Technology >> Sector Roundtables >> October 6, 1997

Roundtable Forum: Investing In The Data Services Industry

RICHARD K. WEINGARTEN, a Director at Salomon Brothers, joined the firm in May 1997 and follows the computer services and financial technology sectors. Mr. Weingarten has 8 years experience following technology and financial services stocks and an additional 6 years of industry experience. Prior to Salomon, he was a Managing Director and Partner at Montgomery Securities, a Vice President at Mabon Securities and an Analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein. Mr. Weinigarten also ran the strategic planning and business development function for one of the world's largest airline reservation systems. Mr. Weingarten received a B.S. in Economics with honors from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He co-authored the book Marketing Mutual Funds: Targeting the Affluent and Retail Investor. Profile
MARY TRAVERS is an Associate Editor of The Wall Street Transcript. Ms. Travers earned a B.A. degree in Business Administration from Molloy College and has done graduate work at Seton Hall University. She is a Certified Financial Planner and holds her Series 7 and 63 licenses. Ms. Travers is married and has five children. Profile
JAMES F. KISSANE is a Managing Director at Bear, Stearns & Company where he follows corporate service stocks. Previously, he was associated with Salomon Brothers. Mr. Kissane received his Bachelor's degree in finance from SUNY at Albany and his MBA in finance from New York University. Profile
GREGORY GOULD is Managing Director of Goldman Sachs and has been with the company since 1990. He is part of the Technology Research Group covering the computer services industry. In 2001, Mr. Gould was voted first team IT services analyst in the Institutional Investor polls and is highly ranked in the Greenwich, Reuters, and Wall Street Journal polls. Mr. Gould graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Profile
DAVID TOGUT is a Principal of Morgan Stanley which he joined in 1996 as an Equity Research Analyst covering computer and business services companies. Previously, he was associated with CS First Boston and Fred Alger Management. He received his Bachelor's degree in history from Brown University and his MBA in finance and accounting from Columbia Business School. Mr. Togut is a Chartered Financial Analyst and is a member of both the NYSSA and the AIMR. Profile
TWST: Jim Kissane, in your research reports you indicate that it's

critical that investors differentiate among the sectors of the computer

service industry.

Mr. Kissane: Yes, I definitely