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Roundtable Forum: Education

PETER L. MARTIN, a Managing Director in the Equity Research department of Jefferies & Company, Inc., provides in-depth coverage of the knowledge services industry. He has authored several well-regarded industry white papers and releases a weekly valuation report that is widely recognized within the industry. He also authors a monthly article for TD magazine, a publication of the American Society for Training and Development. Prior to joining Jefferies & Company, Inc., in February 1997, Mr. Martin was associated with Montgomery Securities and the Franklin/Templeton Group of Funds. He received an MBA from the University of San Francisco and a BA in Business Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He has been a Charted Financial Analyst since 1995. Profile
Silber, Jeffrey M.
Jeffrey M. Silber is a Managing Director and Senior Analyst at BMO Capital Markets Corp., covering the business services and education sectors, including the staffing, information services, business process outsourcing and online recruitment industries. He publishes two periodic industry reports: an annual overview of the education and training industry and the “Staffing Indicator,” on staffing services. Mr. Silber serves as the host and moderator for the firm’s annual Back to School Education Conference, considered the premier investor event for the industry. Mr. Silber's research has been recognized by many industry surveys. He has won a StarMine Analyst Award four years in a row from 2011 to 2014, and in 2011 was named to Institutional Investor's All-America Research team for his coverage of the business, education and professional services sector. Profile
GERALD R. ODENING, Managing Director of JP Morgan Securities, joined the firm via Hambrecht & Quist in 1999 to manage the education industry research effort. Prior to H&Q, he managed the education service industry research effort for Salomon Smith Barney from 1994 to 1999, and has spent over 20 years in the securities industry. He was ranked number two in the education services category on the 1998 Institutional Investor All-America Research Team. He received a BA from Occidental College. His comments on the industry have appeared in such publications as The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, Financial Times and Investor's Business Daily. Profile
TWST: Could you tell us how the education and e-learning stocks

have done over the past year?

Mr. Silber: When you take a look at the entire sector for the

last 12 months ' and we track a