NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ROTH Capital Partners (“ROTH”), www.roth.com, a full service investment bank focused on serving emerging growth companies and their investors, today announced that George Kelly and Matt Koranda have joined the firm’s consumer research team as Managing Directors and Senior Research Analysts. George Kelly will focus on health & wellness and active lifestyle companies. Matt Koranda will focus on direct-to-consumer and digitally native companies that are benefiting from fundamental changes in the way consumers interact with products and brands.
Jeff Martin, CFA, Director of Research, commented, “I am excited to have George and Matt join our consumer research team. Our growing consumer practice has evolved with broader changes in the sector and I am confident that George and Matt will help clients identify consumer stocks with strong growth fundamentals.”
Prior to joining ROTH, Mr. Kelly was a Managing Director at Imperial Capital, where he covered small and mid-cap consumer growth companies, with a focus on wellness and active living. George began his career with Stifel Nicolaus and Craig-Hallum Capital Group and has covered a wide range of consumer and technology sectors. George received his BS and MS degrees from Tulane University and is a CFA charter holder. He will be based in the firm’s New York City office.
Mr. Kelly commented, “The consumer group at ROTH has a long history in the sector. I look forward to enhancing and broadening the team’s research coverage.”
Matt re-joins ROTH from Spitfire Capital where he was an analyst responsible for covering a concentrated portfolio of small-to-mid-cap U.S. companies. Prior to this role, he was a Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst at ROTH Capital Partners, focused on industrial growth companies. He began his tenure at ROTH in 2012 as an associate and analyst on the solar and cleantech research team. Matt earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and holds and MBA from the University of California, Irvine’s Merage School of Business. He will be based in the firm’s Newport Beach office.
Mr. Koranda stated, “ROTH has a demonstrated leadership position in the small-cap consumer sector, and I am excited be joining an already strong consumer research team, including David Bain and Scott Fortune.”
Since 2010, ROTH has raised over $6.5 billion and completed 40 M&A and Advisory assignments for its clients in the Consumer industry. (Source – ROTH 03/03/2020)
About Roth Capital Partners, LLC:
ROTH Capital Partners, LLC (ROTH), is a relationship-driven investment bank focused on serving emerging growth companies and their investors. As a full-service investment bank, ROTH provides capital raising, M&A advisory, analytical research, trading, market-making services and corporate access.
Headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif., ROTH is privately-held and owned by its employees, and maintains offices throughout the U.S. For more information on ROTH, please visit www.roth.com.