Ian has over two decades of experience in the smaller companies and technology sectors working as investor, analyst and advisor. Ian Started his career by qualifying as a chartered accountant before moving onto roles in corporate finance at EY and then fund management at Gartmore and RSA. Ian then moved across to sell-side equity research at HSBC and subsequently worked at a number of UK small cap specialist brokers, including Altium, Evolution and Seymour Pierce.
Blaine has over fifteen years’ Telecommunications and Technology research experience, covering both UK and European companies. During his career, he has held senior research positions at ABN AMRO, Salomon Brothers, (now Citigroup), and UBS. Blaine graduated from the University of Exeter with a degree in Computing and has an MBA (Finance) from Durham University. He is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and the Chartered Institute for IT.
Gareth has 25 years’ research experience covering the Technology sector. An Oxford University graduate, Gareth qualified as an accountant before starting his research career covering the Pan European Chemicals sector at the American Investment Bank Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ), later acquired by Credit Suisse. He then moved to cover the Technology sector at ABN AMRO, Canaccord and at Investec for eleven years, where he was Joint Head of Research. Gareth has received numerous awards for his work, including being voted techMark Analyst of the Year. Recognising the gap in the market for quality research at the small cap end of the market, Gareth founded Progressive Equity Research in 2012.