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RESEARCH APPROACH

WestPark Capital’s newly formed and developing equity research team is focused on high-growth, disruptive technology themes. This experienced team of analysts is a new voice in equity research that is changing the style, shape, and scope of research communications through its modern delivery methods, dedication to collaboration, and focus on where technology trends are evolving.

Instead of general coverage of every stock in a sector, WestPark’s approach provides coverage only on those companies that are the beneficiaries of our defined disruptive investment themes, which are supported by proprietary, bottoms-up research.

Currently, the team provides coverage of artificial intelligence, quantum computing, the cloud and data center, and the fiber broadband demand cycle, with plans to expand into rapidly developing sectors such as financial technology and payments.

For these reasons, WestPark’s expanding client base gains valuable insights and unique approaches to investing that are concise and actionable. Our dedicated coverage teams make sure our clients are informed in a timely and thoughtful way.

Research Team

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Ruben Roy

Managing Director & Senior Analyst
Semiconductors & Emerging Technologies
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Ruben Roy is a Managing Director and Senior Equity Research Analyst covering semiconductor and disruptive technology companies. Ruben joined WestPark in April 2021, bringing more than 20 years of sell-side experience to the firm, previously serving as a research analyst at Thomas Weisel Partners, Pacific Crest Securities, Mizuho Securities USA, Piper Jaffray and The Benchmark Company. Ruben has earned a Best on the Street award from The Wall Street Journal in the Semiconductor category in 2011 and has been a frequent guest on CNBC and Bloomberg News. Ruben began his career in the semiconductor industry in both a design and sales capacity.

He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and received his MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business, and he currently holds series 7, 63, 65 86, and 87 registrations.

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Michael Genovese

Managing Director & Senior Analyst
Communications Equipment
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Michael Genovese is Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst covering communications equipment stocks. Michael covers the optical systems, optical components, and broadband access industries. Michael prides himself for his extensive industry network and thorough, accurate channel checks that he has developed over his 20 years of experience. Michael previously worked in equity research and investment management at MKM Partners, Citigroup, and Alliance Bernstein. He also spent several years in the Strategy and Market Intelligence group of Ciena Corporation.

Michael received an M.A. from The Fletcher School at Tufts University and a B.A. with High Honors from Swarthmore College, and he currently holds series 7, 63, 86, and 87 registrations.

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Charles Park

Managing Director & Senior Analyst
Asia Technology
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Charles Park joined WestPark Capital in June 2021 as Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst covering Asia technology. Based in New York, Charles brings over 20 years of experience and deep knowledge in technology research. Prior to joining WestPark, Charles worked at Mizuho, CLSA, Goldman Sachs, and Samsung Securities as a technology analyst and as a technology sales specialist based in the United States and Asia.

Charles also worked at IBM in various finance and strategy positions, including planning, pricing strategy, and business development. He started his career as a computer design engineer, and he received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and MBA from Yale University. He currently holds series 7, 63, 86, and 87 registrations.

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Andrew Hummel

Vice President & Senior Analyst
Fintech & Payments
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Andrew Hummel joined WestPark Capital as a Vice President and Senior Research Analyst covering financial technology and payments companies. Andrew brings 10 years of sell-side experience to the firm, previously working at Oppenheimer covering the financial technology and semiconductor industries.

Andrew is a CFA charterholder and earned a Master’s degree in finance from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Lubar School of Business. Andrew also holds a BBA degree from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. He currently holds series 7, 63, 86, and 87 registrations.

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Michael McConnell

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Michael McConnell will become Director of Research at WestPark Capital. Michael will implement strategic initiatives within the department, focusing on high-growth disruptive technology trends supported by a collaborative research effort. Prior to joining the firm, Mike spent 16 years at Pacific Crest Securities (acquired by KeyBanc Capital Markets in July 2014) helping build out the technology research practice and elevating its profile as a thought leader in the semiconductor sector. He was previously at Thomas Weisel Partners as an associate analyst in the semiconductor capital equipment sector. He began his career as a management trainee at Franklin Templeton.

Mike earned a B.A. with honors from the University of California, Davis, and he currently holds a series 7, 63, 86, and 87.

Research Team

team 1

Ruben Roy

Managing Director & Senior Analyst
Semiconductors & Emerging Technologies
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Ruben Roy is a Managing Director and Senior Equity Research Analyst covering semiconductor and disruptive technology companies. Ruben joined WestPark in April 2021, bringing more than 20 years of sell-side experience to the firm, previously serving as a research analyst at Thomas Weisel Partners, Pacific Crest Securities, Mizuho Securities USA, Piper Jaffray and The Benchmark Company. Ruben has earned a Best on the Street award from The Wall Street Journal in the Semiconductor category in 2011 and has been a frequent guest on CNBC and Bloomberg News. Ruben began his career in the semiconductor industry in both a design and sales capacity.

He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and received his MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business, and he currently holds series 7, 63, 65 86, and 87 registrations.

team 2

Michael Genovese

Managing Director & Senior Analyst
Communications Equipment
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Michael Genovese is Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst covering communications equipment stocks. Michael covers the optical systems, optical components, and broadband access industries. Michael prides himself for his extensive industry network and thorough, accurate channel checks that he has developed over his 20 years of experience. Michael previously worked in equity research and investment management at MKM Partners, Citigroup, and Alliance Bernstein. He also spent several years in the Strategy and Market Intelligence group of Ciena Corporation.

Michael received an M.A. from The Fletcher School at Tufts University and a B.A. with High Honors from Swarthmore College, and he currently holds series 7, 63, 86, and 87 registrations.

team 3

Charles Park

Managing Director & Senior Analyst
Asia Technology
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Charles Park joined WestPark Capital in June 2021 as Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst covering Asia technology. Based in New York, Charles brings over 20 years of experience and deep knowledge in technology research. Prior to joining WestPark, Charles worked at Mizuho, CLSA, Goldman Sachs, and Samsung Securities as a technology analyst and as a technology sales specialist based in the United States and Asia.

Charles also worked at IBM in various finance and strategy positions, including planning, pricing strategy, and business development. He started his career as a computer design engineer, and he received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and MBA from Yale University. He currently holds series 7, 63, 86, and 87 registrations.

team 4

Andrew Hummel

Vice President & Senior Analyst
Fintech & Payments
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Andrew Hummel joined WestPark Capital as a Vice President and Senior Research Analyst covering financial technology and payments companies. Andrew brings 10 years of sell-side experience to the firm, previously working at Oppenheimer covering the financial technology and semiconductor industries.

Andrew is a CFA charterholder and earned a Master’s degree in finance from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Lubar School of Business. Andrew also holds a BBA degree from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. He currently holds series 7, 63, 86, and 87 registrations.

team 5

Michael McConnell

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Michael McConnell will become Director of Research at WestPark Capital. Michael will implement strategic initiatives within the department, focusing on high-growth disruptive technology trends supported by a collaborative research effort. Prior to joining the firm, Mike spent 16 years at Pacific Crest Securities (acquired by KeyBanc Capital Markets in July 2014) helping build out the technology research practice and elevating its profile as a thought leader in the semiconductor sector. He was previously at Thomas Weisel Partners as an associate analyst in the semiconductor capital equipment sector. He began his career as a management trainee at Franklin Templeton.

Mike earned a B.A. with honors from the University of California, Davis, and he currently holds a series 7, 63, 86, and 87.