Charles Wolf

CHARLES WOLF joined Needham & Company in November 2000. He began an 18-
year career in the Finance Division of the Columbia Business School in
1966, rising from Assistant Professor to Professor, during which he
published many articles on financial economics and decision theory in
major academic journals, such as The Review of Economics and Statistics,
The Quarterly Journal of Economics and Econometrica. He is also co-
author of The Role of Private Placements in Corporate Finance, published
by the Harvard University Press. Mr. Wolf became a member of the
personal computer revolution in the early days of the industry. He
joined the Equity Research Department at Credit Suisse First Boston in
1984. Between 1988 and 1993, he was elected to Institutional Investor’s
prestigious ‘All American Research Team’ in the personal computer
industry category. His signature publications, Wolf Bytes and Wolf Bits,
provide in-depth analysis of significant industry issues. Between 1993
and 1996, he was a consultant to CS First Boston, managing the ‘New
Analysts Program’ and writing on the applications of Economic Value
Added in stock selection. In May 1996, Mr. Wolf rejoined Credit Suisse
First Boston as an analyst following the PC industry, a position held
until October 1998. From November 1998 to November 2000, Mr. Wolf was an
Analyst covering the PC and enterprise hardware industries at UBS
Warburg. He earned his AB, MBA and DBA degrees from Harvard.