July 10, 2018
Kenneth G. Winans, CMT, MBA, President, Founder & Chief Investment Officer of Winans International Investment Management, was just recently selected as Top Financial Analyst of the Year for 2018 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the industry.
While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities. All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements. .
With over 3 decades of professional experience in the financial industry, Mr. Winans has certainly proven himself as an accomplished professional and expert in the field.As a dynamic results-driven leader and an investment management pioneer, Mr. Winans has demonstrated success not only as a Financial Analyst, but he is also an award-winning author, and an active philanthropist.Mr. Winans impressive repertoire of prior roles included working for E.F. Hutton and Merrill Lynch before founding Winans Investments. Mr. Winans has conducted landmark investment research and designed creative investment strategies, while serving as a portfolio manager, investment analyst and financial writer. As one of today’s investment strategists, he is a regular guest on TV and radio shows nationwide and has had much of his investment research published in headline articles by leading websites, magazines and newspapers.Aside from his many responsibilities as Chief Investment Officer and President of his company, Mr. Winans also writes a column for Forbes, can often be heard on many radio stations, and has written two books. Mr. Winans and two other advisors manage just shy of $209 million in assets with Winans Investments and his client base has increased 152% and revenues are up by 291%.
Mr. Winans holds a Masters in Finance from the University of San Francisco, a BA in Business Economics from the University of San Diego and is a Chartered Market Technician (CMT). The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami stated that “Choosing Ken for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make.He is not only brilliant in the financial field but he is also a writer, award winning author and active in his community. He is just the whole package. He has a lifetime of success and is a leader in the industry. He was exactly what we were looking for and we know we will be seeing more outstanding things from this man.We also hope to spend time with him at our gala this year at the Plaza Hotel in NYC.”
Throughout his illustrious career, Mr. Winans has been recognized worldwide for his accomplishments and has received awards, accolades and has been featured in many publications.For 2019 he is being considered for a feature in T.I.P (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine, for the Lifetime Achievement Award and for the Business Innovator of the Year Award by the International Association of Top Professionals.For 2018, he was named Top Financial Analyst of the Year by IAOTP and outstanding Professional of the Year with Marquis Who’s Who. He is a long-time resident of the San Francisco Bay Area and serves on the board of several non-profit organizations.
Aside from Mr. Winans successful career, he is also a space buff.Mr. Winans always had a fascination with the space program, having grown up not far from the Apollo rocket building site and having two uncles who worked for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.Mr. Winans had been collecting space memorabilia since childhood and for years, his private collection grew to one of the world’s largest.He would loan pieces of his extensive collection of US, Russian and Chinese space artifacts to museums for exhibits but he also wanted to ensure thathis memorabilia and artifacts would be protected and used for educational purposes.So Mr. Winans and his wife Debbie created the non-profit W Foundation, which continued to lend out his braod collections, which includes items from Project Mercury, the International Space Station, and the Space Shuttle program. Mr. Winans started to think about opening a museum, and one day in 2009 that dream became a reality.Mr. Winans found a vacant storefront which he decided to rent and he offered a one-time free pop-up exhibit of pieces of his collection which drew in more than 600 people over a weekend.The shopping center management offered Mr. Winans the space for a permanent exhibit and the Space Station Museum in Marin County was established.The privately funded Space Station Museum is one of Mr. Winans proudest accomplishments. The museum is staffed with volunteers and has welcomed more than 98,000 visitors including 12 astronauts since opening its doors in 2011.Mr. Winans serves as President and his wife Debbie serves as an ambassador, doing community outreach and working with schools.Mr. Winans also works alongside the other volunteers on the weekends and admission is always free.
Looking back, Ken attributes his success to his perseverance, mentors he has had along the way, his love for research, and staying passionate in all of his business endeavors. Mr. Winans says he has been blessed, he loves doing what he is doing, and feels this is just the beginning.When he is not working he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, skiing and riding motorcycles.For the future, Mr. Winans has no plans to retire, he will continue to thrive as an Entrepreneur, continue to do his research and would like to grow Winans Investments to 500 client portfolios, up from the current 250, either through a merger with another firm or organic growth.
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