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Samuel Madden, CFA

Sam Madden is the founder and CEO of InteractiveBuyside.com, the first broad-reaching platform allowing investment professionals to share their equity research and profiles in order to help them build their brands, grow exposure, and attract capital. Said research and information are then shared with our community of individual and institutional investors—for free. Prior to founding Interactive Buyside, Sam was co-founder/co-CIO of MVR Capital, a long/short hedge fund focused on energy, agriculture, and water technologies. Previously, Sam had been a Director at Highland Capital Management, a global alternative investment manager with $22 billion in AUM, where he managed a portfolio of $125 million consisting of leveraged loans, high yield bonds, and equity. Prior to working at Highland, Sam was an analyst at Credit Suisse in the Industrials Group of the Investment Banking Division. Sam graduated from Colgate University in 2006 and is a CFA charterholder.

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