MICHAEL COX is a Vice President and Senior Research Analyst at Piper
Jaffray & Co., focusing on the hardlines retail sector. Prior to joining
Piper Jaffray in February 2003, Mr. Cox worked in equity research at RBC
Capital Markets in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and at Edward Jones in St.
Louis, Missouri. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Iowa State
University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the
University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.