Bruce has joined a start-up computer games company twice in his career — first Imagine, then Codemasters — in the senior marketing role and helped each to become the best-selling publisher in the UK in its first year of trading. He also set up the All Formats Computer Fairs, which he ran for nearly 20 years and over 1,000 events around the UK and through many very prosperous years until their function was largely replaced by the internet. You can read about him in the early days (http://zxgoldenyears.net/everiss.html), and there’s also something about his role in the pre-history of the games industry in the Wikipedia entry on Liverpool Software Gazette (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liverpool_Software_Gazette). You can also see his LinkedIn profile (http://www.linkedin.com/in/bruceeveriss), and he is available for consulting (http://www.bruceongames.com/services/).
Value investor interested in mid-to-long-term view. Experience: equity research focused on media/entertainment sectors; strategy consulting; corporate development/investment for mobile/internet media/advertising companies; spent 12 years in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Education: MIT engineering and economics; CFA level 1; FINRA Series 7, 63, 86, 87; Hong Kong Securities Institute: Papers 1 & 5.
Mr. Gregory Hilz, Founder / CEO: Mr. Hilz has 25 years of experience as a principal in Technology, Communications and Computing Industries. Highly accomplished visionary Executive with domestic and international experience, P&L management, multi channel product distribution, strategic positioning, technologies, communications, acquisitions and strategic marketing & planning media with both startup and growth organizations. Results-oriented, decisive leader with proven success in new market identification, strategic thinking and problem solving. Proving track record of increasing sales, growing market share and profitability. Tendency to thrive in dynamic and fluid environments while remaining pragmatic and focused. He has been co-founder in several related startup companies, HCP a technology distributor sold, New Age Technology a computer network integrator, sold to EDS; , PCSS a private start up taken public as international reseller of computer parts and depot repair to global business communities; Total Media Technologies; a West Coast Regional Communications Company; TMT was sold to The Macerich Company. Mr. Hilz is an experienced in Video / Compression and internet communications and CDN distribution and creation of content for businesses.
I seek out companies that have good long term potential. I normally keep 40% in big cap companies that pay a dividend, 20% in various technology sectors, 20% in small caps and 10-15% in alternative energy.
I always keep in mind this financial quote "You can love a stock but a stock can't love you."
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