Michael Markowski has been involved in the Capital Markets since 1977.  He spent the first 15 years of his career in the Financial Services Industry as a Stockbroker, Portfolio Manager, Venture Capitalist, Investment Banker and Analyst.  Since 1996 Markowski has been involved in the Financial Information Industry and has produced research, information and products that have been used by investors to increase their performance and reduce their risk.  The video below covers Markowski’s 40 year career.  Below the video is an outline of Markowski’s career stops including highlights: 

2017:   Wealth Generators’ startups expert

2017:   Appsfunder.com analyst

2016:   Small Cap Nation contributor

2016:   Trophy Investing founder and analyst

2014:   Dynasty Wealth Founder and Director of Research

2014:   Equities.com Elite Contributor

2013-2017: Seeking Alpha Contributor and Premium Author

2008:   Onlinefinancialsector.com, Founder and Analyst

2004-2010: Equities Magazine Columnist

  • 2007: In September 2007, Markowski told the readers of his column to get out of the shares of the five major brokers including Lehman, Bear Stearns and Merrill Lynch due to a severe negative cash flow anomaly.
  • 2010:  In his February 2010 column Markowski named the shares of a dozen computer services companies as take-over targets due to their outstanding cash flow metrics.  Two of the companies were acquired during 2010 for a profit.  As of February 2017, the shares of nine of the ten remaining were up and had increased by 145% to 285%. 

1996-2014: GFNN, Co-founder, held positions of Sr. Vice President of Research & Development and CEO, etc.    

  • 2002: Founder of and developer of patent pending cash flow algorithms for StockDiagnostics.com, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of GFNN. 
  • 2002: Markowski was quoted by Chicago Tribune article as stating Sears has credit card receivables collection problems which company’s executives denied.  Two weeks later, when Sears discloses an earnings shortfall due to credit card receivables problems its share price declines from $37 to $23 and to a new ten year low.  
  • 2011: Structured GFNN’s acquisition of assets and customers of Knobias, Inc., a provider of news and information to professional traders

1992-1996: Consultant for several public companies

1989-1991: CEO of investment banking firm, Global America, Inc.

  • Wall Street based firm was underwriter for Capucino’s, the top performing IPO of all LBOs in 1990 according to the Securities Dealer Digest.
  • The firm which was a leading underwriter of IPOs for startup and early stage companies was liquidated due to a net capital deficiency on January 15, 1991, the day before the first Gulf War broke out.  Even though Mr. Markowski voluntarily left the brokerage industry in 1992, he was subsequently barred from affiliating with a broker dealer in 1995.  More about the firm and the circumstances surrounding Mr. Markowski’s bar are available.

1984-1989: D.H. Blair, Sr. Vice President & Investment Banker

  • Senior Service Corporation (name since changed to Almost Family:NASDAQ:AFAM), was a startup IPO underwritten by Markowski.  Annualized revenue was at $800 million as of July 1, 2017.     
  • Quadrax Corporation, an IPO underwritten by Markowski, was named as the “Underwriting of 1987” by Forbes

1980-1984: Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette (“DLJ”), Sr. Vice President & Portfolio Manager

  • Conducted Growth Stock Research which revealed a correlation between company increase in revenue and stock price.
  • Raised capital for DLJ’s Sprout Venture Capital Group.  

1979-1980: Oppenheimer, Vice President

  • Raised capital for Risk Arbitrage Trading

1977-1979: Merrill Lynch, Account Executive

  • Markowski’s very first stock that he recommended to his clients was Geico at a share price of below 8.00.  Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway subsequently acquired Geico for $70.00 per share.