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I joined Seeking Alpha as a Senior Editor in September 2012. I work closely with company leaders on content and publishing initiatives, primarily the SA Pro and SA Buyside platforms. A little about me: - I'm a native Texan. - I'm a value investor; I always enjoy reading well-constructed and... More
  • Seeking Career Alpha (Sometimes, To Do The Things You Love, You Leave The Ones You Love Behind) 6 comments
    Oct 10, 2013 8:07 AM

    Hey SA users,

    I wanted to let you know that I'm departing from SA to join a hedge fund as an analyst. I'm very excited about the opportunity - I think it's a great next step for my career, primarily because I'll have the opportunity to gain a lot of hands-on experience from a master investor with an awesome strategy and track record - but at the same time, I'm definitely sad to leave all my SA friends behind. I've enjoyed interacting with all of our contributors, and the SA Pro team, obviously, is wonderful.

    Nonetheless, I know that I leave the SA platform in great and capable hands, and I'm looking forward to seeing SA Pro expand and improve. I'm definitely planning to utilize SA extensively as an investor; I also hope to comment and contribute on the site to the extent that my current and future employers will allow. For anyone who wants to keep in touch with me, send me a request on LinkedIn - you can find me here:

    Best wishes to all.

    - Samir

    P.S: Resident SA power user Chris DeMuth Jr. decided to conduct an exit interview that's equal doses tongue-in-cheek humor and serious reflection. I attribute all success to myself and blame all misinterpretations on Chris's interview skills ;) Check it out here:

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  • Ted Barac
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    Best of luck, Samir! Your new employer is lucky to have you.
    10 Oct 2013, 08:11 AM Reply Like
  • SA Editor Samir Patel
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    Author’s reply » Thanks, Ted! Keep in touch.
    10 Oct 2013, 08:27 AM Reply Like
  • Regarded Solutions
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    Sounds of luck Samir!
    10 Oct 2013, 12:33 PM Reply Like
  • Maulik Patel
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    I wish you the best.
    10 Oct 2013, 01:11 PM Reply Like
  • Tim McAleenan Jr.
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    Samir. You're one of the few people from SA that has reached out and struck up a friendship with me, and I appreciate that.


    You've been respectful, courteous, and insightful in all my interactions with you, and your new employer should be quite delighted to have you come aboard.


    Best wishes and blessings.
    10 Oct 2013, 02:20 PM Reply Like
  • Dividend Growth Machine
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    Samir: I am disappointed to see you go -- you've helped make Seeking Alpha a great place for investors. I wish you all the best in this new stage of your career.
    13 Oct 2013, 11:57 AM Reply Like
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