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A Little About Patrick A. Howell

Entrepreneur and Business Leader

 "Patrick Howell is one of the young successful leaders in the California Financial and Investment Community who has achieved a national following for his many significant accomplishments, including and not limited to launching the California Financial Times, where he is the Editor and Publisher of a prominent online and print magazine; the founder and Executive Director of the San Diego Investment Conference Series, which runs well attended investor gatherings in Southern California for emerging global Small Cap Companies; and is a leader in attracting promising growth companies to the Capital Market Sources and Investors in California and other key financial markets. Patrick has been honored by many successful leaders in Corporate America and is on a fast track to becoming one of the well known leaders in the California and Global Investment Scene. Patrick gives back to the Community and is very responsive to the needs and goals of his clients and his widespread following."    Alan Stone, Managing Director, WallStreet Research™  


 "Patrick Howell is a true believer in America's entrepreneurial spirit. Patrick possesses strong leadership qualities and has a remarkable ability to motivate people and infuse them with enthusiasm. Patrick speaks his mind clearly and directly, in one-on-one conversations as well as when addressing a public audience. It has been a true privilege to work directly with Patrick on the San Diego Investment Conference."  

Jonathan Ung,  Investment Banking CFA, Sell-Side/Buy-Side M&A Advisory/ Investment Research - Childs Advisory Partners 

Author, Poet and Novelist

"Patrick Howell’s Yes We Be is affirmation and confirmation of the resilience of Black people and Black poetry. Reminiscent of Amiri Baraka’s A Black Value System, as well as Haki Madhubuti’s Book of Life and Rise Vision Comin—Black Arts meditations laying down a foundation for being—Howell’s poetics embraces Black love for ancestors and homeland, for sun and sons, for an African-indigenous spiritual core over the modern-day trappings and travails distracting us from our purpose and focus, leading us astray from wokeness. Like Haile Gerima’s Sankofa, Yes We Be not only proclaims Black existence in defiance of erasure—it wills us, in poems both playfully meditative and excoriatingly searing, to self-realize and actualize—to continue to “Rise up! Rise up! Rise up!” in resistance to a capitalist culture of consumerism, callousness and despair."

— Tony Medina, author of I Am Alfonso Jones and  editor of Resisting Arrest: Poems to Stretch the Sky

Some More About Me and the Work I Love to Do

poetry, book, #GlobalIAam, Patrick A. Howell, Kia Dyson

Writing and Finance - What I Do

"We are all mighty spirits and  Words are frequencies, vibrating alternatively between love and hate; the light and darkness; our realities and future dreams. Yes, compositions are creations with the power to destroy and create.  The Bible, Talmud, Koran and Bhagavad Gita are written in words by spirits. So too is the Constitution of the United States of America.  We all speak our way into existence every day.    Words: our most fundamental technology.

So, do in deafening silence!  Or, say precisely as you mean for words have meaning.  And all great meanings find their way to words.  Words can be filled with unbearable torment and are wind currents that virtual birds of peace. Poems, the stories we tell ourselves and essays are all gathered on one side or the other of cosmic principalities.  

Oh, Spirits! Just as with emotions and thoughts, ambitions and visions, choose your words carefully.   Or, have none at all."   

I have been writing as a poet and essayist since I was 13 years old.  Even at Pony Express and St. Anne's elementary schools, I would secretly enjoy pulling all-nighters, in commune with ancestors and spirits, to complete class assignments on Alex Haley's 'Malcolm X', Herman Hesse's 'Siddhartha' or Joseph Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness' - all explorations led to further self-discovery.  Then there was reading Marvel Comics, Right On! magazine and GQ by flashlight.   Matter of fact, even before high school, I can remember visiting the public library on Florin Road in Sacramento with my mom (an immigrant from Panama and tenured professor of Spanish) and listening to reading programs which would feature Ezra Zach Keats or direct a Land Park/ Winnett Way home play production with animal costumes my 5 brothers and sisters created from brown grocery store bags.   I remember helping my father correct his students papers for syntax and context.   I remember helping my parents as they would prepare legal documents.   I remember the standing ovations my father, Dr. Howell (an immigrant from Trinidad and professor of political science), would receive at Stanford University after his lectures.   I remember the ovations I would receive after our play productions from the most astute and critical audience, our greatest fans - "Mommy and Daddy". In many ways, those ovations are greater than the ones I have received for my keynotes in the financial sector.  I know the love my mom has always  had for all things literature, film and music and how those arts are and will forever be a part of her love for me.  

In addition to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (high school of continuing studies) and the University of California at Berkeley, I attended a magnet high school for social sciences before studying abroad at the American School in Guadalajara, Mexico. Writing in all its forms - thinking, meditation, poetry, muses, short stories, business correspondences, press releases, greeting cards, script writing, profile columns, essays... wrapping things up - has always been a great love - it is a channel through which I focus my ambitions, visions and creative energies.  It's how we writers order and discipline the world about ourselves.  It is our super power.  "Patrick A. Howell writes and thereby, I be."  

