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.
David Jensen is an independent biotech investor and entrepreneurial advisor for early-stage startup companies. He previously managed various operations, marketing, sales and engineering programs for technology start-up, growth and turn around ventures. David graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1992 and San Diego State University with an MBA in 1999. He makes his home in San Diego, CA.
My investment approach is primarily that of a "contrarian value investor," finding temporarily undervalued value and growth stocks, especially among small-cap and even micro-cap companies, and within the "socially responsible investor" context (no junk food, animal cruelty, heavily polluting, alcoholic beverages, gambling, tobacco, or weaponry-oriented companies).
As every savvy investor knows, markets in the short-term are often not at all efficient at pricing equities—except in the lamest sense that a stock’s price is what buyers and sellers agree upon at a particular moment of the day. Exploiting inefficiencies in stock-valuations is one secret to making big gains over time when a company’s shares re-set to a higher price to more accurately reflect significant changes in fundamentals, financials, and/or economic trends.
I'm a psychologist, author, spiritual counselor, with strong progressive values, living with my wife in Santa Barbara, CA, USA. See my websites: www.rare-leadership.org and a really huge, multi-faceted website, www.enlightened-spirituality.org
MICHAEL T. FEARNOW, managing partner of Go Public Institute, has over 40 years experience as a securities consultant to small and medium sized growth companies. He has assisted numerous clients in successful , IPOs, Secondary Offerings and private placements. Mr. Fearnow obtained a degree in Business Administration from the University of Kansas in 1967. He began his investment banking career as an account executive with Merrill Lynch in 1972 and by 1978 had become a Senior Account Executive and Product Manager for new issues underwriting. In 1978 Mr. Fearnow was a co-founder of MTF & Associates, Inc. a full service NASD broker-dealer. He served as chairman from 1978 to 1990 and structured and participated in financing numerous private placements, public underwritings, venture capital transactions and public mergers. During the last 20 years, Mr. Fearnow has assisted and advised over 50 companies in strategic planning, capital formation and/or going public. Mr. Fearnow lives in Conroe Texas, and spends his time traveling, enjoying wine, playing bridge, fishing, managing his investments, and playing with his grandchildren.