FoundeR & dIReCToR
Con TRIbu TIng edIToRs
sara nelson email@example.com
ReseARCH & suRveys
erik vander Kolk
Con TRIbu TIng ARTIs Ts Tim bower, Marc burckhardt,
Chris buzelli (cover), John Cuneo, John Hersey, James Jean,
victo ngai, Curtis Parker, Jonathon Rosen, Tim o’brien,
Adam schmidt, Zina saunders, yuko shimizu, Jeffrey smith,
brian stauffer, Kyle Webster
CHIeF TeCHnoLogy oFFICeR
sALes erik vander Kolk
Rachel Alembakis is a freelance journalist based in Melbourne
who writes extensively on institutional investment. She has an
MSc in Politics of the World Economy from the London School of
Economics and Political Science, and undergraduate degrees in
journalism and political science from Boston University, and lived in
the US, Paris, and London prior to moving to Australia. She can’t
decide if the past decade has been a cautionary or celebratory tale
of what can happen when you go to an impromptu Australia Day
party and meet one of the natives.
Kip McDaniel Having previously been a staff writer for
PLANSPONSOR, Kip—the holder of degrees from Harvard College
and Cambridge University—is now the managing editor at ai5000
after a four-year stint on the Canadian national rowing team.
Considering his new title, Kip has one secret he wants no one at
work to discover: he is, ironically, terrible at spelling.
Dominic Hobson is editor-in-chief of Global Custodian magazine.
Born and educated in Southern Rhodesia, he graduated from
Cambridge University in 1980. He spent four years in investment
banking with Morgan Grenfell before electing to work for himself.
In addition to his role at Global Custodian, Dominic is a published
author, with three books to his credit. The most recent, The National
Wealth: Who Gets What in Britain, is a study of the ownership and
distribution of income and wealth in the United Kingdom.
Brian Neligan is vice president of surveys and research and
oversees PLANSPONSOR’s annual Transition Management
and Defined Contribution Surveys. In addition to conducting
surveys and managing databases, Brian creates research
reports for retirement plan sponsors and providers and hosts
Webcasts covering industry trends and metrics. Prior to joining
PLANSPONSOR, Brian was with mergers and acquisitions
publication The Deal, where he managed the paper’s statistical
section of investment bank rankings, deal multiples, and other M&A
and venture capital-related metrics. Brian holds a BA in English
from Colby College and an MBA in Finance from the University of
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CHIeF exeCu TIve oFFICeR Jim Casella
vICe PResIden T, FInAnCe bill Jennings
Nicholas Lord “My first word was apparently pylon,” says Nick. “So
I suppose it was inevitable that I would write about infrastructure
for a living.” Having spent 15 years writing about infrastructure
finance in London, Hong Kong and New York (with a brief spell
headhunting infrastructure players), Nick now lives in Washington,
DC. “The development of the US infrastructure market will be one
of the key themes of the next two years. It’s a fun time to be here.”
John Keefe has worked on Wall Street, as an award-winning
industry analyst for a big investment bank, and on Main Street, first
as a CPA and later as co-founder of a software company. Since
2002 he has been writing on financial topics, such as the workings
of investment strategies and retirement issues, for publications like
PLANSPONSOR, Financial Times, and Institutional Investor. John
also writes a blog on the US economy for CBS Money Watch. He
lives in Manhattan.
Sara Nelson has never officially been employed in the book
business, but books have been the business of her life. The author
of So Many Books, So Little Time (Berkley, 2004), Nelson has been
a journalist, critic, consultant and columnist about the world she
calls BookLand. As the editor-in-chief of the book business bible,
Publishers Weekly, from 2005 to 2009, she wrote a widely read
column that analyzed news, sparked both agreement and outrage,
and won several awards. n
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