Technology >> Analyst Interviews >> August 7, 2001

Outlook For Security Software Stocks: Melissa Eisenstat – Cibc World Markets

MELISSA B. EISENSTAT joined CIBC World Markets' research department in 1993 and is currently a Managing Director and Senior Software Analyst. In addition to analyzing the major enterprise software companies, Ms. Eisenstat manages the software research team which provides coverage on roughly 35 enterprise infrastructure and application software companies. In recognition of Ms. Eisenstat's highly regarded research capabilities, she was selected by The Wall Street Journal as an All Star Analyst in its 1997, 1998 and 1999 surveys, having averaged an annual return of 98% over the three year period, and having achieved a 120% return for the most recent year. Prior to joining CIBC World Markets, Ms. Eisenstat spent four years at Pillar Corporation, a software company where she managed the company's product testing program for its client-server corporate financial planning product, and spent three years in direct sales. She was the top sales representative for the company in her first year. Before Pillar, Ms. Eisenstat was with Apple Computer, first in international marketing and later in US business development. Ms. Eisenstat received her MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and her BA from the University of Pennsylvania. Profile
TWST: What does the security area include within your software group


Ms. Eisenstat: In looking at the enterprise software sector as a whole

we view security as part of systems