I am a former sell-side analyst -- UBS 1996-2002, Needham 2002-2006 and ThinkEquity 2006-2008. These days I review automobiles and other technology products, as well as analyze the automotive and technology industries, and coming up with long/short ideas. I also continue to write (less frequently) on macroeconomics and politics.
Have been an investor for 60 years. Last 20 years have concentrated on biotechs. Have been senior exec with Shell and ITT before retiring 30+ years ago. My working areas were finance, informatics and international management. Taught MBA courses in management, informatics and communications. Speak French and Spanish plus some German.
Journeyman - IR consultant Corporate Shaman& Investor 1985- present.
Diverse sectors: Bio Tech,Commodities ,manufacturing (Health food) Technology,Energy. As a investor I tend to follow start ups as they near commercialization and profitability.
Mine has been a journey of over 30 years in the equity markets.
As a Corporate Shaman, my role is to bridge the gap between the Investors and the Companies I consult for. By mediating the chasm between the two worlds (investors - company) I assist in healing the companies financial well being as well as investors portfolios. ╰☆╮
Although there does exist a Professional Organization of "Corporate Shamans" with membership fees , mission statements, books , seminars and all that jazz. I am the other guy
.A Shaman alleviates his pain by healing others.
Very Best of Health always to you and yours ╰☆╮
45 years of finance experience- banks, life insurance company investment manager,ford motor credit commercial and industrial finance, 12 years at Taubman Companies, bought Irvine Ranch southern cal for Herb & Charlie Allen, Allen & Company, in my own since 1980, development and finance for clients. Money center banks and infrastructure projects are clients as well as contract developer with projects in louisiana ( 35,000 dwelling units in baton rouge msa on 3,000 acres) mexico, panama, central america dominican republic. Got away from Taubman before Southeby Scandal moved to west michigan , adopted 14 hard to place children, always made money. Currently heading a team to acquire mexican bonds to be used to reset european bank cdos.