I graduated from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities and worked in investment banking and as an analyst at Wells Fargo Advisors. I have extensively covered large-cap tech stocks such as Google (GOOG), Apple (AAPL), Amazon.com (AMZN), Yahoo! (YHOO) and Microsoft (MSFT). You may connect with me via the following social networks: Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/vinayak-maheswaran/19/66a/984 Twitter: https://twitter.com/vinayak_m Google+: https://plus.google.com/114090074707624507999/posts I would like if you could identify yourself as a Seeking Alpha reader because I love to hear from you.
Specialties: Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, ICT, Social Media, Investment Banking
Armed with a solid background in News, Financial and Business Journalism, Have years of experience in the Sri Lanka’s Media and Public Relations industry and experience of delivering proactive public relations campaigns in Sri Lanka and abroad. Have a strong track record of success in Financial & Business Journalism, Business Analysis and Public Relations prior to my career in Marketing and Direct Sales experience in Information Technology Services sector and Internet Broadband Services. My personal experience includes work for Financial Times of The Daily Mirror (www.dailymirror.lk) , The Bottom Line (www.nation.lk) , Mirror Business and a number of print media and digital media organizations such as The Asian Tribune (www.asiantribune.com), Lanka Business Today (www.lbt.lk/ www.lankabusinesstoday.com), The Lanka Business News (www.lankabusinessnews.com), Ceylon Today, Ceylon FT and The Sunday Observer apart from my former experience in telecommunications industry.
Soon after education, my career started in 2006 in Marketing and Sales in the Technology Sector as well as in ICT Industry. From 2008 I have been actively involved in Financial and Business Journalism whilst now I am overseeing Operations, Marketing, Promotions, Editorial and PR activities of my employer in a more Senior and a diversified role providing my expertise knowledge, and skills in analytics also to Sri Lanka's Investment Banking Industry, PR Industry and Economic Analysis.
As a journalist apart from my involvement in Internationally renowned social clubs and voluntary organizations, my work life was always spent with leaders in Politics and Business circles in Sri Lanka and abroad.
Experienced in organizing two Mega Musical Concert tours in 2013 and 2014 with two senior music artists in Sri Lanka which were their debut shows on the titles, and was a great success.
Worked as a Consultant on Corporate Communications with larger organizations and Social Groups both Corporate and Non-Corporate. I have also been involved in various Corporate Communications fields such as Annual Report writing, Management Discussion and Analysis writing and Corporate Positioning to many organizations including Listed Companies in Sri Lanka via several Advertising Companies and PR Companies.
My current employer is a leader in new media communications empowered with Digital and Electronic Gaming, News Media Communications, a Model Bank, Advertising and Public Relations Solutions.
I advise people to invest in emerging economies such as B.R.I.C.S. and small frontier economies such as in Vietnam and Sri Lanka. I have made some of my personal investmentents in emerging stockmarkets as well as in Western World. Gained sizable profits from currency trading since 2007.
I have a Degree in Banking and Finance Management. I have also undergone professional training in Geographical Information Systems and Design along with a Diploma in Strategic Human Resources Management and Organizational Behaviour. My primary focus is on messaging and corporate positioning as well as the strategic integration of clients' reputation management and brand building activities and to deliver public relations campaigns that give out real and measurable return on investment. I have a passion in supporting and advising business entities and conglomerates who find themselves under the media spotlight in the Sri Lankan Media Sphere. I also intend to deliver advisory on combining strategic and tactical communications with power of public relation tools for investment facilitation through integrating public and private partnerships. My driving ambition is to take Sri Lanka’s investment banking industry to its next level by integrating the power tools of public relations and media. www.sjafw.com www.jithendraantonio.com
John Morgan is the owner of Plaza Media Partners II. He is a journalist and media executive who began his career at United Press International (UPI) and Cable News Network (CNN). He has been a contributor to a range of financial news outlets including Newsmax's Moneynews.com, Midnight Trader, Street Authority, StockViews and MarketGrader. Morgan was the founder of the Entertainment News Wire and several prominent media sites including Adweek.com, Mediaweek.com and Billboard.com. He has held management positions at two successful VC-backed portfolio companies and is an active trader.