I actively manage my own investment account and IRA. I have investments in several private equity ventures in addition to my full-time employment. Until 2008 I pursued a strategy of investment via asset allocation to stocks (mutual funds), bonds and cash. Since the correction of 2008 I have taken control of my own financial future by developing as a value investor. I focus on mid-cap and large cap companies and seek opportunities to identify value/price discrepancies. I generally invest via outright purchases and utilize options (short puts, short calls) when it seems advantageous.