INVESTOR / SENIOR MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE / STRATEGIC BUSINESS LEADER / BUSINESS MODEL DESIGN INSTRUCTOR, COACH, MENTOR CEO and founder of a packaging company with activities in Canada, China, Mexico and Chile. Former CEO, CFO and COO of Reynolds Food Packaging Canada (an ALCOA company) and was also involved in startup operations in France, Spain and Ukraine. Proactive and business-minded leader experienced in steering organizations through complex transitions and building empowered and talented work teams within highly competitive industries. Business activities, due diligence and startups in Canada, Chile, China, France, Mexico, Spain and Ukraine. Proven expertise in defining, implementing and delivering business goals. Catalyst in optimizing performance, enhance productivity, and driving profit growth. Instructor, coach and mentor for the CPA Strategic Leadership Program for many years. The program is part of the process of becoming a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant / Certified Management Accountant (CPA/CMA). Conduct Business Model Design -Strategy workshops. Tech Background: The early part of my career was in the Montreal tech industry at companies that developed software and hardware. As CEO and CFO, I was the key driver for IT development in several international companies. I have been online since before the Internet existed and operate several hobby web sites one of which, www.Westfalia.org, is the most popular web site in the world for VW Westfalia camping-van enthusiasts (approx. 30,000 registered users). Professional designation of FCPA (Chartered Professional Accountant with Fellowship), FCMA (Certified Management Accountant with Fellowship) ANY COMMENTS OR POSTINGS I MAKE ON SEEKING ALPHA ARE SIMPLY PERSONAL OPINIONS AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS INVESTMENT OR PROFESSIONAL ADVICE. Twitter account: @johnwbabiak
Interested in technology and financial markets. Undergrad in engineering, MS in Comp Sci and an MBA in finance. Building tools for individual investors to make more informed decisions about the stocks and mutual funds they choose.
Identify businesses that have long-term sustainable growth opportunities and are trading at a good value.
I am the VP of Monetization at Harvest (www.hvst.com). My role here is to ensure that Harvest is maximizing its monetization opportunities while maintaining the highest level of experience for our users, and advertisers.
Born 1958 in Carmel, California
BS Marine Biology from UWF
Married with two girls, one a junior at USC, the other a senior at SJM HS, Fresno, CA
25+ years experience in the aquaculture industry with 10 yrs in production and 15 in supply dealing mainly with shrimp hatcheries
Founder and President of Gulf Breeze Aquaculture and Seafood (GB-Aqua) 8 years
Retired CEO of The Burton Group, a chain of women's specialty department in North Carolina.
Co-Founder of The Old South Marlin Club, an international big game fishing club that actively participates in world-wide conservation efforts for Big Game Sport Fish. We support efforts to minimize wasteful harvest practices and maximize the viability and recovery of these amazing animals. Our mission is to ensure the longevity of Sport Fishing species for generations to come, The Old South Marlin Club anglers emphasize the Tag and Release Conservation Program whenever possible.