Myra Thomas

Fanwood, NJ USA

Professional Experience

I'm an award-winning business, finance, & tech editor & journalist. I've had a successful career as a senior level finance exec, lending an in-depth level of knowledge to the business, finance, & tech stories I write. My experience includes editing & writing for finance magazines & business newspapers, as well as finance and tech websites, custom publications, media organizations, business academic journals, white papers, & corporate websites. If you're looking for someone who understands derivatives & SEC filings, as well as the influence of social, mobile, analytics and the cloud on business, then I'm your person. I'm able to translate financial & tech info into user-friendly prose. I've written about stocks to watch, global banking, private equity & venture capital, insurance, finance & tech jobs, as well as alternative finance, personal finance, small business, entrepreneurs, the middle market, asset-based lending, and factoring.


Content Editor (online)
20 Years
20 Years
23 Years


22 Years
Business (general)
23 Years
17 Years


Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
22 Years
Online/new media
19 Years
Newspaper - Local/Regional
23 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

22 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

The Secured Lender Magazine (10+), Thomson Reuters (10+), Careers In Finance Markets (10+), (10+), (10+), Emory Business Magazine (10+), FSO Magazine (10+), (10+), Knowledge@Emory (10+), President & CEO Magazine (6-10), Publishers Weekly (6-10), Middle Market Growth Magazine (6-10), Strategic Finance Magazine (1-2), BankNews Magazine (1-2), Emory Lawyer Magazine (3-5), ALM (6-10)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Media Organizations (10+), Small Businesses (10+), Trampsteamer Media (10+), Undisclosed/Top Auditing firms (10+), Undisclosed/Top Finance firms (10+), Global banks (10+)

Other Work History

Managing Editor, FSO Magazine (Financial Services Outsourcing Magazine), Manalapan, New Jersey (4/07-9/08) Regional Editor, NJ Biz, formerly known as Business News New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ (5/97-5/98) Online Editor/Writer, NJ Biz, formerly known as Business News New Jersey (1/97-4/97) Prior Business Experience: Previously held the AVP post at an insurance intermediary for Lloyd's of London, serving as their senior underwriter for one of the leading commercial insurers. Analyzed financial statements, including 10-Ks and more. Drafted proposals to ensure reinsurance treaty renewals. Served as College English Instructor.

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, PageMaker, Quark, Powerpoint


Audio recorder, scanner, fax machine, laptop, two separate desktop computers (MAC and PC), two printers, digital cameras, etc.

Work Permits & Visas

U.S. citizen


Deborah L. Cohen, Editor-in-Chief, Middle Market Growth Magazine, Association for Corporate Growth, Phone: (312) 957-4274, Email: * Nicole Golston, Manager of Communications, Goizueta Business School, Emory University Phone: (404) 727-3434, Email: * Michele Ocejo, Executive Editor, The Secured Lender Magazine, The Commercial Finance Association Phone: (212) 792-9396, Email:


Fellowship recipient, Society of Environmental Journalists (2004 and 2005) Fellowship recipient, National Conference of Editorial Writers (May 2002) First Place Award for Investigative Journalism, Working Press Association of New Jersey, A Thrift Tug of War, the cover story in the June 16, 1997 issue of BUSINESS NEWS New Jersey (6/98) First Place Award for a Business & Economic Series, New Jersey Press Association, Compensating Downsized Workers & Towns, in the June 12, 1996 issue of The Suburban newspaper (4/97)


