MEMBERS OF OUR STAFF
BIANCA ALCERA – Executive Assistant
Bianca graduated cum laude with a BS Computer Science degree from De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines in 2009. She then worked at Hewlett-Packard AP Limited as a Business Analyst / Technology Consultant for almost 4 years. She has recently completed her MFA Filmmaking course at Chung-Ang University, Seoul, South Korea and she now works as the Executive Assistant of The Investors Podcast.
JAMES MEIROWSKY – Director of Software Engineering
James Meirowsky is the founder of IT Strategy Group, and a Infrastructure Architect at Hallmark Cards. James is an accomplished professional successful in identifying opportunities with over a decade of expertise providing significant infrastructure cost savings, and delivering end-to-end solutions with scaleability and performance in mind. He is currently focusing his passion for understanding exceptional businesses leadership, value investing, and online business.
MICHELLE DE LEON – Communications Manager
Michelle is a communications specialist who worked with various media organizations worldwide. Her responsibilities encompassed supervising teams of products managers, editors, writers, researchers, and proofreaders. Her written works and reports have been published in a number of newspapers and magazines. Michelle graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2010 with a BA Communication Arts degree.
HERNAN LOPEZ – Advertising
Hernan is former CEO of Fox International Channels and is currently the founder and CEO of the audio-on-demand media network Wondery. Hernan works tirelessly to identify and build relationships with the right sponsors for The Investor’s Podcast.
MIKE BUTTA – Director of Public Affairs & Programming
Mike is a graduate of Loyola University Maryland with a B.B.A. concentrating in Finance and Information Systems. He is an avid value investor who has a wide array of experience working in finance for multiple Fortune 500 companies to marketing for the Baltimore Ravens. Mike is responsible for organizing live events and any media requests. If you have any questions about the upcoming events or would like to schedule an interview with Preston or Stig, please email Mike@TheInvestorsPodcast.com and he’ll be happy to help!
NETRA DIXIT – Writer
Netra is a freelance writer whose interests vary from finance to any other field related to it. When she isn’t devouring books, she’s found reading about stocks, bonds and disruptive technologies. A free-spirit at heart, she enjoys traveling and giving Preston and Stig a hard time. She’s usually seen hunting for best-sellers in the financial world, but also loves reading romantic novels!
ANDREW LOCHEMES – Director of Global Growth and Communications
Andrew is a Tennessee native living in New York City. He holds a degree in Investing; Money Management from the University of Arkansas. As a student of Graham-Doddsville, he seeks out companies that demonstrate staying power, increasing free cashflow, and low debt. He joins us to spearhead the development and management of local TIP Mastermind groups. If you are interested in starting a local chapter please send him a message at Andrew@TheInvestorsPodcast.com
CHRIS HABIB – Product Developer
Chris is a young Canadian business owner and investor. As an evidence-based Naturopathic Doctor by training, he is the Clinic Director of two health clinics and the Sales Director of a herb company. Chris is involved in teaching, research, and publishing. He is a clinic supervisor in a teaching clinic, teaches board exam courses, and is the Associate Editor for two medical publications. You can find out more about Chris on his website.
CHRISTOPH WOLF – Forum Administrator
ANAXIMANDER – Forum Administrator
ROBIUL ISLAM – Programmer
PATEA PACHUAU – Artist
Patter is a freelance artist whose work is the best in the business.
JEREMY ENNS – Audio Editor
Jeremy is the podcast producer, manager, editor, and Storyteller In Chief behind Ascetic Productions. He believes that when it comes to audio, no elaborate production or special effects (although these can be fun) can beat a good story when it comes to connecting with your audience and spreading your message.
TOP CONTRIBUTORS TO OUR TEAM
The Felder Report was founded by Jesse Felder in 2005 in an effort to help educate and inform individual investors about the issues most important to success in the financial markets. Jesse has been managing money for over 20 years. He began his professional career at Bear, Stearns & Co. and later co-founded a multi-billion-dollar hedge fund firm headquartered in Santa Monica, California. Since founding The Felder Report in 2005 his writing has been featured in many major finance publications like The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, The Huffington Post, MarketWatch, Yahoo!Finance, Business Insider, Investing.com, Seeking Alpha and more. Today he lives in Bend, Oregon with his wife and two kids.
Raoul Pal is one of the biggest names in macro finance. He is the founder and CEO of Real Vision TV, and he is well known for interviewing some of the wealthiest investors in the world.
Mohnish Pabrai has been running his Pabrai Funds since 2000 and since that time, his fund has produced triple digit returns. Mohnish has become quite famous in the investment world because he attributes his success to being a cloner of Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger. In an effort to achieve similar results to Berkshire Hathaway, Mohnish has dedicated his professional life to understanding the more obscure elements to their success. He has modeled his Pabrai Funds after the same company structure that Buffett used when he ran Buffett Partnership Ltd.
Cullen Roche founded Pragmatic Capitalism in the midst of the financial crisis of 2008. Mr. Roche foresaw many of the events that led up to the crisis and felt that the government was slow to react and when it did finally react, responded with the wrong medicine. Using his expertise in the financial markets and the monetary system, Mr. Roche provides objective answers to the world’s big macro questions.
Jack Vogel, Ph.D. is co-CIO, CFO and a managing member of Alpha Architect, a quantitative asset management and consulting firm to high net worth family offices. Dr. Vogel conducts research in empirical asset pricing and behavioral finance. He is also a co-author of DIY Financial Advisor and Quantitative Momentum.
He has a Ph.D. in Finance and an MS in Mathematics from Drexel University. He became an instructor and a research assistant at the said institution in both the Finance and Mathematics departments. He was also a finance instructor at Villanova University.
After serving as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps, Dr. Gray earned a PhD, and worked as a finance professor at Drexel University. Dr. Gray’s interest in bridging the research gap between academia and industry led him to found Alpha Architect, an asset management that delivers affordable active exposures for tax-sensitive investors. Dr. Gray has published four books and a number of academic articles. Wes is a regular contributor to multiple industry outlets, to include the following: Wall Street Journal, Forbes, ETF.com, and the CFA Institute. Dr. Gray earned an MBA and a PhD in finance from the University of Chicago and graduated magna cum laude with a BS from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Gail Tverberg is the author of Our Finite World. She is a researcher focused on figuring out how energy limits and the economy are really interconnected, and what this means for our future.
Robin Speziale, a graduate of the University of Waterloo, is the author of Market Masters, which features exclusive conversations with Canada’s top investors, as well as Lessons From the Successful Investor, which contains 85 important investment lessons that he learned throughout his own trials, tribulations, and winnings in the market. Robin has been saving, investing, and building his portfolio since the age of 18. He lives in Toronto, Canada.
Philip Decker is the co-founder and CEO of 11 Point 0, a quantitative impact investment advisor that seeks to mobilize and democratize impact investing for the retail investor. Prior to founding 11 Point 0, Philip was a lawyer and a fixed income analyst. His research primarily focuses on value investing, and country specific macro themes that seek to decipher how economies work. He has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Maryland, and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law.
Johnny Hopkins is a Deep Value investor, using a mechanical method of investing, and is based in Melbourne, Australia. He runs his own blog called Brokers be Gone. He’s also a freelance writer for The Motley Fool in Australia, and writes for Tobias Carlisle’s site, ‘The Acquirer’s Multiple’, where he runs his international stock portfolio live.
The founder of Visual Capitalist, Jeff holds a BCom from the Sauder School of Business at UBC. Jeff believes that a fusion of information and design can bring investors unique insight in a way that has never been done before. Originally hailing from Penticton, BC, Jeff is also an avid traveller, musician, golfer, and hockey player.