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.
I live with my wife in Miami Beach.
I worked at Intel for 23 years, retiring in early 2001. For most of my last 8 years at Intel, I directed the planning for Intel’s future x86 microprocessors. In January 1993, I was named an Intel Fellow.
From early 1999 until Fall 2000, I was Director of the Microprocessor Research Labs (MRL), with labs in Santa Clara, Calif.; Hillsboro, Ore.; Haifa, Israel; Beijing, China; and Nizhni, Novgorod, Russia. MRL focused on computer architecture, compilers, circuits, graphics, video, security, and new computing models.
From mid-1992 to early 1999, I was Director of Measurement, Architecture and Planning in the Microprocessor Products Group. This division was responsible for all Intel platform architecture and performance analysis. In this role, I was also responsible for directing the planning of Intel’s future microprocessors. From mid-1990 to mid-1992, I was the Architecture Manager for the Pentium® Pro microprocessor (whose later derivatives included the Pentium II, Pentium III, and Pentium M microprocessors). Earlier assignments include managing the i960 architecture and serving as chief architect for an advanced object-oriented, distributed operating system.
Since retiring from Intel, I’ve kept current in the developments in the PC industry with an emphasis on Intel and AMD roadmaps and financials. My technical focus is in microprocessor and platform architecture. From my product planning experience at Intel, my expertise is really on developing technology-feasible business strategies.
In 2009, I’ve started to do a little consulting – previous to that, I turned down ALL consulting requests.