Freebird is a chartered financial analyst, received a B.A. in both Art History and History from Colgate University. He presently is an independent investor who manages his own portfolio. Previously, Freebird spent three years in the hedge fund industry covering Global Media, Internet and Telecom at GrayBox Capital Management. From 1994 to 2006, Freebird was an equity research analyst for Safe Habor Securities. Prior to that, he was an equity research analyst at the former Kidder, Peabody for 5 years. Freebird has been on Institutional Investor's "All-America Research Team" and achieved top 3 ranking in the Greenwich Consultants survey numerous times. He started his career in financial services as a credit analyst at the former Chemical Bank.