John Lawrence is an Equity Research Analyst covering Specialty Retail companies for Benchmark. John has over 25 years of experience as a seasoned consumer analyst. Prior to Benchmark, John served as a research consultant and held consumer analyst roles at Sidoti and Company, Coker Palmer Institutional, Stephens, Inc., and Morgan Keegan. John has been recognized by The Wall Street Journal Survey as “Best On the Street” and received numerous Starmine awards over the course of his career. John holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University and a BS from University of Memphis.