Technology Research Analysts
In-depth analysis of the technology market.
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Payments & FinTech
Josh Beck is a Director, Equity Research Analyst with KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., and specializes in the payments & FinTech sectors. Josh is focused on deeply exploring the impact of technology forces like mobility, software, ecommerce, data analytics and security upon the payments & FinTech ecosystem.
Josh joined KeyBanc Capital Markets through its acquisition of Pacific Crest Securities. Prior to joining the firm in 2011, he worked on M&A and J.V. transactions within the wireless and mobile payment ecosystem at T-Mobile USA and Deutsche Telekom.
Josh holds an M.B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business and a B.S. in engineering from Virginia Tech.
In 2018, Josh was recognized by Thomson Reuters as the #1 stock picker in the IT Services sector. He was also recognized as a “Rising Star” by Institutional Investor magazine for the Payments, Processors & IT Services sector in 2016, and has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Barron’s and CNBC.
Payments & FinTech Companies under Research Coverage
|Alliance Data Systems Corporation||ADS|
|American Express Company||AXP|
|Diebold Nixdorf Incorporated||DBD|
|Global Payments Inc.||GPN|
|i3 Verticals, Inc.||IIIV|
|International Money Express, Inc.||IMXI|
|PagSeguro Digital Ltd.||PAGS|
|PayPal Holdings, Inc.||PYPL|
Equity Research Analyst
Jason Celino is an Equity Research Analyst with KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. His research coverage is focused on the vertical software sector.
Jason joined KeyBanc Capital Markets through its acquisition of Pacific Crest Securities. Prior to assuming coverage of the vertical software space in March 2019, he worked at KBCM as a senior research associate covering that sector since 2014.
Jason earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Portland. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, in addition to the Series 7, 63, 86 and 87 industry licenses.
Vertical Software Companies under Research Coverage
|Aspen Technology, Inc.||AZPN|
|Cadence Design Systems, Inc.||CDNS|
|Dassault Systemes SA||DSY-FR|
|PROS Holdings, Inc.||PRO|
|SPS Commerce, Inc.||SPSC|
Hans Chung, CFA
China Internet & Ecommerce
Hans Chung, CFA, is a Vice President, Equity Research Analyst with KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., and specializes in China’s internet and ecommerce. Hans has been a key contributor to the semiconductor team, covering PCs, mobile devices, cloud computing and wireless technology.
Hans joined KeyBanc Capital Markets through its acquisition of Pacific Crest Securities. Prior to joining the firm in 2013, Hans had many years of experience in technology and the internet industry in Taiwan and China, where he worked as a manager in R&D and business development departments.
Hans earned a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration. from the University of Michigan. He is proficient in Mandarin and has been a CFA charterholder since 2014.
China Internet & Ecommerce Companies under Research Coverage
|Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.||BABA|
|Tencent Holdings Ltd.||700.HK|
|Tencent Music Entertainment Group||TME|
|Trip.com Group Ltd.||TCOM|
|Vipshop Holdings Ltd.||VIPS|
Alex Kurtz is a Managing Director, Equity Research Analyst with KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., and heads the enterprise infrastructure practice.
Alex has a decade of experience covering emerging data center technologies. From May 2011 to June 2016, Alex was a managing director at Sterne Agee. Prior to Sterne Agee, he was with Merriman Capital. Before Merriman, Alex worked at EMC Corporation, where he performed business analysis duties for the inside sales organization for North America, as well as the OEM/Channels organization. He also worked as an associate covering the data networking sector at Thomas Weisel Partners.
Alex has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Tufts University and an Master of Business Administration from The Carroll School of Management.
For the 2010 “Best on the Street” WSJ Survey, Alex was ranked #2 in the computer and office equipment sector.
Enterprise Infrastructure Companies under Research Coverage
|Arista Networks, Inc.||ANET|
|Atlassian Corporation Plc||TEAM|
|Cisco Systems, Inc.||CSCO|
|Commvault Systems, Inc.||CVLT|
|F5 Networks, Inc.||FFIV|
|NetScout Systems, Inc.||NTCT|
|Pure Storage, Inc.||PSTG|
|Vonage Holdings Corp.||VG|
|Zoom Video Communications, Inc.||ZM|
Brandon Nispel, CFA
Brandon Nispel, CFA, is a Vice President, Equity Research Analyst with KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., and specializes in communications services.
He joined KeyBanc Capital Markets through its acquisition of Pacific Crest Securities. Prior to joining the firm in 2015, Brandon worked as an associate with Northern Trust helping manage high-net-worth portfolios.
He has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Financial Markets Finance from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and has been a CFA charterholder since 2015.
In Institutional Investor’s 2018 All America edition, Nispel was named a Rising Star for his coverage of the cable, satellite & telecom sector.
Communications Services Companies under Research Coverage
|Akamai Technologies, Inc.||AKAM|
|American Tower Corporation||AMT|
|Cable One, Inc.||CABO|
|Charter Communications, Inc.||CHTR|
|Cogent Communications, Inc.||CCOI|
|Crown Castle International Corp.||CCI|
|SBA Communications Corp.||SBAC|
|T-Mobile US, Inc.||TMUS|
|Verizon Communications Inc.||VZ|
Semiconductor & Industrial Technology
Weston Twigg is a Managing Director, Equity Research Analyst with KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. He leads the semiconductor and industrial technology equity research group.
He joined KeyBanc Capital Markets through its acquisition of Pacific Crest Securities. Prior to joining the firm in 2005, he worked in the semiconductor industry as a senior engineer at Intel, and before that, as a process engineer at Samsung.
Weston received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Washington, his Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University, and his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Albion College.
He has been recognized as one of the Top Ten Stock Pickers in the U.S. by Financial Times and StarMine, and has been a winner in The Wall Street Journal’s “Best on the Street” survey three times, including taking the top spot in 2011. In 2008, he was voted “Best Up-and-Coming Analyst” by Institutional Investor, and he has been regularly named in that publication’s All-American Research Team.
Semiconductor & Industrial Companies under Research Coverage
|Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.||AEIS|
|Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.||AMD|
|Applied Material, Inc.||AMAT|
|ASML Holding N.V.||ASML-NL|
|Lam Research Corporation||LRCX|
|Micron Technology, Inc.||MU|
|MKS Instruments, Inc.||MKSI|
|Silicon Motion Technology Corp.||SIMO|
|Western Digital Corporation||WDC|
John Vinh, CFA
John Vinh, CFA, is a Managing Director, Equity Research Analyst with KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., and specializes in the semiconductor industry, with a particular focus on the components accelerating the proliferation of smartphones, tablets and other touchscreen devices.
He joined KeyBanc Capital Markets through its acquisition of Pacific Crest Securities. Prior to joining the firm in 2012, John was a managing director at Collins Stewart, focusing on research in the semiconductor and digital media industries. Prior to Collins Stewart, he was a senior product manager at Ariba, responsible for several procurement and strategic sourcing applications. Earlier, he spent six years in the foreign-exchange derivatives group at UBS.
John holds a Master of Business Administration in Analytical Finance and Econometrics from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan. John holds the CFA charter.
Semiconductors Companies under Research Coverage
|Cirrus Logic, Inc.||CRUS|
|Cypress Semiconductor Corporation||CY|
|Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.||MLNX|
|Monolithic Power Systems, Inc.||MPWR|
|NXP Semiconductors N.V.||NXPI|
|Silicon Laboratories Inc.||SLAB|
|Skyworks Solutions, Inc.||SWKS|