Society of Environmental Journalists * Society of Business Editors & Writers

Work Samples


(LifeHealthPRO 9/15/2016)
Low interest rates might be good for homebuyers, but that just isn’t the case for the average investor. For insurance agents, your current and prospective clients may not be financial experts, but they do know what low interest rates mean to them – and will be looking for advice on where to put their money to work hard for them. Life insurance can be a smart way to do just that, but as the advisor, you’ll need to explain its value.
(Middle Market Growth Magazine 7/1/2016)
Social media is having a growing influence on the M&A scene. While due diligence is still ever important, private equity leaders do admit that they do check social media when they're considering a deal or getting a handle on company buzz. For franchise and consumer-facing businesses, managing company reputation online is paramount.
(Middle Market Growth Magazine 10/1/2015)
Online private equity deal sourcing platforms are cropping up. These new companies are offering deal research and due diligence to a network of buyers, sellers, and advisors. But private equity is known for being a high touch business. Can these online PE deal sourcing platforms take hold?
( 3/20/2015)
Even if you find yourself in the midst of an IT project failure, there are effective ways of putting it behind you.
(The Secured Lender Magazine 3/1/2015)
Key players in the entrepreneurial factoring industry discuss the challenges and opportunities in cross border deals.
( 7/10/2008)
Globalization of operations, products and services means multinational financial services firms must redefine the nature of their diversity programs. But morphing inclusion policies present benefits and challenges to both companies and local employees.
(Emory Business Magazine 4/1/2014)
Business leaders and alumni of Emory University's Goizueta Business School discuss the impact of the digital revolution on their industry.
( 5/12/2014)
Experienced SAP professionals would be well-served to take on a hybrid role that straddles the line between technology and business.
(Strategic Finance Magazine 1/1/2008)
The increased use of formal controls in today's business environment may have an unintended consequence: the erosion of trust between management and employees. This study examines the effects that various types of organizational controls have on employee trust and cooperation.
( 10/31/2014)
Everybody knows that the right tech certifications can boost pay. What everybody tends to forget is that non-certified skills, such as JavaFX and SAP GTS, can earn you just as much.
(Middle Market Growth Magazine 9/17/2015)
When China devalued its currency in August, the news, along with an increase in global stock market volatility, heightened worries for American businesses. But the impact on the middle market is much less of a concern than many might believe, industry experts say, at least for now.
( 1/24/2012)
Financial services can be a hyper-competitive place to work in the best of times. A workplace therapist describes the problem and offers solutions.
(Knowledge@Wharton 2/2/2000)
As Asian countries such as Korea and Thailand slowly recover from their financial collapse of some two years ago, the debate continues as to whether private sector financing or public sector support should be used to shore up the troubled economies of emerging-market countries.
(Knowledge@Emory, the online publication of Emory University's Goizueta Business School 4/9/2008)
The move to use a $29 billion guarantee from the Treasury Dept. for ailing Bear Stearns was an unprecedented taxpayer-backed bail out. Professors from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School discuss whether or not taxpayer funds should be used to prop up an investment firm.
(Knowledge@Emory 10/23/2002)
Today, the number of minority and women CEOs still remain few and far between in Corporate America. But a growing number of them have nonetheless taken center-stage by heading up some of the most well-known and largest companies in the US.
(Publishers Weekly 6/29/2009)
n this exhaustive study of the credit card industry, author Geisst (Undue Influence) delivers a scathing critique of the routine practices that led to the current consumer debt crisis.
(The Secured Lender Magazine 2/1/2009)
Certainly, the current credit crisis is not a welcomed situation. Yet, asset-based lenders and factors are benefiting from the downturn and the pullback in more traditional lines of credit.
(NJBiz 10/20/1997)
Print and online cover story for the Southern regional edition of the business journal. The story details how as the harvesting season nears an end, New Jersey cranberry farmers are looking for ways to increase supply for a product in growing demand.
(President & CEO Magazine 8/1/2011)
The role of the CFO has rapidly changed in the past decade, propelled by M&A activity, quickly shifting economic sands, and heightened regulatory scrutiny.
(FSO Magazine 12/31/2007)
The cover story from the year-end issue (Qtr 4 2007) of FSO Magazine, detailing the many M&A deals, key partnerships, and near-shoring moves by major players in the BPO sector.
Community banking leaders respond to the challenges presented by Hurricane Sandy, as financial institutions fought to stay open and serve a community in need.
(BankNews Magazine 4/1/2013)
Community banking leaders respond to the challenges presented by Hurricane Sandy, as financial institutions fought to stay open and serve a community in need.