Michael Markowski

Michael Markowski has been involved in the capital markets for 35 years.  Upon graduating from college he joined Merrill Lynch.  During his brokerage firm career he worked for a number of firms including Oppenheimer and Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette.  Markowski has held positions of broker, analyst, RIA, investment banker and principal.  Subsequent to leaving the brokerage industry he founded GFNN, Inc., (Global Financial News Network), StockDiagnostics.com, Inc., OnlineFinancialSector.com and Dynasty Wealth, Inc.  After conducting a post mortem autopsy on Enron he discovered an anomaly in its Financial Statements.  He used his discovery to develop long and short algorithms that he has utilized to make well publicized and successful long and short predictions.  Markowski is a former columnist for Equities Magazine.  Fortune Magazine in its 2004 Investment Guide Fortune named him as one of its 50 Great Investors. 

Thomas Renna

Thomas Renna, Founder of Equities Research 2005

Stock Picker and Author of the weekly, Tuesday Market Commentary, published at Global Investor Services, Inc., (formerly known as TheRetirementsolution.com). (May 2007, ending Spring 2009)

 Large Cap, Mid Cap and Small Cap folios for GISV   7/5/08-4/21/09

Stock Picker and Author of the famous weekly OPS Newsletter published by Stockdiagnostics.com

Managing Director of National Sales at Stockdiagnostics.com

Broker, Insurance Agent and Financial Planner , specializing in Municipal Bonds at J.B.Hanauer brokerage (now RBC DAIN)

Accredited Asset Management Specialist - A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc., St. Louis, MO, a full-service New York Stock Exchange Member Firm.(now Wells Fargo )

Director of Business Development, CECS Corporation, Seattle, WA, a publicly traded holding company that specializes in the investment in technology companies. Also served on Board of Directors.

Todd Smith

Working with various partners to develop technology into businesses. Todd has worked  in all areas of technology, but has a special focus on alternative energy/clean technology as he feels this is going to be a driving force in the global economy over the next 20 years as we move away from fossil fuels towards zero emisions.

Todd has a strong background in finance, business plan writing, financial modeling, strategic consulting, valuations, international roll-outs, and across a broad swath of industries including life sciences, nano-tech, IT, Web 2.0, manufacturing, hospitality, real estate, transportation, sports, and more.
  • Thunderbird School of Global ManagementInternational Managment, Spanish, 2000 - 2001
  • University of California, Los AngelesMBA - Entrepreneurship, 1998 - 2000
  • Clemson UniversityFinancial Management, Real Estate, 1988 - 1992
  • York Suburban Senior High SchoolGeneral Studies, 1984 - 1988

Todd is one of the top venture development consultants in the country. Todd’s specialty is helping high growth start-ups and business units develop investment grade strategic business plans. He is passionate about working with entrepreneurs to develop business plans that obtain investment capital.