McLane Cover is the Founder, President and Chief Investment Officer of Mistral Capital Partners, LLC. He has nearly 30 years of investment experience. Before founding Mistral, Mr. Cover served as Senior Vice President - Investments at The Hartford Investment Management Company (HIMCO). While at HIMCO, Mr. Cover was the Lead Analyst for health care, energy and financial sector research, and he helped oversee four small and midcap equity portfolios. Prior to joining HIMCO, Mr. Cover served in a variety of positions while on the equity sell side. He was a Partner at ThinkEquity Partners, LLC, where he was Head of Institutional Equity Sales and served on the firm's operating committee. Prior to ThinkEquity, Mr. Cover was a Managing Director in institutional research sales at Citigroup Global Markets and Kidder, Peabody & Co. Mr. Cover also served as a Chair of Citigroup's equity research steering committee, which was responsible for recommending changes to the firm's research process. He earned a B.S. with a double major in finance and investments from Babson College. Profile
TWST: Please start with a brief history and overview of Mistral Capital Partners.
Mr. Cover: I founded the firm in 2007 with the help of our COO, Sarah Driscoll. Sarah and I had worked together at