Dave Burwell is a Senior Associate with The Howard Group, providing Corporate Communication and Capital Market services for micro & small-cap companies.
Established in 1988, The Howard Group is a Corporate Communication and Capital Markets firm. We look at a lot of micro and small-cap companies but choose to align ourselves with a select few. Our focus is on the long-term as building a business and building a public market following is not a quick process. Our services are tailored to each company we represent as we do not abide by the theory that one size fits all.
Cliff Schertz is the founder and chief executive officer of Tiempo Development, where is responsible for the strategic vision and management leadership of the company. For over 25 years, Schertz has been leading and growing successful technology service companies, enabling his customers to achieve superior performance, high customer satisfaction and profitability.
Prior to Tiempo Development, Schertz was CEO of Camisa Technologies where he and his team implemented and integrated customer relationship management (CRM) software solutions for hundreds of mid-sized companies such as United Concordia, Motorola, Weitz Construction, Harlan Bakeries and Best Western International. Prior to Camisa, Schertz also served as Vice President of the CRM National Practice for ePartners and grew the ePartners from zero CRM sales to becoming the national sales leader for SalesLogix, Onyx, Pivotal and Siebel mid-market software companies.
Schertz has a degree in Electronic Technology from Texas State Technical College and an MBA from Arizona State University’s WP Carey School of Business.
Adrian is Zoodak’s Co-Founder & CMO with management experience in Marketing, Capital Markets and Finance at Irwin Home Equity. He holds a BS in Mathematics from UC Santa Barbara and is a board member and marketing chair of the Diablo Valley Montessori School.
Lawrence G. McDonald has written a book on the fall of Lehman Brothers, with Patrick Robinson, the #1 New York Times best selling author of Lone Survivor.
“A Colossal Failure of Common Sense - the Inside Story of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers,” is being published by Random House and will be on the shelves in stores 7/21/09. Currently, Lawrence is a Managing Director at Pangea Capital Management LP.
At Lehman Brothers
From July 2004 through September 2008, Lawrence G. McDonald was a Vice President of Distressed Debt and Convertible Securities Trading at Lehman Brothers. He ran an extremely successful joint venture between the firm’s fixed income and equity divisions. He was the most profitable trader on the convertible securities desk 2006 and 2007.
The Subprime Implosion
In early 2006, Lawrence was part of a faction that called the subprime crisis, then he made over $46 million for the firm during its implosion. Mr. McDonald was highly regarded as one of the most consistently profitable traders at Lehman with over $83 million in trading profits during his time with the firm.
More interestingly, Lawrence McDonald was an integral part of a faction within Lehman Brothers that passionately tried in vain to stop the firm from heading down the road to destruction. Likewise, he also worked closely with Lehman’s credit derivatives team and saw first-hand the design and construction of what Warren Buffett termed as “Wall Street’s financial weapons of mass destruction.”
My firm counsels investor relations departments of public companies around the world on how to use web technologies to communicate with investors, analysts and investment bloggers. Our research and guidelines have been cited and referenced by industry associations, academics and consultants around the world. I have been quoted by many financial publications on the topic of investor-centric online investor relations communications, including Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, Investor Relations Magazine, Real IR, NIRI’s IR Update; CFO magazine, Investor Relations Business, Investor Relations Newsletter, Corporate Governance Advisor, The Globe and Mail Report on Business, Financial Executive, and the National Post.
If you have any input to share on how companies can improve their online IR practices, please share them via SA mail.
Hello, about me – I’m a 34 years old small time personal self taught daily investor. I also work for Henry Ford Health Systems in Detroit, MI as a RIS support tech. I have been trading for about 11 years now. I start of in the penny stocks which I made money and loss it to. I love to read and self educated me in the ways of profitable trading. I open up wealthisking.com about 6 months.
I consider myself to be an authority on renewable energy systems. I built my first solar collector in 1976. I have designed several heat storage systems, some solar, some geothermal. I am a great fan of Photovoltaic Solar for distributed electrical generation. I like Consentrated Solar power for utility applications. I am invested mostly in the vast renewable energy sector.