Industry & Services >> Analyst Interviews >> August 10, 2009

Tax Preparation Companies – Kartik Mehta – Northcoast Research Holdings, Llc

Kartik Mehta joined Northcoast Research in May 2009 as Executive Managing Director, Principal and Director of Research covering the Business Services sector. Prior to joining Northcoast Research, Mr. Mehta was a Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst with FTN Midwest since 1998. He also has 10 years' experience as a bank and thrift examiner, which involved evaluating the financial performance and position of many financial institutions. Mr. Mehta has developed an extensive network of industry contacts, which he utilizes to help formulate his research. He holds an MBA from Kent State University and a B.S. in Finance from the University of Akron. Profile
TWST: Let's please start with an overview of Northcoast Research.

Mr. Mehta: Northcoast Research is a sell-side equity firm. I'm an analyst, I

cover the business services sector.