John Staszak, CFA, is a Securities Analyst at Argus Research Company and covers the gaming, lodging and restaurant groups within the consumer discretionary sector. He has worked as an Analyst and Consultant for such firms as Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC, The Bank of New York, Harris Nesbitt Gerard and Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. Forbes magazine named Mr. Staszak the second best stock picker among Restaurant Analysts in 2006. He was also ranked the second best Analyst covering the restaurant sector by both The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times/StarMine survey in 2007. In 2008, the Journal listed Mr. Staszak as the third best among hotel industry Analysts and fifth best among restaurant Analysts. Mr. Staszak earned a B.A. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from The University of Texas.