I am a scientist by training and trade. I have Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Math, and Doctorate in Computer Science. My passion is building mathematical models of stock behavior, and implementing them in computer simulations. But after years of investing with both technical and fundamental approaches, my biggest profits have consistently come from in-depth study of all aspects of a company.
Carol Kong is University of Toronto graduate with a background in Engineering (Transportation and Infrastructure), and in Business. She is a part time investor with her core investing principles slated in a hybrid of growth and value investing - finding growth stocks at a reasonable price.
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John R. Runningen is a well known securities analyst and investment advisor having spent his entire career advising C-level executives on complex financial transactions nationwide. He has a clear understanding of the multitude of financial strategies and capital structures that can mitigate risk while achieving optimal returns. His track record includes more than 80 separate investment banking and M&A transactions with aggregate value of more than $18 billion. He has served on 12 corporate boards of both private and publicly traded companies.
Since 2000, Runningen has been Managing Director of Runningen Associates, LLC, a middle market investment banking firm based in Atlanta. In 2011 he also became affiliated with Commend Capital LLC and Commenda Securities LLC, a registered Broker-Dealer. Previously, Runningen was Senior Vice President-Investor Relations at WebMD. He has been a partner in the venture capital firm, Cordova Ventures, was an SVP at The Robinson-Humphrey Company (division of Smith Barney), and has worked at Morgan Keegan, FOCUS, LLC, QualiCorp, and QualiCare, Inc. earlier in his career.
Runningen received his BA from Luther College, cum laude, and his MBA from Tulane University, magna cum laude, where he majored in Finance and Marketing. He is a licensed securities principal and holds series 7, 24, 39 and 63 registrations with FINRA. He has two daughters and lives in Atlanta with his wife, Jane Calvert-Runningen.
Retired in 2004 after 20+ years as founder/CEO of a business software company. Have been investing for over 30 years (on a full-time basis for the past 9 years). After retirement, took and passed all 3 CFA exams and received my charter in 2007.
Follow the breadcrumb trail of Wall Street’s biggest comebacks on Twitter @CrumbsObserver. I believe that Moore's Law is fueling an explosion of mobile, automation and M to M communication. I am interested in companies that are harnessing the exponential efficiency gains of improving infrastructure while striving to create powerful brands. These companies know the value of aligning with the right industry players to achieve a win-win situation.
Nearly 35 years in Real Estate development, marketing, sales, property management in Georgia, SC, Florida. Day trader, interest in energy, politics. Believer in the immeasurable strengths of free people seeking market driven solutions for personal gain and improvement.