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Executive Team

Daryl Boehringer

Daryl@EdgewaterRC.com

Daryl Boehringer is a Founder, CEO and Lead Analyst for Consumer and Ecommerce for Edgewater Research.  Daryl has spent the past 18 years working as a sell-side analyst covering consumer and ecommerce initially for FTN Midwest Research and later for Cleveland Research Company.  His coverage includes Amazon, automotive aftermarket, consumer electronics, footwear, health & beauty, home goods & furnishings, office supply, recreation & power sports, and sporting goods sectors.  Prior to joining FTN Midwest, Daryl worked as a CPA/senior auditor/consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York.  Daryl is a 1996 graduate of SUNY Buffalo with a dual concentration in Accounting and Finance.

Kevin Rottinghaus

Kevin@EdgewaterRC.com

Kevin Rottinghaus is a Founder, President and Lead Analyst for Technology and Digital Advertising for Edgewater Research.  Kevin has spent the past 15 years working as a sell-side analyst covering technology initially for FTN Midwest Research and later for Cleveland Research Company.  His coverage includes PC supply chain, memory/SSDs, hard disk drives, semiconductors, IT hardware, Asia tech, and digital advertising/social media.  Prior to joining FTN Midwest, Kevin worked for i2 and ICG Commerce as a sales engineer, and started his career in management consulting with Ernst & Young.  Kevin is a 1996 graduate of Ohio University with a dual major in Accounting and MIS. 

Research Team

Eamon Kelly

Eamon@EdgewaterRC.com

Eamon Kelly is a Senior Research Analyst in Consumer and Ecommerce for Edgewater Research.  Eamon has spent the past 17 years working in the industry covering consumer and ecommerce.  He started at FTN Midwest Research and then worked for Cleveland Research Company.  His coverage includes Amazon, automotive aftermarket, consumer electronics, footwear, health & beauty, home goods & furnishings, office supply, recreation & power sports and sporting goods sectors.  Eamon is a 2003 graduate of John Carroll University with a major in finance.

Sean Muir is a Senior Research Analyst in Technology and Digital Advertising for Edgewater Research.  Sean has spent the past over 11 years working in the industry building an extensive international network of relationships in the Technology industry. His coverage includes PC supply chain, memory/SSDs, hard disk drives, semiconductors, IT hardware, Asia tech, and digital advertising/social media.  Sean is a 2007 graduate of The University of Akron with a dual major in finance and marketing.

Chris Hodson

Chris@EdgewaterRC.com

Chris Hodson is a Senior Research Analyst in Consumer and Ecommerce for Edgewater Research.  Chris has spent 11 years covering a wide range of companies in the specialty retail landscape and the ecommerce space for Cleveland Research Company. His coverage includes Amazon, automotive aftermarket, consumer electronics, footwear, health & beauty, home goods & furnishings, office supply, recreation & power sports and sporting goods sectors.   Prior to joining Cleveland Research, Chris served as a Financial Advisor within the Retirement Benefits Group of AXA Equitable where he implemented and managed qualified retirement plans for individuals serving in the public sector as well as those employed by various charitable and non-profit organizations.  Chris is a 2005 graduate of Ashland University with a dual major in Communication and Finance.

Joe Wittine

Joe@EdgewaterRC.com

Joe Wittine is a Senior Research Analyst in Technology, Industrial, and Digital Advertising for Edgewater Research. Joe has spent the last 12 years covering a wide range of companies across industrial tech, enterprise storage, HDDs/memory, and consumer tech; previously at Longbow Research. In 2018 Joe earned recognition as the #8 most accurate earnings estimator on Wall Street by Thomson Reuters; and in both 2017 and 2018 Joe was top-3 ranked in the IT Hardware category. Joe is a 2001 graduate of John Carroll University with a major in Accounting, and spent five years in PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s audit practice, auditing companies in the automotive and industrial supply chains.

Institutional Sales

Tom Palenschat

Tom@EdgewaterRC.com

Tom Palenschat is the Head of Sales for Edgewater Research.  Tom spent the last 13 years in the equity research industry and the last 10 years in institutional equity sales.  Prior to joining Edgewater, Tom was a Managing Director at Zelman & Associates for 8 years covering some of the largest hedge funds in New York, Connecticut and the West Coast. Prior to Zelman, Tom was a Senior Sales Person at Longbow Research.  During his tenure, Tom has lived and worked in New York and London, UK before returning to his hometown of Cleveland, OH. Tom is a 2000 graduate of Ohio University with a major in Management Information Systems.

Compliance

Rebecca Gilchrist

Rebecca@EdgewaterRC.com

Rebecca Gilchrist is the COO and CCO for Edgewater Research.  Rebecca spent the past 12 years working as a compliance and operations manager for Cleveland Research Company.  She is Series 62 and 24 licensed.  Prior to joining Cleveland Research, Rebecca worked as a Relocation Coordinator at SIRVA Relocation.  Rebecca is a 2004 graduate of John Carroll University with a dual major in Marketing and Logistics.  

Edgewater Research has partnered with Compliance Risk Concepts (CRC) in New York, who specializes in advising independent research providers on their compliance processes and procedures. In addition to having Rebecca’s in-house expertise, receiving additional support from CRC underscores the importance we place on meeting our clients’ highest compliance standards.