Mick Trivane is "SSF" (Sirius Stern Fan). He holds an Associates degree in Music/Video Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Recording Industry Management with an emphasis on production and technology. He is a singer/songwriter and an avid consumer and reviewer of entertainment and technology. He is small business entrepreneur, an opinion writer, an observational humorist and is quite friendly despite the smoking and frequent complaining.
Well I'm about to the age of calling myself an Old Fart! Turning "60" next month.
Not a Pro at Equity Trading, not yet anyways. LOL Been following SA for quite a
while, think I made some friends, whether they know it yet or not. LOL The ones
I'm referring to, I hold a lot of respect for, them and their knowledge in Trading and their
Analyst abilities. Hawk, I was a longhaul trucker for over 27 years, Way back when
it was with Pride to be called a Trucker. This day and age it is hard to find a GOOD
Driver. Glad to meet you Sir! RAF, Connorport, Scooterpod, Rsaintvilus, Sirius Stern
Fan, and dfbell, I really respect you all for your "input" I enjoy reading it every day.
Thank You All, Name is Wayne, glad to meet you.
I am a Financial Analyst and maintain my own Site http://www.everythingaboutinvestment.com where i put the articles regarding investment so that it can help each and everyone around the globe to get an detail insight into Investing and Investment.
I am a former licensed Stock Broker, with a background in finance and investment dating back to 1992 when I began work in the equipment financing business in Phoenix, AZ. While working in this business I deployed Millions of dollars in capital to businesses.
My success in the equity markets and at identifying good investments led me to pursue all of my securities licenses including NASD Series 3, 7, 24, 55 & 63 and enter the Stock Brokerage business. I founded Synergy Pacific in 2001 in order to train and help investors to better understand the markets and position themselves to reduce and eliminate losses in their portfolios while maximizing gains. I purchased a Stock Brokerage in the Biltmore Financial District of Phoenix, AZ in early 2001.
I currently am a partner in Heartland Capital Markets, LLC, a boutique Investment Banking & Private Equity firm that consults companies on M&A, IPO's and Fund Raising including participating as lead investor. I am still an active equity trader and investor.
"Take the chance, while you still have the choice…"
Retired investor after a 25 year career in Silicon Valley, with management, engineering, marketing, and angel investing experience in semiconductors, software, and peripherals. Today's investment plan: Let dog out, surf Seeking Alpha, let dog in.
I have been in Sales in the Data/Telecommunication Field for 30 years. I have been involved in 3 Startups, the most recent has now been ranked in the "Inc Magazine 500" fastest growing Small Companies for the past 4 years. Attended MIT and graduated from the University of Alabama.
retired attorney, educator and pharmacist. have held positions as association executive, general counsul and registered lobbyiest in nys, adjunct associate professor @ LIU, dean of students, biology and chemistry teacher at a nyc hs, ceo of retail pharmacy corp., associate attorney at largest US suburban law firm. my educational background consists of a b.s. in biology from CUNY, b.s. pharm from LIU, m.a. in science ed from CUNY, mba from LIU and j.d. from ny law school.
Andrew Shapiro is Founder, President and Portfolio Manager of Lawndale Capital Management, an investment advisor that has managed activist hedge funds focused on small- and micro-cap companies for over 23 years, one of the longest periods of experience deploying an activist/relational investment strategy today. Mr. Shapiro’s proactive ownership approach has been effective in directly creating and unlocking shareholder value in Lawndale’s portfolio companies and has contributed to Lawndale’s activist funds often being ranked among the top event-driven and small-cap value funds in peer databases for long-term performance. In addition to leading Lawndale, Mr. Shapiro has also served as a Director or Observer on portfolio company boards and debt and equity bankruptcy committees. Mr. Shapiro is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and, via Lawndale, has been a long-time Sustaining Member of the Council of Institutional Investors (CII).
Mr. Shapiro has more than two decades of portfolio management and analytically varied experience from a number of "buy-side" positions, employing a rare combination of credit, legal and equity analytic and workout skills. Prior to founding the Lawndale organization in 1992, Mr. Shapiro managed the workout and restructuring of large portfolios of high-yield bonds, distressed equities and risk arbitrage securities for the Belzberg family's entity, First City Capital. Before joining First City, Mr. Shapiro was involved in numerous highly leveraged corporate acquisition and recapitalization transactions for both Manufacturers Hanover Trust and the Spectrum Group, a private equity firm.
Mr. Shapiro received his JD degree from the UCLA School of Law where he was an Olin Fellow, an MBA from UCLA's Anderson Graduate School of Management where he was a Venture Capital Fellow and a BS in Business Administration from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, where he has taught finance courses and frequently guest lectures.
Mr. Shapiro was recently selected to the 2012 NACD Directorship 100, a list of the most influential leaders in the boardroom and corporate governance community. He is often quoted on matters of corporate governance, fiduciary duty and activist investing and has been the subject of several articles, including a Business Week article in 2000 calling him “The Gary Cooper of Governance”. Mr. Shapiro frequent speaks and panels on corporate governance and activist investing issues at a broad range of prestigious forums that include the Council of Institutional Investors, National Association of Corporate Directors, American Society of Corporate Secretaries, SEC Advisory Committee on Small Public Companies, and the Director’s education programs of Stanford Law School, UCLA Anderson Grad. School of Mgmt., the Wisconsin Business School and Yale’s Millstein Center for Corporate Governance, among others. Mr. Shapiro is a Contributing Author at Seeking Alpha.
Mr. Shapiro started Lawndale’s funds in 1993 with only $188,000 under management and through performance and added capital has grown the firm’s managed assets substantially. Lawndale applies a private equity approach through active and relational ownership of public company securities. In most investments, Lawndale plays a constructive relational role by actively working with boards and management teams to help them achieve their strategic and operating goals. In other instances, Lawndale is a direct value-unlocking catalyst, utilizing a range of tools that include aggressively promoting improvements in a company's governance and operational structures, proxy actions, asserting shareowner’s legal rights and taking active roles in restructuring and buyout proposal negotiations..
I'm a person, that can remember dates, time, and events, that happened years ago. I can remember back when I was maybe, one and half years old. It was difficult in my early years, remembering everything, until I was nine years old. I made the decision, to remember things, that will be important to me, so I could feel normal. July 21, 1981, when I started my life journey, with a big brain, sharing wisdom with people I could serve. Through my journey, I made many discoveries; and one was, I'm a "Spirit Medium".