Founded Proactive in 2006 as a way to channel his own views on companies listed in London and Toronto. What started as a hobby quickly turned into a full time job as the website's readership exploded over the next six months. One2One forums were added in 2006 and within two years the company had expanded its operations into Canada and Australia. Before starting Proactive, Ian spent many a year wandering the earth while investing in equities and futures, chalking up several great investment successes and failures along the way. Ian started a biology degree in Canada, hopped on a plane to Dublin half way through, and ended up finishing a business degree in England many moons later. Ian now resides in Toronto.