Kevin B. Skislock, Partner and CEO, Laguna Research Partners
Mr. Skislock has more than 30 years of experience as a Wall Street stock analyst. Nearly half of his career has been spent analyzing stocks for leading buyside money managers including Citigroup and Wellington Management Company. On the sellside of Wall Street, he has analyzed stocks for the institutional and retail investment clients of firms including a "research boutique" subsidiary of UBS PaineWebber, Inc. and RBC Dain Rauscher Inc.
Having served as a Director of Investment Research and Investment Strategy Committee member on the buyside of Wall Street and a Director of Investment Research and Commitment Committee member on the sellside, Mr. Skislock's expertise in business model analysis is widely respected. He often takes an active role in the creation and development of new business enterprises, serving as Director or Advisory Board member for cutting-edge start-ups.
Mr. Skislock has been recognized by Institutional Investor magazine in their "Best of the Buyside" rating of Wall Street's buyside analysts. He has appeared on NBC Nightly News, CNBC, CNNfn, The Wall Street Journal Report, and Hong Kong Cable Television. He has also appeared in a wide variety of print media sources including Barron’s, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Business Journal, The Business Times of Singapore, and the Taipei Times, and as well as online at Bloomberg.com, CBS Marketwatch, CNN.com, and MSNBC.com.
Mr. Skislock holds a B.S. degree in Economics from Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania. He earned his MBA degree at The University of Chicago.
Laguna Research Partners on Homeland Defense
In late 2001, Laguna Research Partners (LRP) was the first research firm to define and initiate coverage of Homeland Defense as an industry per se. The cornerstone of the firm's Homeland Defense coverage is its Homeland Defense Industry Operating Performance Index which tracks the revenue and profit performance of 18 Homeland Defense companies in the "homefront" and "battlefront" sectors of the industry.
LRP sees significant revenue and profit opportunities for both large and small capitalization companies involved in Homeland Defense. The "first wave" of government spending for homeland defense, as LRP sees it, was dedicated to 1) deploying pre-9-11-01 anti-terror technologies and weaponry as quickly as possible and 2) accelerating the development of the next generation of anti-terror technologies and weaponry. The "second wave" of government spending, says LRP, is primarily dedicated to the on-going deployment of this next generation of technologies and weaponry
Homeland Defense Industry: A Biometrics Sector Update Report
Laguna Research Partners' Web site can be accessed at www.LRPonline.net.