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 Kruchinin is a Client Relations and Business Development Executive who partners with CEOs and executives to engage and grow their client base, create strategic business development plans, and penetrate new markets. After spending almost two decades working at large multinational investment banks, hedge funds, and consulting firms, Gleb is highly experienced in senior-level client relationships, customer success journey, and generating revenue growth.

Gleb’s professional experience encompasses business development, financial services, management consulting, and program management. He has demonstrated a proven ability to manage cross-functional teams and collaborate with diverse business units to effectively identify and articulate strategy, risk management, and business development opportunities.

Gleb holds a BA in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.


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.