Our Team

Litigation Finance Journal Team

Chairman

Jason Redlus

LFJ was formed by entrepreneur and investor Jason Redlus. Mr. Redlus was the Founder of Argyle Executive Forum, one of the nation’s fastest growing marketing services companies. In 2015, Argyle Executive Forum was acquired by The Wicks Group of Companies, a leading private equity firm.

Prior to forming Argyle, Jason launched the private-equity business unit for Capital IQ, a leading financial information services company. Capital IQ was acquired by Standard & Poor’s. Mr. Redlus holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Managing Editor

Litigation Finance Expert

Michael McDonald

Michael McDonald is an assistant professor of finance at Fairfield University in Connecticut. He holds a PhD in finance. Michael consults extensively with organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-up businesses on financial matters through Morning Investments Consulting.

Michael has served as an expert witness in legal disputes, and is an arbitrator with the Financial Industry National Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Michael can be reached at M.McDonald@MorningInvestmentsCT.com.

Reporters

Julia St Germain

Julia has worked previously in both wealth management and consulting positions. At Edward Jones, Julia worked closely with financial advisors and the marketing team to manage client relations, as well as track client feedback. In doing this, Julia helped raise the status of this regional office to one of the top in the country in client satisfaction. Her next venture was with McLagan, a division of Aon Hewitt, by being an analyst on their Wealth Management team. Julia was given great responsibility in examining client compensation data submissions, as well as assist on consulting projects.

In her present role, Julia serves as a content development strategist, helping to create, refine, and produce new financial research content. When she is not working, Julia enjoys taking hikes, skiing, traveling around the world, and eating anything buffalo-chicken related.

Colleen Green

Colleen works in marketing and business development. She has previously worked at TracyLocke, a boutique advertising agency, and Reed Exhibitions, the world’s largest event organizer, in Norwalk, CT. At TracyLocke, she collaborated with the PepsiCo Shopper Marketing Team and explored the field of account management.

During her time at Reed Exhibitions, she worked closely with the Marketing Director of the International Vision Expo Portfolio and the Business Development Team to assist with event planning, B2B communication, and new business acquisition. When she’s not working, Colleen enjoys reading, writing, and swimming laps.

Danielle Izzo

Danielle began her professional career at National Grid, a natural gas and electricity utility company.  In this role she worked in the Investment Planning Department.  She assisted with capital planning, forecasting expected projects, and investment costs for the next five to ten years.

In her current role at with the LFJ, Danielle is a research analyst focused on market changes and industry development.  In addition to her professional work, Danielle enjoys learning new languages.  When Danielle is not at work she enjoys reading, running, and trying new restaurants.

Michael Vinci

Michael Vinci has two years of experience conducting buy-side Equity Research. He started his career in Manhattan working for a mutual fund in 2014, and has continued improving his financial modeling skills since. His analyst work is primarily focused on Domestic Equity, specifically growth stocks.

He has also worked for a Wealth Management companywhere he was hired as an in-house asset manager. There, he managed a large-cap growth portfolio. He has recently begun adding commodities research to his repertoire. In his free time, Michael enjoys fencing competitively and golfing. In the past, he was ranked a top 5 Long Island sabre fencer

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