Andrew McCrea is an emerging companies specialist and small company analyst with a focus on finding undervalued companies. Andrew has worked in New York, London, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur. He has been a “Small Cap” fund manager as well as share market columnist and contributing writer for national newspapers and magazines in Australia. Andrew has been involved in taking a company from seed to stock exchange listing
John has over ten years’ experience in financial markets including four years internationally, with roles predominately focused as a Treasury Dealer and Treasury Manager, within both the corporate and banking sector. John has also worked as a financial writer and analyst, with qualifications including being recognised as a Fellow of FINSIA since 2005.
Bevis is an energy writer with nearly a decade of experience covering the oil and gas as well as alternative energy sectors both globally and in Australia. He was previously the editor of a leading Australian industry energy publication.
Richard has extensive experience in the resources, mining and industrial sectors including consulting as well as report writing. He practiced as an attorney for 10 years before establishing a consulting firm that assisted a number of Australian Resources, Mining and Environmental companies. He also provided a bridge for Australian companies to North American stakeholders for funding, public relations, communications and corporate development; and has actively promoted Australian companies and technologies on an international level.
Alison has over 2 years of experience in business administration since finishing high school in 2009. Alison successfully completed a variety of courses in IT and Business Administration including a Certificate II in IT, Certificate III in Software (Applications) and a Certificate IV in Web Design.
Alison then went on to pursue a Cert III traineeship in Business Administration with the Australian College of Commerce & Management whilst working at the Australian Orthopaedic Association.
Leah has extensive experience in marketing and digital media sectors, and also brings advertising experience. Leah is degree qualified and joins the team with a focus on clear and effective communication coupled with innovative thinking and functionality-driven design.
Ian Mclelland founded Proactiveinvestors in 2006 as a way to channel his own views on companies listed in London and Toronto. What started as a hobby quickly turned into a full time job as the website's readership exploded over the next six months.
One2One forums were added later in 2006, and within two years the company had expanded its operations into Canada and Australia. In 2009 the company expanded again, into Germany and Hong Kong, and finally in 2010 the company opened an office in New York.
Proactiveinvestors is now one of the fastest growing global financial media organisations in the world receiving more than one million visitors per month, with investor forums in London, Manchester, New York, Toronto and Sydney held on a regular basis.
The company produces news and in-depth analysis on thousands of listed companies across the world each year in English, German, Simple and Traditional Mandarin.
Ian is now focused on the continued development of the business, liaising with his fellow directors in Australia, United States, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom, and overseeing editorial content globally.
Graduated with a BA Honours in 2002 before moving on to become a project manager where he co-ordinated a variety of large scale projects while furthering his knowledge of the stock market. In 2003 Craig began investing in companies with a natural resource focus and in 2005 qualified in advanced web design. With growing experience in the implementation of finance media and a keen interest in investing, Craig is tasked with client communications and development, as well as growing the Proactiveinvestors’s brand, awareness and reach.
Sam is in charge of Proactiveinvestors' North American operation and is also one of the analysts of the group. He has over 10 years of capital markets and asset management experience in both North America and the Pacific Rim, with primary focus on Resources and Oil & Gas sectors. He spent three years with Scotia Bank as an International Equity analyst, and was responsible for the management of the Scotia Pacific Rim Mutual Fund. Sam is a CFA Charter Holder, a qualified Management Accountant (ACMA) and has a MBA in Finance. He also has considerable academic experience spanning over 10 years teaching Financial Analysis in England.
Deborah started as an equities reporter in the Toronto office of Proactiveinvestors in August 2010, before becoming deputy editor. Prior to this, she was deputy editor of private equity trade journal unquote" UK in London, England, where she graduated with a Masters in International Journalism from City University in 2008. She has covered a range of topics in finance since starting her career, writing in depth about both public and private markets. Deborah has also completed stints at The Times, The Independent and The Economist.
After graduating with honors in Journalism in 1998, Carrie went on to have a management career in the hospitality industry. She joined a western Canadian, community news publication in Golden, B.C. in 2008 and was quickly promoted to Editor. After two years, she joined another small, independent community news publication in Jasper, Alberta. Carrie recently returned to her hometown of Toronto and joined the Proactive Investors team as a Senior Equities Journalist in March 2012.