Our Consumer Research Team combines on the ground research with proprietary data analysis to help formulate investment views and stock opinions. Our research team has a pulse on new consumer trends and the ability to identify which stocks may be impacted by emerging trends. We also have the ability to identify industry disruptors and changing consumer preferences along with stock ideas that can benefit from these changes. Our research coverage includes consumer growth and eCommerce, food, grocery, consumer products, and restaurants.
Brian Bittner is Managing Director and Senior Analyst covering Restaurants and in 2012 was voted Best Up and Coming Restaurant Analyst from Institutional Investor's All-America's Research Team. Brian has been with Oppenheimer since 2007, originally working with Ian Zaffino on our Special Situations team. Prior to Oppenheimer, Brian worked at A.G. Edwards & Sons on the Media & Entertainment team. Brian graduated from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business with a BS in Finance.
Brian W. Nagel, CFATitle:
Consumer Growth & eCommerce
Brian W. Nagel is Managing Director and Senior Analyst covering the Consumer Growth & eCommerce sectors. Brian has worked as a sell side equity research analyst covering various areas of the retail and consumer economies for more than 20 years. Prior to joining Oppenheimer, Brian worked as an analyst at UBS and, before that, at Credit Suisse. Clients value the market and stock specific insights of Brian and leverage his strong relationships with senior managements. Brian is quoted often in the financial press and serves frequently as a quest expert on various financial news channels, such as CNBC and Bloomberg. Brian graduated from Creighton University with a BSBA and is a CFA charterholder.
Rupesh D. Parikh, CFATitle:
Food, Grocery & Consumer Products
Rupesh D. Parikh is Managing Director and Senior Analyst covering the Food, Grocery & Consumer Products sectors. He has been with Oppenheimer since 2009, first working with Brian Nagel on the Hardlines and Broadlines retail team. Prior to joining the firm, Rupesh was an equity research analyst at UBS Securities covering the U.S. Hardlines Retail sector. He began his career as an Associate in PwC’s Assurance and Business Advisory practice auditing publicly traded healthcare and retail companies. In 2015 and 2016, Rupesh was voted Rising Star in the Food Retailing Category from Institutional Investor’s All-America Research Team. Rupesh is quoted often in the financial press and serves frequently as a guest expert on various financial news channels. Rupesh holds a BSBA from Boston University.