William W McGinnis, CFA
W. McGinnis Advisors, LLC
2519 N. Wahl Ave.
Milwaukee WI, 53211
EW #13672 has 20+ years as a securities analyst / portfolio manager and a background in investment banking and accounting. Cases: investment suitability, stock fraud, research fraud, etc.
BIO / Resume / CV:
SUMMARY Sell-side investment analyst - 10 years Portfolio manager and buy-side analyst - 1 year Investment banking - 5 years 5 years of experience working for a large certified public accounting firm Holds or has held CFA, Series 7, Series 65 and Series 63 Education: Majors: Finance and Management Information Systems Minors: Economics and General Business. Magna Cum Laude graduate from Honors College and Presidential Scholar Professional speaker with significant press experience Training and education instructor 20 years PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE PRESIDENT & FOUNDER Exponential Careers 1997 - Present Milwaukee, Wisconsin Professional speaker and consultant on career strategy development and career growth issues. Specialize in working with investment analysts and portfolio managers. Consult with executives who are interested in focusing and accelerating their careers. Sr. VICE PRESIDENT & Sr. INVESTMENT ANALYST Robert W. Baird & Co. 1995 - 1997 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Financial Institutions (banks / savings & loans asset sizes ranging from $50 million to over $50 billion), Specialty Finance, Private Mortgage Insurance and Banking Technology equity analyst for a leading regional brokerage firm. Performed economic, industry, and company analyses in the evaluation of investment alternatives. Frequently communicated with and interviewed senior management of corporations; maintained daily contact with institutional investors and retail brokers. Worked closely with the firms investment bankers and OTC trading desk. Required strong research, oral and written communication skills. Published hundreds of research reports including industry analyses, detailed company evaluations and recommendations and periodic investment updates. Managed, trained and guided a staff of three including two senior analysts. Frequent public speaker on securities valuation, economic analysis and industry trends. Frequently conducted broker and investor education seminars on Bairds behalf. Institutional clients included firms such as Fidelity Funds, T. Rowe Price, J. P. Morgan, John Hancock and Northwestern Mutual Life. PRESIDENT DHBC, Inc. (a development-stage consumer goods company) 1993 - 1995 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Developed the business plan, marketing plan and financing strategy for a newly formed company. Researched and created the product, evaluated various production methodologies, negotiated production pricing, quality control, production schedules and delivery schedules. VICE PRESIDENT, PORTFOLIO MANAGER & ANALYST Capital Investment Services of America 1992 - 1993 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Managed selected portfolios for this $1 billion investment management firm. Responsible for all aspects of portfolio management including investment plan development, selection of investments, communication with the in-house trader, and relationship management. Also analyzed equity investments across a broad range of industries. Stocks followed included 3M, Disney, Kodak, GenRe, Chrysler, Sigma Aldrich Chemical, Authentic Fitness, Florida Power & Light and dozens more. Worked with nationally-known consultants (SEI, Mercer, etc.), brokerage firms and investors in the development of new business. Clients included corporate plans, individuals, and charitable organizations. VICE PRESIDENT & Sr. INVESTMENT ANALYST The Chicago Corporation 1991 - 1992 Chicago, Illinois Financial Institutions (banks / savings & loans) equity analyst for a regional brokerage firm. Performed economic, industry, and company analyses in the evaluation of investment alternatives. Frequently communicated with and interviewed senior management of corporations. Maintained daily contact with institutional investors and retail brokers. Worked closely with the firms investment bankers and OTC trading desk. Required strong research, oral and written communication skills. Published company outlook and investment research reports as well as industry analyses. VICE PRESIDENT & Sr. INVESTMENT ANALYST Kemper Securities Group (Blunt Ellis & Loewi) 1988 - 1991 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Financial Institutions (banks / savings & loans) equity analyst for a leading regional brokerage firm. Responsible for all economic, industry, and company analyses in the evaluation of investment alternatives. Frequently communicated with and interviewed senior management of corporations. Maintained daily contact with institutional investors and retail brokers. Worked closely with the firms investment bankers and OTC trading desk. Required strong research, oral and written communication skills. Regularly published research