Active investor primarily in the oil & gas, financial, technology and medical sectors.
My professional background is in economics and accounting, licensed CPA for 20 years, with employment as a utility regulator, private sector consultant and author on energy and other utility issues, including expert testimony before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on natural gas pipeline economics, testimony before the United States Tax Court on pipeline economics, and testimony before numerous state utility commissions and civil courts.
Having retired from consulting, I reside on my farm in Northern Virginia with my wife and three middle-school age children (as well as dogs, cats, chickens, turtles, and ducks).
I have watched, listened, learned and played the markets for about 25 years. At first my interest reflected a natural curiosity about business, but after legal training I graduated into a more educated and holistic view of the market as a reflection of litigation, law, news, market share, patents, finance, share volume, competition, competent management, philosophy and data.
Business owner for over 30 years now working less and investing more. Our company has grown from $1M in sales to $25M in that time. I have recently sold my shares as part of an exit strategy. My philosophy for success in life and business is based on creativity. As Albert Einstein once said, "Insanity: doing the same thing every day and expecting a different result."