General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> July 26, 2010

Investing In Attractive Acquisition Candidates – Jonathan Dash & Morris Amiri – Dash Acquisitions, Llc

Morris Amiri is Managing Partner & COO of Dash Acquisitions, LLC. He is responsible for implementing and overseeing all resource allocation and business functions of the firm. Previously, Mr. Amiri served in the Royal Bank of Canada's wealth management division in New York City, where he provided investment advisory services to high-net worth families and institutions. At Bear Stearns' New York office, he performed equity research, portfolio construction and asset allocation modeling. Mr. Amiri began his financial services career in 1998 with KIG Investments. He received his bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Arizona.Jonathan Dash founded Dash Acquisitions, LLC, in 2004. As President, he is responsible for the investment management and asset allocation at the firm. Mr. Dash's investment experience includes prior roles at Prudential Securities and Morgan Stanley, where he performed analysis of equity and fixed-income investments. With over 15 years' experience in investment management, Mr. Dash has an established reputation as an entrepreneur, turnaround specialist and securities investor. He has wide experience in business operations, including the founding of businesses within the services and packaging industry. Companies that Dash Acquisitions has targeted for its "active value investing" strategy have been covered in major business publications, such as Barron's, The Wall Street Journal and Forbes. Since 2006 Mr. Dash has served on the board of directors of Western Sizzlin Corporation, a 50-year old franchising company with over $150 million in system-wide revenue. From November 2008 to March 2010, Mr. Dash was retained to provide strategic and operational advice to The Steak 'n Shake Company, which has over $600 million in revenues. Mr. Dash received his bachelor's degree in business from the University of Southern California, and he also completed a curriculum at Harvard Business School covering corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions. Profile
TWST: Introduce us to Dash Acquisitions and tell us about your investment philosophy.

Mr. Amiri: Dash Acquisitions is an asset management firm based in Beverly Hills, Calif. We are value investors.