Technology >> Analyst Interviews >> August 9, 2001

Internet Media & Commerce: Safa Rashtchy – U.s. Bancorp Piper Jaffray Inc

SAFA RASHTCHY is a Vice President of U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray and a Senior Research Analyst focused on the Internet media and commerce. He joined the Equity Research department of U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray as a Research Analyst in 1997 and has co-authored key industry reports on the Internet, including 'From e-Publishing to e-Business.' Mr. Rashtchy has developed his research universe with a focus on the values and limitations of online advertising and e-commerce, with increasing attention to the new platforms such as wireless, broadband, and commerce infrastructures. He has been involved in more than 20 investment banking transactions, including IPOs, secondary offerings, and M&A. From 1992 to 1996, Mr. Rashtchy was President of ColorWorks Graphics, the digital imaging company he founded in Boston. Prior to that he worked in various technical and management capacities in computer graphics and engineering companies. Mr. Rashtchy received an MBA from Boston University and a BS in Engineering from Purdue University. He has also published several technical papers and has presented at various industry conferences. Profile
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