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.
As the first ever contributor-owned website, TalkMarkets is truly unique and issues its founding contributors equity in the company.
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 four amazing children.
Douglas Goldstein, married, father of four, is the owner and director of Profile Investment Services (www.profile-financial.com). He is the co-author of the book "Rich As a King: How the Wisdom of Chess Can Make You a Grandmaster of Investing," and blogs on www.richasaking.com on how using chess strategies can improve your finances. Doug began his career on Wall Street in 1992 at Dean Witter. After developing a successful practice in New York, Doug moved with his wife and family to Israel. Doug is a licensed financial professional both in the U.S. and Israel. View FINRA's Broker Check. He is accredited by the Israel Securities Authority as an investment advisor, holds the designations of Certified Financial Planner™, Registered Investment Advisor, and Trust and Estate Practitioner, and is a member of both the Financial Planning Association and of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Doug is frequently invited to give lectures as well as teach college courses on investing. He is often invited to comment on financial affairs on the radio, TV, and in local and international newspapers. He also serves as a trainer and consultant to banks in Israel. His advice appears weekly in "The Jerusalem Post," and he is the author of the book, "Building Wealth in Israel: A Guide to International Investments and Financial Planning." He has a weekly radio show, "Goldstein on Gelt," podcasts of which can be downloaded at www.GoldsteinonGelt.com.