Company Sponsored Research: Sidoti & Company, LLC


Biographies of selected Sidoti & Company's securities analysts.

Sidoti Analysts

Coverage as of 8/14/19

Greg Burns

Greg Burns joined Sidoti in September 2008 and currently covers stocks with a focus on technology and telecommunications.  Prior to joining Sidoti, Mr. Burns worked on the American Stock Exchange as an option market maker and specialist for Kellogg Capital.  Greg holds a BS in business from the State University of New York at Albany (1999) and an MBA from New York University (2009).


*CSG Systems (CSGS)
*Digi International (DGII)
*ePlus (PLUS)
*Federal Signal (FSS)
*Herman Miller (MLHR)
*HNI Corporation (HNI)
*Iridium Communications (IRDM)
*j2 Global (JCOM)
*Knoll (KNL)
*Plantronics (PLT)
*Sify Technologies (SIFY)
*Steelcase (SCS)
*Universal Electronics (UEIC)

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Frank Camma, CFA

Frank Camma, CFA has covered consumer companies for Sidoti since 2012.  Mr. Camma has over 20 years of Wall Street experience in both investment banking and research working at NatWest markets, Paine Webber, UBS and CIBC World Markets.   In addition to consumer, Mr. Camma has extensive experience covering healthcare companies. He has a BS in Finance from Villanova University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. 


*Helen of Troy (HELE)
*iRobot Corp (IRBT)
*Lancaster Colony (LANC)
*Lifetime Brands (LCUT)
*Medifast (MED)
*Prestige Brands (PBH)
*RCI Hospitality (RICK)
*Trex Company (TREX)
*Tupperware Brands (TUP)
*USANA Health Sciences (USNA)
*Weight Watchers (WW)

Ishfaque Faruk

Ishfaque Faruk is the Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) Analyst at Sidoti & Company. Previously, he was the TMT Equity Analyst at WestPark Capital where he covered a broad array of Internet, Software, Media & Entertainment, Telecom and Applied Technology Companies. Prior to that, he was an Equity Analyst at Hillside Partners, where he covered Large Cap Internet and Media stocks. Before that, he held roles at Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Securities and Standard Chartered Bank as well. Mr. Faruk received a Bachelors in Accounting, Finance and Marketing from North South University and Masters in Finance degree from State University of New York at Buffalo.


* PAR Technology (PAR)
* QAD Inc. (QADA)
* Unisys (UIS)


John Franzreb

John Franzreb is a Senior Equity analyst with Sidoti & Company, LLC.  He has been with the firm since 1999 and covers stocks in the Industrial Machinery, Capital Equipment and Electronic Components sectors.  Prior to Sidoti, Mr. Franzreb was an analyst at Forbes Investors Advisory Institute and an analyst/specialist at Value Line.  Mr. Franzreb is a 3-time winner of the Wall Street Journal’s ‘Best on The Street’ and was cited by BuySide magazine for accuracy in the Automotive sector for both earnings accuracy and recommendations.  Mr. Franzreb is a graduate of Bernard M. Baruch College. 


*Albany Intl (AIN)
*Alta Industrial Motion (AIMC)
*AZZ Inc. (AZZ)
*CTS Corporation (CTS)
*EnerSys (ENS)
*Gorman-Rupp (GRC)
*Hillenbrand (HI)
*Matrix Service (MTRX)
*MTS Systems (MTSC)
*Powell Industries (POWL)
*Vishay Precision (VPG)

Anthony C. Lebiedzinski

Anthony Lebiedzinski is a senior equity research analyst who joined Sidoti in June 2001 who largely covers specialty retail companies.  In 2004, Lebiedzinski received a “Best on the Street” award from the Wall Street Journal for his stock recommendations in the specialty retail sector. Prior to joining Sidoti, Lebiedzinski was a research associate with Netfolio, Inc., an investment advisor.  Lebiedzinski received his BS degree in Economics and Global Business Studies from Manhattan College.

*Bassett Furniture (BSET)
*Casey’s General Stores (CASY)
*Haverty Furniture (HVT)
*Hooker Furniture (HOFT)
*Johnson Outdoors (JOUT)
*Kirkland’s (KIRK)
*La-Z-Boy (LZB)
*PC Connection (CNXN)
*PetMed Express (PETS)
*Pitney Bowes (PBI)
*Pool Corporation (POOL)
*Systemax (SYX)


Edward Marshall

For over 15 years, Ed Marshall has been a Senior Equity Research Analyst at Sidoti & Co. LLC covering Industrials, Aerospace, and Basic Materials.  Prior to joining Sidoti, Mr. Marshall was employed by AIG Sun America Mutual Funds.  He received his BA in Economics from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick.


