Octafinance Authors, Editors and ContributorsCEO / Editor-in-Chief:

Brian Spurlock

President / COO:

Steven Holbrook

Head of Content Strategy:

Jeff Green
Jeff Green is the Head of Content Strategy at Octafinance. A former financial tech journalist, Jeff has written for many authority news companies. He graduated from Manchester University.

Authors & Editors

David Crisano
David Crisano covers the Semiconductors and Computer Chip industry. he joined Octa Finance in late 2013 and previously was a hardware analyst with William Blair Research.

Jayson Derrick
With over 7 years experience in the world of finance and investing, Jayson covers dozens of stocks and is an expert in trending news. Jayson has also worked for several hedge funds in the past and is writer for other authority news websites.

Ruchi Gupta
Ruchi Gupta, has more than 6 years of rich experience ranging from Financial Services to Media. Gupta completed her Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance from International School of Business and Media (ISB&M).​ She is a formed writer and financial research analyst for several authoritative financial news publishers.

Eric Hanfield
Eric Hanfield covers Software and Computer Analytics companies within the Business Services group. Eric was named by Forbes in June 2013 as one of the best brokerage analysts in the Consumer Discretionary sector.

Jason Feld
Jason Feld covers the Cable, Satellite, Entertainment, Broadcasting and Advertising industries. Prior to joining Octa Finance, he worked at Berstein Research as a Technology Analyst.

Jason Soldner
Jason Soldner covers multi-industry micro cap companies for Octa Finance Jason has covered the US industrial space for over 6 years and has been an equity research analyst for 11 years, based in London, Hong Kong and (currently) Washington DC.

Joseph Davies
Joseph Davies covers Healthcare Services, Medical Devices and small cap Biotech companies. Prior to joining Octa Finance, Joe was a large cap pharma contributor at Morningstar.

Justin Falconi
Justin Falconi covers large and mid-cap healthcare stocks. Justin joined Octa Finance in 2013 to work as an associate on the Biotechnology team. He quickly moved into his current Senior Analyst role earlier this year.

Kristin Rhodes
Kristin Rhodes covers large cap tech and telecom companies. She has consistently ranked among the leading analysts in the sector and has been recognized in a variety of investor polls.

Pat McDonald
Pat McDonald covers the Enterprise Systems & PC Hardware industry. He joined Octa Finance in 2013 as a small cap contributor prior to moving into his current role.

Ryan Talluto
Ryan Talluto is a leading analyst who joined Octa Finance in 2013 and covers the Consumer and Retail sectors. Prior to joining the company, Seth was an internet analyst at Stifel Nicolaus.


John Barnes

Covers the portfolios of the world’s top investors and looks for opportunities in companies that have yet to hit the radar of institutional investors.  Background is in finance/accounting and investment experience covers a wide range of sectors and jurisdictions. John is also writer for famous finance websites such as Seekingalpha and Gurufocus.

ShareholdersFoundation – www.shareholdersfoundation.com

Professional writers and experts at loss-prevention, settlement recovery, portfolio monitoring service. They write and help about securities’ class actions and other legal actions that affect investors holdings. Shareholders Foundation monitors class action investigations, cases, and class action settlements.

V. Hill – HedgeFunds Tracker

Writers about investment managers and hedge funds, their filings, portfolio changes and important stock activities. The people behind HedgeFunds Tracker, write the most comprehensive, informative and popular 13F filing news online.