Consumer >> Analyst Interviews >> March 23, 2009

Mall-based Teen Retailers & Sporting Goods – Robert Samuels – Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.

Robert Samuels is Executive Director and Senior Analyst covering the Specialty Retail sector for Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. He was previously a Vice President and Senior Analyst covering apparel, footwear and sporting goods for JPMorgan, and a member of JPMorgan's number one ranked specialty retail team. He was ranked number four in the 2008 Institutional Investor Survey, earning a runner-up position in only his second year covering the apparel space. Prior to JPMorgan, he worked at Bear Stearns as part of that firm's top-ranked specialty retail team. He received a BA degree in Economics from Tufts University and an MBA degree from the Stern School of Business at New York University. Profile
TWST: Where do you focus your attention in the retail space?

Mr. Samuels: We focus our attention on the specialty retail sector with emphasis

on mall-based teen retailers as well as the