- Chip Emery Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Chip founded Ridgetop Research in 2008 and currently serves as the company's Chief Executive Officer. A pioneer in the investment research industry, Chip was one of the first hires at Vista Research in 2002 where he served for six years as First Vice President and Sales Manager. He was instrumental in leading the firm to its successes and eventual acquisition by Standard & Poor's in 2005. In 1998, Chip joined broadcast.com where he helped to launch NetRoadshow, a start-up provider of end-to-end webcast solutions for the financial services community. Broadcast.com became part of Yahoo in 1999. Chip began his research career at Multex in 1997, selling services to buy-side institutions. Chip received a B.A. in English Literature from Lake Forest College in 1993.
- John Bell Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer
John is the Chief Operating Officer of Ridgetop Research where he oversees the firm's relationships and strategy. As a pivotal member of Ridgetop Research’s team since inception, John has been an integral part in the company's growth and success. Prior to joining Ridgetop Research, John was an Institutional Sales Trader for E*TRADE Financial where he spent six years facilitating equity trade execution in domestic and international markets. John holds a B.S. in Business from Wake Forest University where he graduated in 2002.
- Christopher Wallace Managing Director
Chris is Managing Director at Ridgetop Research where he is responsible for the firm's business development. He joined the company in 2009 from Vista Research, a Division of Standard & Poor's, where he spent four years as Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager of Institutional Sales. From 1999 to 2004, he served as Director of Brokerage Sales at Preferred Capital Markets, Inc. Prior to that, Chris was Vice President of Institutional Equity Research Sales at Sands Brothers & Company Ltd., where he launched the first San Francisco branch office. Chris graduated from Hamilton College in 1992.
- Peter Allison Senior Analyst
Peter is a Senior Analyst at Ridgetop Research where he manages a team of junior and associate recruiting analysts. Prior to joining Ridgetop Research in 2008, Peter worked on the Structured Funds desk at Bear Stearns as a due diligence and risk analyst. Peter holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Davidson College where he graduated in 2006.
- David Sullivan Senior Analyst
David is a Senior Analyst at Ridgetop Research where he manages a team of junior and associate recruiting analysts. With Ridgetop Research since graduating from Trinity College in 2008, David received his B.A. in Economics and Sociology.
Andrew Drucker, Analyst
Jeep Post, Analyst
Sean Rafter, Analyst
Tiernan Ely, Junior Analyst
Patrick Schramm, Junior Analyst
John Catapano, Associate
Andrew Jacques, Associate
Samantha Kerr, Associate
Alex Pagli, Associate
Eric Pearson, Associate
Brendan Regan, Associate
Carrie Emery, CFO