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Beacon Rock Research Advisory Committee
David E. Archibald, CFA joined Reed Global Advisors, LLC in April 2005 as the Director of Research. Mr. Archibald previously served as a Director and Senior Vice President of Crown Point Group Ltd. and as Principal and Director of Research of its subsidiary broker/dealer, The Robins Group LLC. Mr. Archibald joined Crown Point Group in November of 2002 after serving as Managing Director of Research and VP of the RedChip Review. He also was responsible for day-to-day operations of RedChip companies in his capacity as General Manager and oversaw all compliance protocols. In addition he served as Branch Manager of the Portland office for Digital Offering, a broker-dealer subsidiary of Red Chip Companies, LLC. Prior to joining the RedChip Review, Mr. Archibald was a Senior Portfolio Manager and Vice President for US Trust Company, N.A. where he managed both taxable and not-taxable equity and fixed income portfolios for ERISA, high net worth and charitable clients. Mr. Archibald previously was employed as a Bond Manager and Equity Analyst for The Crabbe-Huson Company, Trust Investment Manager for WestOne Bank, Trust Investment Officer and Equity Analyst for Oregon Bank and as an economic consultant for A. B. Laffer Associates. Mr. Archibald graduated from Claremont McKenna College in 1978 with a B.A. in Political Science and Economics. He currently holds NASD Series 7, 24, 63, 86 and 87.
William H. (Buzz) O’Brien has spent more than 25 years in the investment banking industry in a variety of different roles. His focus has been on small and micro cap public and private companies. Buzz followed his early years at IBM with stints at Blyth, Eastman Dillon, Paine Webber (UBS), Kidder Peabody and Smith Barney. His industry focus has been on natural resource companies and firms in the financial services industry. He has spent more than twenty years assisting companies in the public and private marketplace raise capital and rationalize their strategic focus. He has co-founded and assisted with the start and up and funding of several investment banking and research firms as well as companies in biotechnology, software IT, consumer products and film. Some of these would include Twenty First Century Communications, Novactyl Inc., The Robins Group and Beacon Rock Research. He assisted with the organization, funding, and strategic planning for Clickgarden Inc. and acted as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. O’Brien graduated from Westminster College with a Bachelors degree in Economics. He completed his graduate work at John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis, with additional study in international economics at Harvard University, Oxford University, the University of Missouri and St Louis University.