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Ian Cassel

Ian Cassel

Founding Partner


Ian is a full-time microcap investor and founder of MicroCapClub and the MicroCap Leadership Summit. Ian started investing as a teenager and learned from losing his money over and over again. Today he is a full-time private investor that supports himself and his family by investing in microcaps. Microcap companies are the smallest public companies that exist, representing 48% of all public companies in North America. Berkshire Hathaway, Wal-Mart, Amgen, Netflix, and many others started as small microcap companies. Ian’s belief is the key to outsized returns is finding great companies early because all great companies started as small companies.


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Mike Schellinger

Partner


Mike (aka MikeDDKing) has two decades of investing experience primarily in micro caps. He became a full-time private investor and trader in 2006 after his investing hobby became more profitable than his corporate job managing the development of software for cellular telephones. His specialty is in finding rapidly growing, profitable micro caps that are extremely undervalued and unknown. He spends most of his day turning over every rock he can find to locate those hidden gems.


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Chip Maloney

Contributor


Chip Maloney is a Canadian-based private investor and has been investing primarily in non-resource Canadian microcaps for 15 years. His investment style could be summed up as GULP (Growth at an Ultra Low Price). When he is not doing investment-related reading, you can find him running, biking, skiing or spending time with his wife and daughter.



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Sean Iddings

Contributor


Sean has been honing his investment chops for nearly a decade. Through Unconventional Capital Wisdom, he invests in microcaps with quality corporate cultures run by talented founders. He is co-authoring The Intelligent Fanatics Project to provide investors and entrepreneurs a mental model on how great leaders build sustainable businesses. Outside of investing, Sean can be found serenading his wife with his guitar, reading, or running with his Siberian Husky “Fender.”


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Jeff Gramm

Contributor


Jeff Gramm is the author of Dear Chairman, a colorful and insightful history of shareholder activism that has been described as “a grand story” and an “illuminating read” by the Wall Street Journal, “a revelation” by the Financial Times, and “an excellent read” by Andrew Ross Sorkin at the New York Times. Jeff manages a hedge fund and teaches value investing at Columbia Business School. He has served on several public company boards of directors.



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Neil Cataldi

Contributor


Neil Cataldi has 15+ years of Wall Street experience including roles as an Options market-maker/Specialist, Derivatives Strategist, and Portfolio Manager. He launched Blueprint Capital Management in 2012 which is a Microcap equity strategy focused on the Technology and Consumer sectors. If you asked his 6 year old twin boys what he does for a living, they would say, “the stock market game.” Little do they know he takes the “game” very seriously.


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Rod MacIver

Contributor


Rod MacIver is a microcap investor, artist and writer living in Vermont and the Adirondacks. He considers his biggest challenge as an investor to be inactivity — the patience to wait to invest until he finds an exceptional company at a reasonable price, and then the patience to wait for the company to develop its potential. In his twenties and early thirties he was a real estate investor, investment manager and founded a research firm on Wall Street focused on the securities of out-of-favor, bankrupt and distressed companies.


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Sean Marconi

Contributor


Sean started analyzing micro cap companies at the age of 18 and has been hooked ever since. True Religion (TRLG) was his first experience seeing a company go from .75 to 25 dollars over a 4 year period. He enjoys visiting companies and “kicking the tires” as an integral part of his research. Sean enjoys finding the real gems in microcap, doing extensive due diligence, and communicating with other likeminded investors.


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Jason Revland

Contributor


Jason Revland is a co-founder of Blueprint Capital Management, a registered investment advisor that invests in Small and MicroCap companies. Founded in 2012, Blueprint seeks to deliver outsized investment returns for its individual and institutional clients through fundamental, active security selection and by exploiting market inefficiencies common to smaller companies. Jason is married, lives outside Philadelphia, enjoys fresh food and owns a guitar he has never played.



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Adam Epstein

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Adam J. Epstein is the founder of Third Creek Advisors LLC, where he advises the boards of pre-IPO and small-cap companies. He is the author of The Perfect Corporate Board: A Handbook for Mastering the Unique Challenges of Small-Cap Companies (McGraw Hill, 2012), and a contributing author to The Handbook of Board Governance: A Comprehensive Guide for Public, Private, and Not-for-Profit Board Members (Wiley, 2016). Epstein is a key contributor to Nasdaq’s Amplify small-cap content platform, an advisor to the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, the author of the “Entrepreneurial Governance” column in Directorship magazine, and a National Association of Corporate Directors Board Leadership Fellow and faculty member. Prior to governing and advising small-cap companies, Epstein co-managed special situation hedge funds operated by Enable Capital Management LLC that invested in more than 500 small-cap financings. He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, and on CNN Presents, and he has undertaken more than 80 speaking engagements around the world since 2012.


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Mark Vonderwell

Contributor


Mark Vonderwell is a private investor with 18 years experience in the stock market. He now focuses almost exclusively on spinoffs, divestures, strategy changes, and other special situations looking for growth at a value price. His most successful special situation investment went up 100 times in 18 months. Somehow he was both in too soon and out too soon so that he managed to only double his money. Online he goes by his childhood nickname “googie”. He’s married to a beautiful “stock widow” and has four spinoffs hitting their teen years.