Ed Easterling is the founder and president of Crestmont Holdings, an Oregon-based investment management and research firm that publishes provocative research on the financial markets. He has over 30 years of alternative investment experience, including financial markets, private equity, and business operations. Easterling is the author of “Probable Outcomes: Secular Stock Market Insights” (Cypress House, 2011), as well as “Unexpected Returns: Understanding Secular Stock Market Cycles” (Cypress House, 2005). In addition, he is a contributing author to “Just One Thing” (John Wiley & Sons, 2005) and co-author of chapters in “Bull’s Eye Investing” by John Mauldin (John Wiley & Sons, 2004). Easterling is a senior fellow and a board member at the Alternative Asset Management Center at SMU’s Cox School of Business in Dallas, and previously served as a member of the adjunct faculty teaching the course on alternative investments and hedge funds for MBA students. Easterling holds a BBA in business, a B.A. in psychology, and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.