Our Team

Harris Shapiro

Harris Shapiro is the Managing Editor and Founder of TFST Publishing,LLC. After an illustrious career on Wall Street wearing every hat from stock broker,to investment banker to the CEO of several micro/small cap public companies he started his stock market advisory letter, The Focused Stock Trader in 2013.His five decades of experience helped him develop a propriatary system for investors and swing traders.Right from the start his Portfolios beat the Indexes many times over.

Mr. Shapiro was President and CEO of Millennium Capital Corporation from January 2003 till 2012 where he was in charge of consulting in the areas of synergistic business relationships, mergers and marketing for small to medium sized companies.

From 2000 to 2006, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Perfect Data Corporation where he managed the day-to-day operations while looking for a suitable acquisition. He has also served as Managing Director of Gilford Securities where he arranged private placements, IPO’s and mergers. While there for one year, he completed financing in excess of $50 million and arranged a major acquisition for a NYSE company.

Prior to this, he was Managing Director of Whale Securities (1993 – 1998) where he was responsible for raising more than 200 million dollars for small cap companies. From 1983-1994, he served as President and CEO of Dyansen Corporation, growing the company to one of the largest Art Gallery Chains and opening thirty galleries and reaching $50 million in sales before selling the Company.

Mr. Shapiro’s diverse and thorough experience contributes heavily to his extensive knowledge of swing trading and the best stocks to invest in. He is a graduate of The Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania).

Mary Jane Shapiro

Mary Jane Shapiro is President of TFST Publishing, LLC. She has held many positions in her career. After graduating from Miami Dade College she practiced Dental Hygiene for many years.

After her marriage, she moved to New York with her husband and worked along side him in their art galleries, Dyansen Gallery. Her position was public relations which included interaction with artists, planning special events and assisting in advertising.

Mary Jane entered the financial world after completing her Series 7 and Series 24 licenses. She worked as a financial advisor for Charles Schwab and raised over five million dollars in new monies for the company.

Next, she entered into the New York City Real Estate Market as a real estate salesperson. She focused on the Upper Eastside of Manhattan and closed many sales and rentals.

Since 2013 she has helped launch TFST publications with her husband and has worn many hats in the last 4 years. Her main focus has been interacting with our subscribers. In addition, she worked closely with our contributing editors and assisted in the management of our advisory service.

Jon Slotnick
Jon Slotnick
Contributing Editor

Jon Slotnick has been a financial writer and stock trader for 15 years. He has worked for a diverse spectrum of financial institutions and publications, including TD Ameritrade, Bull Market Report, Midnight Trader, SeekingAlpha.com, WallStreetSurvivor.com, and BestCashCow.com. He has also written a series of financial literacy courses for New York Times best-selling author Julie Stav. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from U.C. Berkeley with a B.A. in Sociology, and subsequently attended UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Steve Gormley
Steve Gormley
Contributing Editor

Steve Gormley is a renowned expert in the legal marijuana sector, with nearly 20 years’ experience. Steve has served as a member of the board of directors and Chief Business Development Officer for OSL Holdings, a publicly traded management services company in the cannabis sector. While CEO of Seventh Point, a Los Angeles based private equity firm investing in lawfully operating medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation facilities.  Steve owned and operated a lawfully operating cultivation facility in Los Angeles providing medicine for one of the oldest dispensaries in West Hollywood.  He is presently CEO of Libertas Business Ventures, LLC, a privately held company focusing on the procurement of Measure M licenses in the Los Angeles market.  

Theodore (Ted) M. Ohashi

Theodore (Ted) M. Ohashi, MBA, CFA

Contributing Editor

Mr. Ohashi holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Masters of Business Administration from the University of British Columbia. He is the publisher of ‘Let’s toke business” an industry leading newsletter covering the North American Cannabis sector. Ted has authored many economic books and is regularly featured in financial publications. A headline speaker at investment conferences globally including the Institutional Investors Conference Mr. Ohashi’s experience includes being a licensed investment advisor and portfolio manager at one of Canada’s leading securities firms and President of a mutual fund management firm. Ted is the founder of Green Coast Medicine, a private medical marijuana company in Canada and a consultant to several private and public companies in the area of medical marijuana.