Technology >> Analyst Interviews >> October 1, 2014

Playing the Cloud-Based Software, Big Data Analytics and Cybersecurity Themes of Application Software 

Samana, Samad
Samad Samana is a Vice President in the technology, media and telecom research group of FBR Capital Markets & Co., specializing in enterprise software. Before joining FBR Capital Markets & Co. in April 2011, Mr. Samana worked as an Associate Analyst at Morgan Keegan & Company in Memphis, Tennessee, covering enterprise hardware and enterprise software companies. Mr. Samana's broad technology knowledge, comprehensive network of industry contacts, and six years of sellside research experience allow for a unique perspective into enterprise software companies. Mr. Samana received his B.A. in international studies from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. He is also a Level III CFA candidate. Profile
TWST: Can we start with some background on you and your coverage?

Mr. Samana: I have been working in equity research for my entire career. I started off at Morgan Keegan, working with