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William W. McGinnis, CFA

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WILLIAM W. McGINNIS, CFA
Securities & Investments Expert
(last updated 03-2013)

W. McGinnis Advisors, LLC
3037 S. Shore Dr., Suite 300
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53207

bill@wmcginnisadvisors.com / (414) 228-1888

 

SUMMARY

  • Sell-side investment analyst - 10 years
  • Portfolio manager and buy-side analyst - 1 year
  • Investment banking - 5 years
  • 5 years of experience working for a large certified public accounting firm, including auditing field work experience
  • CFA Institute Professional Conduct Program Liaison – current
  • CFA Society of Milwaukee Board of Directors & President Elect – current
  • Series 65 & Series 66 Securities Exam Author - current
  • New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) Member - current
  • Holds or has held CFA, Series 7, Series 65 and Series 63
  • Education:  Majored in Finance and Management Information Systems with minors in Economics and General Business.  Magna Cum Laude graduate from Honors College and Presidential Scholar.
  • Experienced business strategist, planner, and consultant
  • Training and education instructor - 30+ years
  • Professional speaker with significant press experience


PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT

SECURITIES & INVESTMENTS EXPERT
W. McGinnis Advisors, LLC                                                                                                 2002 - Present
Milwaukee, Wisconsin                                                                                                                              

Expert witness testifying nationwide and internationally in securities and investments cases.  Hired by either plaintiff or defense attorneys.  Have worked on 25+ cases involving allegations of securities fraud, suitability of investments, breach of fiduciary duty, broker negligence, failure to supervise, failure to execute orders, inappropriate asset allocation, libel, insider trading, research fraud, and more.  Clients have included individuals, investment advisors, corporations, executives, and insurance companies.  Involves significant research and analysis of complex issues.  Have testified 9+ times in depositions, arbitrations, and court.

 

PRESIDENT & FOUNDER
Bill McGinnis - Consultant                                                                                                     1997 - Present
Milwaukee, Wisconsin                                                                                                                              

Meeting facilitator, business consultant, career coach & strategist, and professional speaker

Provide meeting facilitation services to companies and organizations, generally related to planning and development issues.  Work with companies in the areas of financial structure and planning, tactical planning, management communication, and strategic planning and direction. 

Work with companies and individuals on issues related to recruiting, career development, and business planning.  Corporate services include evaluation and training relating to recruiting and retention of professional staff.  Consult with executives who are interested in focusing and accelerating their careers or changing careers.  Specialize in working with investment analysts and portfolio managers. 

Speak on career planning, career development, and career opportunities.  Audiences include students, professionals, and organizations.

 

Sr. VICE PRESIDENT & Sr. INVESTMENT ANALYST
Robert W. Baird & Co.                                                                                                             1995 - 1997
Milwaukee, Wisconsin                                                                                                                              

Financial Institutions (banks / savings & loans – asset sizes ranging from $50 million to over $50 billion), Specialty Finance, Private Mortgage Insurance and Banking Technology equity analyst for a leading regional brokerage firm.  Performed economic, industry, and company analyses in the evaluation of investment alternatives.  Frequently communicated with and interviewed senior management of corporations; maintained daily contact with institutional investors and retail brokers.  Worked closely with the firm’s investment bankers and OTC trading desk.  Required strong research, oral and written communication skills.  Published hundreds of research reports including industry analyses, detailed company evaluations and recommendations and periodic investment updates.  Managed, trained and guided a staff of three including two senior analysts.  Frequent public speaker on securities valuation, economic analysis and industry trends.  Frequently conducted broker and investor education seminars on Baird’s behalf.  Institutional clients included firms such as Fidelity Funds, T. Rowe Price, J. P. Morgan, John Hancock and Northwestern Mutual Life.

 

PRESIDENT
DHBC, Inc. (a development-stage consumer goods company)                                               1993 - 1995
Milwaukee, Wisconsin                                                                                                                              

Developed the business plan, marketing plan and financing strategy for a newly formed company.  Researched and created product, evaluated various production methodologies, negotiated production pricing, quality control, production schedules and delivery schedules.  Arranged suppliers, created the distribution channel, developed the branding including packaging, merchandising and advertising.


VICE PRESIDENT, PORTFOLIO MANAGER & ANALYST
Capital Investment Services of America                                                                                 1992 - 1993
Milwaukee, Wisconsin                                                                                                                              

Managed portfolios for this $1 billion investment management firm.  Responsible for all aspects of portfolio management including investment plan development, investment selection, communication with the in-house trader, and relationship management.  Also analyzed equity investments across a broad range of industries.  Stocks followed included 3M, Disney, Kodak, GenRe, Chrysler, Sigma Aldrich Chemical, Authentic Fitness, Florida Power & Light and dozens more.  Worked with nationally-known consultants (SEI, Mercer, etc.), brokerage firms and investors in the development of new business.  Clients included corporate plans, individuals, and charitable organizations.

 

VICE PRESIDENT & Sr. INVESTMENT ANALYST
The Chicago Corporation                                                                                                      1991 - 1992
Chicago, Illinois                                                                                                                                        

Financial Institutions (banks / savings & loans) equity analyst for a regional brokerage firm.  Performed economic, industry, and company analyses in the evaluation of investment alternatives.  Frequently communicated with and interviewed senior management of corporations.  Maintained daily contact with institutional investors and retail brokers.  Worked closely with the firm’s investment bankers and OTC trading desk.  Required strong research, oral and written communication skills.  Published company outlook and investment research reports as well as industry analyses.

