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Shailesh Kumar

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Hi, my name is Shailesh Kumar. I have been investing using value investing principles for over 15 years. I have written about value investing publicly for close to 4 years. My articles are syndicated at Seeking Alpha. My articles have also been published at WealthFront, Forbes and Business Insider and I have been featured on New York Times and CNBC

I am a private investor and entrepreneur. In the past I was a Management Consultant with AT Kearney, where I advised Fortune 100 companies with their strategic business issues. Later, I led finance at a fast growing AT Kearney incubated start up shaking up an old-school manufacturing sector in Midwest. After working as a de-facto CFO for the start up company, I later quit to pursue entrepreneurship. I acquired and managed steel service centers in SE Michigan which I ran for two years. Part of the story of my steel business is well recounted in this New York Times article. The bottom line is, I have seen and practiced all aspects of real business, as a manager, consultant to the senior executives, executive and finally being a CEO. This has helped give me a perspective on business, both theoretical and practical, and experience that I argue very few analysts on the Wall Street possess. I rely on my business knowledge in evaluating my stocks and underlying business dynamics and the results have been just excellent. If you choose to invest with me, you get the use of my vast business experience to make wiser investment choices.

I also have an MBA from University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). Prior to my MBA, I worked at Ford Motor Company, Dearborn MI and General Electric (Appliances), Louisville KY. My undergraduate is in Electrical Engineering.

So how does my experience help me pick stocks better? For one, I look at a business (and stock) from an owner’s perspective. If the business is creating value for the owners (shareholders), it is a good investment at a right price. I do not worry about efficient markets or other academic theories – they often breakdown for the small capitalization stocks where I most often hunt for value. This allows me to focus on picking the right stocks and ignore the wall street noise.

My personal portfolio is fully disclosed to my members and the performance is audited by Covestor, an independent third party. In addition, with Value Stock Guide, members know my stock picks and transactions the day it happens, along with due diligence reports and can interact and ask questions on forums and through private emails.

Trader Type:    Trader
Preferred Approach:    Not Specific