Rick Shea is President of Food Consultants a firm that specializes in marketing, strategy and sales programs for the CPG and grocery industries. Mr Shea has 20 + years of marketing experience as a VP of Marketing for large CPG companies (Kraft, Unilever, Entenmanns, Malt-O-Meal cereals) He has led the launch of top new products including DiGiorno pizza, Thomas fresh bagels, Entenmanns Little Bites and Boboli bread shells. Mr. Shea partners with his dad Richard Shea Sr. who is former President of Campbell Soup Intl. and CEO of Pepperidge Farm. Richard Shea Sr. has been widely credited with making a Gold Fish an iconic snack brand. Shea Food Consultants provide their expertise on all aspects of the supermarket industry to leading financial investment and private equity firms.They can be contacted at www.sheafoodconsultants.com or through Gerson Lehrman Group www.glgroup.com for individual consultations, speaking engagements or longer term strategy or marketing and sales development projects.
The recent financial devastation coupled with 401k's becoming the new pension plan point very clearly (in my opinion) to the need for control. Control your 401k, don't let it control you.
Max out not merely your contributions to it, but max out it's performance using a disciplined and consistent approach that includes market timing, watching where the institutional money is flowing, knowing your level of risk tolerance, and understanding the news that affects your 401k.
There are four separate entities that can be viewed separately or together on the Maximize blog: Investment advise, market timing, news and comments, stock chart.
Former physician, now retired, managing several personal and family accounts. Practiced as a general surgeon for forty years. MBA from Northern Illinois University. I am primarily invested in stocks. I write and trade options several times weekly most often as covered calls. Great advocate of George Acs system of milking stocks and options for additional gains as described in some detail in his book, "Option to Profit"