David Patch is an engineer and Wall Street investor. He became an activist after becoming a victim of naked short selling. He is one of the stars in The Wall Street Conspiracy (2012) documentary. Patch filed Freedom of information requests on various companies to research “fails to deliver” only to discover these crimes were happening every day on Wall Street and nothing was being done about it. He began an online petition against naked short selling and started a website called InvestigateTheSEC.com directed at congress and to raise awareness of the $1 Billion investor fraud orchestrated by SEC. He was also known as one of the “dirty dozen” that took to the streets to raise awareness of these financial crimes.
Darren Saunders was an investor, activist, and one of the stars in The Wall Street Conspiracy (2012) documentary. He was a victim of Naked Short Selling and spent the remainder of his life exposing and protested daily to raise awareness about the financial crime of naked short selling He eventually hooked up with David Patch, another victim and activist and was known as one of the “dirty dozen.” Saunders passed away from cancer in 2010.
Greg Manning owns one of the world’s most important auction houses for stamps, Greg Manning Auctions, Inc. (GMAI), is also a major auctioneer of coins, sports cards, movie posters, comic books, and other specialty collectibles. Greg Manning does business across the price spectrum but focuses on high-end specialty markets where its expertise and customer service can serve to differentiate the company from the competition. The company has a strong presence in Europe and Asia through joint ventures in Spain and China.
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Elon Reeve Musk is a South African-born American entrepreneur and businessman who founded X.com in 1999 (which later became PayPal), SpaceX in 2002 and Tesla Motors in 2003. Musk became a multimillionaire in his late 20s when he sold his start-up company, Zip2, to a division of Compaq Computers.
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Dr. Patrick M. Byrne received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and Asian studies from Dartmouth College, a master’s in philosophy (ethics) from Cambridge University as a Marshall Scholar, and a doctorate in philosophy (focusing on political theory, jurisprudence, and economics) from Stanford University. Patrick served as chairman, president and CEO of Centricut, LLC, a manufacturer of industrial torch consumables, then held the same three positions at Fechheimer Brothers, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company that manufactures police, firefighter and military uniforms. Patrick Michael Byrne is the former CEO of Overstock.com, Inc., a Utah-based internet retailer that has been publicly traded since 2002.
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Rodney Young is the CEO/President of Eagletech Communications, Inc. Eagletech manufactured and marketed telephone systems for small businesses. The company was a victim of naked short selling, which resulted in their ultimate downfall because of its inability to raise funds due to naked short selling.
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Rick Smith, founded Axon Enterprise (formerly TASER International) in 1993. As the TASER device became ubiquitous in law enforcement, Smith pushed the company beyond weapons technology and toward a broader purpose of using hardware, software, and artificial intelligence to make the world a safer place. Smith graduated from Harvard with a BA in biology and later earned a master’s in international finance from the University of Leuven in Belgium and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
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