John A. Gordon is Principal and Founder of Pacific Management Consulting Group (http://www.pacificmanagementconsultinggroup.com), an independent restaurant analyst providing research and niche earnings analysis, management consulting and advisory expertise to those who need to know about chain restaurants. Gordon has a track record of success in over thirty years experience in business, spanning roles from hourly associate to Chief Financial Officer, to management consultant, 100% focused on restaurants. With his management consulting experience, Gordon has a track record of success with several hospitality and restaurant companies in a variety of operational and financial management roles. Gordon is an expert in management systems, benchmarking and performance measurement, and is an expert in restaurant economics. He is active in many associations and expert networking groups (GLG, S&P, etc), and is a graduate of Indiana University.
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Roger Lipton @RogerLipton (Twitter) has followed the restaurant/retail industry for four decades, as an analyst, investment banker, investor and advisor. He manages an investment partnership, within a family office, with a particular emphasis on restaurants and retailing, with a secondary concentration in precious metals relating to international monetary developments. He tweets on a regular basis @RogerLipton, and is the purveyor of an interactive website@ http://www.rogerlipton.com
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I cover consumer goods and services stocks for Seeking Alpha. This includes a whole lot of retailers, as well as automakers, casinos, food/beverage companies, and plenty more.
I graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in Economics. I have over 10 years of experience contributing content to major financial websites. In addition, I also created the websites MoneyRates.com and Savings-Investor.com before selling them to a San Francisco-based company.
My home is St. Louis, Missouri where I live with my wife + 3 kids. My hobbies include basketball, tennis, and music. My personal website is at ClarkSchultz.com.
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Howard Penney is managing director at Hedgeye Risk Management. His research coverage focuses on the restaurant industry and other Consumer Staples sectors in the US. He has nearly two decades of experience following consumer related sectors including tobacco, beverage (including Latin America), gaming and restaurant sectors.
Prior to Hedgeye Risk Management, Howard spent 14 years at Morgan Stanley, including working on the MACRO team covering small company strategy. During his tenure at Morgan Stanley, Howard was ranked #1 by Institutional Investor (Restaurants) and #1 in the WSJ poll (Tobacco). In addition, after Morgan Stanley Howard worked at FBR and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.
Howard received his bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from Florida Southern College.