I am individual investor that has been investing for his retirement for the past 40 years. During that time I have had great successes and great losses but with each win and loss I have learned something about the market and the stock I own. I do not invest for a living as my real job is as a full time Plant Manager at a local manufacturing company that makes consumer products that ship worldwide. Investing is a serious hobby for me and I spend a lot of free time doing it. I know that my wife of 34 years would say that I spend to much time at it but we will both have the opportunity to appreciate my efforts in the years ahead.
I am a medical doctor. I specialize in general surgery with a background in research all over the world. I invest only in Stocks I belive have great potential. Examples are: CYTK, GILD, BABA, ZNGA, RGLS, SLXP, etc.
Freebird is a chartered financial analyst, received a B.A. in both Art History and History from Colgate University. He presently is an independent investor who manages his own portfolio.
Previously, Freebird spent three years in the hedge fund industry covering Global Media, Internet and Telecom at GrayBox Capital Management. From 1994 to 2006, Freebird was an equity research analyst for Safe Habor Securities. Prior to that, he was an equity research analyst at the former Kidder, Peabody for 5 years. Freebird has been on Institutional Investor's "All-America Research Team" and achieved top 3 ranking in the Greenwich Consultants survey numerous times. He started his career in financial services as a credit analyst at the former Chemical Bank.
As Managing Editor - Opinion and Analysis, I lead the Seeking Alpha editorial team dedicated to curation of crowdsourced investment research and commentary. My primary responsibilities are to grow the site's audience, deepen user engagement, and improve editorial processes. I am a CFA charterholder and member of the CFA Society Washington, DC.