Internet & Communications

Daniel Kurnos, CFA
 

dkurnos@benchmarkcompany.com | (561) 939-8262

Daniel Kurnos, CFA, is a Managing Director at The Benchmark Company. He joined The Benchmark Company in 2009 on Benchmark's Internet & Media team, covering ecommerce, internet advertising, cloud, fin-tech, diversified network and broadcast companies ranging from small-cap to mega-cap. Dan has been featured numerous times on CNBC and also has appeared on Fox and Bloomberg.

Prior to joining Benchmark, Dan worked on Stanford Group Company's Internet, Media & Communications and Retail research teams. Prior to Stanford Group, Dan was an equity analyst with MSC Financial Advisors, an institutional brokerage catering primarily to international clients. At MSC, he created and developed the research department, where he provided both fundamental and technical analysis. Dan began his Wall Street career with a $500 million private wealth management team at UBS Financial Services.

Dan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Cornell University, and he is a graduate of The Roxbury Latin School. His certifications include Series 7, 66, 86 and 87. Daniel Kurnos is a CFA Charterholder.

Universe of Coverage: AMZN, BCOR, CBS, EBAY, EXPE, FLWS, GTN, IAC, INAP, LQDT, MDP, NCR, NXST, PCLN, PERI, SBGI, SSP, TGNA, TZOO, ZG


 Michael Hickey

mhickey@benchmarkcompany.com | (720) 236-0207

Mr. Hickey covered the TMT space as a research analyst at Janco Partners and National Alliance Securities prior to joining The Benchmark Company in July 2013. Mr. Hickey focuses primarily on Internet, Entertainment Software, Mobile/ Social Games, Technology Software, Special Situations and Cinema companies. Mr. Hickey earned his MBA degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of Denver and his undergraduate degree in Finance from Colorado State University.

Universe of Coverage: ATVI, AMC, CNK, EA, 2432-TO, GLUU, GME, IMAX, MCS, NCMI, RGC, TTWO, UBI, WWE, ZNGA


Scott W. Searle, CFA (Communications, Wireless and IoT)

ssearle@benchmarkcompany.com | (212) 312-6736

Scott W. Searle, CFA has over 25 years of investment management experience on the Sell-side, buy-side and strategic consulting capacity. He has a deep domain expertise across a wide spectrum of technologies in the communications landscape including wireless, wireline/optical and IoT. In his 10+ years of sell-side experience Scott has been a senior Communications, Wireless Technology and IoT analyst at UBS, Dain Rauscher Wessels, SG Cowen and Merriman Capital. In his buy-side experience, Scott has had Senior Analyst of Portfolio manager roles at Neuberger Berman, S squared Technology and Diker/Unterberg. Scott is widely respected as a thought leader in wireless communications and IoT markets. Scott has BA in Economics and Finance from Bucknell University and has been a CFA for over 20 years.

Universe of Coverage: WIFI, CAMP, DGII, DSPG, FIT, IMMR, IDCC, IPAS, MOBL, ORBC, QRVO, SQNS, SSNI, SWIR, OLED



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