reports on companies and industries followed. Developed and published a comprehensive quarterly research report covering every publicly traded financial institution in nine Midwestern states. VICE PRESIDENT & INVESTMENT ANALYST The Milwaukee Company (Dain Bosworth) 1987 - 1988 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Financial Institutions and Generalist (retailing, manufacturing, paper companies, etc.) equity analyst for a regional brokerage firm. Performed economic, industry, and company analyses in the evaluation of investment alternatives. Frequently communicated with and interviewed senior management of corporations and maintained daily contact with retail brokers. Worked closely with the firms OTC trading desk. Required strong research, oral and written communication skills. FINANCIAL ANALYST & MANAGER Crowe, Chizek & Company, CPAs (currently the 8th largest U.S. CPA firm) 1982 - 1987 Indianapolis, Indiana Formed, developed, and managed the firm's Financial Resources Group which executed investment banking projects for clients. Extensive experience in mergers & acquisitions, business valuations, security valuations, financing alternatives analysis, financial modeling, financial projections, strategic planning, budget development and control, business development planning, monthly performance analysis and reporting, regulatory reporting and profitability improvement. Merger and acquisitions experience includes: business valuations, negotiations, target identification, acquisition planning, integration planning, offer analysis, tax and accounting structure and target analysis. OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Investment Analysis: Experience analyzing financial companies (banks, savings & loans, private mortgage insurers and insurance companies), technology companies, medical companies, retailers, brewers, manufacturers and more. Significant experience analyzing and investing in all sizes of companies from development stage to multinational with multibillion dollars of sales. Direct experience in the following investment styles: growth at a reasonable price (GARP), large cap growth and value investing. Securities: Experience with securities regulators, equity offering filings and working with underwriters counsel. Training & Education: Over 20 years of experience educating and training individuals, small groups and large audiences. Able to explain complex investment, accounting, regulatory and other issues in simple, straight-forward, understandable ways. Strong use of analogies and diagrams. Sales: Significant sales experience covering more than 20 years. It is a common misperception that investment analysts are green eye-shade types. Sell-side analysts generally spend 50% or more of their time in a sales capacity interfacing with brokers, institutional and retail clients and investment banking clients. Experience selling investment research, investment management services, securities, and professional services. PERSONAL INVESTING EXPERIENCE Began investing in stocks at the age of 11. At the time was the only person in the family to have a stock broker including parents. Began reading Barrons, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal on a regular basis early in high school. Began trading stock options on 18th birthday from dorm room. EDUCATION Bachelor of Business Administration, Honors College graduate and Presidential Scholar, 3.87 GPA (4.00 Scale), 1982, Western Michigan University. Majors: Finance, Management Information Systems Minors: Economics, General Business Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation awarded in 1989. Financial Analysts Seminar, sponsored by Association for Investment Management and Research, July 1992, Northwestern University. Securities examinations: Series 7, 63 and 65 (expired). Continuing professional education: Approximately one thousand hours of continuing professional education since college on topics including: SEC regulations, ethics, accounting, auditing, taxation, mergers & acquisitions, business valuation, trading policies and procedures, portfolio management and negotiations. PUBLISHING & MEDIA EXPERIENCE Have published thousands of industry and company reports as a research analyst. These reports were disseminated to brokers, traders, retail investors, institutional investors, the press and others. Extensively quoted as an equity investment expert and industry expert in publications including: Barrons, Forbes, Fortune, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, American Banker, Money and Time. Has appeared as a financial industry and investment expert on television talk shows, at conferences, in company films and in company publications. ORGANIZATIONS & ACTIVITIES (past and present) Association for Investment Management and Research Financial Management Association Investment Analysts Society of Chicago Milwaukee Investment Analysts Society New York Bank & Financial Analysts Association
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