I am an ex- president of an aerospace company whose sales were about 800m/yr. The company was part of a larger corporate entity. I have had excellent training as a systems engineer and program management before being part of higher management and have run a fixed price synthesis program of over $1b successfully. My experience includes participation in acquisition teams and doing the due diligence process, running an egineering organization of 1000 people and being responsible for profit and loss of a technical and geographically diverse set of businesses.I have in the past taught probability and statistics and estimation theory in company sponsered courses to peers. I am married, have 6 children and16 grandchildren, write poetry and am writing a book. I have contributed to a medical book on brain surgery and been a reviewer of a management book by a former associate. While now retired, I serve on the board of a technical company and have been and still am an advisor to some small companies involved in homeland defence and after school enrichment education.
Retired from one the big blue-chips (principal engineer, 38 yr). Computer talents used to advance predictive simulation programs and their associated models. Expert with various computer languages for writing source code and also Excel spreadsheets to solve complex problems. Never had personal time (1975-2013) to properly follow markets and and manage own investments so my performance is typical of the "herd" over this time period. Since July 2013 I have moved all tax sheltered funds into an IRA to actively manage. Now using my computer skills to back-test and create predictive investing models. Focus is currently on retirement investing that targets optimization of income and evaluation of risk.
Licensed CPA for over 20 years. Primarily worked in IT in various industries (as an employee or consultant) including energy, transportation, credit card processing, manufacturing, retail, and insurance.
I worked for the federal government and have now retired. I worked in Asia twice, Europe twice, and once behind the "iron curtain". My job was to gather info and submit reports, mostly dull. I was often referred to being an oxymoron. I studied several languages, Spanish, British, German, Russian, and Vietnamese, plus their history, laws, and culture. I have worked and lived in two countries that are countries no longer. The people are sitll there, doing better, just changed citizenship. My job# was 971A-H and sometimes 972A. Enjoyed the work and people I met. Would do it again if needed. I have a BS degree in math and computers, helps me think using logic.
I am a small business owner of a financial services consulting firm. We have extensive experience in Business Analysis, Project Management, Risk Management, and Financial and Data Analysis.
I have a strong interest in economics and mathematics as my strongest subjects. Currently, I am more of a believer in the Austrian School of Economics rather than Keynesian economics, but that does not rule out my pragmatism in how behavior and economics occur in today's environment.
I seek to understand economic and mathematical fundamentals and principles and in addition to factoring in and understanding how humans (and markets as a whole) makes decisions while factoring in behaviors and emotions.
I love to find, understand, and invest in market distortions of information where there are solid fundamentals combined with the mispricing of information.
Old Geezer that listened to parents that lived through the Great Depression. Am a USAF veteran and proud grandpa of twelve grandkids. I am trying to learn enough to be a good investor and have met many great and tolerant (I ask a lot of questions) people here on SA.
Evaluation of the dominant assumptions and an understanding of the dynamics of the economic engine is the basis of an approach to asset allocation that provides for both a rational determination of value and an understanding of sentiment in the form of price as a measure of the irrational nature of the operational environment, an approach that is intended at once to avoid unnecessary risk while at the same time enable gradual rebalance of assets as a means to increase net worth via optimization of appreciation and long term yields. Let's call that buy low and fly high just for fun.
Hi, I am an artist, designer with an interest in investing. After many years of reading and following market news, I now have a small amount that I am juggling and my success is that I haven't lost the whole thing yet... i find Seeking Alpha very valuable for news, and ideas wether from contributors, or comments. My best to you! Bill