A seasoned entrepreneur, Martin Sumichrast has written books and articles about the finance and real estate industries. One of his most popular books, Opportunities in Financial Careers, advises readers on different jobs in the field and the training they should undertake. Martin Sumichrast also co-authored The New Complete Book of Home Buying and has contributed to Jim Cramer’s TheStreet.com. Recently, he started The Sumichrast Report at http://www.sumichrastreport.com, a blog through which he shares his insights about the global economy with readers across the world.
In addition, Mr. Sumichrast serves as Vice Chairman of Siskey Capital, a private, Charlotte based merchant bank. Siskey Capital manages several emerging growth funds which invests in small to mid-sized companies in the social media, hospitality, manufacturing, sciences, and real estate industries. He also serves as an independent trustee with Babson Capital’s Global Short Duration High Yield Fund (NYSE:BGH) and operates a family office at Washington Capital.
Prior to these endeavors, Martin Sumichrast was co-founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Global Capital Partners Inc., a global mid-sized investment bank with 18 offices in the US and 12 in Europe. He also partnered in real estate projects in Prague with two Fortune 500 companies. His partnership with Trammel Crow developed and built the first Western Style subdivision in Central Europe and for that, he was honored with the US Department of Commerce “Model Home of the Year Award” in 1992. In Prague, he purchased the Hotel Fortuna in 1993, and was the first Quality Hotel franchise in Central Europe, a brand of Choice Hotels International, Inc.