I am the managing director of Dar&Company in Bethesda, MD. We provide business advice and corporate governance coaching to presidents, CEOs, and chairmen of energy and utility companies. Our clients have ranged from the largest utility holding, energy finance and energy technology companies in the world to energy funds, operating start ups, spinoffs and near IPOs. We offer no advice on securities of any kind and recommend no companies (other than as transactional, merger, acquisition or investment partners for clients). I have been in the energy industry since my college days at MIT, where I got my start in energy at the MIT Energy Lab as a graduate student in the mid-late 1970s. I hold degrees in engineering, corporate finance/international business (MBA) and applied economics (doctoral). I have served on the boards of 5 publicly traded energy operations and energy consulting firms. I have been CEO of 2 natural gas and electricity operations, marketing and trading companies. I have also founded strategy and risk management practices at 2 major energy consulting companies. I regret not providing company specific investment ideas or indications in my articles. This is owing to my wife’s federal government responsibilities and the nature of my professional activities.
Geoff High is a private investor interested principally in small-cap energy and industrial stocks. He is the Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications for Dynamic Materials Corporation (Nasdaq: BOOM), and previously spent 22 years with the Denver-based investor relations firm, Pfeiffer High Investor Relations, Inc.
Mr. Sax is the managing member of a long short hedge fund based in Park City, UT. He has earned a national reputation for substantially outperforming the market in good times and bad. In addition to his financial acumen, Sax is recognized as a pioneer in the technology field. After several years at bulge bracket investment firms, he left to create one of the first publicly traded Internet companies and is also credited for creating the first web presence for numerous Fortune 1000 companies. Having sat at most seats at the investment table, Mr. Sax's view is uniquely shaped by his 360 perspective. He can be followed most closely at www.saxangle.com and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/saxangle.
Individual investor with particular interest in any company that is on the cusp of change--for the better. These companies will have at least several attributes in common: They are underfollowed; underappreciated; have a clear, stated strategy for driving profits; management and BOD are perfectly aligned with common shareholders; management team and BOD with a track record of rewarding shareholders; and have near-term catalysts that will have meaningful impact on the business. Simple, right?
I started my career at Franklin Templeton in 1997, working with the company in its fund-information department – just as the Asian contagion infected the Asian tiger countries. I launched my RIA shop in 2003 just as the second Gulf War was breaking out.
In early 2006, after logging a one-year return of nearly 83%, Forbes named named me the top stock picker in its “Best of the Web” competition. My two audited hedge funds generated double-digit positive returns in 2008. I retired to the beach in 2009.
I helped build www.GetAOM.com with Shiv Kapoor in 2012 to provide a new fresh view of stocks.