Consumer >> Analyst Interviews >> October 12, 1998

Food Supplements & Vitamins : Matthew W. Patsky – Adams, Harkness & Hill Inc

MATTHEW W. PATSKY is a Managing Director in Research at Adams, Harkness & Hill. He began his career with Shearson as a Technology Analyst. Over the past 14 years, Mr. Patsky has concentrated on emerging growth companies with a focus on the consumer sector. Within the past six years, he has developed a unique research franchise covering the nutraceuticals and the natural products industry, an area typically overlooked by Wall Street. Mr. Patsky sees significant opportunity in this sector as aging and health-conscious Americans increasingly turn to natural products. A Chartered Financial Analyst, he received his BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Profile
TWST: Let's start off with a brief sketch of the kind of companies that

you follow in the broad area of food supplements and vitamins.

Mr. Patsky: Our thesis is that the aging demographics,