Technology >> Analyst Interviews >> May 4, 2009

It Outsourcing & Consulting Companies – Karl Keirstead – Kaufman Bros., Lp

Karl Keirstead covers the IT services and enterprise software industries at Kaufman Bros., LP. Prior to joining Kaufman Bros., he led the IT services research effort at Lehman Brothers. He was the runner-up in 2003 and 2002 in the annual Institutional Investor magazine poll, and he and his team were consistently in the top in the Greenwich Associates Poll. Prior to joining the equity research department, he spent two years in the investment banking and equity capital markets departments of Lehman Brothers. He has spent the last few years establishing and managing a charitable foundation, A Running Start Foundation, which assists young athletes in East Africa. He holds an MBA degree from the University of Western Ontario and a BCom degree from the University of Ottawa, both in Canada. Profile
TWST: What areas do you cover in computer software?

Mr. Keirstead: I spend most of my time on two groups. One, I cover the IT

services space. These would be the firms that sell IT outsourcing