While most fans still are most likely to recognize Paul Wesley from his role long-running role as Stefan on “The Vampire Diaries,” he wants people to know that he’s focusing on the world of film. More specifically, producing and directing films.
Wesley’s first stab at movie production was on the 2014 independent film “Before I Disappear,” which starred Shawn Christensen, Emily Rossum and Ron Perlman. He produced the film and also has a small supporting role in the project. At nearly the same time, he took on a featured role in the independent film “Amira and Sam.” In that project, Wesley played the crooked Wall Street cousin of the main character.
Ironically, that focus on small-scale motion pictures opened up a new opportunity for the actor: theater. Following the strong reviews for both films, Wesley was offered a lead role in the William Francis Hoffman play “Cal in Camo,” which became his New York stage debut. In the play, Wesley played a man trying to make sense of his life following the death of his wife. He begins spending a lot of time with his sister and her husband, whose ongoing personal problems manage to make his life even more of a challenge.
Wesley returned to motion pictures in 2016 with roles in the films “Mothers And Daughters” and “The Late Bloomers.” He also wrapped up his role on TV’s “Vampire Diaries,” when his character was killed off in the one of the show’s final episodes. He’s now at work on another television series “Medal of Honor,” which focuses on the stories of men and women who have won the American Medal of Honor for bravery during their military service.
Experienced financial services professional SahmAdrangi is the new wunderkind of the investment industry. The Yale University graduate is everywhere. He regularly appears on Bloomberg and CNBC, there are stories about SahmAdrangi and his exploits in major publications like the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek. Everyone is interested in how he was able to get the information necessary to short sell several Chinese companies in 2010 and alert the Securities and Exchange Commission that many of those companies were engaging in fraud.
SahmAdrangi has a talent for research. That allowed him to found Kerrisdale Capital Management with less than $1 million in 2009 and have its assets grow to over $150 million by 2017. As CEO of Kerrisdale Capital Management, Adrangi is involved in many of the company’s operations. Today, SahmAdrangi is known for publishing valuable, groundbreaking research information and short selling. But he began his career in financial services with Deutsche Bank handling leveraged loan debt financing. Adrangi also worked advising Chanin Capital Partners. He was then employed with distressed debt hedge fund Longacre Management.
People can gain access to the research of SahmAdrangi and Kerrisdale Capital Management by visiting the company’s website, following them on Twitter or going to third-party investing-related sites. SahmAdrangi helps to correct the broadly held misconceptions investors have about overhyped shorts and under-followed longs and uses Kerrisdale Capital Management’s research to help investors better understand many companies’ fundamental business prospects. Kerrisdale now focuses on the telecommunications, mining and biotechnology industries.
These days SahnAdrangi regularly speaks at financial services industry conferences. He has done some very enlightening and well-received presentations at a wide variety of conferences nationally and worldwide including the Value Investing conference, the Distressed Debt Investing Conference and Traders 4 a Cause conference. Adrangi’s story has been reported on in a number of major business-related and general interest publications. He is praised for his hard work, unique insight and the accuracy of the research that his company does. Adrangi is a widely acknowledged rising star in the financial services industry.