 

VICE PRESIDENT & Sr. INVESTMENT ANALYST
Kemper Securities Group (Blunt Ellis & Loewi)                                                                     1988 - 1991
Milwaukee, Wisconsin                                                                                                                              

Financial Institutions (banks / savings & loans) equity analyst for a leading regional brokerage firm.  Responsible for all economic, industry, and company analyses in the evaluation of investment alternatives.  Frequently communicated with and interviewed senior management of corporations.  Maintained daily contact with institutional investors and retail brokers.  Worked closely with the firm’s investment bankers and OTC trading desk.  Required strong research, oral and written communication skills.  Regularly published research reports on companies and industries followed.  Developed and published a comprehensive quarterly research report covering every publicly traded financial institution in nine Midwestern states.

 

VICE PRESIDENT & INVESTMENT ANALYST
The Milwaukee Company (Dain Bosworth)                                                             1987 - 1988
Milwaukee, Wisconsin                                                                                                                              

Financial Institutions and Generalist (retailing, manufacturing, paper companies, etc.) equity analyst for a regional brokerage firm.  Performed economic, industry, and company analyses in the evaluation of investment alternatives.  Frequently communicated with and interviewed senior management of corporations and maintained daily contact with retail brokers.  Worked closely with the firm’s OTC trading desk.  Required strong research, oral and written communication skills. 

 

FINANCIAL ANALYST & MANAGER
Crowe, Chizek & Company, CPAs
(currently Crowe, Horwath LLP, the 8th largest U.S. CPA firm)                       1982 - 1987
Indianapolis, Indiana                                                                                                                                 

Formed, developed, and managed the firm's Financial Resources Group which, executed investment banking projects for clients.  Extensive experience in mergers & acquisitions, business valuations, security valuations, financing alternatives analysis, financial modeling, financial projections, strategic planning, budget development and control, business development planning, monthly performance analysis and reporting, regulatory reporting and profitability improvement.  Merger and acquisitions experience includes: business valuations, negotiations, target identification, acquisition planning, integration planning, offer analysis, tax and accounting structure and target analysis.  Also performed extensive work in asset / liability management.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Investment Analysis:  Experience analyzing financial companies (banks, savings & loans and private mortgage insurers), technology companies, medical companies, retailers, brewers, manufacturers and more.  Significant experience analyzing and investing in all sizes of companies from development stage to multinational with multibillion dollars of sales.  Direct experience in the following investment styles: growth at a reasonable price (GARP), large cap growth and value investing.

Securities:  Experience with securities regulators, equity offering filings and working with underwriters’ counsel.

Training & Education:  Over 30 years of experience educating and training individuals, small groups and large audiences.  Able to explain complex investment, accounting, regulatory and other issues in simple, straight-forward, understandable ways.  Strong use of analogies and diagrams.

Sales:  Significant sales experience covering 30+ years.  It is a common misperception that investment analysts are “green eye-shade” types.  Sell-side analysts generally spend 50% or more of their time in a sales capacity interfacing with brokers, institutional and retail clients and investment banking clients.  Experience selling investment research, investment management services, securities, and professional services.


PERSONAL INVESTING EXPERIENCE

Began investing in stocks at the age of 11.  At the time was the only person in the family to have a stock broker including parents.  Began reading Barron’s, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal on a regular basis early in high school.  Began trading stock options on 18th birthday from dorm room. 

 

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Business Administration, Honors College graduate and Presidential Scholar,
3.87 GPA (4.00 Scale), 1982, Western Michigan University.

Majors:       Finance, Management Information Systems
Minors:       Economics, General Business

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation awarded in 1989.

Financial Analysts Seminar, sponsored by Association for Investment Management and Research, July 1992, Northwestern University.

Securities examinations: Series 7, 63 and 65 (expired).

Continuing professional education: Over one thousand hours of continuing professional education since college on topics including:  SEC regulations, ethics, accounting, auditing, taxation, mergers & acquisitions, business valuation, trading policies and procedures, portfolio management, and negotiations.

 

Securities Expert Witness William W. McGinnis, CFA

 PERSONAL DATA

Born:          September 1960
Height:       6’ 2”
Weight:       200
Health:        Excellent

 


PUBLISHING & MEDIA EXPERIENCE

Have published thousands of industry and company reports as a research analyst.  These reports were disseminated to brokers, traders, retail investors, institutional investors, the press and others. 

Have published many articles on business, the financial system, and economics.

Extensively quoted as a securities expert and industry expert in publications including:  Barron’s, Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Forbes, Fortune, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, American Banker, Money and Time.

Have appeared as a financial industry and investment expert on television news, radio news, television talk shows, at conferences, in company films and in company publications.

 

OTHER EXPERIENCE

Extensive technology background including significant knowledge of the Internet, website programming, microcomputers and larger computer equipment. 

 

ORGANIZATIONS & ACTIVITIES (current)

CFA Institute –Professional Conduct Program Liaison
CFA Society of Milwaukee – Board of Directors & President Elect (President as of 07-2013)
Securities License Exam-Writing Team (Series 63, 65, and 66)
New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) – Member

Personal interests include: tennis, skiing, golf, and biking.

 

 

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