Our Research Team

Hedgeye is a bold, trusted, no-excuses provider of real-time investment research and a premier online financial media company.

Our all-star research team is unafraid of rocking the boat and is committed to delivering the highest caliber investment ideas through rigorous quantitative, bottom-up and macro analysis with an emphasis on timing.


Keith McCullough

Strategy

Keith McCullough

Keith McCullough

Prior to founding Hedgeye Risk Management, Keith built a successful track record as a hedge fund manager at the Carlyle-Blue Wave Partners hedge fund, Magnetar Capital, Falconhenge Partners, and Dawson-Herman Capital Management.

Keith has been a regular market guest on financial TV and radio for many years including CNN and Fox Business, as well as a contributor for CNBC and Bloomberg. He now hosts The Macro Show weekday mornings on HedgeyeTV which was featured in a Huffington Post story, "Meet The Man Who Wants To Build The ESPN Of Finance."

He is the author of the popular book, Diary of a Hedge Fund Manager and regularly shares his market and economic commentary on Fortune, Investopedia and other financial websites.

He began his career as an institutional equity sales analyst after earning an economics degree from Yale University. While at Yale, he captained the men's ice hockey team to a Division I Ivy League Championship.

Brian McGough

Retail

Brian McGough

Brian McGough

Prior to joining Hedgeye Risk Management, Brian was the executive director in equity research at Morgan Stanley. Before Morgan Stanley, Brian ran the consumer sector team at Copper Arch Capital, was the director of investor relations at Nike. He started his career as a research analyst at Salomon Brothers and Smith Barney. Brian has been recognized by Institutional Investor, Greenwich Associates, StarMine, and The Wall Street Journal.

Brian holds a master’s degree in finance from Hofstra University.

Todd Jordan

Gaming | Lodging | Leisure

Todd Jordan

Todd Jordan

Prior to joining Hedgeye Risk Management, Todd ran a consumer long/short fund on the Jefferies Asset Management platform and had been a consumer sector head at Cobalt Capital and Ardsley Partners. Previously, Todd worked as a sell-side analyst at Raymond James, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, and Buckingham Research. He has won numerous Wall Street Journal awards for stock picking and earnings accuracy.

Todd holds an M.B.A. in analytical finance from The University of Chicago.

Howard Penney

Restaurants | Consumer Staples

Howard Penney

Howard Penney

Howard’s research coverage focuses on the restaurant industry and other Consumer Staples sectors in the U.S. He has nearly two decades of experience following consumer related sectors including tobacco, beverage (including Latin America), gaming, and restaurants. Prior to Hedgeye Risk Management, Howard spent 14 years at Morgan Stanley, including working on the Macro team covering small company strategy. During his tenure at Morgan Stanley, Howard was ranked #1 by Institutional Investor (Restaurants) and #1 in the WSJ poll (Tobacco). Following Morgan Stanley Howard worked at FBR and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.

Howard received his bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from Florida Southern College

Daryl Jones

Macro

Daryl Jones

Daryl Jones

Prior to joining Hedgeye Risk Management, Daryl was the sector head for Basic Materials at HIG Capital's hedge fund, Brightpoint Capital. Earlier, Daryl founded the public investment effort at Onex Corporation, a leading private equity firm. At Hedgeye, Daryl covers commodities, geo-politics, and major asset classes outside of equities.

Daryl holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a master’s degree from Columbia University in finance and value investing. While attending Yale University, Daryl played for the men’s ice hockey team.

Josh Steiner

Financials | Housing

Josh Steiner

Josh Steiner

Josh has more than a decade of experience following sectors including specialty finance, general financial services, and satellite communications. Prior to Hedgeye Risk Management, Josh was an integral part of the number-one ranked Institutional Investor and Greenwich Survey Mortgage, and specialty finance team at Lehman Brothers before moving to the buy-side at Amaranth Group and Millennium Partners. He began his financial career at CE Unterberg, Towbin covering the satellite communications sector.

Josh holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Rochester.

Jonathan Casteleyn

Financials

Jonathan Casteleyn

Jonathan Casteleyn

Jonathan has more than 10 years of experience following the financial services sector including the broker dealers, asset managers, and exchanges. Prior to Hedgeye Risk Management, Jonathan was a senior research analyst at Susquehanna International Group (SIG). He also spent seven years covering financials at Wells Fargo Securities, where he was named by Commonwealth Associates as a top analyst in the sector.

