Originally from California, I started my professional career in Silicon Valley where I became licensed as a Certified Public Accountant, was an auditor at Price Waterhouse before running my own CPA firm, and then moved to Boston for my MBA at the MIT Sloan School. In Boston, I was a research analyst and marketer in the institutional investment management business for 10 years at Oechsle International Advisors, an international equity investment firm. Then, I founded Hamersley Partners, a global investment marketing firm, from 2004 to 2020 where we raised over $5 billion for our investment manager clients. At Harvard, I developed and taught Financial Accounting courses for the Harvard Extension School. I am an investor in equities, fixed income, real estate, venture capital, and cryptoassets. In 2021, I launched Pavlina Academy to offer my low-cost Financial Accounting Course to a broad audience of learners. Pavlina Academy will offer courses across several disciplines for future students. Lastly, I am proud of my former role as Chairman of the Board of Bottom Line, a Boston-based nonprofit focused on youth with drive and determination to use education and knowledge as a path to high achievement. See www.bottomline.org.
A CHALLENGE WORTH FACING
I’ve made plenty of mistakes over my 20 years as an entrepreneur and over 30 years in the institutional investment business. Overcoming obstacles has become part of my DNA. It’s not what happens to us that matters most but how we react to what happens to us. This is what differentiates successful people. Creating a profitable business typically takes longer than we hope, but the reward is a dream come true. My genuine interests lie in helping people to get pumped about their potential, adding value to their human capital knowledge, and sharing my positive, and negative, experiences so they can navigate the road ahead.