Alan is CEO of Gorlick Financial Strategies. Prior to financial services, he has significant executive level and consulting experience in international business, economic development, and corporate finance. He is also a popular speaker, seminar leader, and writer on finance, economics, accounting, risk management and option theory. For the past 29 years, he has been a part-time college professor, teaching MBA and undergraduate finance, economics, strategy, and marketing. His academic research includes risk management, strategic options, and value creation. He has a BSEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an MBA from the University of West Florida, and several investment related credentials. He writes for Well Being magazine in Venice.