Tom Piotrowski (economist)

Last updated

Tom Piotrowski (born 1967) is an Australian economist working for financial services company CommSec as a market analyst. [1] [2]


Piotrowski regularly presents stock market updates for CommSec on Australian television. [2]

As a result of his presence on television, he has become a cult figure, including inspiring fansites on social networking sites Facebook and Myspace. [3] [4] [5] Rove McManus paid tribute to him on his show Rove Live with regular crosses to Tom Piotrowski detailing the week in finance throughout 2009.

In 2013, his decision to grow a beard led to Facebook groups supporting [6] and opposing [7] the move and a media report asking 'Has Commsec guy Tom Piotrowski gone too far with his caveman beard?'. [8]

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Fox8</span> Australian television channel

Fox8 is an Australian pay television channel available on Foxtel, and Optus Television's subscription platforms. It is the most watched subscription television channel in Australia and broadcasts the highest rating non-sporting related program or event on subscription television in Australia, Australia's Next Top Model in 2009. A high definition version of the channel, Fox8HD, was launched on the Foxtel and Austar platforms on 15 November 2009.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Rove McManus</span> Australian comedian and television host

John Henry Michael McManus, better known by the stage name Rove McManus, is an Australian triple Gold Logie award-winning comedian, television and radio presenter, producer and media personality. He was the host of the eponymous variety show Rove and was also the host of the comedy talk show Rove LA. He is the co-owner of the production company Roving Enterprises with business partner Craig Campbell. He hosts Whovians on the ABC.

<i>Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels</i> Television series

Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels is an American animated mystery comedy series created by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears and produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions for ABC. The series aired during the network's Saturday morning schedule from September 10, 1977, to June 21, 1980. All 40 episodes are available on the Boomerang subscription app.

<i>Rove</i> (TV series) Australian TV series or program

Rove, also titled Rove Live, was an Australian television variety show that featured live music performances and interviews with local and international celebrity guests. The program premiered on the Nine Network on 22 September 1999, before moving to Network Ten which aired the program from 2000 until November 2009. The show was hosted by comedian Rove McManus through his production company Roving Enterprises, and featured an ensemble cast who presented various segments throughout the course of the show. The show won the Logie Award for "Most Popular Light Entertainment Program" five times.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Skithouse</span> Australian TV series or program

Skithouse was an Australian sketch comedy television series that ran on Network Ten from 9 February 2003 to 28 July 2004. The series was produced by Roving Enterprises. It featured many well-known Australian comedians, including comedy-band Tripod. Reruns can now be seen on The Comedy Channel on Foxtel. In the UK, it is shown on the channel Paramount Comedy 2 and Trouble. The title name itself is a pun on the colloquialism "shithouse".

<i>The Flintstone Kids</i> American animated television series

The Flintstone Kids is an American animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera. It is an alternative incarnation of the studio's original animated series The Flintstones. The series depicts juvenile versions of the main characters from the original show. It aired from September 13, 1986, to November 14, 1987, on ABC. Unlike the previous shows, this was the first Flintstone series not to have a laugh track.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Larry Emdur</span> Australian television personality

Larry Emdur is an Australian television personality.

<i>Family Guy</i> controversies Public criticism of the American adult animated sitcom

The American adult animated sitcom Family Guy has been the target of numerous taste and indecency complaints. The show is known to include offensive jokes including racial humor and violent, gory, and disturbing images.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Gary Gensler</span> American banker (born 1957)

Gary Gensler is an American government official and former Goldman Sachs investment banker serving as the chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Gensler previously led the Biden–Harris transition's Federal Reserve, Banking, and Securities Regulators agency review team. Prior to his appointment, he was professor of Practice of Global Economics and Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

CommSec is Australia's largest online stockbroking firm. It is a subsidiary of the Commonwealth Bank.

College Football on CBS Sports is the blanket title used for broadcasts of college football games that are produced by CBS Sports, for CBS and CBS Sports Network.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Catherine Britt</span> Australian country music artist

Catherine Elisabeth Britt is an Australian country music artist who has had success in both her native Australia and in the United States. She started her career in Newcastle in 1999, she moved to Nashville from 2002 to 2008 and then returned to Australia. Britt has had three singles in top 40 on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs charts with "The Upside of Being Down", her highest, peaking at No. 36 in 2004. Britt has released seven studio albums in Australia, where all seven have appeared on the ARIA Albums Chart, Too Far Gone, Little Wildflower, Catherine Britt and Always Never Enough. All five albums have been nominated for ARIA Music Awards in the category, Best Country Album.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Harry Markopolos</span> American accountant who exposed the Madoff investment scandal

Harry M. Markopolos is an American former securities industry executive and a forensic accounting and financial fraud investigator.

The Project is an Australian news-current affairs and talk show television panel program, airing weeknights across Australia on Network 10, produced by Roving Enterprises. The show is hosted by Waleed Aly, Sarah Harris, Georgie Tunny, Hamish Macdonald, Sam Taunton and Michael Hing with rotating daily panellists usually appearing once a week.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Big Dave (rapper)</span> Musical artist

Big Dave is an Australian rapper, record producer, radio host and Community Advocate. He is also the founder and owner of KP Records.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Pac-12 Network</span> College sports television network

The Pac-12 Network (P12N), sometimes referred to as Pac-12 Networks, is an American sports-oriented digital cable and satellite television network owned by the Pac-12 Conference. The network's studio and production facilities are headquartered in the South of Market district of San Francisco, California.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Guy Bavli</span> Israeli mentalist and illusionist (1971–)

Guy Bavli is an Israeli mentalist, illusionist, actor and lecturer. He is known for being the first Israeli citizen to win an international magic competition in the United States. He owns the entertainment company "Master of the Mind", based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The technology company Facebook, Inc. held its initial public offering (IPO) on Friday, May 18, 2012. The IPO was one of the biggest in technology and Internet history, with a peak market capitalization of over $104 billion.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">SEC Network</span> U.S. NCAA Southeastern Conference sports TV network

The SEC Network is an American multinational sports network owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company and Hearst Communications. The channel is dedicated to coverage of collegiate sports sanctioned by the Southeastern Conference (SEC) including live and recorded event telecasts, news, analysis programs, and other content focusing on the conference's member schools. The network is estimated to have 70 million subscribers, more than any other dedicated sports network.

Gone Too Far is a 2009 American reality television series, featuring Adam Goldstein, better known as DJ AM, intervening to help people struggling with drug addiction. MTV debuted the show on October 12, less than two months after DJ AM—who had been sober for nine years before developing the show—relapsed and died from a drug overdose. Eight episodes were made in its single season.


  1. "Speaker Details – Piotrowki". Saxton Speakers Bureau. Retrieved 24 September 2009.
  2. 1 2 "CommSec Analyst Helps Students Make Sense of the Share Market on the DollarsandSense Website Forum". Commonwealth Bank. 10 February 2004. Retrieved 24 September 2009.
  3. Connolly, Fiona (27 October 2007). "Kooky Commsec guy rates a Logie". The Daily Telegraph . Sydney. Retrieved 24 September 2009.
  4. Evans, Michael (19 October 2008). "The price of fame". Business Day. WAtoday . Retrieved 24 September 2009.
  5. Campbell, Mel (11 August 2009). "The Mystery of Tom Piotrowski's Hair". Crikey . Retrieved 24 September 2009.
  6. Tom Piotrowski's beard turns me on
  7. Tom Piotrowski Shave Your Beard
  8. Has Commsec guy Tom Piotrowski gone too far with his caveman beard?