Technology >> Analyst Interviews >> November 4, 2002

Outlook For Internet Security: Sean Jackson – Avondale Partners Llc

SEAN JACKSON joined Avondale Partners as its first Equity Research Analyst in July 2001. His responsibilities include providing investment research in the Internet security and healthcare technology industries and leading the direction of the technology research effort. Before Avondale, he was Director, Equity Research at SunTrust Equitable Securities, concentrating on Internet security. In January 2000, he published the securities industry's first comprehensive research piece on Internet security, a 128-page report entitled 'Making Sense of Security.' In June 2001, he was recognized as a Wall Street Journal All- Star Analyst for stock-picking in the Internet sector. This award was preceded by his ranking from in 2000 as the number one ranked Internet software analyst based on price performance of buy and strong buy recommendations. In 1999, he was the number one ranked analyst at SunTrust Equitable Securities based on strong buy recommendations. Prior to SunTrust Equitable, he worked for four years as actuarial consultant for Thornthwaite & Co., and one summer as a Research Analyst at Fidelity Investments. He earned an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a BS in Engineering at Princeton University, where he was captain of the varsity basketball team and Ivy League Player of the Year. Profile
TWST: Could you define Internet security and also tell us what

you include in your coverage universe?

Mr. Jackson: Internet security encompasses a lot of different

functions, with the basic