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Mick was editor-in-chief and VP of Content at Seeking Alpha from November 2005 to April 2010. He's now the head of content at Covestor. Contact him by emailing mbweinstein (at) gmail.com or follow him on Twitter (http://twitter.com/mickwe) or on his Tumblog (mickw.com).
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  • Moving on from Seeking Alpha 22 comments
    Apr 8, 2010 9:38 AM

    I have a personal announcement. After four and a half incredibly rewarding years at Seeking Alpha, I'll be moving to a new position at the end of April. I'm joining an exciting new project out of JVP's Media Studio that is not yet public, but soon will be.

    I'm leaving with a great sense of professional accomplishment for what our relatively small editorial team achieved. We've built nothing less than a new type of media outlet from the ground up, adjusting agilely as we've scaled over the years. Starting from a simple Wordpress blog, we now offer an elegant, robust, comprehensive online service, reaching over three million monthly users who come to SA for what remains a unique product: informed, candid discussion of investing and the broader market.

    During a period when older media companies struggled mightily to keep legacy models viable, we built an entirely new editorial model, based on our conviction that market participants offer a uniquely valuable voice to augment traditional journalism. Thank you most sincerely to our loyal readers and contributors for all of your support and feedback while we developed all aspects of our editorial platform during this time.

    On a personal note, I feel extremely grateful to have worked alongside the amazing people at Seeking Alpha. A special thanks to David for giving me the opportunity to run this show as I saw fit from the beginning. I have no doubt that great things remain in store for Seeking Alpha.

    The extraordinarily talented Eli Hoffmann will take over as Editor in Chief of SA when I leave. I wish my good friend Eli the very best.

    ~ Mick

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  • Roy Mehta
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    Thanks for all your hard work. Good luck!


    8 Apr 2010, 10:45 AM Reply Like
  • Zack Miller
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    hey, good luck, Mick!
    8 Apr 2010, 11:20 AM Reply Like
  • Edward Harrison
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    All the best, Mick. You've done a fabulous job here at Seeking Alpha.
    8 Apr 2010, 12:54 PM Reply Like
  • Marvin Clark
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    Travel well, all the best, Mick.
    8 Apr 2010, 02:12 PM Reply Like
  • Jeff Miller
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    Congratulations, Mick. Best of luck!
    8 Apr 2010, 02:43 PM Reply Like
  • Norman Tweed
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    Thanks for developing this new form of media! It has kept me informed better than any media of the past and provoked investing thought beyond my wildest dreams.


    Best of luck in your new endeavor!
    8 Apr 2010, 03:06 PM Reply Like
  • David Jackson
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    Mick, we'll miss you. Wishing you much success,
    8 Apr 2010, 07:58 PM Reply Like
  • John Lounsbury
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    Mick - - -


    I enjoyed working with you. Hope our paths cross again.


    Best of luck!
    8 Apr 2010, 08:33 PM Reply Like
  • Rick Konrad, CFA
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    What a legacy you have created and tailored. Wishing you continued success in your new endeavor!
    8 Apr 2010, 08:34 PM Reply Like
  • Hillsfar
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    Mick, great job with what you've done here. I remember with disdain the daily posts you were making on back on Yahoo! Finance some years back, that were merely aggregated one-liner summaries of articles posted by financial bloggers. I'm sure that wasn't what you had in mind for yourself. You've certainly risen from a zero to a hero once you had an opportunity to shine.
    8 Apr 2010, 09:07 PM Reply Like
  • Aaron Frazer
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    Your amazing impact on Seeking Alpha is truly indelible and will be felt even after you are gone. Best of luck in your new endeavor!
    9 Apr 2010, 12:54 AM Reply Like
  • SA Editor Jonathan Liss
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    Working with you was a treat from day one. Your professionalism and constant focus on improving our product were second to none. And above all, you always knew how to have fun ;-)


    I'll see you around town...
    9 Apr 2010, 04:13 AM Reply Like
  • Michael Eisenberg
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    MIck -
    A big Thank You!! Good luck at the new gig.
    9 Apr 2010, 08:01 AM Reply Like
  • SSchoenfeld
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    All the best in your new endeavor... I am sure it'll be a big success and I look forward to learning about it when it's 'hatched'
    9 Apr 2010, 08:54 AM Reply Like
  • Alan Abbey
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    good luck, Mick.
    --Alan Abbey
    9 Apr 2010, 10:10 AM Reply Like
  • David Jackson
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    I just wanted to add that Mick has been somewhat modest in this announcement. For what he achieved, see the second part of this:
    9 Apr 2010, 10:36 AM Reply Like
  • JeffDB
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    Good luck on your new endeavors, and kudos for a job well done here!


    Thanks for your contributions to a great product.
    9 Apr 2010, 01:12 PM Reply Like
  • Boaz Berkowitz
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    We'll miss you Mick. Wishing you the best of luck and much success!
    13 Apr 2010, 05:39 PM Reply Like
  • Robert Radano
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    Dear Mick:


    During your tenure this service has become a respected tool for the investment community. SA has continually advanced its scope and reach. In addition, all the editorial staff deserves credit for listening to what the contributors have suggested and adapted SA accordingly.


    Best to you in your future endeavors
    13 Apr 2010, 10:49 PM Reply Like
  • ravbruce
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    Best of luck with your new job.
    I just saw a class picture from when we were little in a box of stuff my parents brought to me on Pesach.
    14 Apr 2010, 05:53 PM Reply Like
  • Andrew Corn
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    I enjoyed working with you. I know you will hit another home run. Stay in touch.
    14 Apr 2010, 07:51 PM Reply Like
  • surfgeezer
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    Thank you, I have found the site very valuable. It is both a great learning tool and a good way to filter news.
    5 Jul 2010, 03:46 PM Reply Like
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