Gerald Duran


Gerald is a serial entrepreneur and a Pastor. His calling is to connect the dots between business, purpose, success and faith.

Gerald bootstrapped his first startup in his early twenties, 33 years later he’s working on his sixth startup as the CEO and Marketplace Pastor at CanaGlobal, a faith-based entrepreneurial accelerator in Los Angeles.

Prior to CanaGlobal, Gerald has been the Founder/CEO to five ventures in the tech-education, coder bootcamp, staffing, marketing, and business turnaround marketplace. He loves working with stuck CEOs and helping them get unstuck through a relationship with Jesus Christ.

He’s published two books about purpose and success: HisPlan MyPlan and Ignite Your Success.


Gerald and his wife Leslie have two boys, Brandon (24) who is also co-founder with him at CanaGlobal, and Alec (21) who went to live with Jesus in heaven at age 10.

They attend CrossRoad South Bay Church in Gardena, CA where Gerald teaches on a biweekly basis.