Damon Vickers was born in New York City and spent most of his childhood growing up in Kew Gardens, Queens and New Haven, Connecticut. He also spent several years of his childhood living in a Buddhist monastery, Odiyan, in Sonoma County, California.
The Vickers family has a long celebrated history in New York City and surrounding areas. Damon Vickers’ father, John Vickers was a floor trader for Goldman Sachs, an American multinational investment banking firm headquartered in Manhattan, New York. His grandfather, Jack Vickers, worked for Kidder Peabody, another investment banking firm based in Massachusetts, and was a broker during the stock market crash of 1929. Vickers’ great grandmother, Katharine Angell, cofounded the Culinary Institute of America in 1946. The Culinary Institute of America was originally founded in New Haven, Connecticut as a vocational institute for returning World War II veterans. With a growing student body, the Culinary Institute established a new campus in Hyde Park, New York which remains its central campus today. Katharine Angell’s husband and the great grandfather of Damon Vickers, James Rowland Angell, was the president of Yale University from 1921 until 1937. Vickers’ great great grandfather, Stuart Warren Cramer was an American engineer and contractor who is noted for coining the phrase “air conditioning”.
As for Damon Vickers, his early career began in the heart of New York as well. At the age of 18, Damon began working at the legendary and world famous music shop, Manny’s Music. Vickers worked as a salesman in the electronic department where he had the opportunity to interact, query and sell equipment to numerous famous and upcoming artists, actors, and other celebrities including Morgan Freeman, Will Smith, Cuba Gooding Jr., Annie Lennox, Carly Simon, and Iggy Pop, among others. From his experience at Manny’s Music, Damon Vickers knew he wanted to get into the investment business. To learn more about his career path, check out Damon Vickers on Crunchbase.
Further developing his career, Damon Vickers became the host of The Damon Vickers Show, a nationally syndicated radio program that ran from 2001 to 2004. He was also a frequent guest on various talk shows including Business Talk Radio and the Bill Bresnan Show.
Currently, Damon Vickers has over 25 years of experience working as a growth investor. He is also a New York Times Best Selling Author for his book, The Day After The Dollar Crashes: A Survival Guide For the Rise of the New World Order, available today on Amazon.
Outside of his professional career, Damon Vickers enjoys spending time outdoors. Some of his favorite leisure activities include sailing, swimming, fishing, traveling, hiking, and reading.
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