Dan Rayburn is Executive Vice President for StreamingMedia.com (http://www.streamingmedia.com/) and is recognized by many as the voice for the streaming and online video industry. He is also a Principal Analyst with Frost & Sullivan, working in their Digital Media group. He is a sought after speaker, writer, publisher, and consultant, and his work has been featured in print and online by nearly every major media outlet over the past 14 years. He co-founded one of the industry's first streaming media webcasting production companies successfully acquired by Digital Island for $70M. He has his own line of books for Focal Press entitled "The Dan Rayburn Hands On Guide" Series, with eight titles available in print. Regularly consulted by the media, he has been featured in hundreds of print and online articles and is a sought after expert in patent cases involving IP-based video. He is a regular analyst to the investment community via the Gerson Lehrman Group and his Business of Video (http://www.BusinessOfVideo.com/) blog is one of the most widely read sites for analysts, venture capitalists, and financial money managers who cover companies in the online video sector. Visit Dan Rayburn (http://blog.streamingmedia.com/)'s site.
I was a technican in telephany. I began investing for income in 1998, to prepare me for early retirement, which occured in 2003. I look at MLPs, BDCs, REITS involved in finance, senior living,and diversified very very carefully. I have a bond fund, preferreds, and dividend aristocrats through challengers. I now try to stay away from cyclical industries. I look at payout ratios, or CAD to determine the comfort level for covering dividend payouts.
Trader, research freak, and blogger - always searching for special situation Theme stock. Also spend a few hours a week trying to figure out a rational explanation regarding Life's more difficult questions like Why are we here and where does our soul go after we Die~