Consumer >> Analyst Interviews >> November 23, 2009

Navigating Casual And Fast-casual Dining – Rachael Rothman – Wedbush Securities

Rachael Rothman, CFA, joined Susquehanna Financial Group LLLP in 2010 as a Senior Analyst covering the restaurant, gaming, lodging and leisure industries. Her research leverages more than a decade of direct operational experience in the hospitality industry with 10 years of experience in equity research. She is a recognized expert in the field and has been selected to Institutional Investor's "All American Research Survey," The Wall Street Journal's "Best on the Street" and the Financial Times' "World's Best Analysts." Before joining Susquehanna Financial, Ms. Rothman was a Managing Director and Senior Analyst at Wedbush Securities and Merrill Lynch. She began her equity research career at Morgan Stanley. She earned her master's degree in hotel and restaurant management from Cornell University, a graduate degree in economics from the University of Virginia and her bachelor's degree from Bates College. She is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts, the CFA Institute and the Cornell Hotel Society. Profile
TWST: Where are you focusing your attention in the restaurant space these days?

Ms. Rothman: We continue to encourage our clients to remain defensively positioned and focus on those companies which