As Director of Research, Mark Dodson runs the firm's quantitative models and processes, and is responsible for the development of Cypress Capital's portfolio strategies. Since 2001 Mark has served as the Director of Research at an institutional research and investment firm. Prior to that role, Mark was a portfolio manager for a micro-cap value hedge fund. In addition to portfolio management, his role includes the oversight of data supporting the firm's models and inputs, the search, development, and implementation of new indicators, and the creation of special market studies and reports. Mark and his work have appeared in Barron's, CBS MarketWatch, Bloomberg, TheStreet.com, and similar publications; his unique work on the presidential election cycle received recognition in a recently published investment book. Along with Mike, Mark also holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) which is an extensive, multi-year program, and one of the most respected designations in the world of Finance.