Francis Gaskins, MBA

About Francis Gaskings 

During the IPO season Francis Gaskins, editor of, regularly appears on CNBC TV, Bloomberg, & other financial cable channels. On the day of the Visa IPO he appeared on four cable TV financial shows including Bloomberg & CNBC.

Over the past five years he has been quoted over 500 times by such financial media as the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Reuters, Associated Press, USA Today among others. Those quotes are available at

His varied personal interests include violin playing. For example, he is concertmaster of the Palisades Symphony. He also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School (finance) and an AB from Princeton University (economics).

Seeking Alpha Profile:

Here is a segment of Francis Gaskins on Bloomberg. May 2 (Bloomberg) — Francis Gaskins, president of, talks about the outlook for Carlyle Group LP’s planned initial public offering. Carlyle may cut the price of its initial share sale, said two people with knowledge of the matter. Gaskins speaks with Deirdre Bolton on Bloomberg Television’s “Money Moves.” Bloomberg’s Cristina Alesci and Jason Kelly also speak. (Source: Bloomberg)

Francis Gaskins

About IPOdesktop

Our mission is to help subscribers make money and understand the IPO market.  Gaskins appears on financial cable shows such as Bloomberg & CNBC. He is also the primary video IPO analyst at Jim Cramer’s website.

Number one ‘IPO opinion leader’ at SeekingAlpha. is a ‘Forbes Best IPO Site.’  IPO database includes 15 years of analyzed IPO financials.

Knowing a Good Thing Before Anyone Else Sees It, That’s the Francis Gaskins’ Way

Francis Gaskins, IPOdesktop’s President and Editor, is a seasoned financial analyst well-known for his quick, accurate IPO conclusions and comments.

His IPO insights are sought after and valued by the media including Bloomberg, CNBC,, the Wall Street Journal, USA TODAY, Reuters, Associated Press, Investors Business Daily and other media outlets.

One of ‘Forbes Best IPO Sites’, is also the number one, most widely read IPO contributor on

Gaskins is a seasoned team leader with extensive experience in sales, marketing, pre-IPO financial analysis and valuations, fund raising, forecasting and budgeting, strategic planning, and preparation of financial statements.

Board level positions included software, professional services and industry associations, including a 200-member group of high technology CEO’s.


• Harvard Business School (Finance)
• Princeton University A.B. (Economics) 


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