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Talking to Investors

Michael discusses what investors look for in a financial forecast.

Michael discusses what investors look for in a financial forecast. He discusses upside opportunities and what downside risks. He tells you to listen to the quarterly calls and have a good ear for how the CEO and CFO sound. What is their level of confidence and level of candor?


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Michael Dan
Michael Dan

Mr. Michael T. Dan, also known as Mike, serves as an Operating Advisor of Blue Heron Capital, LLC. Mr. Dan served as the Chief Executive Officer and President at Brinks Co. at Threshold Financial Technologies Inc. since February 1998. Mr. Dan served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Brinks Home Security Holdings Inc. He joined Brink's in 1982. Mr. Dan served as the President of Armored Vehicle Builder, Inc. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Brink's Holding Company Inc. since December 31, 1995 and Chief Executive Officer and President of Brink's Inc. since July, 1993. From August 1992 to July 1993, he served as the President of North American operations of Brink's, Incorporated and as an Executive Vice President of Brink's, Incorporated from 1985 to 1992. He served as the President of Brink's, Incorporated from December 2002 to January 2004. Mr. Dan has been the Chairman of Partnership for Disaster Response at Business Roundtable, The since September 2008. He serves as Vice Chairman of 2006 Kennedy Center corporate Fund Board. Mr. Dan has been an Independent Director of Principal Financial Group, Inc. since May 15, 2006 and its subsidiary Principal Life since May 16, 2006. He serves as a Director of PresenceLearning, Inc. He served as the Chairman of the Board of Brinks Co. since January 1, 1999. Mr. Dan served as the Chairman of Bax Global Inc. since February 1998. He served as Chairman of Brink's Home Security Holdings Inc. He served as a Director of BAX Global, Inc. He served as an Executive Director of Brinks Co. from February 1998 to December 23, 2011. Mr. Dan is a Member of the Business Roundtable and is sub-committee chairman on the Security Task Force. He studied Business and Accounting at Morton College in Cicero, Ill and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.


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