Technology >> Analyst Interviews >> February 28, 2005


SCOTT SUTHERLAND is a Vice President of Equity Research with Wedbush Morgan Securities' Technology Research Group, and currently focuses on communications and transaction processing software and services. In communications, his research focuses on companies providing software for voice, video, and data communications with areas of focus on messaging, wireless data, and voice over IP research focuses on companies that provide billing software and services to telecommunications and financial services companies, as well as other transaction processing solutions. Prior to joining Wedbush Morgan Securities, Mr. Sutherland worked at George D. Bjurman and Associates, an investment management firm, where he assumed the key roles of Senior Research Analyst and IT Director. Mr. Sutherland also held positions at John Hancock Financial Services and Wells Fargo Bank. Mr. Sutherland brings over 14 years of experience to the finance industry, as well as two years of hands-on technology experience. Recently, Mr. Sutherland was recognized as the Third Best Stock Picker in North America among over 3,200 analysts in 2003 according to StarMine and highlighted in Forbes and Buyside magazines. In addition, Mr. Sutherland has been active in the media, including CNBC, CNN, Barron's, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and Investor's Business Daily. Mr. Sutherland holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and is a CFA charter holder. Profile
TWST: Could we start with an overview of your coverage at Wedbush


Mr. Sutherland: I primarily cover the wireless and telecom software

space, which I would break down into two areas: