About Laird Research

Laird Research is a research and strategy consultancy. We also produce the Laird Report to summarize our views on the global economy and act as a jumping off point for our strategic consulting work.

Contact us by mail at: jim@lairdresearch.com, or by skype at laird.research

Jim Laird, CFA, CPA CMA. Jim is a 15+ year corporate finance veteran. He started his career as an equity analyst in the late 90’s tech boom, covering semiconductor and software companies. Then he moved over to a 7 year stint in venture capital, acting as a portfolio manager for one of Canada’s largest VC’s. Finally, he was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug and left to form his own company with a partner in the entertainment software space. After successfully selling that company, his newest assignment is as the CFO of a public cleantech company in the water space. He’s also a programmer with a strong math background – his love of data led him to first build the Laird Report. Jim is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Management Accountant (CPA CMA). View Jim Laird's profile on LinkedIn

Monica Zaied. Monica has a long history in communications and investor relations. After returning from her world travels, she began her career leading IR for 724 Solutions, which was followed up by stints at Q9 and Transgaming. Since that time, she has been consulting with a number of companies on their communications strategy and is an expert in helping companies get their story out to the world.