Course Credits and References


Nicole James

Course Author Nicole James (BA, MS) is a financial writer with over 20 years of experience researching and writing about marketing, global macroeconomics, labor economics, general finance, corporate finance, financial markets, equities, options, commodities, and currencies. After completing her Masters of Science in Economics and International Finance, she earned her Series 7, 63 FINRA and Series 3, 6 FINRA licenses and worked as an equity trade (risk arbitrage) before becoming a freelance financial writer.

Linda Zavadil

Course Instructor

Linda Zavadil, with a BA and MA in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, is an accomplished business management professional with over 20 years of experience. Her expertise covers finance, human resources, customer relations, and recruitment, particularly in managing large-scale organizations. Linda has successfully overseen multi-million dollar budgets, mediated personnel issues, and developed comprehensive training and policies for organizational managers and employees. Her skill in harmonizing various business areas—accounting, finance, HR, marketing, sales, and customer service—has been pivotal in boosting company profitability and efficiency. Linda's strategic and holistic approach makes her a distinguished figure in the realm of business management.