Tom Jacobs is portfolio manager and lead advisor of Motley Fool Special Ops, a stock advisory service managing real money. The portfolio is long-short, with special situations and opportunistic value for the long book and stocks showing the lowest earnings quality and highest predictors of poor performance comprising the short book. He is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Chicago Law School and lives in the megalopolis of Marfa, TX.
Richard Stern is chairman of Stern & Co, a of New York and Los Angles-based media relations company specializing in companies in a wide variety of industries including companies in the financial industry. He is a former senior editor of Forbes Magazine and previously was a columnist for the NY Daily News, an editor at Institutional Investor and an editor at the Associated Press