Since 2003, George Argyros Jr. has served as
president of Elite Financial Group LLC, a financial
holding company in Newport Beach, California.
George Argyros Jr. is also a respected
philanthropist, supporting such organizations as
Operation Smile, an international medical charity
that provides surgery for children with cleft lip,
cleft palate, and other facial deformities.
In addition to performing life-enhancing
surgeries, medical teams with Operation Smile
offer training and education that allows local
medical professionals to continue treating
patients within their communities.
In 2014, medical workers from more than 61
countries volunteered their time to Operation Smile,
allowing local workers to learn new techniques and
procedures in a hands-on setting.
The organization also maintains partnerships with the
Peace Corps and NGOs such as UNICEF, World Vision
International, and Project HOPE. To date, Operation
Smile has provided more than 220,000 free surgeries,
and 93 percent of medical volunteers report that their
participation in the program has helped them
improve the standard of surgical care in their local