Peter P. Appert, CFA, is a Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst at Piper Jaffray & Co., specializing in the business and information services sectors. Prior to joining Piper Jaffray & Co. in 2009, Mr. Appert spent six years at Goldman Sachs covering the publishing and information services sectors. He previously was affiliated with Alex.Brown, where he was among the first analysts to cover the education industry. Mr. Appert began his career at C.J. Lawrence as a Media Analyst, also serving as the firm’s Director of Research for five years. Mr. Appert has received wide recognition in the investment and business communities, including 22 designations in the annual Institutional Investor All-America Research Team survey. He received an MBA from Stanford, an MA from New York University and a BA from Lafayette College.