Technology >> Analyst Interviews >> April 12, 2004


KEVIN DEDE, CFA, is the Senior Vice President of Equity Research at Merriman Curhan Ford & Co. He joined the company in February 2003 as an Equity Research Analyst in wireless telecommunications. For more than 10 years prior to MCF, he held investment research positions at several investment banking companies, including Wells Fargo Securities, Montgomery Securities and Prudential Securities. Mr. Dede remains an active member of The Security Analysts of San Francisco and belongs to many telecommunications-related industry groups. Besides generating research in his previous positions, he was also a Supervisory Analyst at Wells Fargo and Montgomery, holding the Series 7, 63, 16 and 24 security licenses. Mr. Dede earned a dual BS in Marine Engineering and Nautical Science at the United States Merchant Marine Academy and won a fellowship to complete an MBA at San Francisco State University. Prior to working on Wall Street, he commanded an ocean-going tug and crew of six for four years. He has also raced bicycles against professionals at the highest amateur level and remains an avid cyclist and skier. Profile
TWST: What's going on in the wireless telecommunications space? Have you

seen any signs of life?

Mr. Dede: Absolutely. There is a long list of exciting developments in

the industry right now.