Kevin Dede

KEVIN DEDE, CFA, is the Senior Vice President of Equity Research at
Merriman Curhan Ford & Co. He joined the company in February 2003 as an
Equity Research Analyst in wireless telecommunications. For more than 10
years prior to MCF, he held investment research positions at several
investment banking companies, including Wells Fargo Securities,
Montgomery Securities and Prudential Securities. Mr. Dede remains an
active member of The Security Analysts of San Francisco and belongs to
many telecommunications-related industry groups. Besides generating
research in his previous positions, he was also a Supervisory Analyst at
Wells Fargo and Montgomery, holding the Series 7, 63, 16 and 24 security
licenses. Mr. Dede earned a dual BS in Marine Engineering and Nautical
Science at the United States Merchant Marine Academy and won a
fellowship to complete an MBA at San Francisco State University. Prior
to working on Wall Street, he commanded an ocean-going tug and crew of
six for four years. He has also raced bicycles against professionals at
the highest amateur level and remains an avid cyclist and skier.