Karen Short is a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. providing U.S. equity research coverage of the food retail sector. Her coverage spans across several subsectors within consumer staples and retail including: conventional supermarkets, natural and organic food retailers, convenience stores, distributors and vitamin retailers. Ms. Short is a well-established voice in her sector and brings nearly 15 years of equity research experience to clients. In recent years she has enjoyed a number of external accolades, including 2014 Institutional Investor All-America Research Team, a number one ranking in the 2011 The Wall Street Journal Best on the Street Survey, a number three ranking for stock picking in the 2011 StarMine Analyst Awards, and a number four ranking in the 2012 Greenwich survey. Ms. Short began her professional career in energy sales and trading in Seattle and Vancouver in 1992. She earned her MBA at Columbia Business School in New York and her B.A. at Queen’s University in Ontario.