Mark Ford is the editor of Creating Wealth and co-founder of the Palm Beach Research Group. Mark started his first business when he was 11 years old. In the decades since then, he’s started hundreds more.
Mark grew up in Brooklyn and Long Island, NY. He has a bachelor’s degree from Queens College, CUNY, a master’s degree from the University of Michigan, and did Ph.D. work at Catholic University. After college, Mark joined the Peace Corps and spent two years teaching students at the University of Chad in Africa.
In 1982, Mark moved to Palm Beach County and took a job with a small publishing company. He worked as an apprentice to a well-known businessman in South Florida. He helped that company grow to $135 million in annual revenues, became a multimillionaire himself, and retired at age 39.
After a year of writing poetry, he became a consultant to the health and investment publishing industry. He was involved in the development of dozens of multimillion-dollar businesses, including one whose revenues recently exceeded the $400 million mark.
He has also written a dozen books on entrepreneurship, personal productivity, and wealth building. Three of these were New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers.
After turning 60 years old, Mark “retired” again. He now focuses on growing his investments and writing for The Palm Beach Research Group.
Mark currently lives in Palm Beach with his wife, Kathy.
Tom Dyson is the Publisher of the Palm Beach Research Group. Tom bought his first stock when he was 11 years old. He has been studying the art of investing and speculating ever since.
Tom graduated from the University of Nottingham, in the United Kingdom. He’s a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, one of Britain’s top accounting bodies. He has also worked for bond trading desks at Salomon Brothers and Citigroup.
For the past six years, Tom spent his time researching and writing about conservative income investments. His income-focused newsletter, The 12% Letter, was one of the most popular advisories in America.
Teeka Tiwari is the Editor for Jump Point Trader and Mega Trends Investing. He epitomizes the American dream. Growing up in the foster care system in the United Kingdom, Teeka came to the United States at age 16 with just $150 in his pocket and the clothes on his back. By 18, he had become the youngest employee at Lehman Brothers. Two years later, he shattered convention by becoming the youngest vice president in the history of Shearson Lehman.
In 1998, he made a small fortune going short during the Asian crisis. But then, he “got greedy” (in his own words) and hung on for too long. Within a three-week time span, he lost all he had made—and everything else he owned. He was ultimately compelled to file personal bankruptcy.
Two years after losing everything, Teeka rebuilt his wealth from the markets and went on to launch a successful hedge fund. After these events, he developed a newfound appreciation for risk. He made risk management his No. 1 priority. Now a retired hedge fund manager, Teeka’s personal mission is to help teach individual investors how to grow their money safely.
Teeka has been a regular contributor to the FOX Business Network and has appeared on FOX News Channel, CNBC, ABC’s Nightline, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and international television networks.
Tim Mittelstaedt is the Director of New Product Development for the Palm Beach Research Group. Tim is Canadian by birth but spent the majority of his childhood in East Africa. He graduated from the British Columbia Institute of Technology, where he received a degree in Marketing Management for Commercial Real Estate.
After graduating college, Tim spent five years in the commercial real estate industry analyzing shopping centers and finding investment opportunities for high-net-worth individuals.
Tim has been actively investing in stocks and options for over a decade, and he currently manages investment portfolios for several family members.
Tim lives with his wife and three daughters in Palm Beach County.
Jeff Remsburg is the Editor-in-Chief for the Palm Beach Research Group. Jeff received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina and his MBA from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., where he studied finance.
His professional background includes experiences as varied as founding two startup companies, performing in a professional music group that featured music on MTV, and working for the hit television comedy, The Office.
Grant Wasylik is the Chief Analyst for The Palm Beach Letter. Originally from Pennsylvania, Grant graduated from Juniata College with a degree in economics.
His previous experience includes working as a trading supervisor for a discount broker, an elite trading specialist for Charles Schwab, and a lead research analyst for a billion-dollar wealth manager.
Grant moved to Florida in 2013. He lives in Palm Beach County with his wife, two children, and two dogs.
Greg Wilson is the Chief Analyst for the Legacy Portfolio. Originally from New York, Greg graduated from the University at Buffalo with a degree in accounting and received his MBA from Pace University, where he specialized in strategic management and finance.
His previous experience includes working for a real estate company where he spent time as a mortgage accountant and REO manager. Most recently, he had a customer service role with one of America’s largest banks.
Greg is an avid New York Yankees and Seinfeld fan. In his spare time he enjoys reading and swimming at the beach.
William Mikula is the Chief Analyst for Palm Beach Current Income. Originally from upstate New York, William graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in business administration.
His previous experience includes founding, running, and selling various businesses. He’s a voracious reader and has a passion for analyzing all types of companies.
He and his wife currently reside in Atlanta, Ga.
Richard Robinson is the chief research analyst for Jump Point Trader and Mega Trends Investing and editor of First Stage Investor. Richard holds a doctorate in economics and possesses more than a quarter-century of experience teaching finance and economics at several prestigious colleges and universities.
In addition to his vast experience in the halls of academia, Dr. Robinson possesses a comprehensive background in the art of technical and fundamental investing. His aggressive approach to money management has helped pave the way to a relatively large personal asset base.
More importantly, the freedom derived from his previous investment successes has fostered a strong desire to build a legacy of helping others reach their financial goals through the careful application of proven wealth-building principles.
Bob Irish recently retired from a successful 30-year career in the financial services industry. He now writes monthly for his newsletter, Retirement Insider. Prior to joining the Palm Beach Research Group, Bob spent 30 years with two world-class money managers. Most recently, he was the national spokesperson for a major mutual fund organization and a sought-after keynote speaker.
Bob has been happily married for nearly 30 years and has two adult children. He’s traveled to 41 countries, is an expert skier, and once had his golf handicap down to a 7.
Bob began his career in the financial services industry at Institutional Investor magazine. He is a graduate of Washington University.
Lindsey Hough is the Wealth Builders Club Member Liaison for the Palm Beach Research Group. Originally from Iowa, Lindsey studied journalism and sports science at the University of Notre Dame and Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, respectively. She made the move east in 2013 and currently lives in Boca Raton, Fla.
Justin joins the Palm Beach Research Group as a contributing editor. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University, studied economics and finance at the graduate level, has lived in four countries, and speaks, reads, and writes English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
Justin has spent 17 years as an editor and publisher in the financial publishing business. For the last decade and a half, he has been self-employed by his own company, Seeds of Wealth, Inc., though his main client remained his former employer, Agora, Inc., the world’s largest publisher of financial newsletters. He credits his work with Agora and the Palm Beach Research Group for taking him all over the world and helping to make him a better investor.
Justin has worked with, interviewed, and learned from Global 500 CEOs, high-level public officials, and independent analysts. He has researched, written, and edited hundreds of articles and papers on financial markets and real estate investing, as well as a number of books.
In 2014, Justin is proud to publish his current real estate investment education course, The C.A.P. Strategy. It’s filled with over a decade’s worth of real-world investment lessons. He believes these are the key to “bubble proof” real estate investing and lifelong cash flow and is excited to share these lessons and strategies with a brand-new audience of investors.
J. Reeves has spent most of his adult life in "the shadows" around the globe as an intelligence analyst. Prior to joining the Palm Beach Research Group, Reeves ghost-wrote books and conducted research and analysis for the largest independent investment research firm in the world. He now writes The Palm Beach Daily. The Daily is dedicated to helping its readers achieve financial freedom and fulfilling, meaningful lives.