SahmAdrangi is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer at Kerrisdale Capital Management LLC which was started in the year 2009. He is a holder of a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the university of Yale. Mr. Sahm has been tangled in every side of his firm’s growth since its inception. Prior to the launch of Kerrisdale Capital Management LLC, he served at Longacre Fund Management, LLC as an Investment Analyst.

While working in the bankruptcy restructuring group at Chanin Capital Partners. He was recognized for his nice work in advising creditors in out-of-court and Chapter 11 bankruptcy reforms and tasks like representing bank bondholder committees, debt holders, ideal equity groups and other creditors of upset and bankrupt businesses. Before this, he was in the leveraged finance group of Deutsche Bank where he aided to structure and syndicate non-investment grade bank debt and high yield bonds, inclusive of leveraged buyout financings, debt refinancing and Chapter 11 exit financings.

The Piece

“An Ode To Those Who Wander” was a piece written to express pure happiness that even after several years of professional downfalls and disappointments, the underdogs could celebrate even with a rare success. The writer expressed how he was not taken to be good enough for analyst material at Liberty Mutual.

After he was pushed out of Liberty, the writer came into a professional wondering time. He was only able to land two interviews in institutions with fixed income. After several struggles, the writer found Seeking Alpha platform where there is no past education required or even buy side and sell side experience.

Sahm’s Comments

The writer got a chance one weekend to chat with Sahm. During this conversation the writer was able to gather some facts about Adrangi and his interest in the piece. Sahm’s had been keenly tracking the writer’s work on GNC.

Sahm’s networking and hustle landed him an internship opportunity at Merill Lynch’s credit desk. Due to his hard working nature he was added three more years to work there. In June 2015, Sahm decided to leave Wall Street given the high cost of living in NYC, hours and the belief that the field had changed. Like the writer, he still likes capitalizing and generates a lot of his present revenue from nice securities choices from the wealth returns he makes from his seed money he made on Wall Street.

Mark McKenna, MD, MBA is a doctor that founded and owns OVME, a company in the elective healthcare industry. Dr. Mark McKenna was born in New Orleans and now has been licensed in by two State Board of Medical Examiners, Florida and Georgia. He earned his medical degree at Tulane University Medical School and started his first practice in New Orleans. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina he helped with rebuilding efforts before eventually moving to Atlanta, Georgia.

In November 2017 Dr. McKenna launched a company called ShapeMed. This company was involved in wellness as well as aesthetic based medicine. His success building this company led to it being bought by a larger company in the industry, Life Time Fitness, Inc. After the sale Dr. McKenna joined Life Time Fitness as their National Medical Director. He stayed with this company for three years before deciding to exit the company and take a year off to rejuvenate. It was in July 2017 that he established OVME and he leads the company as its chief executive officer.

Dr. McKenna has been very successful as an entrepreneur in the healthcare industry. It was while leading Shape Medical Wellness Center (more commonly known as ShapeMed), that he earned the “Black Diamond” certification that Allergan Inc. gives to its leading laser and aesthetic medicine doctors. Winning this award acknowledged the Dr. McKenna is one of the industry leaders in innovation and excellence while providing his patients the highest level of care. It’s not even 1% of MD’s across the United States that earn this designation who are affiliated with the Allergen physician network.

Dr. Mark McKenna has been a featured guest on a number of national shows due to his expertise in aesthetic medicine. Among these was the CBS television show Doctorpreneur which highlighted doctors who are also entrepreneurs. He was invited onto the very first show as one of their featured guests. This show aired on October 27th, 2013 and he was interviewed by Dr. Jeff Gallups, who leads the ENT Institute as its Medical Director and CEO as well as others such as Dr. Stanford Plavin who is the President of Mobile Anesthesiologist.

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