Jonathan holds a bachelor of science in finance from Santa Clara University.

Tom Tobin

Healthcare

Tom Tobin

Tom Tobin

Prior to joining Hedgeye Risk Management, Tom was the head of healthcare investments at Dawson-Herman Capital Management, which he joined after working as an analyst at W.P. Stewart. His industry background includes medical research at MZT Holdings and at the Harvard/MGH Cutaneous Biology Research Center.

Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Vassar College and a master’s degree in biochemistry from Dartmouth College.

Jay Van Sciver

Industrials | Materials

Jay Van Sciver

Jay Van Sciver

Prior to joining Hedgeye Risk Management, Jay was a co-founder and partner at Bishop & Carroll Capital Management. He has focused on buy-side research on industrials, materials, and consumer durables. Jay was also an industrials and materials sector analyst at Brown Brothers Harriman.

Jay earned a bachelor’s of science degree in chemistry from Yale University.

Kevin Kaiser

Energy

Kevin Kaiser

Kevin Kaiser

Kevin was recently named to the Forbes 30 under 30 List, featuring the brightest stars in 15 different fields under the age of 30. He has also appeared on Fox Business News and has been quoted in several financial publications including Barron's and The Wall Street Journal for his groundbreaking work on master limited partnerships (MLP).

Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Princeton University where he was captain of the men’s hockey team.

Hesham Shaaban

Internet & Media

Hesham Shaaban

Hesham Shaaban

Prior to joining Hedgeye Risk Management Hesham, worked as a private equity analyst at Viscogliosi Brothers following equity research roles at Cerulean Capital and Maxim Group.

Hesham holds a bachelor’s of science in finance and marketing from Northeastern University.

Neil Howe

Demography

Neil Howe

Neil Howe

Neil Howe is a renowned authority on generations and social change in America. An acclaimed bestselling author and speaker, he is the nation's leading thinker on today's generations—who they are, what motivates them, and how they will shape America's future.

A historian, economist, and demographer, Howe is also a recognized authority on global aging, long-term fiscal policy, and migration. He is a senior associate to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C., where he helps direct the CSIS Global Aging Initiative.

Howe has written over a dozen books on generations, demographic change, and fiscal policy, many of them with William Strauss. Howe and Strauss' first book, Generations is a history of America told as a sequence of generational biographies. Vice President Al Gore called it "the most stimulating book on American history that I have ever read" and sent a copy to every member of Congress. Newt Gingrich called it "an intellectual tour de force." Of their book, The Fourth Turning, The Boston Globe wrote, "If Howe and Strauss are right, they will take their place among the great American prophets."

Howe and Strauss originally coined the term "Millennial Generation" in 1991, and wrote the pioneering book on this generation, Millennials Rising. His work has been featured frequently in the media, including USA Today, CNN, the New York Times, and CBS' 60 Minutes.

Previously, with Peter G. Peterson, Howe co-authored On Borrowed Time, a pioneering call for budgetary reform and The Graying of the Great Powers with Richard Jackson.

Howe received his B.A. at U.C. Berkeley and later earned graduate degrees in economics and history from Yale University.

Ami Joseph

Technology

Ami Joseph

Ami Joseph

Ami has almost two decades of buy-side and sell-side experience covering the technology sector. Prior to joining Hedgeye Risk Management, he founded Joseph Capital Partners which provided long and short ideas to institutional investors. He was an equity research analyst at Putnam Investments where he led international equity research for technology stocks. Prior to that, he was a technology analyst at Fidelity Management & Research.

Ami graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania.

Hedgeye Potomac Research Policy

LtGen Emerson "Emo" Gardner USMC Ret.

Defense Policy

LtGen Emerson "Emo" Gardner USMC Ret.

LtGen Emerson "Emo" Gardner USMC Ret.

General Gardner serves as Senior Defense Policy Advisor at Hedgeye Potomac Research, where he specializes in defense and aerospace markets. He completed 37 years of distinguished service as a Marine officer in 2010, most recently in the Office of Secretary of Defense as Principal Deputy Director for Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation. In this role he led independent evaluations of all major defense programs and was responsible for the development of DoD's $3 Trillion, six year Future Year Defense Plan. From 2005 to 2007, General Gardner was the Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps for Programs and Resources where he was directly responsible for the integration and execution of all aspects of the Corps' $33 Billion annual budget. His operational career highlights included tours as a Presidential Command Pilot in HMX-1, tours in Europe and Japan, and command at the squadron and Marine Expeditionary Unit levels in combat and expeditionary operations. As a flag officer, he managed military operations in Afghanistan and the Pacific theater. General Gardner is a cum laude graduate of Duke University. As a George Olmsted Scholar he did two years of graduate work in Göttingen, Germany.

