Technology >> Analyst Interviews >> July 12, 2004


JOHN FREEMAN is the equity analyst covering network equipment for Precursor, an independent investment research firm focusing on tech, telecom, and media. Mr. Freeman has over 15 years of experience in the networking industry. Prior to joining Precursor, Mr. Freeman served as a technology and strategy consultant to companies such as Motorola, Nortel, Newbridge Networks, Intel, IBM, and private equity firms such as Signal Lake Partners, Lotus Interworks, and Sunrise Capital. Mr. Freeman also served three years as Director of Business Development for Paradyne following the company's acquisition by the Texas Pacific Group, and played a key role in what is considered the most successful LBO in the technology sector to date. Mr. Freeman began his career in Japan, where he worked in both hands-on network management and sales/marketing roles. He has written numerous articles, reports and technical white papers covering very technical as well as business/investment-related issues in computer networking and telecommunications. Mr. Freeman graduated from Harvard with a BA in East Asian Studies. Profile
TWST: Could you start with a quick overview of Precursor?

Mr. Freeman: Precursor is an independent investment research firm. Our

clients are mutual funds and hedge funds, and we provide