Sahm Adrangi Role In The Success of Kerrisdale Capital Management

Sahm Adrangi is the Chief Investment Officer and the founder of Kerrisdale Capital Management LLC. He has been actively involved in the development of the firm in every aspect, ever since it was founded in April 2009.

Previously, Adrangi used to work as an analyst at Deutsche Bank’s leverage finance group, between April 2004 and October 2005. He then joined Chanin Capital Partners in the bankruptcy restructuring group where he used to give advice to creditors. He only worked there for slightly above one year after which he joined Longacre Fund Management, LLC., as an investment analyst. It was after leaving Longacre, that he decided to venture into his own business, and started Kerrisdale Capital Management. Sahm Adrangi is a graduate of Yale University with a B.A, in Economics.

About Kerrisdale Capital.

Kerrisdale Capital Management is a research-oriented investment firm known for publishing research and short selling. It is located in New York, in the United States. According to Sahm Adrangi, there are so many misconceptions and misunderstandings about stocks such as overhyped shorts and Under-followed longs, and this is what the Kerrisdale’s research is trying to correct.

In2010 and 2011, just a few months after starting of the firm, Adrangi’s Kerrisdale Capital firm got its share of recognition, after exposing the dishonest and deceitful Chinese companies. These companies included China Marine Food Group, Lihua International, China-Biotics, just to mention a few. He also had several other targets to research on such as ChinaCast Education Corp and China Education Alliance.

In the recent past, Kerrisdale research focus is shifting a bit, from researching on several categories of companies and industries to narrowing down to sectors in which the firm has developed expertise. Such sectors are biotechnology, in which Kerrisdale has published researches on several developing companies, mining sector, and the telecommunication sector. It is no doubt that Kerrisdale has been very keen on the telecommunication sector, especially in displaying skeptical views in some of them.

Other than doing companies research, Sahm Adrangi is also an investment activist, working with Lindsay Corporation and Morgans Hotel Group. He is also a speaker and has been involved in numerous conferences. His interviews have also been published in several major publications.

Marc Sparks & The Spark Tank

Marc Sparks is a businessman, “self-tailored”, serial entrepreneur, an investor, and venture capitalist from Dallas, Texas. Currently, he manages a group of portfolio companies. Sparks is also the chief executive officer (CEO) of some privately-owned businesses run out of Dallas. Learn more:


Timber Creek Company

Presently working as the president of the Timber Creek Company, Sparks has also been employed as the operations manager for numerous other companies thus far. Sparks also specializes in telecommunications and promotes a number of different technology and information solutions to clients across the globe. Additionally, Sparks is employed as a senior executive for different social media companies like Cardinal Telecom and the Splash Media Group. Learn more:


Additional Activities

His other activities involve securing funds for the eight-year-old American magnet program. The U.S, magnet program was launched to set up “a sustainable environment” for education in America. Plus, Sparks offers and provides his various resources to his own Dallas neighborhood. Sparks has also set up multiple foundations to help the poor and the homeless with their basic human needs.


‘Sparks’ Of Creativity

Sparks has more creative, artistic concerns as well. Various online sources report that Sparks is working on a book about “the basic principles of success.” Sparks believes that every individual has a chance to be a success in life.


The Spark Tank

His most noteworthy effort is perhaps his now near famous Spark Tank program. In a press release, Sparks outlined the program and discussed its purpose. He stated that the mission of the Spark Tank program, also known as the Spark Tank innovation challenge, is to essentially both “educate and empower” hopeful entrepreneurs to reach their goals and succeed in life. Learn more:


Specifically, the Spark Tank program (much like the television show “Shark Tank”) consists of providing wishful entrepreneurs with opportunities to make live presentations to a number of potential investors. In fact, as this piece goes to press, the Spark Tank program is already in progress. A trio of market analysts have already earned the opportunity to pitch their specific business proposals on the Spark Tank’s open platform.


Sparks is reported to have “been eager” to test new concepts and ideas in the world of business. Various sources confirm that Sparks has gained a reputation for being receptive to new trends and issues in the business and utilize them to formulate his own original concepts.