Rudi Bester is a businessman, serial entrepreneur, equities trader and value investor. His investment preferences include identifying undervalued large cap stocks to hold longer term. Higher risk/growth, small-cap stocks round out his personal investment portfolio. He also assists and counsels small technology innovators who require working capital. Rudi graduated with a major in Marketing Management (South Africa) and a MBA in Leadership & Sustainability (UK). During a professional career spanning 30 years, he has worked in several countries for publicly- and privately owned corporations, and also as a self-employed entrepreneur for 17 years. In his most recent full-time employment role, Rudi held the position of Executive Vice President, Global Sales for a publicly traded Canadian corporation. Today, his focus has shifted to channel and partnership development, with a dedicated focus on market/business development in the U.S. Rudi's family foundation is Memory Trees, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit with a simple mission: "Giving back life... in abundance". Memory Trees strives to deliver simple solutions to complex problems, like hunger. Recent projects include funding the planting of nut- and fruit-bearing trees in low-income and underprivileged areas... thereby delivering natural, organic food at no cost to local communities. Learn more at www.memorytrees.co Rudi is an active social media contributor and regular blogger under his investor pseudonym profile, besterinvestor.blogspot.com. Rudi's business blogs and editorials are featured on other syndicated websites, like Seeking Alpha and StockSaints. He founded the Stock Option Connection in LinkedIn, a networking group with over 1,000 members. Rudi can be followed on Twitter @rudibest.