Brian Gesuale Promoted to Senior Research Analyst Covering the Defense
Electronics and Homeland Security Sectors
MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray
(Piper Jaffray) is pleased to announce the expansion of its technology
research platform to include the defense electronics and homeland security
sectors. The sectors will be covered by Brian Gesuale, who has been promoted
to vice president and senior research analyst after spending the past four
years as a research analyst in technology and business services. He is based
in the firm's Minneapolis headquarters.
"Defense electronics and homeland security have received much greater
attention and funding as a result of our current political situation," said
Robert Peterson, head of Investment Research at Piper Jaffray. "We believe
this sector is a good fit for us as we continue to expand our research
platform in areas of growth, investment, investor interest, and where we
believe we can make a difference."
Piper Jaffray's technology research platform already encompasses the
-- Analog/Mixed Signal Semiconductors
-- Data Networking & Wireline Telecom
-- Enterprise Computing & Storage, Semiconductors
-- Internet Media & Marketing
-- Learning Services
-- Semiconductor Capital Equipment
-- Software Applications
-- Software Infrastructure
-- Software Security & Design
-- Technology & Business Services
-- Wireless Communications Equipment
"Given his proven abilities as a research analyst along with his extensive
experience within the defense industry, we believe Brian has the insight and
skills to provide investors with information necessary to make smart investing
decisions," said Peterson.
Prior to joining Piper Jaffray, Gesuale led a transcontinental development
team that created the Air Force's first family of self-sufficient commercial
satellite imagery systems, Eagle Vision, for the U.S. Air Force's Headquarters
Office of Modeling and Simulation at the Pentagon in Washington D.C. Before
that, he was a program manager at the U.S. Air Force's Electronic Systems
Center for the B-2 Stealth Bomber's Mission Planning System, based at Hanscom
AFB in Bedford, Mass.
"I look forward to adding a new vertical area of coverage expertise to an
already strong Piper Jaffray technology research platform," said Gesuale. "I
believe investors will find our pending coverage launch very timely, given
increased geopolitical instability and growing federal investments for new
Gesuale has a bachelor of science degree in economics from the U.S. Air
Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., and a master's degree in finance
from Bentley College in Waltham, Mass.
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