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I am an investor relations consultant with 25+ years experience steering IR strategy and outreach for over 100 companies across a range of industries. We launched Catalyst Global in early 2012 to serve as a platform for innovating the IR role to better address the radically different dynamics and needs of public companies and investors.
Catalyst's mission is combining senior level experience and counsel with targeted outreach and efficient communications to deliver real change and share price results for "smidcap" companies in today's markets. We understand relationships and credibility take time, and we root all our work in integrity, candor and a focus on ROI.
I post on Seeking Alpha to expand the reach of client and other investment stories we like - and to understand the nature of these new channels of communication. Networking ideas and working with new media is integral to the IR function - plus it's fun.
CG Focus List is a separate service we use to highlight specific investment stories brought to us by some of the really smart investors we know. Profiled companies can be clients, ex-clients, non-clients or desired clients - but they are stories that offer very attractive investment potential and commensurate risk (there's no free ride in investing!)
My posts are NOT endorsed by the Companies on which I write - client or otherwise. We believe in truth and fair play at all times, and at all costs, and gravitate to those who share that view.
A true investing contrarian with more than a decade's experience in the financial markets. I review a variety of sectors with both long and short ideas.
Blog address: http://www.atruecontrarian.com/
The top gold and silver analyst on Seeking Alpha. One of the few that does the hard leg work necessary in this field.
The Gold and Silver Report is in progress and will be ready in a month with a close look at some very interesting names from the junior level all the way up to the majors.
Charles Holley is the executive vice president and chief financial officer for Walmart. He is responsible for accounting and control, business planning and analysis, internal auditing, treasury, tax, and several other key areas of the company. The lead financial executive in each operating segment of the company (Walmart U.S., Sam's Club and Walmart International) reports directly to him.
Before being appointed to his current role, he was executive vice president, finance and treasurer, responsible for corporate strategy and planning, tax, investor relations, financial support of corporate overhead functions, corporate mergers and acquisitions, risk management, and treasury operations, which includes capital markets and cash management. Charles also served as the company’s chief risk officer.
Previously, Charles was senior vice president of finance with responsibility for the company’s accounting, tax, financial reporting and investor relations areas. From 2003 to 2005, he served as senior vice president and controller. From 1994 through 2002, Charles held several roles in Walmart International including senior vice president and chief financial officer for the division. He helped pioneer the company’s international expansion efforts, which included leading Walmart International’s merger and acquisition activities.
Before joining Walmart, Charles worked for Tandy Corporation as managing director for its European Memorex consumer product division (Memtek International) and served as director of finance for its international operations. He also spent more than 10 years with Ernst & Young.
Charles is a member of Financial Executives International. He serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin and is an active board member for the Cancer Challenge of Northwest Arkansas.
Charles received his BBA in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and earned his MBA in finance at the University of Houston. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two wireless networks serving more than 48 million customers at the end of the fourth quarter of 2009 and the first and only 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The company’s customer-focused strategy has led to improved first call resolution and customer care satisfaction scores. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.
Renaissance Capital is an IPO investment advisory firm providing pre-IPO institutional research and management of IPO-focused funds including the Renaissance IPO ETF (NYSE ticker: IPO), the Renaissance International IPO ETF (NYSE ticker: IPOS) and the Global IPO Mutual Fund (ticker: IPOSX). Through Renaissance Capital’s pre-IPO research service, investors get a hard-nosed, independent opinion, in-depth fundamental analysis and customizable financial models on all IPOs. The Firm's clients also gain access to the premier IPO knowledge base with deal calendars, market commentary, fundamental data on over 5,000 past IPOs and more.
Axion International Holdings (AXIH) is rebuilding America with eco-friendly building materials made from 100% recycled plastic. Products created using our patented technologies replace traditional materials such as wood, steel and concrete with a more durable solution derived from recycled consumer and industrial plastic waste.
Axion's thermoplastic technology was developed by scientists at Rutgers University and has already been field tested by the U.S. Army. The Company recently signed a second contract with the U.S. Army to construct two railroad bridges at Fort Eustis following the successful unveiling of the world’s first thermoplastic bridge capable of supporting 70+ tons at Fort Bragg. To watch a short video of that unveiling, including the crossing of a fully loaded M1 Abrams Tank, please visit http://j.mp/5UVpZz.
AxionGrowth is the investor community for Axion International. To learn more about Axion visit our investor community blog at www.axih.webir.com.
Ezra Marbach is a former investment banker who lived in Beijing in 2002-03 where he studied Mandarin Chinese and worked for a venture capitalist. Ezra previously worked for Internet-based venture capital firm UniversityAngels.com. Prior to that, he worked in the corporate finance department of Gerard Klauer Mattison, a NY-based boutique investment bank. Ezra graduated from Cornell University.
