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Donald Peskin Shares Thoughts on Success

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Donald Peskin

  • Founder, Short Hills Capital, LLC
  • male
  • Caucasian
  • 1955 (Age: 66 years old)
  • Donald Peskin - Interview - Short Hills Capital, LLC
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Biography

Donald Peskin has more than five years of management consulting experience and 20 years of Wall Street and investment experience including, most notably, as a Managing Director and Principal at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette ("DLJ") where he served from 1988 to 1997. He is a three time recipient of the DLJ "Superachiever" award and is a member of the DLJ "Hall of Fame". At DLJ he was responsible for the Fixed Income Structured Finance Department and had selected responsibilities for various trading positions. Throughout his tenure at DLJ, Mr. Peskin was responsible for many significant innovations in the realm of structured products, some of which developed into multi-billion dollar markets. At DLJ he was frequently consulted by senior management regarding the structuring and valuation of complex securities.

Peskin's previous Wall Street experience included service at Dean Witter Capital Markets and Morgan Stanley & Co. He left DLJ in September 1997 to pursue private investment opportunities in finance, technology and related industries.

Donald Peskin is the founder of Short Hills Capital, LLC, a privately held investment vehicle. Short Hills Capital was a principal investor in Regions First Financial, a holding company with interests in the sub-prime auto marketplace, which were sold in 2004 to a public entity. Through Short Hills Capital, Mr. Peskin was a founding investor in Numismatic Funding, LLC a secured lender to rare coin dealers. In addition to his principal investment activities, Mr. Peskin has been a managing principal of Cognitive Capital Management, the general partner of the Cognitive Strategic Fund, a hedge fund of funds. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Ballard Petroleum LLC from 1997 until its acquisition by Alberta Energy Corp. in early 2001. He has been recently named to the Board of Directors of ioSemantics Corporation, a software firm that applies artificial intelligence to the management of large-scale software development.

Donald Peskin holds a BS with Honors, a Masters of Engineering in Operations Research and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Cornell University.

Success is a state of mind and you know, you want to feel satisfied and comfortable with, you know, what you're doing and a lot of entrepreneurs come to it, you know, from purely monetary point of view and you know, that's the way the free markets work and I think that makes sense but for better or ...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 23 Donald Peskin Shares Academic and Professional Background
  • Donald Peskin - Interview - Short Hills Capital, LLC
  • 7/30/2008
  • Donald Peskin
  • 3 min. 39 sec.
Video 2 of 23 Donald Peskin Discusses Professional Experience in Financial Services Firms
  • Donald Peskin - Interview - Short Hills Capital, LLC
  • 7/30/2008
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  • 3 min. 50 sec.
Video 3 of 23 Donald Peskin States Objective of Investing Is To Have More Money Tomorrow Than You Have Today
  • Donald Peskin - Interview - Short Hills Capital, LLC
  • 7/30/2008
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  • 1 min. 24 sec.
Video 4 of 23 Donald Peskin States Importance of Learning To Deal With Ambiguity
  • Donald Peskin - Interview - Short Hills Capital, LLC
  • 7/30/2008
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Video 5 of 23 Donald Peskin Discusses Advantages To Pursuing Graduate Degrees Directly After Undergrad
  • Donald Peskin - Interview - Short Hills Capital, LLC
  • 7/30/2008
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  • 1 min. 41 sec.
Video 6 of 23 Donald Peskin Discusses Pros and Cons of Career In Consulting
  • Donald Peskin - Interview - Short Hills Capital, LLC
  • 7/30/2008
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Video 7 of 23 Donald Peskin States Purely Intellectual Answers Often Can't Resolve Challenges In The Business World
  • Donald Peskin - Interview - Short Hills Capital, LLC
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Video 8 of 23 Donald Peskin Discusses Challenges of Being An External Consultant
  • Donald Peskin - Interview - Short Hills Capital, LLC
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Video 9 of 23 Donald Peskin Provides Definition of Collateralized Mortgage Obligations
  • Donald Peskin - Interview - Short Hills Capital, LLC
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Video 10 of 23 Donald Peskin Provides Overview of Collateralized Mortgage Obligations
  • Donald Peskin - Interview - Short Hills Capital, LLC
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Video 11 of 23 Donald Peskin Discusses Skill Sets Required To Work In Structured Finance
  • Donald Peskin - Interview - Short Hills Capital, LLC
  • 7/30/2008
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Video 12 of 23 Donald Peskin Shares Thoughts on Subprime Market and States Structured Finance Market Grew Out Of Interest Rate Risk
  • Donald Peskin - Interview - Short Hills Capital, LLC
  • 7/30/2008
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Video 13 of 23 Donald Peskin States There Will Continue To Be Innovation In Investment Vehicles
  • Donald Peskin - Interview - Short Hills Capital, LLC
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Video 14 of 23 Donald Peskin States Entrepreneurs Create Something Out of Nothing
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Video 15 of 23 Donald Peskin States In Investing or Entrepreneurship You Should Stick With What You Know
  • Donald Peskin - Interview - Short Hills Capital, LLC
  • 7/30/2008
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  • 5 min. 46 sec.
Video 16 of 23 Donald Peskin States You Should Only Invest In Something If You Would Be Willing To Hold On To It Forever
  • Donald Peskin - Interview - Short Hills Capital, LLC
  • 7/30/2008
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  • 1 min. 32 sec.
Video 17 of 23 Donald Peskin States Importance of Having Intellectual Curiosity
  • Donald Peskin - Interview - Short Hills Capital, LLC
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Video 18 of 23 Donald Peskin Shares Thoughts on Success
  • Donald Peskin - Interview - Short Hills Capital, LLC
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Video 19 of 23 Donald Peskin Shares Thoughts on the Wall Street Environment
  • Donald Peskin - Interview - Short Hills Capital, LLC
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Video 20 of 23 Donald Peskin States Surprise That Sometimes Business Is Very Adverse To Innovation
  • Donald Peskin - Interview - Short Hills Capital, LLC
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Video 21 of 23 Donald Peskin States He Has Always Been A Little Rebellious
  • Donald Peskin - Interview - Short Hills Capital, LLC
  • 7/30/2008
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Video 22 of 23 Donald Peskin States Personal Concern Is Current State of US Society
  • Donald Peskin - Interview - Short Hills Capital, LLC
  • 7/30/2008
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Video 23 of 23 Donald Peskin States Personal Motivation Is Coming Up With An Idea That Will Have Lasting Impact
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Donald Peskin Shares Thoughts on Success
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