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Steve Forbes

Steve Forbes

Forbes Media

Chairman and Editor-in-Chief

Steve Forbes is chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media. The company's flagship publication, Forbes, is the nation's leading business magazine, with a circulation of more than 900,000. Forbes combined with Forbes Asia, Forbes Europe, and the company's licensee editions together reach a worldwide audience of more than five million readers. Forbes.com has become one of the world's most influential Web sites, with more than 60 million unique visitors a month. Mr. Forbes writes editorials for Forbes under the heading of "Fact and Comment." A widely respected economic prognosticator, he is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious Crystal Owl Award four times. The prize was formerly given by U.S. Steel Corporation to the financial journalist whose economic forecasts for the coming year proved most accurate. He is the author of Reviving America: How Repealing Obamacare, Replacing the Tax Code, and Reforming The Fed will Restore Hope and Prosperity, co-authored by Elizabeth Ames, Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy--and What We Can Do About It, How Capitalism Will Save Us: Why Free People and Free Markets Are the Best Answer in Today's Economy, co-authored by Elizabeth Ames; and Power Ambition Glory: The Stunning Parallels Between Great Leaders of the Ancient World and Today...and the Lessons You Can Learn, co-authored by John Prevas. He also wrote: Flat Tax Revolution: Using a Postcard to Abolish the IRS; and A New Birth of Freedom, a book of bold ideas for the new millennium. Mr. Forbes serves on the boards of The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.

Mark Mills

Mark Mills

Cottonwood Venture Partners

Co-Founding Partner

Mark Mills, co-founding partner in Cottonwood Venture Partners, a boutique energy-tech venture fund, is also a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and a faculty fellow at Northwestern University's engineering school. He writes a column for Forbes.com on the intersections of technologies and is published widely including frequently in The Wall Street Journal. He earlier co-founded and served as chairman and CTO of ICx Technologies, helping take it public in a 2007 IPO. He is co-author with Peter Huber of the book, The Bottomless Well, which rose to #1 in Amazon science. Earlier in his career, he worked in the White House Science Office under President Reagan and previously was an experimental physicist and development engineer in microprocessors, fiber optics, and optical detectors working at Canada's Bell Labs and RCA's Sarnoff Research Center.


Douglas Kass

Douglas Kass

Seabreeze Partners Management Inc.

Founder and President

Doug Kass is the principal contributor to TheStreet's Real Money Pro and the president of Seabreeze Partners Management Inc. (which manages a hedge fund and individually managed accounts). Past roles include senior portfolio manager at Omega Advisors, executive senior vice president and director of institutional equities of First Albany Corporation and JW Charles/CSG, general partner of Glickenhaus & Co., as well as various positions with Putnam Management and Kidder, Peabody. Mr. Kass co-authored Citibank: The Ralph Nader Report with Nader and the Center for the Study of Responsive Law and wrote the best-selling Doug Kass On The Market: A Life on the Street in 2016. He has been featured on the cover and has been interviewed frequently in Barrons, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and has written numerous editorials for Barrons, The Financial Times and other newspapers.Since 2003 Doug has been a Guest Host of CNBC's Squawk Box and over the last three years has been a Guest Host at Bloomberg's Market Surveillance. He attended Alfred University and received his MBA from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania. Doug was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Alfred University in 2010 where he was Vice Chairman of the Investment Committee and a member of the Board of Trustees. Doug has lectured at Harvard Business School, the Yale School of Management and at the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.

John Buckingham

John Buckingham

The Prudent Speculator

Editor

John Buckingham has been with Al Frank Asset Management, Inc., since 1987 and is the company's largest shareholder. He has served as the firm's director of Research since 1989 and chief portfolio manager since 1990. He's also editor of The Prudent Speculator newsletter, which has been the #1 ranked investment newsletter in terms of total return performance for the past 20 and 30 years according to the Hulbert Financial Digest (as of 12/31/16). He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California in 1987 with a BS degree in computer science and a minor in business administration.


Jack Ablin

Jack Ablin

BMO Private Bank

CIO & Executive Vice President

Jack Ablin is executive vice president and chief investment officer with BMO Private Bank. As head of macro strategy, he chairs the Asset Allocation, Mutual Fund Re-Optimization, and Harriscreen Stock Selection Committees and is responsible for establishing investment policy and strategy within BMO Private Bank throughout the US. Mr. Ablin joined the organization in 2001 and has three decades of experience in money management. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Vassar College and received an MBA from Boston University. Mr. Ablin is a member of the CFA Society of Chicago, holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, and is a CFA Institute Charter holder.

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