Robert B. Austrian

ROBERT B. AUSTRIAN is a Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst in
the Technology Group at Banc of America Securities LLC. He focuses on
enterprise application software companies. Prior to joining Banc of
America, Mr. Austrian was a Software Analyst and Technology Strategist
at Morgan Stanley where he invented the Morgan Stanley ‘Tech-35’
Technology Index. He was also associated with Lehman Brothers and
Neuberger Berman. Mr. Austrian was recently named the First Place Stock
Picker for the software sector in The Wall Street Journal’s 2001 Analyst
Survey. He earned an MBA in Finance from the Stern School of Business at
New York University and a BS in Economics from Colgate University.