Phone (604) 608-9779
Email mark[at]votermedia.org
Address 1755 Robson Street #469, Vancouver BC, Canada V6G 3B7

2006 - present VoterMedia.org
Building a voter funded media system to improve accountability of elected leaders in democracies and corporations -- see Global Voter Media Platform.
2007 - present ProxyDemocracy
Nonprofit organization that helps us individual investors vote our shares and evaluate voting policies of institutional investors -- see Proxy Voting Brand Competition.
1996 - 2007 The Corporate Monitoring Project
Founder; Corporate Governance Consultant
Developing and promoting a new approach to improving shareowner oversight of corporate management.
1994 - 1995 Merrill Lynch (Tokyo)
Director; Head of Quantitative Equity Trading Group
Created and traded quantitative strategies in Japanese equity and derivative instruments, including stocks, warrants and futures.
1992 - 1994 Salomon Brothers (New York)
Vice President; Head of Risk Management Department
Firmwide risk measurement – model development, system integration, risk pricing, forecasting, monitoring, validation.
1989 - 1992 Salomon Brothers Asia (Tokyo)
Vice President
Built arbitrage trading models and systems. Pricing and risk management of equity, fixed-income and currency derivatives.
University of California at Berkeley (School of Business Administration)
1984 - 1989 Assistant Professor of Finance
1982 - 1984 Acting Assistant Professor of Finance
- Taught courses in security markets (stocks, bonds, options, futures), fundamental valuation, arbitrage, risk and return, investment management, corporate finance.
- Won 1984 Earl F. Cheit Outstanding Teacher Award.
- Research on information, risk, and security pricing.
1980 Strategic Planning Associates (Washington, DC)
Summer Associate
Worked in the finance group of this business consulting firm. Acquisition studies, inflation accounting, dividend and debt policy for Fortune 500 companies.

M.I.T. Sloan School of Management (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
1984 Ph.D. in Finance
Supervised by Robert C. Merton and Fischer Black. Thesis: “Essays on Information and Equilibrium in Security Markets”
University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada)
1978 M.Sc. in Business Administration
1974 B.Sc. in Mathematics

PUBLICATIONS (most are available at votermedia.org/publications)
February 2009 Global Voter Media Platform
Working paper
April 2007 Voter-Funded Media: Governance Reform for Democracies and Corporations
Working paper
January 2007 Proxy Voting Brand Competition
Journal of Investment Management, vol. 5, no. 1
May 2005 Vote Your Stock
Working paper
April 2003 Democracy and Infomediaries
Corporate Governance - An International Review, vol. 11, no. 2
June 2000 The Internet Will Drive Corporate Monitoring
Corporate Governance International, vol. 3, no. 2
(French translation in Gouvernance - Revue Internationale, vol. 1, no. 2, Summer 2000.)
January 2000 Corporate Governance in Japan: A Future Scenario
Japan's Security Analysts Journal, vol. 38, no. 1
September 1999 Collective Action for Dispersed Shareowners
Corporate Governance International, vol. 2, no. 3
January 1999 The Corporate Monitoring Firm
Corporate Governance - An International Review, vol. 7, no. 1
(Korean translation in Seoul National University’s Journal of Finance and Banking, December 1998 issue. Japanese translation in Japan’s Security Analysts Journal, vol. 36, no. 8, August 1998.)
Sept/Oct 1998 Corporate Monitoring: New Shareholder Power Tool
Financial Analysts Journal, vol. 54, no. 5
Sept/Oct 1997 Proposed: A Governance ‘Monitor’
The Corporate Board, vol. 18, no. 106
(Chinese translation in Shanghai University of Finance and Economics’ Foreign Economies and Management, Sept/Oct 1998 issue.)
June 1989 The Arbitrage Pricing Theory and Supershares
Journal of Finance, vol. 44, no. 2
March 1986 Informational Efficiency and Information Subsets
Journal of Finance, vol. 41, no. 1

2009 - 2010 U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission Investor Advisory Committee
Member representing individual investors
2008 - present VoterMedia Finance Blog Author
2007 - present VoterMedia Democracy Blog Author
2004-2006;2010 Strata Corporation BCS 460 (Condominium "The Classico")
Member; at times President, Treasurer
1999 - 2007 International Corporate Governance NetworkMember
American Association of Individual InvestorsLife Member
Consumers UnionLife Member
LanguagesEnglish, Japanese and French
1993 1st place, Japanese Speech Contest, Japan Society (New York)
Citizen of Canada, USA and UK

(Updated as of September 2010)