Koby Menachemi is Seeking Alpha's CTO and VP R&D. He is responsible for the smooth functioning of Seeking Alpha's website as its audience grows, and development of Seeking Alpha's Web 2.0 functionality, such as StockTalk and Instablogs. He joined Seeking Alpha in December 2006 as CTO, before which he founded three start-ups: WinnerLogic, a sports wagering outlet with an innovative odds comparison technology, KME Computing Solutions, and Navicula, where he designed the product infrastructure, and managed large development teams. He is the founder of the nonprofit, award-winning website YambaZman, a portal that enables anyone to learn about any topic at no charge; he donates all proceeds from ad revenues to cancer research.
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Michael Rodov was the former Head of Business Development at Seeking Alpha. He was previously the founder and CEO of ZepInvest.com, a successful technology start-up in the investment newsletter industry. He is also the inventor of a patent application for a business model on revenue sharing for online publishers. Mike has a B.S. from the Boston University School of Management, with a concentration in finance. He lives and works in NYC.
David Datny is Director of App Partnerships at Seeking Alpha. David is responsible for helping bring on new Application Partners for Seeking Alpha's Investing App Store. He's been with Seeking Alpha already since 2008.
Prior to joining Seeking Alpha, David worked as a analyst at a Hedge Fund a well as PartSearch Technologies, a late stage startup in NYC. He also has extensive Business Development and consulting experience working with various startups.
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Becci Weiss is a Seeking Alpha editor. She previously worked for RBC Capital Market’s New York office as an Equity Research Associate covering E&P ("upstream") MLPs and the coal sector. She has also spent time working on the floor of the American Stock Exchange as an Assistant Options Trader for Susquehanna International Group.
Becci has a BS from Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. She also completed her MS at Columbia University in Operations Research with a concentration in Financial Engineering. Becci has her Series 7, 63, 87 licenses and is working towards obtaining her CFA charter.
Samantha Wynne joined Seeking Alpha as an intern in the Contributor Relations department this fall and is now one of the CR Managers. She is involved in further developing benefits for Seeking Alpha authors and has really enjoyed working with them on an individual basis.
Before joining Seeking Alpha, Samantha worked as an Account Coordinator at DDB Canada and then as a Contract Consultant at Mezzanine Consulting in Toronto, where she developed a specialty in Loyalty Marketing and Strategy.
Samantha graduated with an HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario (concentrating in Marketing and Strategy).
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
I work in Seeking Alpha's New York office. Prior to this, I worked at Warner Bros. in Domestic Television Distribution and Telepictures, Warner Bros. nonscripted arm, in Development. I graduated from Indiana University with degrees in English from the College of Arts and Sciences and in Management from the Kelley School of Business.
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.”
Currently an independent consultant for ship management, shipping, energy, and oil services companies. I grew up around shipping, mostly with a knowledge of tankers and liners. Several family members currently work, or have worked, for major oil and oil services companies. My main investment strategy begins with anything in or on the ocean, from rigs, to ships, to ROVs and more.
I have a prior professional history in research and information gathering. Some of that research ability is used for a major think tank involved in global geopolitical risk assessment. I've been writing macro-investment research outlook articles for private equity companies, until recent involvement with a technology start-up.
Boaz Berkowitz has a unique interest being a Seeking Alpha contributor as he not only has a passion for writing and companies in general, but was also Seeking Alpha's Director of Contributor Relations from 2008 to 2011.
Boaz is currently the Founder & CEO of TalkMarkets, a first of its kind financial website. TalkMarkets is a smart site which covers the entire breadth of the diverse financial realm but is customized and tailored to each individual user. Your interests, preferences, and level of investment sophistication influence what content you see and in what medium. This ensures a browsing experience which is easy, quick and personally relevant. Additionally, we've made interacting easy by incorporating the best social media tools and creating a few of our own.
Boaz has a diverse background, having begun his career at Bloomberg L.P. in Manhattan. Later he was lured into the world of e-commerce where for nearly six years he served as the Director of Online Operations for Saturn Enterprises. He has also consulted for several companies including Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW), the world's largest operator of 747 cargo aircraft, and GLX, the first global online financial community specifically for investors.
Boaz's interests extend beyond writing - he is involved with several charitable and community organizations. He sits on the Board of Directors for Binghamton University's Hillel and has served as an auxiliary police officer for the NYPD at Manhattan's 24th precinct.
Boaz has an unusually supportive and understanding wife and three amazing children.
Joseph Porcellini has been a leader and Innovator in Internet Advertising since 1997. Best known for his desire to lead the industry in customer service and creating innovative solutions for his clients. His ability to embrace change has allowed him to continue to innovate, creating award winning sales teams along with award winning advertising programs for brands such as American Express, Scotts & HP. Joe has lead sales teams for Seeking Alpha, Marketwatch.com, weather.com, WashingtonPost / Newsweek Interactive. Prior to his career in Advertising he spent 9 years as an International Steel Executive and Entrepreneur. Joseph attended the University of Tampa, Major in Finance.
Doing my best to make Seeking Alpha look nice, user-friendly & readable and proud to be part of the team which makes it work.
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I founded Seeking Alpha, and lead it for its first 10 years until I passed the CEO role to Eli Hoffmann. I started Seeking Alpha after working for five years as a technology research analyst for Morgan Stanley in New York. Seeking Alpha is now the dominant crowdsourced equity research platform.
I wrote the ETF Investment Guide (http://seekingalpha.com/article/15136-etf-investing-guide-one-page-summary-of-the-entire-guide), and I blog about startup best practices at http://davidjaxon.wordpress.com .
I have a B.A from Oxford University and an MSc from The London School of Economics, and am married with five children.