Marilee and Larry Spatz have four
children ages 15 to 38 and four grandchildren.
1973, Mr. Spatz became a member and a floor trader at the Chicago Mercantile
Exchange and later the Chicago Board of Trade, where he was a member and trader
for nearly ten years. He was a
founding member of the International Monetary Market. Mr. Spatz was a principal in Spatz International Trading Company, a
brokerage firm and a clearing member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. During the late 1970's he managed the largest retail division of
Rosenthal & Company, a major commodity clearing member firm. He became an officer and Director of Mercantile Trading Company, a
licensed commodity brokerage firm.
1982, Mr. Spatz developed Universal Petroleum, L.P. The company acquired drilling rights and created a team of geologists and
drillers. The company drilled wells in West Virginia which
pumped gas and oil for ten years.
1985, Mr. Spatz founded the Baja Beach Club nightclub chain. He developed Baja into the largest nightclub chain in the
United States. He later expanded
the chain to Europe, with operations in the United Kingdom, Spain, Holland and
the Canary Islands making it at that time, the largest night club chain in
the world. He sold his
interest to Scottish & Newcastle, plc.
In 1998, in
addition to operating Baja Beach Club, Mr. Spatz was the Chief Executive
Officer of Baywatch Entertainment Company. He was hired to develop
the Baywatch restaurant and nightclub chain.
Spatz operates Diversified Capital Management, L.P., which he founded
in 2000. The company creates and develops financial trading systems in
addition to managing hedge funds which primarily invest in green technology.
In 2006 Mr. Spatz
founded The Electric Vehicle Company. The company focuses on
electric vehicle technology and the marketing of electric vehicles in
the United States. It was the first electric vehicle dealer in
Spatz was named in the “Who’s Who – Worldwide Registry” in 1992 and 1993
for his contributions to the restaurant and nightclub industries as
C.E.O. of Baja International, L.P. He was named again in 2002 and 2003
as C.E.O. of Diversified Capital Management, L.P.
He was on the
boards of Multi-Soft, Inc. and Multi-Solutions, Inc. both publicly traded
software companies, and FreeTrek, Inc. a privately held software company.
Mr. Spatz is a member of the Board of
Directors of the Illinois
Department of Veterans' Affairs, Veterans' Benefits Day. Mr. Spatz
is a member of the Board of Directors of the Jesse White Scholarship
Program. He is a member of the Board of Governors of Keshet, a
charitable organization supporting children of special needs. Larry Spatz
is the director of the Spatz Foundation. The Spatz Foundation
contributes to organizations dedicated to improving people's lives.