Michael D. Gural-Maiello
(byline: Michael Maiello)
New York, NY

Creative editor and writer with 12 years experience covering myriad topics including business, foreign and domestic policy and politics for Forbes, Esquire, Reuters, Newsweek,, The Daily Beast, The Awl, McSweeney’s, The New York Times and others. Innovative leader and team player involved in designing, editing, directing and writing digital packages for the Web; working closely with Steve Forbes and senior management; representing Forbes on frequent TV appearances and as a moderator at conferences. Holds FINRA Series 7 and Series 66 licenses.

Co-Head Client Services & Marketing, Ramius LLC
March 2014-Present
Creation of marketing materials, investor reporting and oversight of client services for $14 billion asset management company.

Director of Marketing Communications, Third Avenue Management
Feb. 2010-March 2014.
Produce and edit all internal and external marketing and communications, including administration of the Web site and social media, for the investment firm founded by veteran value investor Martin J. Whitman with $12 billion in assets under management.

February 2011-December 2012.
Write a weekly column called “The Tough Sell” for The Daily, a News Corp. publication for the iPad. Read a sample column here.

Editor of Intelligent Investing,
August 2008-Jan. 29, 2010
Oversaw a multimedia investment website featuring two to three long features daily and a half-hour video program hosted by Steve Forbes. Write and edit content across media and also write for other pages of and Forbes Magazine. Managed a staff of six.

Markets Editor,
March 2009-Jan. 29, 2010
Oversaw the six-member team that covers the global equities, fixed income commodities, and currency markets.

April 2009-January 2010.
Wrote top-rated weekly opinion column “An Equal Shot” for, offering a powerful and thoughtful voice that challenged the fundamentals of capitalism, often experimenting with with style. Example: “Citigroup: The Play.”

Associate Editor, Forbes Magazine
April 2006-August 2008
Wrote investigative features about mutual funds, hedge funds, banking, public policy, human rights, politics and science. Edited special reports and book reviews for Special Reports topics have included: Books, Markets, Utopia, Competition, and, oddly, James Bond. Books Page Editor January 2006-August 2008. Founded and oversaw all aspects of’s book review section, including managing staff, editing and writing.. See also this special report on books and publishing. 

Staff Writer, Forbes Magazine
March 2003-April 2006
Comprehensive coverage on a variety of topics including mutual funds, hedge funds, private equity, investment banking and stock analysis.

Senior Reporter, Forbes Magazine
November 2000-March 2003

Reporter, Forbes Magazine
October 1999-November 2000
Arts and Entertainment Editor, Crosswinds Weekly, an alternative newsweekly serving Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico: 1998-1999

Other Editorial
Freelance: Esquire, Newsweek, The Daily Beast,, Markets Media, BetterInvesting, The New York Times Book Review, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Albuquerque Tribune, The Weekly Alibi, The Santa Fe Reporter.

Conference Moderator
Participation includes: Hedge fund panel at Markets Media Live’s Global Markets Summit 2008; Argyle Executive Forum’s 2009 Leadership in Corporate Divestitures and Acquisitions.

Shuts & Failures: Rejected New Yorker Pieces (Also Rejected by McSweeney’s!)
(Hutch Books, May 2013) BUY NOW
Buy the Rumor, Sell the Fact
(McGraw-Hill, March 2004) BUY NOW

Plays written for production at the Joseph Papp Memorial Public Theatre, New York, NY; LaMama ETC, New York, NY; Dixon Place, New York, NY; Theatre Studio Inc, New York, NY; Ringof Fire Productions, New York, NY; The Riverside Repertory Theatre, Albuquerque, NM, theProvincetown Theatre Company, Provincetown, RI; The West Coast Ensemble, Los Angeles, CA;
Impact Theatre in Berkeley, CA; the Wharf Rat in Salem, Mass; The Shakespeare Company, Calgary-Alberta, Canada; Manhattan TheatreSource; The 2003 New York International Fringe Festival, The Project Footlight Festival at Dixon Place and the Abingdon Theatre Company’s 2012 benefit. Stand-Up Comedy at The Laugh Factory; The Comic Strip, Mo Pitkins, The Brick Theatre, and The Tank (all in New York), the 2006 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, and the 2007
Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

Published Plays
Night of Faith
and Waiting for Death by in 2003. Principia,
The Musical published in the anthology Playing With Canons (New York Theatre Experience, 2006; Indie Theater Now, 2011).

Film and Television 
TV Appearances: 2005-Present
Frequent guest on Forbes on Fox, Cavuto on Fox Business News, Kudlow on CNBC.
Co-Writer of Feature-Length Film: 2004
DMV, in production by Maaron Films
Writer for Television Series: 2003
GVB on Nickelodeon’s digital cable channel, Noggin
The Flux Report, a series for Noggin: 2002

Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of New Mexico: 1997
Major: Theatre, Minor English
General Honors (magna cum laude)

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