FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT
Darrell Hornbacher is Founder and President of Midas Financial Company. Darrell successfully owned a dozen businesses in his 37-year career, culminating with the creation of Midas back in 2004. Midas Financial is a 17 year old financial services firm that assists companies in obtaining capital both traditionally and also in the alternative markets. Midas is known for their ability to break down the individual “DNA” of each deal in order to determine the course of action that is in the best interest of each specific client. Darrell is considered a nationally recognized expert on the subjects of business funding and personal credit, and currently has three published books on the topics.
Darrell currently resides in Gilbert, AZ. When he isn’t spending time with his wife Blair and daughters, Morgan and Harper, he enjoys enjoys golfing, cooking, and entertaining for friends, family, and business associates.
Blair Porter Hornbacher graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Maryland in 2001. Her studies included Political Science, Spanish, and Business; as well as a year of study at the Universidad de Sevilla in Spain. Since entering the workforce, Blair has had much success in the Financial Services arena. She has concentrated primarily in sales and business services, including branding and building social media platforms. In 2008, Blair joined the Midas Financial Company as Marketing Director and took an equity stake in the company soon thereafter. She is currently a Managing Partner of Midas Financial Company and Midas Venture Studio.
Blair lives in Gilbert, AZ with her husband, Darrell, and their two daughters. She adores her family more than anything. Outside of managing two companies, Blair enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and a nice glass of wine.
NATIONAL OPERATIONS MANAGER
Wesley J Gumeringer is a graduate of the University of North Dakota with a degree in Marketing and a Minor in History. And he has over 25 years experience in both Insurance and Finance; owning several businesses in both spaces.
Many of these businesses Wes successfully started from the ground up, which helped him develop a clear understanding of the complex credit and financial needs of business owners. Wes is also a foremost authority in the area of personal credit, giving him an edge in the creative financing space.
Wes currently resides in Gilbert, Arizona and is an avid golfer and sports fan.
As a recognized leader in the investment community, Ara Kachadourian brings an extensive background and expertise in the areas of private equity, venture capital, investment management, retirement planning, lending and charitable giving. He advises individuals, executives, multi-generational families, corporations, non-profits, endowments and foundations. Ara has over 25 years of experience leading and guiding clients in their most trusted matters.
His mid-west background growing up in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan provides a unique perspective and appreciation of the hard work and dedication business owners put into building their enterprises. In the mid 1990’s to early 2000s he spent time advising small to middle market business navigate the various challenges they encounter from marketing, attracting capital to regulations which effect their sector.
Ara transitioned his career to the financial sector with Michigan National Bank. His past includes roles with firms such as Comerica Bank and Wells Fargo Advisors in the wealth management sector. In this period Ara established a reputation for being the go to person in advising prominent business leaders, affluent clients and family offices. This resulted in him serving as an advisor for a successful family in the private equity space. His guidance has been instrumental in successful exit and execution for clients in either the sale of their family owned enterprise or starting a new venture.
In addition, to personally advising clients Ara has been responsible for training financial advisors and providing guidance to human resource professionals on matters relating to 401(K) plan/profit sharing compliance and administration. Ara’s commitment to continuing education is why clients from all walks of life seek his guidance from entrepreneurs, corporate executives including sports and entertainment professionals
Ara is a graduate of Oakland University with a BA in Political Science & Communications. He completed his MBA & MPA from the University of Phoenix. His background in the corporate world and his experience in public policy provides him with a unique ability to understand and identify various complex matters which impact decisions families and businesses need to make.
Ara commitment to making a difference extends beyond helping his clients. He has a strong desire to give back to the community and has been involved with supporting numerous educational, cultural and non-profit organizations. Since 2010 Ara has served Oakland University as an Alumni Ambassador speaking to students, parents and educational leaders about the numerous programs Oakland University provides.
Daniel Karayan co-founded the first company to sell beauty products online and has brought more than 400 consumer products to market throughout his career. A value-add consultant to Founders, CEOs, Boards, Private Investors and Private Equity Firms, he has a long history of providing both financial and operational transparency, while consistently increasing bottom line profitability.