Mr. Philip Obal is President of IDII, a consulting firm that does research & management consulting on software for supply chain companies. IDII consults with a variety of companies and government agencies involved in distribution, finished goods, logistics, and manufacturing. Some of those companies include ExxonMobil, Swarovski, McKesson, FAA, third party logistics providers, and others. He has evaluated, selected, negotiated contracts, and integrated software systems including ERP, WMS, TMS, OMS, and more. Prior to starting IDII (www.idii.com (http://www.idii.com)), Mr. Obal worked multiple hands-on directorships including: --R&D Director for Data Systems & Management, Inc., software company for wholesalers & manufacturers, which later was acquired by NxTrend. Directed and designed new functions and modules. New modules designed included Remote Order Entry, Import & Export Tracking, Landed Cost for Imported Products, Container Tracking, Sales Tax Interface, Document Imaging Interface, Executive Information System, and Warehouse Management System. --IT Director for Unidare, a large industrial wholesaler, with 150 online users and 400 manufacturers with on-hand stocking of 55,000 SKU’s spanning a wide variety of characteristics & sizes. Sold management on moving to a new ERP system and successfully installed the new ERP System from Data Systems & Management. Made changes & enhancements to following modules: Demand Forecasting, Purchasing, Inventory, Order Entry, Shipment Manifesting, AR, AP, Payroll, Warehouse functions, Inventory, and more. Modifications were done in an organized fashion in order to stay on the software provider’s upgrade path. Phil is the author of multiple books, research reports, and various trade magazine articles. He has authored “Selecting Warehouse Software from WMS & ERP Providers," “Who’s Who In 3PL WMS Software," and “Premier List of Warehousing Software." See Amazon at http://astore.amazon.com/indudatainfoidii (http://astore.amazon.com/indudatainfoidii) for more information about these books. He is the editor for “Glossary of Supply Chain Terminology For Logistics, Manufacturing, Warehousing, And Technology” which is available in printed book form as well as an online glossary at www.scglossary.com (http://www.scglossary.com). This organized online glossary has 6,000 definitions and grows 30% each year! He publishes two complimentary newsletters, IDII Software Newsletter (supply chain software) and Supply Chain Events Newsletter (upcoming educational events) that are available online at www.idii.com/esn (http://www.idii.com/esn).
Data Center Knowledge - Contributor: writing about data centers REITs -- a new and growing asset class -- attempting to bridge the gap between technology & traditional REIT investors.
Researching and writing at the corner of Main St. & Wall St. where real estate often intersects with trends in: technology, ecommerce, office/industrial, healthcare, cloud computing, energy infrastructure & green initiatives.
Recently covered breaking news and actionable ideas REIT ideas for Benzinga "REIT Beat," now Contributor/Sr. REIT Expert. Select articles featured on Investopedia.com, Seeking Alpha, and published on Yahoo! Finance, Google, MSN, Finviz and many other financial portals. Recent Select Freelance contributor for Motley Fool, writing about REITs and real estate topics for the Financial Bureau.
I have over 25 years of experience as a: developer of institutional quality office and industrial facilities, general contractor, homebuilder, managing general partner for private limited partnerships, and have performed consulting and transactional real estate services for others, including entitlements for planned commercial/office/industrial developments.
Past job experience included: V.P. of Energy Services for a Florida based Mechanical Contracting company, which subsequently was acquired by EMCOR (NYSE: EME). Responsibilities included development and "financial engineering" of projects to reduce energy consumption and total cost of ownership solutions, partnered with the two major Florida electric utilities, and private companies, (including Enron Energy Services!).
Education: UCLA - BA Economics, including graduate coursework in Real Estate Finance.
Masters Degree from St. Thomas University - Miami, FL
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.
Mordecai Rosenberg has been interested in trading for seven years and has been trading for the last six. He trades stocks, futures, bonds, options and currencies.
He lives in Ireland with his wife and four children.
Semi retired engineer and economist. Real estate and construction background. Now managing my own retirement funds. I am slowly learning the ways of ETFs and CEFs. This seems like the way to go for investors like me. You can even build your own hedge finds using ETFs and CEFs ... whatever that means. And, lots and lots of dividend paying stocks ... you get paid to wait out down markets.
Education: Brown University - Engineering. Harvard University - economics, finance and government.
Fall asleep at night dreaming of cost spreadsheets, critical path method scheduling, net present value / discounted cash flow calculations. It may take me years to once again dream about trees, plants and flowers. This is payback for years working in the engineering - economics fields. Ouch and double ouch.
Jim Regan is a junior undergraduate Finance student at Penn State's Smeal College of Business. Jim specializes in the industrial sector of the market through BullishBankers.com (http://www.bullishbankers.com/), the financial community of which he is the co-founder. While a stock market junkie in his own right, Jim enjoys long-distance running, weight lifting, playing guitar and internet marketing in his spare time. This summer, Jim is employed in the capital markets trading division of a major U.S. bank.