Technology >> Analyst Interviews >> May 4, 2009

Small & Mid-cap Software Stocks – Mark W. Schappel – The Benchmark Company, Llc

Mark W. Schappel has been an Equity Research Analyst with the Benchmark Company since early 2007, covering the enterprise software sector with a focus on small and mid-cap names. Prior to Benchmark, he spent over seven years on Wall Street, principally with KeyBanc Capital Markets, a division of McDonald Investments Inc., where he was a Vice President and Equity Research Analyst. His research has focused on the software industry, covering leading companies in the content management, specialized applications, and technical design and engineering software categories. His research work builds on his extensive experience delivering IT solutions to meet user requirements. Prior to Wall Street, he spent several years leading large enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) implementations in the chemical industry for a Big Five consulting firm. As a former engineer and plant manager in the chemical industry, he was involved with computer aided design and engineering software, as well as customer relationship management, ERP and SCM applications. He earned an MBA degree from the University of Pittsburgh (1991) and a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Geneva College (1987). Profile
TWST: Mark, where are you focusing your attention in the software area?

Mr. Schappel: I typically focus on small and mid-cap software stocks. There are

a few themes that I'm looking at during