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About Us

Framed Share of Topps Chewing Gum Inc.

It all started with a stock gift - Topps Chewing Gum Inc.

GiveAshare.com is the #1 stock gift website.

GiveAshare.com is part of Leading Edge Gifts, LLC, a small, family-owned company in Gilbert, Arizona.  Founded in 2002, we have been the trusted source for stock gifts for over 19 years!


Our Story:

It's amazing how a seemingly small event can change a kids life. Rick was a teen (many, many years ago) when his mom bought him shares of Topps Chewing Gum Inc. - the perfect attention-getter for a baseball card fanatic!

It ultimately led to a Finance degree, 25 years+ in high-tech corporate finance, and most importantly, it was the genesis of the GiveAshare.com idea.

Back in the early 1990's, our finance backgrounds and Rick's experience as a teen led us to give stock gifts to friends and family - everyone loved it!  So in 2002 we founded GiveAshare.com.

Giving one share of stock as a gift has always been a big hassle and expensive.  In the old days, before discount brokers, commissions were high.  Nowadays commissions are zero but brokers pass along a $500 disincentive fee to provide a paper stock certificate!  We DON'T!

GiveAshare.com fills a void in the marketplace by making it very easy and affordable to give a stock gift - it takes just 1 minute. 


Rick & Leslie



by Leading Edge Gifts LLC


Meet the Founders


Rick Roman

Rick has a B.S. in Finance from Arizona State University, 45 years of stock market experience, a long career in high-tech corporate finance, co-founder of GiveAshare.com, and author of the award-winning book: I'm A Shareholder available on Amazon and GiveAshare.com.  Rick has been quoted as a stock gift and kids financial literacy expert in many publications including CNN Money, USA Today,  CBS MarketWatch and has participated in financial literacy organizations like the Council for Economic Education and the JumpStart Coalition. 


Leslie Roman

Leslie has a B.S. in Business with an emphasis in Finance, a 20 year career in high tech corporate finance at Mororola Inc., and with Rick, pioneered stock gifting for the masses by founding GiveAshare.com.  Leslie has a passion for improving the financial literacy of kids and participates in organizations like the Council for Economic Education and the JumpStart Coalition.





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