Dan Dzombak

Dan Dzombak joined the Motley Fool through its Analyst Development Program in 2008. After completing the 1-year program, he became the Motley Fool's Energy Editor, focusing on the oil and natural gas markets. At the same time, he followed the development of the online investing space. In late 2011, he started work as the Motley Fool’s Online Financial Services Analyst, following the online investing space and new disruptions emerging from the Financial Technology (FinTech) scene. At the end of 2012 he chose to work independently as an investor, writer, and entrepreneur. Investing Dan’s investing interests lay in great companies, arbitrage, and special situations. His style can be called "concentrated value" - rather than owning a little bit of everything, he concentrates his capital on his best ideas. Dan works every day to learn and improve his investing skills. He writes about his journey and process for The Motley Fool. FinTech The financial services industry is, finally, beginning to rapidly be affected by the technology-enabled disruptive innovation trends that have swept through so many other industries in the past ten years. There are huge opportunities for those who use today’s new technologies and platforms to offer innovative services. Dan thinks about, works on, and writes about the FinTech space. Interests Investment Process Learning | Mental Models | Rationality Deliberate Practice | Excellence Organizational / Research / Innovation Excellence Non-Research Interests Chelsea Football Club, DC United, Ultimate Frisbee

General Information

Dan Dzombak
Fool Since:
November 21 2005
TMFUltimate (1/6/2010), TMFDanDzo (6/16/2008), DanDzo (6/16/2008)
Where I Live:
Where I Grew Up:
Pittsburgh + D.C.

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Risk Tolerance:
Investing Style:
Value Investor
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Stocks I Own:

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
The George Washington University, Central Catholic HS (Pittsburgh)
Job Title
Analyst Development Program


Personal Quote:
`Now! Now!' cried the Queen. `Faster! Faster!' And they went so fast that at last they seemed to skim through the air, hardly touching the ground with their feet, till suddenly, just as Alice was getting quite exhausted, they stopped, and she found herself sitting on the ground, breathless and giddy. The Queen propped her up against a tree, and said kindly, `You may rest a little now.' Alice looked round her in great surprise. `Why, I do believe we've been under this tree the whole time! Everything's just as it was!' `Of course it is,' said the Queen, `what would you have it?' `Well, in our country,' said Alice, still panting a little, `you'd generally get to somewhere else — if you ran very fast for a long time, as we've been doing.' `A slow sort of country!' said the Queen. `Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!'
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
My Great Grandfather Charles
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Ultimate Frisbee; G-dub; Steelers
Great Books Read Recently:
The Origin of Wealth

An Interview with TMFDanDzombak

Last updated: 9/5/2012
The Fool:
What's the most overrated idea, person, or event in our culture?
Outside the Box Thinking. Synergies.
The Fool:
Do you have a favorite company or stock which the worldwide Foolish community should know about -- and why?
Chipotle, if you have not eaten here you are missing out.