*Barnes Group (B)
*DMC Global (BOOM)
*Ducommun (DCO)
*Franklin Electric (FELE)
*Haynes Intl (HAYN)
*Kaman Corp (KAMN)
*Lydall (LDL)
*Materion (MTRN)
*Mistras Group (MG)
*MSA Safety (MSA)
*OMNOVA Solutions (OMN)
*Park-Ohio Hldgs (PKOH)
*Quaker Chemical (KWR)

Christopher McGinnis

Chris P. McGinnis has been a special situation equity analyst at Sidoti since 2009.   Prior to joining Sidoti, Mr. McGinnis was employed as a Research Analyst by Ahab Capital Management, Inc.  He also served on the board at Chelsea Piers LP. Mr. McGinnis received his BA of Literature degree from New England College.


*ACCO Brands (ACCO)
*Carriage Services (CSV)
*Deluxe Corp (DLX)
*Douglas Dynamics (PLOW)
*InnerWorkings, INc. (INWK)
*John bean Technologies (JBSS)

*OTC Markets Group (OTCM)
*Perion Network (PERI)
*ScanSouce (SCSC)
*Standex Intl (SXI)
*Unifi, Inc. (UFI)


Joe Mondillo

Joe Mondillo joined Sidoti in 2007 as a small cap equity analyst at covering the Industrial sector.   In that time, he has formally covered over 25 companies in the space and followed 50-75 intermittently.   Prior to working for Sidoti & Co., Joe’s background consists of portfolio consulting at NEPC, LLC and fund accounting at State Street Corp.  Joe graduated from Bentley University in 2004 with a B.S. degree in Finance.


*AAON, Inc. (AAON)
*Alamo Group (ALG)
*Brady Corp (BRC)
*Briggs & Stratton (BGG)
*Columbus McKinnon (CMCO)
*Comfort Systems (FIX)
*CSW Industrials (CSWI)
*DXP Enterprises (DXPE)
*EnPro Industries (NPO)
*Graham Corp. (GHM)
*Helios Technologies (HLIO)
*Hyster-Yale Materials Handling (HY)
*LIndsay Corp (LNN)
*LSB Industries (LXU)
*Raven Industries (RAVN)
*The Toro Company (TTC)
*Tital Intl (TWI)

Stephen O'Hara

Stephen O’Hara joined Sidoti in 2007 and currently covers stocks that are in the transportation and industrial sectors.  Prior to joining Sidoti, Mr. O’Hara worked on the NYSE from 1996 to 2007.  From 2002 to 2007, Mr. O’Hara worked as a NYSE Specialist for Bank of America.  He graduated from St. Bonaventure University with a Bachelor degree in Finance (1993). 


*Air Transport Services (ATSG)
*Alexander & Baldwin (ALEX)
*Allegiant Travel (ALGT)
*Hawaiian Holdings (HA)
*LCI Industries (LCII)
*Matson (MATX)
*Patrick Industries (PATK)
*SkyWest (SKYW)
*Spartan Motors (SPAR)
*Thor Industries (THOR)
*Viad (VVI)
*Winnebago Industries (WGO)


Greg Pendy

Greg Pendy joined Sidoti in 2015 as a consumer analyst and is currently focused on names in the discretionary space including retail softlines, hardlines and apparel.  Previously, he spent over five years at Nomura with research roles focused on both consumer retail and consumer staples coverage.  Prior to that, he worked at Bank of America as a consumer analyst on the cash equity trading desk.  He holds an M.B.A. from Rice University and a B.S. from Babson College. 


*American Public Education (APEI)
*Barnes & Noble Education (BNED)
*Career Education (CECO)
*China Distance Education (DL)
*Daktronics (DAKT)
*Federal Agricultural Mortgage (AGM)
*K12 (LRN)
*Lindblad Expeditions (LIND)
*Shoe Carnival (SCVL)

Mitra Ramgopal

Mitra Ramgopal has more than 15 years of experience as a healthcare sell-side analyst. He was one of the original analysts when Sidoti & Company, LLC was founded in March 1999.  Prior to that, Mr. Ramgopal was an analyst at Schroders Plc, (1997-1998), NatWest Plc (1996-1997), and Value Line, Inc (1994-96).  He has a BA in Economics from Brandeis University (1986) and a Masters in Accounting & Finance from the London School of Economics (1992).


