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Jim Collins

Chairman and CEO

Insight Capital Research & Management, Inc.


Jim Collins is CEO and chief investment officer of Insight Capital Research and Management, Inc. Prior to founding Insight in 1988, he developed Insight's highly disciplined investment process based on his quantitative research, experience as a fundamental research analyst, and later as a senior portfolio manager responsible for very large institutional accounts for one of the country's major financial organizations. Mr. Collins has been managing growth equity portfolios for more than 25 years, and his unusual background also involves venture capital investing and overseeing institutional real estate investments. Mr. Collins was the publisher and editor of OTC Insight for 20 years (10/87 to 10/07)--over the entire period OTC Insight's 17.0% annualized return put the newsletter in first place among the services tracked by the Hulbert Financial Digest. He holds a Bachelor of electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from Harvard University.