Just take a look at the bio's of the CEO and COO of SPZI. That alone tells me that this isn't your usual run of the mill Pinksheet stock.
Paul D. Strickland, Jr. ~ Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
In 1983, Mr. Strickland began his career as an analyst for a trading partnership where he designed and implemented complex computerized trading systems for traders on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Board Options Exchange. During his career, Mr. Strickland has held seats on three major commodity and securities exchanges as a floor trader, Commodity Trading Advisor, Registered Investment Advisor and exchange member Broker/Dealer.
Mr. Strickland has held trading, managerial and consultant positions with several institutional trading firms such as Bear Stearns, G-Bar Partners, First Options Group, LIT McDonald, Petco/Peters, and Transitions Group. Mr. Strickland is generally recognized as a trading, compliance and brokerage operations expert in the commodity futures area, and has over 20 years experience building complex trading models.
Tony Hines-Chief Operating Officer
A veteran of the software industry and former executive of Microsoft Corporation, Hines will direct Spooz's business and financial planning initiatives and strategic alliance programs, and support the company's continued growth in the financial services market.
Prior to joining Spooz, Hines worked with some of the world's leading software and services companies offering his extensive financial and operational expertise as well as hands-on experience managing distributor relationships, securing licensing agreements, and successfully bringing products to market. Most recently, Hines was President of Cybertek Capital Management, Inc., a professional services firm providing operations consulting along with strategic and financial planning. Previously, he worked at Microsoft Corporation as Director of Canadian Operations, where he had operations responsibility for the exceptional growth achieved by Microsoft Canada in the 1992 - 1997 timeframe. Hines' diverse career over a twenty-five year period also includes IBM, Pepsi, KPMG, and more.
SPZI has also been up front with their share structure which tells me that they are not in this to dump shares on unsuspecting shareholders. This is a "diamond in the ruff" Pinksheet stock.
Paul Strickland and Tony Hines didn't leave their cushy jobs to build this SPZI software if they didn't think that this would be a huge success. My money (1.5M shares) says that they will succeed and all of those shareholders who were lucky enough to buy shares down here will be richly rewarded.