Jeff Farmer Joins GHRA to Cover the Restaurant Sector

Jul 30, 2018

NEW YORK, July 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Gordon Haskett Research Advisors (GHRA) is pleased to announce that Jeffrey D. Farmer will join as Managing Director and Senior Analyst to establish coverage of the Restaurant sector.  Jeff is a highly regarded analyst with over 15 years of experience covering the restaurant sector, most recently at Wells Fargo Securities.  Jeff will be a welcome addition to GHRA's expanding and highly regarded research platform.   "We are excited to offer our clients Jeff's insights.  The buyside community highly values his rigorous modeling and thematic work," commented John Argenti, President of GHRA.  Jeff stated: "I am excited to join an independent platform that offers intellectual freedom and will invest in our franchise."

Mr. Farmer has established a leading research franchise based on his differentiated valuation drivers framework, sector-wide ROIC analysis and deep dives into thematic restaurant sector debates. At GHRA, Mr. Farmer will utilize unique consumer data resources that will further distinguish his work.  Prior to joining GHRA, Jeff was a Senior Analyst and Managing Director at Wells Fargo Securities covering the restaurant sector.  He previously held similar roles at Jefferies Group and CIBC World Markets. Jeff is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a BS from Villanova University and an MBA from University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.  Robert Mollins will also join GHRA's restaurant team as a Research Associate, having covered the restaurant sector with Jeff while at Wells Fargo, and bringing experience in the asset management and real estate industries.

Jeff will also bolster GHRA's strong Consumer and Retail franchise led by Chuck Grom.  Chuck noted: "I'm excited to have Jeff on board to augment the consumer boutique within GHRA.  Proprietary data plus in-depth, differentiated research will be a winning formula."  With the addition of Jeff, GHRA clients will now be able to access two well respected and unique consumer research verticals.    

About Gordon Haskett Research Advisors 

Gordon Haskett Research Advisors (GHRA) is an independent research boutique that publishes highly differentiated, independent research from top analysts to a targeted group of institutional investors. GHRA's unique platform provides analysts both intellectual autonomy and substantial backing: senior salespeople dedicated to research, the highest caliber compliance, and strong IT and back-office resources, unencumbered by larger firm conflicts.

GHRA's four current research franchises include:  (1) Event-Driven, led by Don Bilson, who generates unique insights and actionable ideas by analyzing and often anticipating significant corporate events, including activism, M&A, spin-offs and restructurings.  (2) Insurance, headed by Bill Wilt, who combines deep industry relationships with in-depth research valued both by investors and by industry executives.  (3)  Consumer and Retail: Chuck Grom, historically #1 and #2 ranked covering retailers, leads a senior team focuses on Broadline, Grocer, Dollar and Hardline names and utilizes proprietary data to offer clients original insights on companies and the consumer.  (4) Industrials and Multi-Industry:   John Inch, who has been a leading industrial equity research analyst for over 22 years, Karen Lau and Ivana Delevska will initiate coverage shortly.

CONTACT: John Argenti, President, 1-212-883-0600,