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Roundtable Forum: Security Products & Services

STEVEN GISH is a Research Analyst at Roth Capital Partners. Mr. Gish focuses on companies with business lines or engagements in the security, defense and industrial markets. Before joining Roth Capital Partners in 2000, Mr. Gish held several audit and analyst positions in Seattle and Los Angeles with a subsidiary of Deutsche Bank, where he specialized in financing programs for technology and industrial companies. Mr. Gish earned an MBA from the University of Colorado in 1995, and was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2002. Mr. Gish is a member of the Association for Investment Management and Research and the Los Angeles Society of Financial Analysts. Profile
ROBERT NORFLEET has been First Vice President at Davenport & Company since 1994. He was recognized in 1999 by The Wall Street Journal as an All Star Analyst. Mr. Norfleet received a BA from the University of the South, Sewanee; an MBA with honors from the Virginia Commonwealth University; and attended St. Johns College, Oxford, England. Profile
JEFFREY T. KESSLER is Senior Vice President and Senior Analyst at Lehman Brothers. He is responsible for Lehman's business services research, and is the recognized Wall Street expert on security companies. He is frequently quoted in business services and security trade journals and financial publications such as The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Kessler began his career in 1983 as a securities analyst with Argus Research Corp. He moved to Cowen & Co. in 1985, and joined Lehman Brothers in 1989. Mr. Kessler earned his BA (1973) and MA (1978) in Economics/Political Science at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. He also earned an MS in Journalism (1975) from Columbia University. Profile
Brian Ruttenbur joined Morgan Keegan in June 2000. As Managing Director, Mr. Ruttenbur follows the security, safety and defense sector. Prior to joining Morgan Keegan, he was a Senior Analyst with SunTrust Equitable Securities from November 1995 to May 2000. From August 1993 to March 1994, he was a Staff Consultant with Anderson Consulting. Mr. Ruttenbur holds a B.A. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and an MAS degree from the University of Montana, Missoula. He also served as a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force. Profile
TWST: Steve, how do you define the area I would call low-tech

security? Is that an appropriate definition?

Mr. Gish: At Roth Capital Partners, our research efforts are

concentrated in small