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Whitney Tilson
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Whitney Tilson is the co-founder and Chairman of Value Investor Media, Inc., founder of Kase Capital, which manages value-oriented private investment partnerships, and Chairman of The Value Investing Congress.

Mr. Tilson in 2009 co-authored (with Glenn Tongue} More Mortgage Meltdown: 6 Ways to Profit in These Bad Times, and was also one of the authors of Poor Charlie's Almanack, the definitive book on Charlie Munger. He was one of five investors named to SmartMoneyís Power 30 in 2006, has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Lou Dobbs Moneyline and Wall $treet Week, has been profiled by The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, teaches financial statement analysis and business valuation for The Dickie Group, and has spoken widely on value investing and behavioral finance.

Prior to launching his investment-management career in 1999, Mr. Tilson spent five years working with Harvard Business School Professor Michael E. Porter studying the competitiveness of inner cities and inner-city-based companies nationwide. He and Professor Porter founded the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, of which Mr. Tilson was Executive Director. He also led the effort to create ICV Partners, a national for-profit private equity fund that has raised nearly $500 million to invest in minority-owned and inner-city businesses.

Before business school, Mr. Tilson was a founding member of Teach for America, the national teacher corps, and also spent two years as a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group.

Mr. Tilson received an M.B.A.with High Distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was elected a Baker Scholar (top 5% of class). He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, with a bachelorís degree in Government.