The author, Erwin Castro, has worked in and around the ICT industry, as a freelance web writer, web developer, IT specialist, and programmer. The author has a strong passion for cloud computing, gaming, software, startup companies, and technology.
Auditor at Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co.
Controller of a small manufacturing company, a division of U S Industries.
Director of Business Planning at Esmark, Inc. Position included strategic planning, competitor comparisons, and analysis of potential acquisitions.
CFO of a Fortune 500 company, Envirodyne Industries, Inc., which was sold in 1989 for $ 40/share vs $ 1/share (approximately) when I joined the company in 1984. Envirodyne grew threw internal growth and acquisitions. Our management team was skillful and, quite frankly, many variables beyond our control turned out favorably for us.
Adjunct professor teaching Accounting I and II, Investments and Personal Finance courses at Benedictine University in Lisle, IL
Now semi-retired, actively manage my own portfolio. Tutor math and teach religious education at local schools.
My portfolio was devastated during the 2008-09 crisis, but has partially rebounded since then--my portfolio is more conservative these days. I totally ignored the warning signs back then. I am more open now to weighing and considering more extreme scenarios that I would have ignored before the most recent crisis.
NOT a stock broker nor in any way registered with the S.E.C. I am strictly a private investor.
Earned BS in BA from John Carroll University, Cleveland, OH. Earned Masters in Accounting from Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.