*Addus HomeCare (ADIS)
*AMN Healthcare Services (AMN)
*Balchem (BCPC)
*BioTelemetry (BEAT)
*Cantel Medical (CMD)
*Healthcare Services Group (HCSG)
*Mesa Laboratories (MLAB)
*Omnicell (OMCL)
*RadNet (RDNT)
*Steris (STE)
*U.S. Physical Therapy (USPH)

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Mark Riddick, CFA

Marc Riddick, CFA became  a Business/Consumer Services Analyst at Sidoti in April 2016.  Previously, Mr. Riddick was a Senior Analyst at The Williams Capital Group LP, a Vice President at Advent Capital Management LLC, a Principal at Mutual of America Capital Management LLC, an Analyst at Scudder Stevens & Clark Inc, an Analyst at Zurich Scudder Investments, Inc., a Principal at Paine Webber Development Corp., and a Research Analyst at Value Line, Inc. Mr. Riddick received his undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University.


*ABM Industries (ABM)
*CRA Intl (CRAI)
*Exponent (EXPO)
*FirstService Corp (FSV)
*FTI Consulting (FCN)
*ICF Intl (ICFI)
*Information Services Group (III)
*Korn/Ferry International (KFY)
*McGrath RentCorp (MGRC)
*Mobile Mini(MINI)
*Navigant Consulting (NCI)
*SP Plus (SP)
*Tetra Tech (TTEK)

Julio Romero

Julio Romero is an equity analyst at Sidoti & Co, covering building products. He joined the firm in April 2014. Before Sidoti, Julio was a private client banker at JPMorgan Chase. He is currently a CFA Level III Candidate. He obtained his B.S. in Finance from Binghamton University in 2009.


*American Woodmark (AMWD)
*Apogee Enterprises (APOG)
*Encore Wire (WIRE)
*Gibraltar Industries (ROCK)
*Griffon Corp (GFF)
*InSteel Industries (IIIN)
*Quanex Building Products (NX)
*Simpson Manufacturing (SSD)
*Tecnoglass Inc. (TGLS)
*US Concrete (USCR)

Brian Russo

Brian Russo is the Utilities Analyst at Sidoti & Company. Previously, he was the Utility and Power Senior Analyst at Ladenburg Thalmann. Ladenburg Thalmann acquired Brian’s previous firm called Broadwall Capital in which he was Partner. Brian started his sell-side career as an Associate Analyst as part of the UBS Warburg Utility Research Team. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and received his BSM from Tulane University.


* Avista (AVA)
* Northwestern Corp (NWE)

Jim Sidoti

Jim Sidoti has covered Medical Devices for Sidoti since 2002.   Prior to that he worked for 15 years as a project engineer designing sensors and controls for the medical device and semiconductor industries.  Jim has initiated coverage of more than 30 medical device names with more than a dozen acquired in the last ten years.  He has a BS in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master in Business Administration from Dowling college.  


* Anika Therapeutics (ANIK)
* Cutera (CUTR)
* Heska (HSKA)
* Integer Holdings (ITGR)
* LeMaitre Vascular
* Merit Medical (MMSI)
* Myomo (MYO)
* Orthofix Medical (OFIX)
* STARR Surgical (STAA)
* Surmodics (SRDX)
* Trinity Biotech (TBIO)
* Varex Imaging (VREX)

Anja Soderstrom

Anja Soderstrom is a senior equity research analyst at Sidoti & Co., LLC with a primary focus on technology. Ms. Soderstrom has been in equity research for ten years covering various sectors and market caps at Maxim Group, Dahlman Rose & Co. and Telsey Advisory Group. Before starting in equity research she worked as a corporate governance analyst at GMI Ratings (now part of MSCI).  Additionally, she has experience in consulting within investor relations and bankruptcy administration for small- to-large cap clients primarily within the technology, retail and marine industries.  Ms. Soderstrom received her MS. in Business and Economics at Lund University, Sweden.


* Benchmark Electronics (BHE)
* InterDigital (IDCC)
* NetSol Technologies (NTWK)
* OneSpan (OSPN)
* Plexus (PLXS)

Josh Vogel

Josh first joined Sidoti in 2004 as an analyst covering the Business Services sector.  Over 10-plus years his universe spanned more than 25 companies specializing in outsourcing, recruitment, financial services, technology, consulting, training and healthcare.  Prior to rejoining the firm in 2018, Josh spent time as a financial analyst and advisor focused primarily on helping individuals and small businesses implement financial plans and maximize cash flow through insurance, financing and cash management strategies.  Josh graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1997 with a B.B.A in Accounting.


* Barrett Business Services (BBSI)
* DHI Group (DHX)
* Hexindai (HX)
* Hudson Global (HSON)
* Kelly Services (KELYA)
* Sykes Enterprises (SYKE)
* Volt Information Sciences (VISI)