Lorenzo De Plano is an active trader/investor in both tech-based and large value oriented positions. Lorenzo De Plano is the founder of DPGW, which is a Venture Centric Sales and Marketing Firm that specializes in absorbing stakes in companies in exchange for equity positions.
Ashraf Eassa is a technology specialist with The Motley Fool. He writes mostly about technology stocks, but is especially interested in anything related to chips -- the semiconductor kind, that is.
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Steward, LLC (Pretoria, South Africa) 2008 - present
•Fund manager & shareholder activist employing value investing principles to purchase mispriced securities
•Annual returns: +54% 2009, +49% 2010, +6.4% 2011, & +1371% Tronox investment (Jan 2009 – Jan 2011)
•Managed US Trustee “Equity Committee” as 1% owner of Tronox, Inc. (OTC:TROX), a US-based top global producer & marketer of titanium dioxide pigment with sales in excess of US $1.5 billion & in partnership with South African firm, Exxaro (JSE:EXX), in Australian joint-venture, Ti-West
•Valuing publicly ...More traded securities using discounted cash flows, relative valuation & other methodologies
•Financing privately held companies
Baylor University (Waco, TX)2006 - 2008
MBA Team Leadership
•Led production of financial model for Life Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPHI), taking the task from idea-to-completion, meeting desired results, on-time, & on-budget
•Managed JetBlue Airlines (NASDAQ: JBLU) strategy analysis project with classmates through collaboration, outlining, assigning individual parts for completion, following-up, & producing comprehensive end-results
•Directed operations during course analysis of then Continental, now United Airlines (NYSE: UAL), provided guidance to team members, kept group focused on goals, & delivered results by original deadline
Rx Communications, Investor Relations (New York City, NY)June-August 2007
MBA Summer Internship
•Managed investor-client meetings to increase market awareness of client-company, directly impacting the financial resources available to develop & market client products
•Conducted corporate strategy analysis to provide guidance to owners, clearly define business objectives, & set a path for the organization to achieve target revenues
Coldwell Banker (Los Gatos, CA)2005 - 2006
•Motivated real-estate business team to focus on tasks, objectives, goals – ultimately led to sales
•Leveraged interpersonal skills by building team relationships to facilitate communications, increase business process efficiency, resulting in an increase in productivity
•Analyzed & reviewed contract & financial information to support (complex) real estate transactions between buyers & sellers, expediting the decision-making & closing process
VERITAS Software (Mountain View, CA)2000 - 2004
Global Operations Management
•Managed, produced & analyzed product revenues & profitability reports on multiple product lines totaling $1.8 billion, used to improve revenue forecasts, sales efforts, & profitability
•Led operations management for a $15 million consulting business unit by providing guidance to senior management on improving revenue, expense, profit margins, & other performance metrics
•Executed strategic business development initiative to drive product upgrades & win add-on consulting service engagements, leading to $150,000 of additional revenue & improved product profit margins
•Enhanced best practices used to increase profit margins, openly adding more than $100,000 to earnings
•Developed financial models to analyze & monitor consulting practice utilization & engagement service trends to optimize resource allocation
Baylor University (Waco, TX)
Masters of Business Administration (MBA), General Management, GPA 3.7/4.0, May 2008
University of California (Santa Barbara, CA)
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Geography Major, GPA 3.4/4.0, June 1999
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I am a reformed MD, now with a finance MBA, and studying valuation independently by developing some conservative DCF models using FCF per share. You can make any investment work if you set a low enough discount rate.... that's one of the discouraging things about doing anything other than passive index investing. Forecasting isn't too accurate, those darn standard deviations are too wide. Margins of safety and alpha are rare and hard to separate from the noise.
Just an average investor... primarily in American equity and bonds.
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Gopal Gantayat is the President of The Free Investors ("TFI"), an independent registered investment advisor in New Jersey, and the Portfolio Manager for our flagship Mosaic Portfolio, a long-term, total-return-focused equity portfolio.
Gopal received an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business with specialization in Finance, Accounting and Management. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management with specialization in Finance. In the 13 years of his professional career before he founded TFI, Gopal played numerous management and analyst roles in technology departments of financial service firms.
At TFI, we approach investing in stocks with the mindset of a long-term business owner, not as a trader. Before investing in a company, we do a thorough, bottoms-up analysis of the company. When we buy the stock of a company, our intention is to hold it for years and decades to come unless there is a significant change in the future business prospect of the company.
I'm a final year undergraduate student at the University of Warwick and I have interests in Quantitative Financial Modeling, computer programming, pure and applied mathematics, statistics and financial trading.
I have been working on a quant model which provides forecasts for stock prices on a daily basis. Check out my blog as I will regularly put up forecasts for stocks I like!
All information provided herein and in all further posts is to be used for educational purposes only and not to be considered as advice or recommendation of any sort. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the forecasts I put up as the method I am using is still under development and testing. Consequently you should not base your investment decisions on these forecasts, and I will not be held liable for any losses incurred as a result of using these forecasts.