Mr. Sacks runs Grand Slam Asset Management, LLC, a registered investment adviser specializing in small and micro-cap value investing. Mr. Sacks unique combination of direct experience in company management, operations and finance allows him to identify undervalued and mispriced companies. Prior to founding Grand Slam Asset Management, LLC, Mr. Sacks spent nine years at TSR Wireless (“TSR”), the nation’s fifth largest wireless messaging company and largest independent wireless retailer, rising from Vice President of Finance to Chief Financial Officer and ultimately Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Sacks completed various transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and debt financings. Prior to joining TSR, Mr. Sacks gained experience in the financial markets while acting as an Account Executive with Merrill Lynch, an Investment Banker with Bankers Trust Company and Segal and Company, and as a Debt Portfolio Manager with Banque Francaise du Commerce Exterieur. Mr. Sacks has a BA in Economics from Cornell University and a MBA in Finance from the New York University Graduate School of Management. Executive with Merrill Lynch, an Investment Banker with Bankers Trust Company and Segal and Company, and as a Debt Portfolio Manager with Banque Francaise du Commerce Exterieur. Mr. Sacks has a BA in Economics from Cornell University and a MBA in Finance from the New York University Graduate School of Management.
I'm a 38 years old consultant from Antwerp, Belgium. My investment style is comprised of many influences in the areas of (deep) value investing, small cap value, special situations, dividend growth and growth stock picking.
I have 20 years of practical experience in the stock markets. Throughout my professional career, I've done ICT and finance projects for 5 government-owned corporations, 4 banks, 3 investment newsletters, 3 high-tech companies, 2 start-ups, 2 fund managers and one in-house bank.
I run a small, private long/short portfolio. I focus on long term value, with a full expectation of showing paper losses in the short-term. Agnostic on the topic of catalysts. Wary of false precision. Usually ignorant of quarterly results and analyst forecasts. Seeking durable insights on business models and industry trends, and general wisdom.
Stirling Capital Management is a client focused and performance oriented investment firm. We scour the globe for opportunity in any asset class with asymmetrical risk versus return characteristics.
Sam Namiri joined Grand Slam Asset Management as a research associate in 2011. His responsibilities include all aspects of portfolio research and analysis. In addition, he is involved with the firm’s investor communications and marketing efforts.
From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Namiri was the Founder and President of International Strategic Investment Group, Inc., a jewelry company involved in television, media, manufacturing, distribution and e-commerce. He led the company in producing a reverse-auction television show selling jewelry which aired on DirecTV and also a started a plant to manufacture semi-precious gemstone jewelry in Pakistan.
Mr. Namiri has a BS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Age 80, retired transportation planner, afterward owner/operator of a small general used book store in Lancaster, PA. Had owned mutual funds but never had any real exposure to equities until October 2008 -- at which point I became aware of the fact that it was unlikely that I would not be able to mess up our finances any worse than the pros had done. Six years later, I'm certain I've made just about every rookie mistake in the book, but our investments are still in the black and I think I'm becoming more prone to judgement than enthusiasm. (I think I've finally overcome the fatal attraction for microcap biotechnical firms...)