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Here at Porter & Co., we view our obligation to our subscribers to deliver world-class investment research and insight as an extraordinary privilege…it’s something we take very seriously.
This sense of commitment has been cultivated through our years of working with Porter Stansberry. For us, Porter & Co. is far more than a way to pay the bills… it’s a calling.
And more than anything else, that’s reflected in the commitment of our team to working with Porter over the years.
Porter & Co. writer Beirne White first started working with Porter 25 years ago… Lance James, Porter & Co.’s head of sales and customer service, as well as chief technology officer Jason Chen, first started working with Porter in 2006… analyst Justin Brill joined Porter’s team in 2009… Aaron Brabham, who heads up marketing, has been working with Porter since 2011… business development head Jamison Miller began working with Porter in 2013… Porter & Co. publisher Kim Iskyan first started working with Porter more than a decade ago… lead analyst Ross Hendricks joined Porter’s company in 2017… and executive assistant Alicia Hsieh has been working with Porter since 2018…
And what’s more, many of us have been friends, and friends with Porter, since childhood or early adulthood.
Years of working together, and working with Porter, means that we’re positioned to bring you the very best product possible… And our loyalty to the mission of Porter & Co. is reflected in our years of working with Porter, for you.
Porter Stansberry – Founder
Porter Stansberry is the founder of Porter & Co. Porter has been rewriting the rules of financial publishing for nearly 25 years. Starting in 1999, he pecked out his first newsletter (Pirate Investor) on a borrowed laptop in a rundown apartment in Baltimore. He continues to create superb financial insights today with Porter & Co., launched in April 2022, and as a board member for MarketWise, which he founded and whose board he rejoined in September 2023. With Porter & Co., MarketWise, and everything Porter takes on, his mission has remained steady for more than two decades: be the world’s leading independent providers of financial research — and set new industry standards for customer service, technological integration, and proprietary analytics. Porter is also Founder of OneBlade, Inc., a men’s luxury shaving brand. He’s a proud husband and father, and an avid outdoorsman. He earned his BA in political science and government from the University of Florida. Follow his adventures on Instagram: @porterstansberry and find him on X: @porterstansb
Kim Iskyan – Publisher
Kim Iskyan is Publisher of Porter & Co. He launched and managed an investment-research publishing company in Singapore and most recently was a financial and investment analyst and writer with Stansberry Research. Kim started his career on Wall Street in the mid 1990s with a focus on Latin American markets. He later helped build stock markets in Armenia and the Kyrgyz Republic, was a research director for three investment banks in Russia, helped market fund management products in Ireland, ran a hedge fund focused on investing the former Soviet Union, and advised Fortune 100 companies on the political dynamics of investing. Kim has lived in nine countries and and now calls Maryland home. Follow him on X:@kimsiskyan
Martin Fridson – Senior Analyst
Martin Fridson is a Senior Analyst with Porter & Co. and “perhaps the most well-known figure in the high yield world,” according to Investment Dealers’ Digest. At brokerage firms including Salomon Brothers, Morgan Stanley, and Merrill Lynch, he became known for his innovative work in credit analysis and investment strategy. For nine consecutive years he was ranked No. 1 in high-yield strategy in the Institutional Investor All America Research Survey. He has served as president of the Fixed Income Analysts Society, governor of the CFA Institute, director of the New York Society of Security Analysts, and consultant to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. The Financial Management Association International named Fridson the Financial Executive of the Year in 2002. In 2000, he became the youngest person inducted up to that time in the Fixed Income Analysts Society Hall of Fame. A study based on 16 core journals ranked Fridson among the 10 most widely published authors in finance in the period 1990-2001. The CFA Society New York, presented Fridson with its Ben Graham Award in 2017. After spending his undergrad years at Harvard College, he earned his MBA at Harvard Business School.
Tom Carroll – Analyst
Tom Carroll is an Analyst with Porter & Co. and is one of the most respected and longest-serving healthcare analysts on Wall Street. Prior to joining Porter & Co., he worked at Legg Mason and then Stifel Financial in Baltimore for nearly two decades as managing director and senior analyst of the healthcare research group. His research was used by institutional investors, newswires, and healthcare-specific publications, as well as CNBC, Bloomberg, and Fox Business. Tom was consistently ranked in industry stock-picking awards, including top five finishes for stock picking from Starmine, the Wall Street Journal, and Forbes. And was ranked by Fortune magazine as the No. 1 U.S. healthcare analyst. He is also the founder and Managing Partner of RuxtonPark Capital, a small venture firm targeting start-up healthcare
Scott Garliss – Analyst
Scott Garliss is an Analyst for Porter & Co. Before joining the team, Scott spent six years as an editor and analyst at Stansberry Research and 20 years trading for some of the top investment banks in the country, including First Union Securities, Wachovia Securities, Stifel Nicolaus, and FBR Capital Markets. It was his task to connect with these firms’ most important clients to ensure they were on top of the upcoming events – both economic and political – that were likely to move the markets and influence the value of their holdings. Scott’s specialty has been to analyze what traders from around the world are thinking and doing in the markets.
