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Boaz Berkowitz has a unique interest being a Seeking Alpha contributor as he not only has a passion for writing and companies in general, but was also Seeking Alpha's Director of Contributor Relations from 2008 to 2011. Boaz is currently the Founder & CEO of TalkMarkets, a first of its kind... More
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  • Leaving Seeking Alpha... 15 comments
    Feb 3, 2011 2:06 PM
    This past month has proved to be an exciting one for Seeking Alpha and our authors. We saw the launch of our new Premium Partner Program and the implementation of many longtime author requests including providing detailed pageview stats and redoing our leaderboards to showcase the expertise of our talented authors (see here for more information). But the month proved to be a bittersweet one for me personally as I also learned that my mother had been diagnosed with cancer. After much thought, my family and I made the difficult decision to relocate back to the United States so that we could be closer to her during this difficult time. It is important to us to provide her with the opportunity to bond with our children and create some memories together. Unfortunately, this will also mean leaving Seeking Alpha and looking for something new in New York.
     
    Throughout my almost three years at Seeking Alpha I've fully believed in our mission to provide the best possible platform for our authors and I feel privileged to have played a role in accomplishing just that.  During my tenure I've had the distinct pleasure of working closely with all of you and consider myself fortunate to call many of you friends. I've very much enjoyed my role as your liaison and advocate, and for that I thank you.

    For the time being, I'll be staying on in an advisory capacity as the company transitions to life without me.  During this time, you should know that you are being left in very capable hands. Our growing editorial and contributor relations teams will continue to assist you in all your needs and find ways to bring you more exposure and value. Your key contact will now be Abby Carmel (acarmel [@] seekingalpha.com), and she's looking forward to working with you.  And, as always, feel free to reach the contributor relations team at contributors@seekingalpha.com.

    Wishing you all much success,
    Boaz Berkowitz
    Director of Contributor Relations
    Seeking Alpha
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  • John Lounsbury
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    All the best Boaz. My thoughts will be with you as you address this stressful time in your life. You have done an exceptional job at Seeking Alpha and will be missed.
    4 Feb 2011, 02:04 PM Reply Like
  • Michael Clark
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    Sorry to read about your difficulties, Boaz and wish you well in your move and with your mother's struggles to get well again. You always helped me with requests I made -- Seeking Alpha was lucky to have you working with them.
    6 Feb 2011, 10:54 AM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    I just transferred some prime good karma to your Mom and family. Best of fortune and wishes for all of you!
    6 Feb 2011, 08:14 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    Boaz, may you go from strength to strength. Thank you for all you have done, and best wishes to you and your family, and to your mother. You're a good son!
    OG
    7 Feb 2011, 12:24 AM Reply Like
  • Jeff Pierce
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    All the best Boaz...my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the transition be seamless as you move back to NY.
    7 Feb 2011, 02:56 AM Reply Like
  • Gerard Hallaren, CFA
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    Boaz,

     

    Thank you for all you've done for Seeking Alpha, it owes you a lot. I will pray for your mother and family.

     

    All the best,

     

    G
    7 Feb 2011, 06:57 AM Reply Like
  • Jeff Miller
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    Boaz -- Best wishes for you and your family. We will all miss your helpful attitude and service.

     

    Jeff
    8 Feb 2011, 03:06 PM Reply Like
  • Rick Konrad, CFA
    , contributor
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    Take good care Boaz. I appreciate all that you've done to build the product. But as a friend of mine always put it, business is business, friends are friends but family is family. You will never regret being there for your mother and family.

     

    You are in our thoughts and prayers
    8 Feb 2011, 03:42 PM Reply Like
  • Robert Freedland
    , contributor
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    Good luck to you Boaz with your future endeavors! Have you talked to Perry Blacher over at Covestor about any opportunities they might have in New York? Perry is a really great guy and Covestor has offices in both New York and London.

     

    In any case, you have your priorities right and family comes ahead of all else. Wishing you and yours the best today and in the future.
    9 Feb 2011, 02:55 PM Reply Like
  • Daryl Montgomery
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    Sorry you are leaving Boaz, it's a big loss for Seeking Alpha. The contributors will really miss you!
    10 Feb 2011, 06:59 PM Reply Like
  • John Eastman
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    Please reach me at 412 657 1801
    Thanks

     

    john
    15 Feb 2011, 10:29 AM Reply Like
  • Clemens Kownatzki
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    Wishing you all the best and continued success in your career!

     

    Kind regards - Clemens
    17 Feb 2011, 08:36 AM Reply Like
  • John Mauldin
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    tried to email you at the gmail account. bounced. try me again, Boaz.

     

    John Mauldin
    19 Feb 2011, 02:25 PM Reply Like
  • John M. Mason
    , contributor
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    Boaz:
    Congratulations on “Number Three” and I hope everything goes well as I am sure it will.
    Thanks for the response and, again, best wishes…
    John
    3 Mar 2011, 08:21 AM Reply Like
  • Brian Zen, CFA
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    Boaz:
    This happened to me before, so I know where you are. In times of these, most people resort to tears and sadness. It can only make matters worse for everyone involved. Negative energy could get everyone's blood frozen and cause problems. So please share with your mom that worrying is of no use at all. If she can grab 24 more hours from God, that in itself would be a miracle worth celebrating every day by the entire family! Through prayers, I just transmitted a dose of powerful Chi and positive healing energy to your mom and family. God bless!
    Brian
    16 Mar 2011, 11:50 PM Reply Like
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