Software & Services
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.