Technology >> Analyst Interviews >> May 4, 2009

Outlook For Telecom Software – Scott P. Sutherland – Wedbush Morgan Securities

Scott P. Sutherland is a Managing Director of Equity Research with Wedbush Morgan Securities' Technology Research Group, and currently focuses on telecommunications software and services and he oversees the growth of the Telecommunications and Technology Research Groups. As Managing Director, he oversees a group of seven analysts and the group's coverage strategy. His research focuses on companies providing software and services that enable enhanced services such as messaging and wireless data for mobile operators and back office functions such as transaction processing for the telecommunications market. More recently, he has overseen the expansion of research coverage to wireless equipment. Prior to joining Wedbush Morgan Securities, he worked at George D. Bjurman and Associates, an investment management firm, where he assumed the key roles of Senior Research Analyst and IT Director. He also held positions at John Hancock Financial Services and Wells Fargo Bank. He brings over 17 years of experience to the finance industry, as well as two years of hands-on technology experience. In 2004, he was recognized as the Third Best Stock Picker in North America among over 3,200 analysts in 2003 according to StarMine and highlighted in Forbes and Buyside magazines. Over the past five years, he has continued to rank highly for both in StarMine and is currently ranked 5-stars (out of 5) for 2009 recommendation performance and overall earnings accuracy. In addition, he has been active in the media including CNBC, CNN, Barron's, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and IBD. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and is a CFA charterholder. Profile
TWST: Scott, where are you focusing your attention in the software space?

Mr. Sutherland: My attention is focused on the telecom software space, primarily

in wireless.

TWST: How is