“I started off being interested in [Engineering / Technical Field] back and thought I would do that for a few years. But after getting exposed to stock market I realized that I was much more interested in pursuing a carrier in investment profession because I want to make an impact and work in something much faster-paced. Currently Working as a portfolio risk analyst in BlackRock.
Matthew Tucker, CFA, Managing Director, is Head of the iShares Fixed Income Strategy team. He leads the product strategy effort for exchange-traded funds, and leads the platform's efforts in North and Latin America iShares. His team focuses on developing new fixed income iShares strategies, partnering with the iShares team on product delivery, and supporting iShares client sales. Matt is an associate of BlackRock Investments, LLC. BlackRock, Inc. and its affiliates are not affiliated with Seeking Alpha.
Matt's service with the firm dates back to 1996, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. At BGI, he led the US Fixed Income Investment Solutions team, where he was responsible for overseeing product strategy for active, index, enhanced index, iShares (ETF) and long/short products. Previously, he was a portfolio manager and trader in fixed income focused on US government securities. Matt was part of the team that developed and launched the first fixed income ETF in 2002, and worked as the lead portfolio manager for fixed income iShares. He began his career at Barra, where he supported clients in the use of Barra's fixed-income analytics. Matt earned a BS degree in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley in 1994 and is a CFA Charter Holder. He is a frequent contributor to a number of financial publications and has written extensively on fixed income ETF markets and dynamics.
Brad Thomas is a research analyst and he currently writes weekly for Forbes and Seeking Alpha where he maintains research on many publicly-listed REITs. In addition, Thomas is the Senior Analyst at iREIT Forbes and Editor of the Forbes Real Estate Investor, a monthly subscription-based newsletter.
Thomas has also been featured in Forbes Magazine, Kiplinger’s, US News & World Report, Money, NPR, Institutional Investor, GlobeStreet, and Fox Business. He was the #1 contributing analyst on Seeking Alpha in 2014 (as ranked by TipRanks) and he is currently writing a book on the legendary investor Donald Trump.
Thomas has co-authored a book (The Intelligent REIT Investor) that is available on Amazon.
Thomas received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business/Economics from Presbyterian College where he played basketball. He resides in South Carolina with his wife and kids.
Dave Burwell is a Vice President with The Howard Group, providing Corporate Communication and Capital Market services for micro & small-cap companies. Established in 1988, The Howard Group is a Corporate Communication and Capital Markets firm. We look at a lot of micro and small-cap companies but choose to align ourselves with a select few. Our focus is on the long-term as building a business and building a public market following is not a quick process. Our services are tailored to each company we represent as we do not abide by the theory that one size fits all.
Deadcellzones.com is a "Consumer Generated Coverage Map™" of outdoor and indoor cell phone reception problem locations for AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and other smaller carriers. The map is dedicated to identifying buildings, homes, parks, resorts, stadiums, hospitals and public places where cellular phone calls are frequently dropped or where a cell phone signal is not available. It is our mission to become the voice of 240 million US wireless customers and identify all relevant dead zones, dropped calls, network congestion areas. The database was founded in 2001 and has become a central platform for objectively sharing notorious dead zone locations. It is our mission to report coverage complaints efficiently to wireless carriers and mobile retailers through our mapping API. We believe seamless cellular coverage can be achieved if carriers stop hyping their national coverage maps in commercials and simply focus locally at providing better coverage at the neighborhood level. Our map has a searchable map database of over 100,000+ cell phone complaints submitted from customers and receives hundreds of new complaints each day.
Behind every successful company stands a dedicated IT team developing and maintaining enterprise applications to support ongoing needs of business. With Enterprise Business Application industry growing at a rapid rate it is quite evident that companies are looking for a robust system integrator however with a single view of bringing their CAPEX and OPEX IT cost down.
Synverse value in providing custom tailored business solution lies in its accelerators and differentiators. By utilizing industry best practices Synverse has demonstrated ability to achieve superior results in developing and managing applications in areas of.
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
Supply Chain Management (SCM)
Synverse believes not only in building dedicated business applications for its varied clients but also have a fundamental concept of achieving consistent business process integration in a flexible way with suppliers, partners and customers considering complexity and uncertainty of growing business.
As companies expand to cater the needs of their growing customer they are often confronted with increased risk, government regulation to comply with and thus greater need to build a controlled environment to support global operations. An insight into building core capabilities for its customers have made Synverse invest into managing enterprise risk and creating global governance model thus sidelining the risk of operational shortcomings through its unique framework and methodologies. An array of enterprise solutions built around latest technologies keeping simplicity at core provides Synverse the agility to unify its resource and ongoing collective initiatives on reducing risk and uncertainty across value chain.
Synverse Enterprise Application Solutions teams work closely with global vendors such as Oracle, PeopleSoft, Siebel, Chordiant, JD Edwards and SAP thus helping clients select, implement enterprise technologies and tools to reduce costs and enhance risk management capabilities, improving information system for better decision-making.