Consumer Staples Companies Rely on Cost Cutting to Improve Operating Efficiency
Jason Gere is a Managing Director and Equity Research Analyst with KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. Mr. Gere's research coverage is focused on the household products, personal care and cosmetics industry. Prior to joining KBCM, Mr. Gere worked at RBC Capital Markets as a Research Analyst covering the HPC industry. Previous equity research experience includes working as a Consumer Staples Analyst for Wachovia Capital Markets and as a Research Associate at Prudential Equity Group. Mr. Gere earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting and a Master of Business Administration in finance and international business, both from New York University. He also holds the Series 7, 63, 86 and 87 industry licenses, and is a Certified Public Accountant. Profile
TWST: Tell us about your coverage with a broad view to overall performance.
Mr. Gere: I guess how I would describe it — I cover an eclectic group of staple names that are either