Energy is such a pervasive resource that it affects every single human endeavor. Energy has become fundamental to the very basic functions of contemporary civilization. And it is imperative to the future growth, prosperity, social stability and security of nations around the world. Without energy, everything comes to a grinding halt. Today energy is at a crossroads. Like a lit fuse, a catastrophe of immeasurable proportion is looming. Even though the energy crisis is beginning to make its way into the media limelight, very few people are aware of the true scope and magnitude of this crisis. With today's seemingly abundant energy supply, it can be difficult for us to imagine an energy-limited world. Nevertheless, the impending energy crisis is coming. And like the ancient phoenix, a great opportunity will rise from the ashes of this crisis. There will be those, like Energy and Capital subscribers, who will be given the foresight and vision to exploit the commercial opportunities of a post-oil economy. To begin receiving your free subscription to Energy and Capital, visit www.energyandcapital.com and enter your email address in the signup form.
Mr. Torbert has spent the last 15 years in the private equity, operational management, business development and corporate finance world. He is a decisive, results-oriented leader with particular functional expertise in finance, team building and business strategy & development. Mr. Torbert has deep industry experience in the technology, media, telecommunications, alternative energy and transportation sectors. Moreover, strong industry and government contacts for business development, operational / revenue expansion and financing.
Since 2006, Mr. Torbert has focused on investing in and enhancing middle market companies, notably roll up and platform company opportunities. As a founding investor and board member, Mr. Torbert played an integral role in the launch, development and $100MM Initial Public Offering of Mood Media (TSX: “MM”), formerly Fluid Music, Inc., an internet-based music services company. In conjunction with management, Mr. Torbert executed Fluid Music's acquisition of Trusonic, Inc., which enabled company to access public equity market and expand. In addition, he has played a vital role in the formation and growth of several other middle market-sized companies, including Midas Medici (OTB: "MMED"). Mr. Torbert has sourced and evaluated transactions in numerous sectors including financial services, transportation, media, technology and business services. In a very difficult distressed business environment, Mr. Torbert also orchestrated acquisition of two distressed assets in the aviation sector, Direct Air and Swift Air, with plan to restructure both companies.
From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Torbert served as Chief Operating Officer of Broadcast Capital, a firm focused on investing in media and broadcasting sectors. He focused on managing the company's portfolio assets and expanding the investment mandate to include new media. Mr. Torbert oversaw firms operations and investment portfolio. From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Torbert was an investment banker at JPMorgan Chase. He served as a Vice President of the Financial Sponsor Group, Middle Market Banking, at JPMorgan Chase Bank (a subsidiary of JPMorgan Chase), where he was a member of a four-person team that covered the firm’s top tier middle market private equity clients. He was responsible for sourcing and financing private equity investment opportunities for financial sponsors investing in the middle market, with a special industry focus on media, transportation, healthcare, and consumer products transactions. Additionally, he completed over $100 billion in transactions in the media and telecommunications industry as a senior associate in the Equity Capital Markets Group, at JPMorgan Securities. Mr. Torbert also has held positions at AIG Capital Partners, where he focused on analyzing global private equity investments and on raising capital for the firm’s $1 billion Global Emerging Markets Fund.
RB Milestone Group ("RBMG") is a New York based consulting firm that specializes in assisting small and venture-stage companies with enhancing: corporate strategy, business development, market intelligence and research. RBMG partners with clients internationally and across a wide range of industry segments, including: energy, cleantech, mining, oil & gas, healthcare, professional services, consumer goods and technology. Staff specialists have diverse sector knowledge centered on capital markets.
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I manage investments for high net worth individuals and defined contribution plans. I have worked for 25+ years as a commercial banker, private equity analyst and investment adviser. Undergraduate degree in finance from Indiana University, and MBA in accounting & finance from the University of Chicago. I do my own analysis of all investments, and have a strong value bias.
Geoff High is a private investor interested principally in small-cap energy and industrial stocks. He is the Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications for Dynamic Materials Corporation (Nasdaq: BOOM), and previously spent 22 years with the Denver-based investor relations firm, Pfeiffer High Investor Relations, Inc.
I am starting to invest in small-cap pharmaceutical stocks, and maintain my own portfolio. I am mostly learning about upcoming newer drugs and technologies, while following up with catalysts.
I am the President of TFST Publishing which is a Stock Advisory Service . We publish The Focused Stock Trader an online newsletter www.thefocusedstocktradercom
I have been a stock broker, investment banker, and CEO of 2 micro-cap companies ( see LinkedIn). At the present time I am focused on my newsletter which ended 2013 with 85 profitable trades out of 95 recommendations, for an annualized return of 265%. The Focused Stock Trader recommended the purchase of 49 stocks in 2013. The 49 stocks that were recommended had an average high 64% above The Focused Stock Trader’s recommendation price. The top ten trades all had a high at least 90% above The Focused Stock Trader’s recommendation price. OVERALL THE TOP TEN RECOMMENDATIONS HIGH PRICE HAD AN AVERAGE RETURN OF 170% ABOVE THE FOCUSED STOCK TRADER’S INITIAL RECOMMENDATION PRICE.
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