Software & Services
Senior Analyst, SaaS/Application Software/Human Capital Management
Telephone: (763) 350-4027
Scott Berg joined Needham & Company, LLC in 2015. Previously, he was senior research analyst at Northland Capital Markets covering enterprise/application software. Prior to Northland, he was senior research analyst with Feltl & Company and research analyst/associate with ThinkEquity, both with a focus on enterprise software. Before his Wall Street career, Scott held a variety of internal IT management positions for 10 years. He holds an MBA in Finance and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Minnesota.
Senior Analyst, Saas/Application Software
Telephone: (415) 262-4898
Mike Huang joined Needham & Company in 2010. Previously, he was managing director, senior research analyst at ThinkEquity for six years covering SaaS/application software. He was the Starmine Top Stock Picker in 2009 for Software. Prior to ThinkEquity, he was a senior research associate at Soundview and RBC Capital Markets covering application software. Michael was ranked #3 in the 2013 FT/StarMine Analyst Awards for stock picking in the Software category. Prior to Wall Street, Mike worked at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) as a technology architecture manager. Mike earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell and an MBA with honors (Beta Gamma Sigma) from the Columbia Business School.
Senior Analyst, IT Services & Financial Technology
Telephone: (617) 457-0943
Mayank Tandon joined Needham & Company in 2011. Previously, Mayank was a research analyst at Signal Hill covering the financial technology/IT services and BPO sectors. Prior to Signal Hill, he was the software & services equity research analyst/select portfolio manager at Fidelity Investments, where he led the software and services research effort and managed the select software & computer services fund for two years. Before joining Fidelity, Mayank spent several years at Janney Montgomery Scott as an analyst covering IT services companies with a focus on consulting and outsourcing. He was ranked #1 in the 2013 FT/StarMine Analyst Awards for earnings estimating in the IT Services category. He holds an MA in Economics from Northeastern and a BA in Economics from University of Bombay.
Senior Analyst, Electronic Design Automation
Telephone: (212) 705-0373
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.
Senior Analyst, Infrastructure Software: Cloud, Security & Mobility
Telephone: (617) 457-0903
Scott Zeller joined Needham & Company in 2006. Scott joined Needham from FAC/First Albany Capital, where he served as vice president covering infrastructure software and devices. Prior to that, Scott was a member of the Institutional Investor-ranked software teams at Deutsche Banc Alex Brown and Lehman Brothers. Before his Wall Street career, he held IT consulting positions with Cambridge Technology Partners and Renaissance. He graduated from Cornell University with a BS in Economics.
Spencer Bogart, CFA
Research Associate, Saas/Application Software
Telephone: (415) 262-4877
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