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Dr. Kirk Elliott is CEO of J2911 Holdings, a private equity holding company with ownership interests in timber, mining, e-Commerce, skin care, and manufacturing industries, and co-founder of SPARK.  Additionally, Dr. Elliott is an economist and wealth manager with the McAlvany Financial Group, where he advises a global clientele.  Dr. Elliott is also a producer with THREAT™, currently in production for potential national television network distribution.  He has also produced a documentary, 300 Million Slaves, and authored numerous books including:  An Empirical Identification of an Appropriate Inflation Definition and an Inflation Targeting Monetary Policy (2007); 300 Million Slaves (2013); 10 Ways to Avoid the Economic Tsunami (2013); Surviving Global Governance (2013); The Gold and Silver Mastery Program Curriculum (2013); Co-creator and producer of The Missing Chapter Curriculum (2015).

Dr. Elliott earned his Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University, a M.A. in International Studies from the University of Denver, and B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Colorado.

Dr. Elliott serves on the boards of Patrick Henry College, the MORE Foundation, Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk and Council for National Policy Action, Inc.

He is married to JoLayne and has two kids (Riley and Caden).



Ph.D. Public Policy and Administration
Walden University  |  February 2007

M.A. International Studies
University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies  |  June 1994

B.S. Business Administration
University of Colorado  |  December 1992


J2911 Holdings  |  CEO |  Private Equity Holding Company
(2013-present)  Durango, CO
A private equity holding company with ownership interests in e-Commerce, merchant processing, publishing, and manufacturing industries.

SPARK  |  Co-Founder and Managing Partner  |  Venture Capital
(2016-present)  Durango, CO
A venture capital and management company specializing in the startup and operations with ownership in IQbanc, Timberline Forestry Services, and other eCommerce and manufacturing holdings.

McAlvany Financial Group  |  Economist & Wealth Manager  |  Wealth Management
(2002-present)  Durango, CO
Wealth Management firm Serving over 1200 global clients.  Responsible for strategy and implementation of investment accounts and estates to provide for inter-generational wealth transfer.

THREAT™  |  Producer  |  Television show/Media
(2014-present)  Colorado Springs, CO
THREAT™ follows the present day threats that our world faces on a daily basis.  Using extensive research and analysis, the THREAT™ team identifies impending international dangers.  THREAT™ exposes everything from natural disasters, climate change, political downfall, social unrest, and economic meltdown.  Providing insight through a dramatized FUTURECAST™ or simply future news, the THREAT™ team provides insight to help secure our future through preparation techniques and defense mechanisms.  Currently in production for potential national television network distribution.  VIEW TRAILER:

MORE Foundation  |  President and co-founder  |  Non-profit foundation
(2016-present)  Durango, CO
Trafficking women and children for sexual exploitation is the fastest growing enterprise in the world despite the efforts of 134 countries and international laws that criminalize sex trafficking.  The problem is massive:  A $32 billion industry that has enslaved over 20 million adults and children.  Their lives are changed forever.  Through a unique model of celebrity advocates and corporate alliances the Made Foundation is helping to restore and redeem the dignity that was stolen from them.  LINK:

The Missing Chapter  |  co-creator  |  Educational Curriculum
(2015-present)  Durango, CO
The Missing Chapter was created to assist in educating critical thinking, culturally astute, fiscally responsible, and well grounded young men and women who can engage in the problems of the day and have solid answers. The focus is on finance, economics, current events, and entrepreneurship.  Our children are our greatest assets, and our legacy is not what we leave our family, but what we build into them.  LINK:


Liberty University  |  Adjunct Professor of International Business and Economics
(Aug 2007-April 2009)

Walden University  |  Adjunct Professor of Public Policy
(Sep 2007-Dec 2008)

Fort Lewis College  |  Visiting Professor of Economics
(Jan 2004-May 2004)


(2015-2016).  The missing chapter curriculum.  Wisdom Safari:  Durango, CO.

(2014).  300 million slaves:  America and its “free” society.  Today’s America:  Durango, CO.

(2013).  300 million slaves documentary:  America and its “free” society.  Today’s America:  Durango, CO.

(2013).  The gold and silver mastery program.  Access Media:  Colorado Springs, CO.

(2013).  Ten ways to avoid the economic tsunami.  Today’s America:  Durango, CO.

(2007).  An empirical identification of an appropriate inflation definition and an inflation-targeting monetary policy.  Today’s America:  Durango, CO

(1994).  The trend towards a unified global system:  The changing political, economic, and social structures that are moving towards a new world order.  Unpublished Masters Thesis, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado.


Atlantic Council  |  Member (2016-present)

Council for National Policy Action, Inc.  |  Board of Directors  (2013-present)

Family Talk |  Board of Directors (2013-present)

Patrick Henry College Foundation  |  Board of Directors  (2012-present)

MORE Foundation  |  Chairman of the Board  (2016-present)

Philanthropia  |  Chairman of the Board  (2009-2010)

Christian Music Broadcasters Association  |  Member  (2016-present)

Council for National Policy  |  Member (2008-present)  Board of Governors  (2010-2014)

Knights of Malta  (Knights Hospitallers of the Sovereign Order of St. John)  |  Knight (2016-present)


Patrick Henry College School of Government  |  Chairman, Strategic Intelligence Major Task Force  |  (2013-2014)  LINK:

Chaired a task force comprising of academicians in the areas of Strategic Intelligence (SI) and International Politics and Policy (IPP) along with practitioners from the private and public sector to create a major within the School of Government at Patrick Henry College.   The Mission of the PHC Strategic Intelligence Program is to provide students with a rigorous and systematic study of the intelligence discipline so they are fully equipped to lead the intelligence, national security, and foreign policy endeavors of the United States.


Manna Soup Kitchen  |  Durango CO  (2007-present)
Intermittent volunteering serving the poor and homeless.

One Child Matters  |   Moca, Dominican Republic  (2012, 2014)
Two separate times assisted in funding literacy projects and built libraries in two community center programs in the Dominican Republic.  Assembled teams to build a two libraries, partnered with educational specialists to populate the libraries with books for (pre-6), games, computers, staff, and ongoing financial support in an effort to break the cycle of poverty through literacy in an area where 90% of the population was illiterate.

FCOP International  |  Cambodia (2014)
Worked with a team to fund the purchase of agricultural equipment (tractor, cultivator, and other equipment) to automate rice production and harvesting to create a self-sustaining micro-economy to feed the orphans and staff at 106 homes consisting of over 2400 orphaned children and 600 staff).

ASEA  |  Buntog, Philippines  |  (2013)
Funded the drilling of a well and purchase of a generator to provide for the only fresh water supply and power in a remote community of the Philippines.


Macroeconomics, microeconomics, public policy, public administration, monetary policy, fiscal policy, money and banking, history of economic thought, public finance, political economy, international trade, international economics, finance, comparative political systems, leadership, entrepreneurship


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