Possessing just over a quarter century working in the financial industry, my career commenced at Merrill, where I worked as a sales assistant. Soon after, I became a broker, moving into corporate finance/syndication for micro- and small-caps with a regional firm. My journalistic and speech communications education and experiential background has proven key in helping numerous client and non-client companies, both privately and publicly held. I've worked as a private consultant since the early '90s. Areas of primary interest are bio-pharma, pharma, bio-tech, some nutraceutical and technology. Finally, my intent, for any deserving company, whether client or not, and especially those labeled "emerging growth/micro-cap" is to communicate their existence, and subsequently, news as related to their core operational developments. These efforts are of particular importance if the company about which I write offers promise for anything that may genuinely aid the world's population, regardless of socioeconomic status.