I started covering markets at Forbes in the summer of 2007. Right around then a pair of Bear Stearns hedge funds imploded in the first tremors of the financial crisis, but I swear the recession wasn’t my fault. Armed with only a basic knowledge of Wall Street at the start, after a few thousand stories I’ve got a pretty good handle on this business. My contributions to the Forbes brand don’t end when I leave the office either: I’m also a two-time MVP of the Forbes .400 softball team. Tips, story ideas, criticism, questions?