Vice President Corporate Communications for Great Panther Silver and am responsible for all aspects of corporate communications including the strategic direction of investor relations, social media, regulatory compliance and best practices. I have effectively designed and coordinated investor relations programs, industry and media relations, investor products, reputation management programs, presentations and special events for many energy sector public companies over the past 18 years. I currently serve on the Board of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute, Alberta Chapter and am Chairman of the Communications Advisory Board at Mount Royal University.
Think B.I.G., by Bespoke Investment Group, provides some of the most original content and intuitive thinking on the Street. Founded by Paul Hickey and Justin Walters, formerly of Birinyi Associates and creators of the acclaimed TickerSense blog, Bespoke offers multiple products that allow anyone, from institutions to the most modest investor, to gain the data and knowledge necessary to make intelligent and profitable investment decisions. Along with running their Think B.I.G. finance blog, Bespoke provides timely investment ideas through its Bespoke Premium (http://bespokepremium.com/) subscription service and also manages money (http://bespokepremium.com/mm) for high net worth individuals.
Visit: Bespoke Investment Group (http://bespokeinvest.com/)
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 am the President of InBoundMarketingPR.com. We are a full service digital PR/IR company. I have 12 years experience with investor relations and have found new methods and means to reach the investment community through inbound marketing.
I have 15 years experience in the stock market trading and investing in mostly speculative stocks. I consider myself pretty good with regard to trading stocks long and short over a period of days or weeks.
My objective is to make resources available so that smaller companies can gain an audience and compete with larger companies. I have written many blogs on stock trading and investing, investor relations principles and have authored one white paper on optimization of news releases. I have two stock market related books in the works that are nearly complete.
As president of Johnson Strategic Communications Inc., Dick Johnson helps tell your story of innovation and value – to investors, customers, employees and other critical audiences.
Dick brings your team the benefits of 35 years of experience as a professional communicator. He does extensive writing and editing. Dick advocates best practices in investor relations and helps companies create clear, persuasive messages. Johnson Strategic assists clients ranging from "Global 50" giants to local Kansas City startups. He shares thoughts on investor relations through his blog at www.IRcafe.com.
Tova Rachel works for Seeking Alpha as the Director of Operations. She has fifteen years of experience in online marketing, strategy, and planning. Her experience includes developing eBusiness strategies for clients such as The Jerusalem Post, Guardian Industries, DaimlerChrysler, Ford Motor Company, and MGM Grand Casino. In addition to her eBusiness experience, she worked in the Event Management field producing large-scale events for social, corporate, and non-profit clients. Rachel Tova has a B.A. from the University of Michigan and is also a member on the Board of Directors for the Museum of Psalms.
Mark Evans is a principal with ME Consulting, a social media and content consultancy that provides companies, including many start-ups, with strategic and tactical services to create and deliver compelling stories to a variety of audiences. For more information on ME Consulting, visit markevans.ca.
Before starting ME Consulting, Mark worked with three Internet start-ups - PlanetEye, b5media and Blanketware. He also spent more than 10 years as a technology reporter with two of Canada's national newspapers, the Globe & Mail and National Post.
Mark is also one of the co-organizers of mesh, Canada's leading Web conference.
Kid Dynamite is now on Twitter: #KidDynamiteBlog
Kid Dynamite (pseudonym) spent 8 years as a trader at a major Wall Street investment bank. from June 1999 thru April 2005 he specialized in portfolio trading, and from May 2005 thru November 2007 he was the head trader for an internal hedge fund on the buy side of the same firm. Kid Dynamite managed a multi-billion dollar merger arbitrage portfolio, and continued to implement portfolio trading related strategies as well.
If you are interested in intelligent discussion about any of my blog posts, or have questions, please visit Kid Dynamite's World (http://kiddynamitesworld.com).
Moon Kil Woong is currently a VP at a SME. Previously he was a tech stock consultant, VP of Research at ING, and sell side Director at Crédit Agricole Indosuez. Moon Kil Woong has a Masters in Public Administration from SJSU.
Roger Nusbaum is the ETF Strategist for AdvisorShares. This Arizona-based professional has over 25 years of industry experience. He is also a well-known financial commentator covering ETFs, retirement planning and portfolio management for AlphaBaskets.com and at TheStreet.com. We think Roger is particularly insightful on exchange-traded funds, risk management and investing in international markets. Visit Roger's work at Random Roger (http://randomroger.blogspot.com) and AlphaBaskets (http://alphabaskets.com)