William J. Plovanic

WILLIAM J. PLOVANIC is a managing director and senior research analyst
at First Albany Capital, covering medical technology. Mr. Plovanic
joined First Albany Capital in March 2001, after serving as a research
analyst covering medical devices and products at PMG Capital. Prior to
PMG, he was the director of research for the Capital Markets Division of
LaSalle St. Securities, Inc. in Chicago, where he was responsible for
management of the research department, in addition to coverage of the
small cap healthcare technology and biotechnology industries. He began
his career as a diversified healthcare analyst with Madison Securities,
Inc., in Chicago. In 2003 and 2004 Mr. Plovanic was selected as a Wall
Street Journal ‘All Star’ Analyst in the medical device sector and was
named the number one ranked analyst by Starmine for stock picking and
performance in the medical technology sector for 2002. He graduated from
Bradley University with a BS in Finance. He is a CFA charter holder and
is a member of both the Association for Investment Management and
Research and the Investment Analysts Society of Chicago. sector –
medical devices