I have been interested in investing since I bought my first share of CAT stock when I was 13 years old. The concept of invested capital working for its owner and the impact that compounding can have over a long period has always fascinated me. I've had many successes and failures in the market and learned a lot along the way from my investment research and mentors. I am an avid reader of investment books and follow Warren Buffett most closely of the super-investors. In the past, I have informally managed investment accounts and provided investment advice to close friends and family. I'm a team leader for the supply chain management group of a major Oil and Gas operator. I have a bachelors degree from The Eli Broad School of Business at Michigan State University (Supply Chain Management) and an MBA from The Jones School of Business at Rice University.