Tim Merel is a Corporate Finance Director with Video Games, Digital Media, Technology and Telecoms experience in industry, direct investment, financial services, growth company development and turnaround, across Europe, USA and Asia Pacific, with background in software engineering, law and business from Yale and Sydney University. Tim has the trifecta of evil professions, having been a lawyer, worked for Rupert Murdoch, and now being an investment banker. When he’s not doing sensible things, Tim writes adventure stories and plays a mean guitar.
Motek Moyen is a retired art director (but still active graphic artist) residing in the Philippines. He is learning options trading based on algorithmic forecasts.
Motek Moyen is also a senior analyst for www.iknowfirst.com. He loves Adobe Photoshop and Premiere. He is currently self-learning Adobe Illustrator CC for mobile game assets creation and UI/UX design.
Motek Moyen still has his 1994-era signed one-dollar bill given to him by Warren Buffett. Motek's college years were spent on B.S. Mathematics, Commercial Advertising, and B.S. Computer Science.
Motek Moyen is only 42 and still has a lingering political ambition.
Personal Investor following most sectors but with focus on tech and further focus on communication chip companies and Internet infrastructure....although my watch list has many companies from many sectors.
I have a Mech Eng honors degree with 35 years as a petroleum engineer/onsite operations manager/finance, forecasting and metrics manager. I was also section chairperson for Society of Petroleum Engineers so have a good feel for the oil production and transport industry. 26 of those years were with Shell (mostly TEOR in CA) and the last 9 years overseas (ME) with Oxy.
I saved and invested well so retired in 2014 at age 58 and invest mainly as a hobby as I have my retirement secured.
Mark Adkins currently volunteers for PDMA as a board member and their Vice President of Marketing. He is the former Director of Technology and Marketing at Kennametal Extrude Hone. While at Kennametal he successfully integrated independent development groups from Europe, Asia & N. America into a global team that dramatically streamlined the product portfolio and launched three next generation products.
Prior to working at Kennametal Mark was president of Turnkey Marketing, a company he founded in 2000 to help clients grow their businesses through entering new markets, establishing strategic alliances and by developing new products. While at Turnkey he helped win $1.9M in government funding to start the Lean Innovation Program, a product development improvement program that helped industrial companies greatly improve their new product development results.
Before founding Turnkey Marketing, Mr Adkins was Director of Marketing and New Product Development at Cincinnati Machine. While at the company he spearheaded the design and implementation of their product development process that was recognized as the best in the nation in 1998 by the PDMA, receiving their coveted “Outstanding Corporate Innovator” award. His team of product managers led projects that launched products with lifetime sales of over $1B.
Mark has a degree in Business Administration from Xavier University and is currently enrolled in the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business.