Ph.D. Economics, Washington University, St.Louis. B.A. Economics, Amherst., Currently resides in N. Monterey County, California. Frequent contributor to Quora. Writings on Mobile Games, FinTech, companies with NT 10-Ks, tech in general can be found at http://glomoinvesting.com The most extensive analysis of the business model of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMS) can be found at http://nu-retail.com
I am an entrepreneur living in Cape Town South Africa. I am intensely interested in Economics and Finance and have taken responsibility for investing my own savings rather than trusting an adviser or wealth manager to do so for me.
Patrick was previously global head of marketing for Google Play, Google's app store, where he led the re-branding of Android market to Google play. He was also responsible for customer acquisition, product marketing and was part of the executive team responsible for Play's strategy. Prior to Google Patrick was the Chief Marketing Officer at GetJar (an app discovery platform backed by Accel Partners) where we helped grow the company from 7 - 50 people and secure over $35M in venture funding. Patrick has worked extensively in the mobile games industry as head of marketing in Europe for both glu (NASD: Gluu) mobile and I-play where he was responsible for marketing and PR.
Patrick left Google in August of 2013 to pursue his entrepreneurial passions and currently serves on the Advisory boards of Onavo (backed by Sequoia Capital) and Pocketgems (also backed by Sequoia) while also working as a mentor at Yetizen (the games startup accelerator in San Francisco). He speaks Spanish, English, French and Portuguese fluently, has lived in 11 countries and holds an MBA from Insead and a BSFS from Georgetown.
Considered a go-to expert in mobile, he has appeared regularly in the press including on CNBC, Pim Fox's "Taking Stock", CBS (local) and has spoken at many conferences including SXSW, CTIA, GDC, Casual Connect and the Mobile Marketing Association forums.
I was a fund manager of European Equities for 10 years at Newton Investment Management in London. I recently founded StockViews.com, a social network that connects investors with analysts and encourages debate around individual stocks. I still keep my hand in the market and contribute both to StockViews and to Seeking Alpha. I also dedicate a large amount of my time to educating investors through StockViews Campus and via a mentorship program for university students. In the fall I will be touring a number of US universities to deliver a series of seminars on investing. You can find out more about me via my blog: http://blog.stockviews.com
Individual investor. I have been trying to create wealth for me and my family for over 30 years. The market correction since the early 80's have paired gains, plus some bad choices.
Still looking for something that works.