual consciousness as the ground of existence and applying this understanding in the enhancement of health, business, leadership and conflict resolution.
The Chopra Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization.