Recovering CPA turned commercial loan broker. I started in public accounting with a Big Eight firm, a predecessor of Deloitte. I spent most of my career as an internal auditor working for a variety of St. Louis based companies, some Fortune 500, as a manager and director internal audit. I moved into financial services in the Private Bank of Bank of America. I worked for a commercial mortgage broker and later started my own firm. I arrange financing for multi-family properties and senior living facilities through my company, Hi-Pointe Capital. I am a member of an investment club...we bought Qualcom in the early 1990's (still own it). For my own portfolio, I bought bought Express Scripts in 1993 (still own it) and bought Yahoo the week it went public (do not still own it). I am looking for small cap companies that have above average appreciation potential that are not widely followed. I play nice with others and know how to share.