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  About John Reese

John Reese, the author of The Guru Investor, is the founder and CEO of and a regular columnist for and He is also the founder of Validea Capital Management, a money management firm for high net worth individuals and institutions, and he advises two Canada-based mutual funds (Omega Consensus American & International Equity Funds). John also maintains the investing blog The Guru Investor, which is dedicated to bringing investors the thoughts and ideas of the brightest investment minds in the world.

John has always been actively involved in managing his own money. But after growing frustrated with underperforming fund managers and pundits who offered more hyperbole than help, John began conducting his own extensive research into quantitative investment strategies some 12 years ago. The goal of his research was to find strategies that had consistently outperformed the market over the long term, and which the average investor could use in a practical way. What John found was that a number of history's greatest investors, including Peter Lynch, Warren Buffett, and Benjamin Graham, had made their fortunes by using approaches that were mostly, if not completely, quantitative. After studying the works of these and other stock market greats, John used his background in computer science and artificial intelligence to develop the sophisticated yet easy-to-use guru-inspired models outlined in the pages of The Guru Investor.

John's ultimate goal for The Guru Investor, its companion web site, and is two-fold: to help make the strategies of the most successful pros usable and understandable for the individual investor, and to offer investors a systematic investment framework that helps them overcome the emotions and biases that often eat away at long-term performance.

John holds a Master's of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor's degree in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. John resides in West Hartford, Conn., with his wife and their three children.

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