He is a graduate of the Norwegian Defense College and the National Security Seminar at the Maxwell School of International Relations.

Paul Glenchur

Telecom and Media Policy

Paul Glenchur

Paul Glenchur

Paul Glenchur serves as Senior Policy Analyst at Hedgeye Potomac Research. Paul is ranked among leading telecommunications policy specialists, combining his legal background with industry experience. Prior to joining Hedgeye Potomac Research, Mr. Glenchur was the senior telecom and cable analyst with Schwab Washington Research and later the senior telecom policy analyst with the Stanford Group. Mr. Glenchur also has an extensive legal background – he served as an attorney on the FCC’s cable and common carrier bureau, as an associate with the Washington law firm of Miller and Chevalier, and as Counsel to the Assistant Secretary of Energy for Congressional Affairs. Before moving to Washington, he was a judicial law clerk to Judge Thomas Tang of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Mr. Glenchur is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and earned his J.D. at the University of California Hastings College of the Law, where he was an editor of the law review. Mr. Glenchur is a member of the Federal Communications Bar and has testified before House and Senate committees on telecommunications issues. He is also a member of the Supreme Court and Ninth Circuit bars.

Joseph McMonigle

Energy Policy

Joseph McMonigle

Joseph McMonigle

Joseph McMonigle serves as Senior Energy Policy Analyst at Hedgeye Potomac Research and is president and co-founder of The Abraham Group LLC, an international strategic consulting firm focused on the energy sector and based in Washington, D.C.

Mr. McMonigle is the former Vice Chairman of the Paris-based International Energy Agency, an international organization of oil consuming countries, whose core mission is to work for stable energy markets and respond with joint measures to meet oil supply emergencies. He also served concurrently as U.S. Representative to the IEA (2003-2005). In addition, Mr. McMonigle served as Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Energy, a cabinet department with a $23 billion budget and over 100,000 federal and contractor employees (2001-2005). Mr. McMonigle also served as the American co-chair of the U.S.-China Energy Cooperation Working Group and led DOE’s bilateral activities and engagement with China.

Before joining the Bush Administration, Mr. McMonigle was the administrative assistant and general counsel to a United States Senator. He is also an attorney and member of the Energy Bar Association as well as the Pennsylvania and District of Columbia bars.

JT Taylor

Macro Policy

JT Taylor

JT Taylor

James R. (JT) Taylor serves as Senior Policy Analyst at Hedgeye Potomac Research. JT has extensive experience in both government and business in Washington, DC, with a career spanning the legislative and executive branches as well as the financial services industry. Prior to joining Potomac Research Group, he ran Pelorus Research, the US public markets division of the Holdingham Group based in the United Kingdom. He previously led a policy research team as Managing Director at DeMatteo Monness. From 2002-2009, he was Managing Partner of Kemp Partners, a Washington, D.C.-based strategic consulting, business development, and marketing firm which he founded with Secretary Jack Kemp in 2002. At Kemp Partners, he oversaw day-to-day operations and business development while managing client relationships in both the corporate arena and financial service industries.

JT’s Washington experience includes his positions as the President and CEO of the Washington-based think tank, Empower America, and as Vice President of Corporate Communications for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where he established the communications department and led the development of key Chamber initiatives and long-term communications strategies. He previously served in government as Chief of Staff to U.S. Representative Sue Myrick (R-NC), and senior aide to Secretary Jack Kemp during both the 1996 presidential campaign and during his tenure as Housing Secretary under President George H.W. Bush.

Emily Evans

Health Policy

Emily Evans

Emily Evans

Prior to joining Hedgeye Risk Management, Emily was a partner at Obsidian Research, a healthcare research boutique that she founded. She has over three decades of professional experience working both in and around government.

During most of that time, Emily worked in public finance at J.C. Bradford & Co. in Nashville until its sale to UBS/PaineWebber in 2000. As the Investment Limited Partner in charge of municipal bond underwriting, Emily helped to bring over $10 billion in securities to market – including hundreds of healthcare related projects such as skilled nursing facilities, continuing care retirement communities and acute care hospitals.

In recent years, Emily has provided consulting services to the government and finance communities. She served for nine years on the Nashville City Council and is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College.