Currently, I am the Chairman of Global Capital Network or GCN.  Since 2010, I have been the Executive Director (and founder) for the San Diego Investment Conference (SDIC) currently merging into GCN.    For 25 years I have worked as an investment adviser, retail branch manager, investment banker, entrepreneur and business banker, learning how the balance sheet and income statement can forecast and diagnose the small businesses' fortunes (or lack thereof).  I have held my life insurance, Series 7 and 66 licenses under the FINRA and am very familiar with a firm's EDGAR reporting requirements to the SEC. Perhaps, most importantly, however, I have come to learn how and why humanity fits within  the ledger lines of finance; how that humanity is  the greatest success in and of itself, even as commerce and Capitalism would seem to suggest that profits are almighty. 

My firm the San Diego Investment Conference has worked with nearly 300 companies in nearly 17 cities around the country and world with nearly 100 events nationally and worldwide to locate as much as $5B in funding opportunities. We have annually hosted our awards banquet, the West Coast Wall Street Conference at the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach and have begun creating our investor events overseas with the Enlightened Billionaire Series in Panama, Barbados, London and Hong Kong.   We are also proud of our work with the Distinguished Participants/Speakers Series which has featured the work of such leaders as Herbalife co-founder Dick Marconi, OTC Markets CEO Cromwell Caulson, Congresswoman Mimi Walters, former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, former SEC Chair Christopher Cox, former Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido, former Irvine Mayor Dr. Stephen Choi and other national civic and business leaders.   We have carved a niche in financial services, exposure and introductions under the provision of investor relations.

Now, I am in the position to marry my love of writing with my tenure as a financier into those of my entrepreneurial skill-sets.   It's pretty gruesome and exhilarating, fascinating and grounding with all the competing impulses that can arise from the cacophony of ambitions and visions.  Capitalism and the arts?  Agape and profit?  Sales or reflections?  Good or great?  By night I follow my passion, writing, and by day, the loves and disciplines of my professional life - business development and finance. In between, I find ways to marry the two, be a father of an amazing future leader, husband of a 21st century Rabbat ul Bait  and am always inspired to help curate the world to its 21st Century potential. If I had to summarize my professional philosophies clearly, I suppose it would be this: I believe, in reality, of humanity's ability to reach its highest possible potential.  And I never give up.  Ever.

Announcing coming events

Investor Roadshows and Conferences

Southern California - January 23-30

(Santa Monica, San Francisco, Las Vegas)

Southwest - February 21-26 (Dallas, Plano, Houston, Oklahoma)

Book Readings

February- Los Angeles African Film Festival

Carlsbad Library

April - Los Angeles Times Festival of Books  (USC) 

May -  LitFest Pasadena 

Current Book Projects

No Nonsense Networking - (NON-FICTION, TBA)

Getting Deals Done - (NON-FICTION, TBA)

Blue Ink Trees By the Bay  - Poetry Chapbook of Artwork by Malik Seneferu (2017, Moria Publishing, Chicago)

Resistance, Renaissance, Revolution and Evolution - Poetry Chapbook of Protest Poetry (2017, Locofo Chapbooks, division of Moria Publishing, Chicago)

Yes, We Be - Book of Poetry, poetic manifesto of the Global International African Arts Movement or Global I Aam (2018, Jacar Books, North Carolina) 

Quarter 'til Judgment Day - (FICTION, TBA)

Black, Brown and Blue - Short Stories (FICTION, TBA)

My Loves Supremed - A Book of Love and of Family -  Poetry and Essays (TBA)

Current Deal Flow

Top 10 clientele with San Diego Investment Conference, California Financial Times and Global Capital Networks, a 21st Century Investor Relations Firm:

1.   Reading International Cinemas (RDI.NASDAQ)

2.   Petvivo (PETV.OTC)

3.   Liquipel 

4.   True Diagnostics

5.   Herohl (

6.   West Texas Resources (WTXR.OTC)

7.   Silver Pursuit Resources (SPF.TSX)

8.   Nanoviricides(NNVC.OTC)

9.   Truvincio

10. SpectralCast (SPEC.OTC)


Our team works closely with management to establish an effective and targeted shareholder outreach campaign, which includes properly packaging their story, establishing the appropriate expectations, and providing consistent transparency into the business.    

GCN has a decade long track record of working across industries including biotech, info. tech., energy and resources, alternative energy and retail industries successfully.  Some of our successful events have been the "West Coast Wall Street Conference" and "American Prosperity and Jobs


To find out more about GCN, feel free to download our pitch deck.  Also, feel free to read more about my work in investor relations: here or to watch a video about our work locally and nationally



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