Andy Lipman – Analyst
Andy Lipman is an Analyst at Porter & Co., who has spent his career publishing research on distressed and story-intensive high yield credits and as a portfolio manager focusing on troubled and bankrupt issuers, as well as post-reorganization equities. Andy graduated from Princeton University, the Yale School of Management, and Harvard Law School. He has tried his hand at stand-up comedy and as a radio host – in both cases remembering not to quit his day job. He is a longtime trustee of Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC and resides in Manhattan and Southampton, where he is an earnest (if unexceptional) gardener.
Ross Hendricks – Analyst
Ross Hendricks is a Research Analyst for Porter & Co. and brings more than a decade of energy-industry focus to his role. He’s worked with the Chief Investment Officer of a $500-million global macro fund and has done research with Porter as analyst for the Commodities Supercycle service at Stansberry Research. After earning a degree in chemistry from the University of Texas, Ross worked two stints in the energy sector. When he’s not mining his Bloomberg terminal for valuable research nuggets, Ross is posting insights on X @Ross__Hendricks and LinkedIn.
Jared Simons – Analyst
Jared Simons is an Equity Analyst at Porter & Co. Jared takes what he’s learned from studying Peter Lynch and Peter Thiel to identify disruptive innovators – with a special focus on companies that are democratizing financial services. Prior to joining Porter & Co. Jared was the lead analyst at L.A. Stevens Investments and the Beating the Market service on Seeking Alpha. Jared graduated from the University of Florida, Warrington College of Business with a degree in finance. Jared enjoys studying investor psychology and the history of capital markets. Follow him on X:@JS_PorterandCo
Justin Brill – Analyst
Justin Brill is an Analyst for Porter & Co., bringing 20 years of financial market experience to his role – including more than a decade working with Porter as editor of the Stansberry Digest. He holds degrees in psychology and finance from Johns Hopkins University.
Aaron Brabham – Marketing
Aaron Brabham heads up marketing at Porter & Co. From 2010 to 2015, Aaron was a copywriter and co-host of Stansberry Radio. He went out on his own, applied Porter’s marketing wisdom, and created one of the world’s most popular diet and weight-loss companies. His marketing brought in more than 500,000 new subscribers and endless life changing testimonials for his clients. He splits his time between Medellin, Colombia, and the farm in Maryland. When he’s not working you can find him on the golf course or on Lake Guatape enjoying his boat.
Beirne White – Writer
Beirne White is a Financial Writer for Porter & Co. and a 25-year veteran of the financial advisory business. He’s worked closely alongside industry leaders such as Bill Bonner, collaborating on a daily e-letter on the left bank of Paris, legendary mutual fund manager Bill Miller during his streak of beating the S&P 500, and David and Tom Gardner of The Motley Fool. Beirne is a proud father to two dynamic daughters and husband to a captivating wife. As a family they enjoy traveling, always in search of better fishing, hiking, biking, and downhill skiing. Follow their adventures on Instagram: @beirnewhite and X: @beirnewhite
Lance James – Member Services and Sales
Lance James is the Customer Service Concierge for Porter & Co. and has a 20-year history in the financial-publishing business. Working with Porter for 10 years at Stansberry Research, he also worked at Money Map Press, Roundtable Research, and Weiss Ratings establishing their sales and customer service teams. His main focus is to build quality teams that put the subscriber first. Lance is a big soccer fan and married with two kids. You can reach Lance at his email: [email protected], or by phone: 443-815-4447
Liz Brazeal McNulty – Editor
Liz has been a professional word wrangler for the past decade, first as a B2B copywriter and then as a financial marketer, editor, and analyst over the last seven years. Most recently, she wrote and edited the popular “Trading Today” column at Money Morning LIVE, where she made readers money every week by shorting horribly overpriced tech stocks. (Her favorite was when she called the PTON collapse and scored 400% on put options.) Today she serves as Managing Editor at Porter & Co. She lives on a poorly maintained wooded acre with her husband and two sons, and a lot of unauthorized groundhogs.
Alicia Hsieh – Operations
Alicia Hsieh runs Operations for Porter & Co., providing back-office services to ensure professional publications. Alicia is a former direct mail and internal marketer. In her three years at Stansberry Research, she assisted in generating over $50 million in revenue each year. A 2018 graduate of Randolph-Macon College, Alicia received a BS in computer science. She was also the Captain of the Women’s Lacrosse Team and was named All-Chesapeake Region, All-Conference and All-State.