Liu is currently the CEO of Capitol Isle Partners LLC a media consulting business focusing on corporate restructuring and new business development. He is a partner in Information Central, a newsletter content provider and web marketing company. He also serves as a Senior Advisor to Goldmark Advisors, an investment banking boutique specializing in media situations. Liu has been a successful start-up and turnaround specialist in the media and publishing industry. He has spent his career advising companies in the fields of publishing, direct marketing and web-partnership marketing. In the past several years, he has consulted via Capital Isle Partners with well-known clients such as TV Guide, Primedia, Evercore Partners, Boardroom Reports and Willis Stein Partners. Before becoming a consultant, Liu has held several prestigious assignments. He was the Vice President of Consumer Marketing for American Media, Inc., publishers of The National Enquirer, STAR Magazine. Liu served as the Executive Vice President and co-founder of Lear Publishing, a consumer magazine company founded by Frances Lear (Norman Lear's ex-wife). He was also the President and Publisher of Network Publishing, the magazine division of the Providence Journal Company, and executed the hugely successful turn around of Soap Opera Digest. Liu is a long time investor focusing on value and strategic plays where his business experience in turnaround and restructuring work can be used to find and define opportunities in the market.
Currently the President & CEO of a publicly traded startup in the temporary staffing industry, specifically what we call the "On-Demand" sector. I have been in the staffing industry for approx 14 years. I started out as an Account Executive for the largest on-demand provider in the country and have been in the staffing industry ever since.
Enjoy spending time with my wife and 3 beautiful children when Im not working. Doesn't have to be anything fancy, a day at the movies or at the park works just fine for me.
My name is Markus Kalter and I live in a small town close to Cologne, Germany. I work in the media industry and have no professional background in investing. I occasionally dabble in various investment forms such as stocks and funds. I´m also interested in more far-off investments like precious metals, forestry and start-ups. If you want to learn a bit more about me, you might like to visit my personal website http://mont-sylvain.eu/ , which, I admit, is a bit eccentric.
Overworked and underpaid university maths teacher.
The outrageous low volatility (VIXtermination) since 2013 tells me that people are convinced that the Fed has their backs despite all the turmoil in the world.
Looking forward to the end of the Fed punchbowl and a return to markets based on fundamentals.