SOURCE: Wedge Partners

Wedge Partners

July 14, 2011 00:00 ET

Analyst Chris Crespi Joins Wedge Partners as Firm Expands Equity Research

Senior Networking and Communications Equipment Analyst Joins Wedge Partners

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO--(Marketwire - Jul 14, 2011) - Wedge Partners today announced that Chris Crespi has joined the firm as a networking and communications equipment analyst. "Chris adds a tremendous amount of knowledge, experience, and relationships to the Wedge research platform. We are excited to be joined by such a highly regarded industry expert," said Evan Morgan, CEO of Wedge Partners.

Crespi received his BSEE from the University of California at Davis, and then pursued a career as a design engineer at Avantek, Inc. and Hewlett Packard in the area of Microwave Electronics. After six years of designing components and subassemblies for various radar and communications systems, Crespi attended The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Upon graduation, Crespi joined Montgomery Securities (later Bank of America Securities) as an analyst in the wireless and wire line telecommunications equipment sectors. He later served at Deutsche Bank/Alex Brown. Institutional Investor Magazine named Crespi as a "Big Hitter," and he was voted the most "Trustworthy Analyst" in his sector by Greenwich Associates. Recently, Chris has served as a member of the boards of directors of a number of high tech companies including Finisar, Optium, Sirenza Microdevices and Ubiquiti Networks. Crespi currently serves on the board of Ubiquiti Networks as a member of the audit and compensation committees.

"Chris has a great track record. He has a history with these companies and with our clients," said Kirk Adams, Director of Research at Wedge Partners. "His insights in the networking and telecom equipment space are very powerful."

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