Senior Analyst, Data Networking, Telecom Equipment and Optical Systems and Components
Telephone: (212) 705-0432
Alex Henderson joined Needham & Company in 2012. He has been a Senior Technology Analyst for over 25 years. He has been ranked in the Institutional Investor All-Star Poll 17 times with number 1 rank 11 times, including the number 1 rank in the 2003 poll in The Data Networking sector. He has also been elected to the Institutional Investor Hall Of Fame. Prior to Needham, Alex worked at Miller Tabak + Co., LLC as a Senior Research Analyst covering Networking, Telecom and Optical Equipment companies and before that at Citigroup as Managing Director of Data Networking and Telecom Equipment Research. Prior to that, he spent 14 years at Prudential Securities, where he served first as Senior Analyst in the Photography and Imaging Technology sector and later with coverage of the Data Networking sector. He also served as their Director of Technology Research. Alex started his career as a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group. He received a BA in Physics and Applied Math from Bard College and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.
Senior Analyst, Wireless Communications
Telephone: (212) 705-0373
Richard Valera has been with Needham & Company since 1997 covering Communications Equipment and Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software. He has been ranked multiple times in The Wall Street Journal's "Best on the Street" Poll and Starmine Analyst Awards in the Communications Equipment and Software categories. Prior to Needham he spent nine years in the EDA industry, most recently as a senior Applications Consultant at Synopsys, an industry-leading provider of logic synthesis and verification tools. Prior to Synopsys, he was employed at Viewlogic Systems and RacalRedac/HHB Systems in a variety of technical and marketing capacities. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA in Finance from Rutgers University.