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About David Harper, CFA, FRM, CIPM
Prior to launching bionicturtle.com, David was a consultant to executives and Boards. He advised primarily to technology and financial firms on transactions (IPSO, M&A), incentives and performance improvement (economic value added). Over ten years, his clients ranged from dozens of Fortune 1000 companies (e.g., Levi’s, P&G, Edison), financial services firms (e.g., American Century, Barclays Global Investors, Zions Bancorp), investment funds, hedge funds, fund of funds, and REITs. He has also occasionally served as an expert witness. In September of 2006, he assisted Lipis Consulting in an expert support role. His valuation model helped the plaintiff win a $30+ million judgment in a high-profile case.
For several years, he was a regular contributor to investopedia and launched, along with Investopedia’s co-founders, their first investment newsletter; he developed the portfolios and investment process that returned +35% annualized returns (from inception to acquisition). He authored the popular series Advanced Financial Statement Analysis that has been used in several college curricula.
To realize the BT vision, David also spent over a thousand hours training to learn the technologies so that he could build the first two versions of bionicturtle, before hiring professionals to build the most recent site. After learning to build rich media assets, he realized his goal by conducting several seminars on object-oriented techniques (OOP) in the elearning field; e.g., he co-authored along with Alex Barabanov bionicturtle’s Flex/Flash dynamic quiz application that dynamically retrieves two-tier XML data (both the map and the questions can be modified independent of the application) from Excel source, making the quizzes both flexible but more accurate since they are error-checked in the spreadsheet.
David lives near Los Angeles and his education includes:
- Charted Financial Analyst (CFA 2003, Charter #65864; meeting annual PD criteria every year since)
- Financial Risk Manager (FRM)
- Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM Jan 2008, #000198)
- BA, Economics, UC Berkeley, 1989
About Nicole Seaman, Chief Administrative Officer
Nicole Seaman began working with Bionic Turtle in November 2013 as an Administrative Assistant and was later promoted to Chief Administrative Officer. Nicole graduated from Kaplan University in 2011 with her Bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies. She has 18 years of administrative experience both in the private sector and in New York State positions. Prior to joining Bionic Turtle, Nicole worked as the Legal Secretary for the Franklin County Department of Social Services, as a Paralegal for Global Logistics Technologies, Inc. and as a Keyboard Specialist for Plattsburgh State University.