John Kaiser was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1982 with a BA in philosophy and German. He began work in January 1983 as a research assistant with Continental Carlisle Douglas, a Vancouver brokerage firm that specialized in Vancouver Stock Exchange listed securities. In 1989 he moved to Pacific International Securities Inc where he was research director until April 1994 when he moved to the United States with his family. From 1989 until 1994 he was also a registered investment advisor. He worked six months as a researcher for Bob Bishop’s Gold Mining Stock Report before branching out on his own with the publication of the first issue of the Kaiser Bottom-Fishing Report in October 1994. Initially a print newsletter, the Kaiser Bottom-Fishing Report evolved into Kaiser Bottom-Fish Online which, with the addition of a powerful category based search engine in 2012, evolved into Kaiser Research Online whose mandate is to cover the Canadian listed resource sector.