Mr. Kim is a Senior Vice President in the Equity and Industry Research Group covering the security and technology sectors. Mr. Kim joined Imperial Capital in 2007 and brings over 15 years of sellside and buy-side equity research experience. Prior to Imperial, he was an investment analyst for a growth equity hedge fund and was previously a senior research analyst at Roth Capital Partners and Robertson Stephens, where he provided primary equity coverage on the digital media technology sector. His investment insights have been featured in numerous financial media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Forbes, and CNBC. Mr. Kim holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles Anderson School of Management.
Mr. Kessler is a Managing Director in the Institutional Research Group. Mr. Kessler has more than 25 years of experience covering security industry for the investment community. He joined Imperial Capital in 2008 from Lehman Brothers where he had served 21 years as the senior security/business services analyst. He was named in December 2006 by Security Magazine as one of the industry’s “25 Most Influential Leaders.” In addition to publishing the Security Industry Annual, and Imperial Capital’s Security Monitor, Mr. Kessler co-founded the Securing New Ground industry conference, which is run by the Security Industry Association and is now in its 17th year. Mr. Kessler earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science / economics from McGill University, a Master of Arts degree in political science/economics from McGill University, and a Master of Science degree in journalism from Columbia University.