63 year old with an undergraduate degree in Economics. Began my career as a computer programmer, initially developing accounting systems for small businesses. Progressed to developing financial and investment systems primarily for the insurance industry. In 1987, started a technology corporation developing investment management systems supporting equity, fixed income and private placement investments. In 2001, the corporation was sold to a Fortune 500 company. As president of the corporation, overseeing finance, developed strong financial skills. Personally wrote all the computer reports and models required by the M&A attorneys and buyers necessary to facilitate the marketing and sale of the business. In 2006, began my second career in portfolio management, taking both long and short positions.