With over 20 years of professional experience, Mark Gomes is among the world’s most experienced technology stock analysts. He is also an accomplished investor. Starting with a $2,000 credit card loan, Mr. Gomes amassed millions by averaging over 40% annually in the years leading up to his retirement at age 38.
Mr. Gomes has previously held a number of key positions within leading IT research and consulting organizations. He began his career at International Data Corporation where he led its buy-side investment research practice. From 1998-2004, he served as the Director of Investment Research at AMR Research, a globally-recognized IT advisory firm which was later acquired Gartner Group. There, he drove the business unit’s expansion into a multi-million dollar operation, guiding clients through the Internet bubble and subsequent bust. Gomes has serviced hundreds of Wall Street analysts and portfolio managers during his tenure.
In 2004, Mr. Gomes founded Pipeline Data, LLC. During his tenure, Pipeline Data provided Information Technology consulting to many of America’s most well-respected mutual fund and hedge fund managers.
In 2008, Mr. Gomes semi-retired. He moved to Miami Beach shortly thereafter to resume his Track & Field career.
In 2009, he began donating his research to investors as a contributor on Seeking Alpha. There, he quickly built a reputation for picking triple-digit gainers and M&A candidates. In 2013, he was publicly credited as the first analyst to confirm Himax’s role in Google Glass. The shares subsequently rose more than 400% and was named the most successful Technology stock of the year by CNBC.
Gomes is currently the reigning World Masters Track & Field 400 Meter Champion and multi-time Masters World Record holder. His memoir, “Faster Than Forty” details the diet, lifestyle, and training techniques that enabled him to shed 50 pounds and return to Track & Field prominence after a 13-year hiatus. Further information can be found at http://www.fasterthanforty.com and http://www.facebook.com/fasterthanforty.
Mr. Gomes is now fully retired and donates his time to coach children and the broader Miami Beach community. He continues to share his research, at no charge, to his 40,000+ followers via email alerts, social media, and this blog.