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, 87