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I've been contributing to SA since 2011, with a break to join the PRO editorial team from 2013-2015. I got my Series 7 and 63 back in 2000, and watched the dot-com bubble peak and then burst in real time at a small, tech-focused retail brokerage in NYC.
Paul Gabrail is an investor who prefers to focus on the realistic aspects of the economy. Paul is never hesitant to offer his oftentimes unique perspective on all matters related to the economy, real estate and personal finance.
He co-founded Select Investment Group, a real estate investment firm that owns and manages 925 rental unit properties and $125 million in assets. He’s also a former partner at MGO, a private wealth management firm with more than $650 million in managed assets.
TechCrunch (http://www.techcrunch.com/), founded on June 11, 2005, is a weblog dedicated to obsessively profiling and reviewing new Internet products and companies. In addition to covering new companies, we profile existing companies that are making an impact (commercial and/or cultural) on the new web space. TechCrunch is co-edited by Michael Arrington and Erick Schonfeld.
Whitney Tilson is the founder and Managing Partner of Kase Capital Management, which manages three value-oriented hedge funds. Mr. Tilson is also the co-founder of Value Investor Insight, an investment newsletter.
Mr. Tilson has co-authored two books, The Art of Value Investing: How the World's Best Investors Beat the Market (2013) and More Mortgage Meltdown: 6 Ways to Profit in These Bad Times (2009), was one of the authors of Poor Charlie’s Almanack, the definitive book on Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman Charlie Munger, and has written for Forbes, the Financial Times, Kiplinger’s, the Motley Fool and TheStreet.com. He was featured in two 60 Minutes segments in December 2008 about the housing crisis (which won an Emmy) and in March 2015 about Lumber Liquidators. He served for two years on the Board of Directors of Cutter & Buck, which designs and markets upscale sportswear, until the company was sold in early 2007.
Mr. Tilson received an MBA with High Distinction from the Harvard Business School, where he was elected a Baker Scholar (top 5% of class), and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, with a bachelor’s degree in Government.
Mr. Tilson spent much of his childhood in Tanzania and Nicaragua (his parents are both educators, were among the first couples to meet and marry in the Peace Corps, and have retired in Kenya). Consequently, Mr. Tilson is involved with a number of charities focused on education reform and Africa. For his philanthropic work, he received the 2008 John C. Whitehead Social Enterprise Award from the Harvard Business School Club of Greater New York. He is a member and past Chairman of the Manhattan chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization. Mr. Tilson lives in Manhattan with his wife and three teenage daughters.
Led by MIT engineers and Wall Street analysts, Trefis.com helps you understand how a company's products, that you touch, read, or hear about everyday, impact its stock price.
Surprisingly, the founders of Trefis discovered that along with most other people they just did not understand even the seemingly familiar companies around them: Apple, Google, Coca Cola, Walmart, GE, Ford, Gap, and others.
This might include you though you may have invested money in these companies, or may have been working with one of them for years as an employee, or have consulted with them as an expert for a long time.
Consider these questions:
•What % of Apple's stock price is iPhones? (Q: Is it 5%, 25%, or 50%?)
•What % of Dell's stock price is Dell Notebooks?
•If Bing took half the market share from Google Search, what % upside could there be for Microsoft’s stock?
On Trefis you will get answers to questions like above.
You can play with assumptions, or try scenarios, as-well-as ask questions to other users and experts. The platform uses extensive data to show in a single snapshot what drives the value of a company's business.
Trefis makes the same content, data, and tools that are currently available only to professional investors today, accessible to everyone. Importantly, it makes the extensive data/tools easy to use and understand, allowing investors to leverage the platform in their decision making much more efficiently than anything else available.
Trefis is currently used by hundreds of thousands of investors, company employees, and business professionals.
Nathan Snyder joined Snow Capital Management L.P. in 2005. Prior to joining the firm, Nate was Director of Equity Investments Parker/Hunter Asset Management where he managed an All-Cap Value Equity Product and a Long/Short Hedge Fund. Before joining Parker/Hunter Nate was the Director of Equity Investments for a $1 billion Pittsburgh-based Institutional Investment Firm, RRZ Investment Management. He also held positions as an analyst with Delphi Management, a small/mid cap value firm in Boston and as a Management and Strategy Consultant for William M. Mercer Health Care Consulting in Boston. Nate received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his Master of Business Administration from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. Nate is a member of the Pittsburgh Society for Financial Analysts, CFA Institute.
Joel Greenblatt is founder and managing partner of Gotham Capital, founder of the New York Securities Auction Corporation and the online Value Investors Club, and adjunct professor at Columbia University Business School. Greenblatt started as a pure value investor, drawn to companies that appeared cheap, but was later influenced by Warren Buffett's view that growth is part of the value equation. He is author of You Can Be a Stock Market Genius (http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FYou-Can-Stock-Market-Genius%2Fdp%2F0684840073%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks%26qid%3D1177324873%26sr%3D1-2&tag=seekingalpha-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325), The Little Book That Beats the Market (http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FLittle-Book-That-Beats-Market%2Fdp%2F0471733067%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks%26qid%3D1177324873%26sr%3D1-1&tag=seekingalpha-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325), and A Capital Offense: A Hedge Fund Manager's Struggle for Justice and the Allied Capital Scandal (http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FCapital-Offense-Managers-Struggle-Justice%2Fdp%2F0470073942%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks%26qid%3D1177324873%26sr%3D1-3&tag=seekingalpha-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325).
Using the "Magic Formula" for investing, described in his book, Greenblatt has seen annual returns of over 30% by ranking stock based on return on capital and a high earnings yield (based on his estimate of normalized earnings).
Shawn W. Kravetz is President of Esplanade Capital LLC, a Boston-based investment management company.
Esplanade Capital was founded to manage capital for a small number of like-minded families, private investors, and institutions. The firm manages two private investment partnerships: Esplanade Capital Partners I LLC and Esplanade Capital Electron Partners LP.
Esplanade Capital is focused on a handful of sectors, including: retail, consumer products, casino gaming, business services, education, and solar power.
Prior to founding Esplanade Capital, Mr. Kravetz was a Principal at The Parthenon Group, a leading strategy consulting boutique, where he advised chief executives on corporate strategy. Prior to Parthenon, Mr. Kravetz was Director of Strategic Planning and Corporate Development at The CML Group, where he oversaw activities at subsidiaries including NordicTrack, The Nature Company, and Smith & Hawken.
Mr. Kravetz received an MBA with High Distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was named a Baker Scholar. Mr. Kravetz received an A.B. in Economics from Harvard University, magna cum laude.