About Us

GLJ Research identifies unique value opportunities across of a broad range of industries and sectors, providing in-depth coverage of companies in fields as diverse as steel, iron ore, electric vehicles, solar energy, lithium ion production, cannabis and much more. Making both long and short recommendations, GLJ targets relatively unresearched businesses in its quest to help investors add alpha. GLJ analysts utilize intelligence from an extensive network of contacts in the United States, China and globally, modeling out company financials along different vectors than analysts that rely on company executives and other traditional sources.

Gordon Johnson
Alt Energy, Metals-Mining & Rails, EVs, & Cannabis
Phone: (917) 970-1167
Email: [email protected]

Gordon Johnson has more than 15 years of experience as an equity research analyst and was recently ranked by Bloomberg among the top stock pickers in the steel, iron ore, graphite electrode, electric vehicle, and solar spaces since initiating coverage in 2008. Prior to focusing on the EV, steel, lithium ion, cannabis, US rail, and solar sectors, Mr. Johnson covered semiconductor technology and solar companies at Lehman Brothers. He received a BA with a major in both Finance and Economics from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Johnson has been recognized for his accurate stock picks in numerous publications including CNBC, Yahoo Finance, BNN, Bloomberg, Barron’s, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, FT.Times, and TheStreet.com. Gordon has also had numerous appearances on Bloomberg T.V., Yahoo Finance, The TD Ameritrade Network, Chedder, BNN, and CNBC.


Gleb Kruchinin
Managing Director – Client Relations

Gleb is a seasoned Client Relations and Business Development Executive collaborating with CEOs and senior executives to cultivate their client base and penetrate new markets. With nearly two decades of experience working at multinational investment banks, hedge funds, asset managers, and top consulting firms, Gleb possesses expertise in business development and financial services (specializing in financial risk management and trading operations). His extensive experience in senior-level client relationships, keen focus on the customer success journey, and working knowledge of the financial services industry have been instrumental in delivering top-level client support and fostering engagement at the highest level within the financial services sector. A proud graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, with a BA in Economics, Gleb brings academic knowledge and a unique blend of professional experience to his strategic client relations approach.


James A. Bardowsk
CFA, Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director
Phone: (917) 670-1168
Email: [email protected]
Mr. Bardowski has nearly a decade of experience in equity research, conducting deep, fundamental analyses on public companies that span across the specialty chemical, basic materials, energy, and industrial sectors on both US and international exchanges. Prior to his tenure as a research analyst, Mr. Bardowski gained experience in private equity, valuing targeted assets in the firm’s acquisition pipeline, and in performance analysis. Mr. Bardowski holds a Master of Science degree in Finance from Suffolk University in Boston, a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and the coveted Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) designation. His work has brought him regular mention in a number of financial news publications, including Bloomberg, Barrons, BNN, Benzinga, US News, TheStreet, and the LA Times.