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.