Executive Team

Daryl Boehringer

Daryl Boehringer is a Founder, CEO and Lead Analyst for Consumer and Ecommerce for Edgewater Research. Since 2001, Daryl has been working as a sell-side analyst covering consumer and ecommerce initially for FTN Midwest Research and later for Cleveland Research Company. His coverage includes Amazon, automotive aftermarket, consumer electronics, footwear, health & beauty, home goods & furnishings, office supply, recreation & power sports, and sporting goods sectors. Prior to joining FTN Midwest, Daryl worked as a CPA/senior auditor/consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York. Daryl is a 1996 graduate of SUNY Buffalo with a dual concentration in Accounting and Finance.

Kevin Rottinghaus

Kevin Rottinghaus is a Founder, President and Lead Analyst for Technology and Digital Advertising for Edgewater Research. Kevin has been working as a sell-side analyst since 2003, covering technology initially for FTN Midwest Research and later for Cleveland Research Company. His coverage includes PC supply chain, memory/SSDs, hard disk drives, semiconductors, IT hardware, Asia tech, and digital advertising/social media. Prior to joining FTN Midwest, Kevin worked for i2 and ICG Commerce as a sales engineer, and started his career in management consulting with Ernst & Young. Kevin is a 1996 graduate of Ohio University with a dual major in Accounting and MIS.

Research Team

Eamon Kelly

Eamon Kelly is a Senior Research Analyst in Consumer and Ecommerce for Edgewater Research. Since 2001, Eamon has been working in the industry covering consumer and ecommerce. Originally for FTN Midwest Research and later moving to Cleveland Research Company. His coverage includes Amazon, automotive aftermarket, consumer electronics, footwear, health & beauty, home goods & furnishings, office supply, recreation & power sports and sporting goods sectors. Eamon is a 2003 graduate of John Carroll University with a major in Finance.

Sean Muir

Sean Muir is a Senior Research Analyst in Technology and Digital Advertising for Edgewater Research. Sean has been working in the industry building an extensive international network of relationships in the Technology industry since 2007. His coverage includes PC supply chain, memory/SSDs, hard disk drives, semiconductors, IT hardware, Asia tech, and digital advertising/social media. Sean is a 2007 graduate of The University of Akron with a dual major in Finance and Marketing.

Chris Hodson

Chris Hodson is a Senior Research Analyst in Consumer and Ecommerce for Edgewater Research. Chris has been in the industry since 2007 covering a wide range of companies in the specialty retail landscape and the ecommerce space initially for Cleveland Research Company. His coverage includes Amazon, automotive aftermarket, consumer electronics, footwear, health & beauty, home goods & furnishings, office supply, recreation & power sports and sporting goods sectors. Prior to joining Cleveland Research, Chris served as a Financial Advisor within the Retirement Benefits Group of AXA Equitable where he implemented and managed qualified retirement plans for individuals serving in the public sector as well as those employed by various charitable and non-profit organizations. Chris is a 2005 graduate of Ashland University with a dual major in Communication and Finance.

Joe Wittine

Joe Wittine is a Senior Research Analyst in Technology, Industrial, and Digital Advertising for Edgewater Research. Since 2007, Joe has covered a wide range of companies across industrial tech, enterprise storage, HDDs/memory, and consumer tech; previously at Longbow Research. In 2018 Joe earned recognition as the #8 most accurate earnings estimator on Wall Street by Thomson Reuters; and in both 2017 and 2018 Joe was top-3 ranked in the IT Hardware category. Joe is a 2001 graduate of John Carroll University with a major in Accounting, and spent five years in PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s audit practice, auditing companies in the automotive and industrial supply chains.

Brent Wright

Brent Wright is a Senior Research Analyst in Consumer and Ecommerce for Edgewater Research. Brent has been working in the industry covering consumer since 1998. He started at FTN Midwest Research and then worked for various other sell side shops before starting Consumer Reality which he ran for a decade. His coverage in the past included apparel, footwear, home goods & furnishings, health & beauty, dollar stores and restaurants. Brent is a 1998 graduate of Florida State University with a major in Finance.

Dennis Reed

Dennis Reed is a Senior Research Analyst in Technology. Dennis started in the industry in 2005 at FTN Midwest Research on the technology & semiconductor team. In 2006, he was a founding member of Cleveland Research Company and continued to develop and extensive network of technology industry professionals in the semiconductor, distribution, memory and HDD industries throughout the world. Dennis worked at KeyBanc Capital markets in New York, on teams covering Consumer Staples and Paper & Packing companies. Dennis also brings wide level of experience working in various roles with Travelers Insurance, including Market Research and various product roles supporting business unit growth in targeted end markets. Dennis is a 2002 graduate of Ohio University with a major in Sports Management.

Institutional Sales

Tom Palenschat

Tom Palenschat is the Head of Sales for Edgewater Research. Tom has been in the equity research industry since 2007. Prior to joining Edgewater, Tom was a Managing Director at Zelman & Associates for 8 years covering some of the largest hedge funds in New York, Connecticut and the West Coast. Prior to Zelman, Tom was a Senior Sales Person at Longbow Research. During his tenure, Tom has lived and worked in New York and London, UK before returning to his hometown of Cleveland, OH. Tom is a 2000 graduate of Ohio University with a major in Management Information Systems.

Compliance & Operations

Rebecca Gilchrist

Rebecca Gilchrist is the COO and CCO for Edgewater Research. Rebecca entered the equity research industry in 2006, working as a compliance and operations manager initially for Cleveland Research Company, obtaining FINRA licenses 62 and 24. Prior to joining Cleveland Research, Rebecca worked as a Relocation Coordinator at SIRVA Relocation. Rebecca is a 2004 graduate of John Carroll University with a dual major in Marketing and Logistics.