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Communications

Alex Henderson
Senior Analyst, Data Networking, Telecom Equipment and Optical Systems and Components

Telephone: (212) 705-0432
Email: ahenderson@needhamco.com

Alex Henderson joined Needham & Company in 2012. Prior to joining Needham, Alex worked at Miller Tabak, Citigroup and Prudential Securities, where he worked as a senior research analyst and served as Prudential’s director of technology research. He has been a senior technology analyst for over 25 years and ranked in the Institutional Investor All-Star Poll 17 times with #1 rank 11 times. He has also been elected to the Institutional Investor Hall of Fame. Alex was ranked #1 in the 2013 FT/StarMine Analyst Awards for stock picking in the Communications Equipment category. He started his career as a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group. He received a BA in Physics and Applied Mathematics from Bard College and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.

Richard Valera
Senior Analyst, Wireless Communications

Telephone: (212) 705-0373
Email: rvalera@needhamco.com

Richard Valera has been with Needham & Company since 1997 covering Communications Equipment and Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software. 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.Richard has been recognized twice for his stock selection skill in The Wall Street Journal’s All-Star Analyst survey. Richard was ranked #2 in the 2013 FT/StarMine Analyst Awards for stock picking in the Communications Equipment category. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA in Finance from Rutgers University.

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