Brad Thomas, a current Forbes financial analyst and leading expert on real estate investment trusts (REITs), is bringing his research newsletter, podcast and premium website (iREITinvestor), to TheMaven (Symbol: MVEN).
“Brad is our first publicly announced channel partner and absolutely emblematic of our focused network of elite journalists in each field, bringing their authentic, passionate voices and loyal followers from multiple content segments,” said TheMaven CEO and founder James Heckman, a former News Corp and Yahoo! senior executive.
In addition to Forbes, Thomas is a frequent contributor to Fox Business, is the No. 1 analyst on the stock tips site Seeking Alpha, and recently published two books: “The Intelligent REIT Investor” (with co-author, Stephanie Krewson-Kelly) and “The Trump Factor: Unlocking the Secrets Behind the Trump Empire.” Brad has lectured at Cornell, North Carolina, Clemson and Presbyterian universities and has been featured by Kiplinger’s, US News & World Report, Money, NPR, Institutional Investor, GlobeStreet, CNN, NewsMax, and Fox. He also hosts a weekly online radio show, “The Ground Up,” originating in Greenville, S.C., on 94.5 FM.
“I’m honored to partner with TheMaven,” said Thomas. “James Heckman, director Ross Levinsohn and the senior executive and product team have decades of experience building professional media platforms for both start-ups and major media companies. The intellectual assets, combined with their partner-focused business model, provide a unique opportunity for the fortunate, independent publishers invited into their coalition. TheMaven brings proprietary value for me in three areas: superior technology I could never build, access to sponsors otherwise unreachable and network distribution not available to independent journalists. TheMaven’s end-to-end platform strategy has helped them amass exclusive partnerships with some of the best independent journalists in the industry.” Thomas also noted that he and his family are now shareholders in TheMaven.
TheMaven is an expert-driven, group media network whose state-of-the-art platform serves, by invitation-only, professional, independent channel partners to provide broader distribution, greater community engagement, and efficient advertising and membership programs. TheMaven enables channel partners to focus on the key ingredients to their business: creating, informing, sharing, discovering, leading and interacting with the communities and constituencies they serve.
TheMaven Network will launch this quarter in beta as channel partner signings continue to be announced. For more information, visit themaven.net.
Based in Seattle, TheMaven is publicly traded in the OTC Markets Group, under the ticker symbol MVEN. Key members of the leadership team include: