A resident of Illinois, Mr. McKiernan has over 30 years of investment management experience, primarily as a Registered Representative with several Chicago area firms, including The Chicago Corporation, Oberweis Securities, and Birkelbach Investments. Mr. McKiernan wrote and published The McKiernan Report newsletter on small-cap growth stocks, as well as research reports on individual small-cap growth stocks. He has been interviewed on several occasions by the ValueTrac audio newsletter. Mr. McKiernan holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Valparaiso University.