Tero joined Avian (http://www.aviansecurities.com/) in May 2007 covering the Telecom sector. In his past experience, Tero helped launch a pioneering mobile entertainment start-up company, SpringToys, in Finland in 1999. He started his work as TheStreet.com columnist on all matters mobile during the same year. He worked as a strategist for SpringToys and another mobile content company, Small Planet, between 1999 and 2002. During that time frame he also worked as an advisor for a New York-based hedge fund. In 2001 he became the technology adviser for Opstock - the equity research unit of the second-biggest banking group in Finland. In 2003, Tero Kuittinen joined the telecom research team of Paul Sagawa at Sanford C. Bernstein in New York. In 2005, he became a senior product specialist for Nordic Partners, a pan-Scandinavian brokerage based in New York. Over the past seven years, he has become widely known for his mobile handset expertise - quoted by Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Washington Post, New York Times, Newsweek, BBC, and a variety of industry publications.