Jeremy Pollack holds a Master’s degree in Evolutionary Anthropology from California State University, Fullerton under anthropologist John Patton. His thesis research was in the evolution of religious cognition and intergroup conflict. Jeremy also holds a Masters degree in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding (NCRP) from California State University, Dominguez Hills. Currentl...
Unique from most academic professionals, Jeremy is also an accomplished entrepreneur and management professional. After several years working as a marketing executive, Jeremy opened a martial arts studio in 2008, growing it into one of the largest martial arts academies in Los Angeles with multiple locations, before selling the business in 2012. Jeremy then went on to found Compelling Content Solutions, a digital content creation agency, which currently employs more than a dozen content creators for marketing and ad agencies representing hundreds of clients, from small businesses to international brands. He is currently the CEO and founder of Opptimize, a platform that brings conflict resolution and problem-solving to companies. Jeremy is an avid martial artist, holding a black belt in Hapkido as well as high-level belts and instructor certifications in a variety of other styles. He sings and plays guitar in a classic rock/blues band, loves to travel, and has recently taken up blacksmithing. He served as member of the armed forces from 2014-2016 in the Military Police unit of the California State Military Reserve, a component of the Army National Guard (CA). Family and friends are at the top of his priorities, as is his spiritual and psychological growth. He is constantly curious about the world, the mind, and the prospect of helping others achieve greater internal peace. Jeremy lives between Los Angeles, CA and Silicon Valley, San Francisco, CA.
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