StreetAuthority Contributors and Staff

Richard Saintvilus

After having spent 20 years in the IT industry serving in various roles from system administration to network engineer, Richard Saintvilus became a finance writer, covering the investor's view on the premise that everyone deserves a level playing field. His background as an engineer with strong analytical skills helps him provide actionable insights to investors.

Saintvilus is a Warren Buffett disciple who bases his investment decisions on the quality of a company's management, its growth prospects, return on equity and other metrics, including price-to-earnings ratios. He employs conservative strategies to increase capital, while keeping a watchful eye on macro-economic events to mitigate downside risk. Saintvilus' work has been featured on CNBC, Yahoo! Finance, MSN Money, Forbes, Motley Fool and numerous other outlets. You can follow him on Twitter at @Richard_STv.

Sara Nunnally

Sara Nunnally's diverse resume includes studies in art history, computer science and financial research. She has appeared on news media such as Forbes on Fox, Fox News Live and CNBC's Squawk Box, as well as numerous radio shows around the country. Most recently, Sara co-authored two books with Sandy Franks, Barbarians of Wealth and Barbarians of Oil.

Sara has traveled all over the world in search of the best investment opportunities to recommend to her readers, be they in developed economies like France and Italy, in emerging markets like the Czech Republic and Poland, or in frontier terrain like Vietnam and Morocco. Her unique "holistic" approach of boots-on-the-ground research has given her an edge in today's financial marketplace as she searches for the next investment opportunities in hot sectors such as alternative energy, ethical corporations and commodities.

Sara served as editor of Macro Money Strategist, a successful research service that targets big epic shifts in global markets, leading readers to moneymaking opportunities ranging from the American energy boom, growing consumer classes and the future of manufacturing.

She is also a contributing voice to the Women's Financial Alliance, a revolutionary endeavor to help women and their families build and maintain wealth -- financially, spiritually and in their own well-being; and International Living, delivering creative and original international investment and interest articles to more than 150,000 readers every month.

Michael Vodicka

Michael Vodicka is the president and founder of the Vodicka Group Inc., a registered investment advisor (RIA) that specializes in providing customized investment solutions to individual and institutional investors.

Before becoming a small business owner and entrepreneur, he developed fixed-income investment strategies for a multi-billion dollar brokerage firm and spent five years as an equity portfolio manager for a private investment research company.

Mike graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in business communications and is a licensed investment advisor (Series 65). He loves sharing his passion for the market and investing with clients and readers alike.

Bob Bogda

Bob Bogda is the Managing Editor of StreetAuthority. Bob began his journalism career covering the commodity markets in Chicago for The Wall Street Journal, and spent most of his career thereafter as an editor for the former Knight-Ridder Financial News and its offspring, BridgeNews, where he played a lead role in developing a real-time equities news service. More recently, Bob served as Editor-in-Chief at Business Financial Publishing, where he specialized in developing newsletters and websites covering small-cap stocks.