Consumer >> Sector Roundtables >> March 14, 2005


Neely Tamminga is a principal and senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray & Co., focusing on specialty retailing: women's apparel & accessories, and personal products. Tamminga ranked as a top sell-side analyst in The Wall Street Journal 2006 Best on the Street analyst survey for her coverage in broadline and apparel retailers. In addition, Tamminga was ranked in the Top 20 sell-side analysts in 2006 by Institutional Investor magazine for her coverage of the retailing/specialty stores sector after receiving Honorable Mention in 2005 and 2004. Tamminga has also received recognition by Institutional Investor magazine for her coverage in the apparel & footwear, department stores, and hardlines retailing sectors. In 2009, FT/Starmine ranked Tamminga No. 2 Industry Estimator for her 2008 coverage in Personal Products. Prior to joining Piper Jaffray in 2002, Tamminga worked at A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. in St. Louis, where she covered specialty apparel retailing companies. Tamminga holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan and a master's degree in business administration from Saint Louis University. Profile
Greenberger, Kimberly
KIMBERLY GREENBERGER, Director and Senior Retail Analyst covering the specialty apparel retailers, joined Smith Barney in July 2004. Prior to joining Smith Barney, she spent nearly five years covering apparel retailers at Lehman Brothers and Credit Suisse First Boston. Ms. Greenberger has leveraged her industry experience successfully, having worked for bebe stores, inc., and the Mervyn's division of Target, Inc., to achieve second place in Greenwich Associates' 2004 poll and third place in the Institutional Investor All-America Research Team poll in 2004. Ms. Greenberger received a BS in Business Administration from the University of Colorado and a Master in Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School, both with honors. She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst. Profile
GABRIELLE KIVITZ joined Deutsche Bank in May 2004, and is a Senior Analyst covering the specialty retail and apparel sector. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Ms. Kivitz was a founding member of the consumer group at First Albany Capital, where she was a Senior Analyst covering the apparel specialty retail sector with specific emphasis on the teen/youth market. Prior to that, she held positions at Robertson Stephens, more recently as a member of the specialty retail equity research team, and initially in the investment banking division. She also held various positions at Levi Strauss & Company and Gap, Inc. She holds a BA in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Elizabeth O. Pierce, CFA, is a Senior Vice President at Sanders Morris Harris, specializing in retail, with an emphasis on specialty apparel. Ms. Pierce joined Sanders Morris Harris in February 2003 as lead retail analyst. She previously worked for Wedbush Morgan Securities as the Managing Director for the consumer products team. Prior to Wedbush Morgan, Ms. Pierce worked at The Seidler Companies, Stephens Inc. and Salomon Brothers/Smith Barney. In addition, she was a Buyside Analyst at First Chicago. Ms. Pierce holds an MBA from Northwestern University as well as a BA from Tulane University. Profile
TWST: Kimberly, as we look out at 2005, what's the outlook and what are

people thinking about?

Ms. Greenberger: We're feeling near-term cautious about the group, its

record sales numbers