Brent McCosker worked as a research scientist for the aerospace and petroleum industries, first with McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) and Lockheed then Unocal (now Conoco Phillips). He followed his father into finance working as a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley for eight years. In 2002 he and his family moved to Quebec, Canada (his wife is Quebecoise) where they purchased a water analysis laboratory which they owned and operated for three years. Brent is now a private investor and collaborates with J Clinton Hill on Hillbent.com's Market Direction blog and investment research products and services. Brent holds a master's degree in chemistry and in his free time enjoys cross country skiing and long distance cycling.