Palo Alto, CA – March 1, 2016
Woodside Capital Partners International LLC, a global, independent investment bank, announces two new research analysts, Matthew Hoffman and Al Zilinsky, have joined the Woodside Capital Partners (WCP) research team. “Matt and Al are experts on some of the technology industry’s most important market segments including cloud infrastructure, data storage, the Internet of Things (IoT), and connected cars and devices” said Sam Skinner, Chief Operating Officer of Woodside Capital Partners. “When combined with our existing research analysts, we believe Woodside’s research team has the type of Information Technology (IT) backgrounds and Wall Street experience clients expect when seeking industry and sector expertise.”
Matthew Hoffman joins Woodside as a Managing Director and analyst covering the mobility-centric IoT, connected vehicle and devices space. Hoffman’s research at WCP will be rooted in his IoT industry experience including his recent role as VP of Strategy and Marketing for BlackBerry’s BTS (BlackBerry Technology Solutions) division and early-career positions at wireless giant Ericsson and Gartner Group.
Prior to Blackberry, Hoffman worked for 15 years as an equity research analyst for Wall Street firms including Mizuho as an Executive Director and Research Analyst, SG Cowen/Cowen and Company as Managing Director, and Moors & Cabot as SVP and Technology Analyst. He began his Wall Street career at SoundView Technology Group, where he was ranked as a top ten analyst in the wireless telecommunications equipment category. Hoffman holds an M.A. from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio and is based in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Al Zilinsky joins WCP as an Analyst covering Cloud and IT infrastructure including hardware, software and the Cloud ecosystem. At Woodside, Zilinsky will be providing insight on products and services from AMZN, MSFT, VMW, PSTG, NTAP, IBM, HPE, EMC, CTXS, CVLT, RHT, RAX, GOOG, CSCO, NMBL and others. Zilinsky has more than 31 years of IT consulting experience focused on storage and data management gained via his time as a senior client executive with two large Microsoft solutions providers and a large IBM business partner.
Zilinsky brings extensive knowledge on the cloud, hybrid cloud, virtualization, storage solutions, hyper-converged infrastructure, data center infrastructure and networking topics to Woodside. He is a specialist in technical solutions regarding cloud (AWS, Azure, RAX) and other Microsoft and AWS professional and managed services. He is a graduate of Franklin Pierce University, where he received a B.S. in Computer Science and Management. Zilinsky can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Woodside Capital Partners
Woodside Capital Partners is a global, independent investment bank that delivers world-class strategic and financial advice to emerging growth companies in the technology and life sciences sectors. With a strong track record in M&A, strategic partnerships and private placements, Woodside Capital Partners has been providing worldwide investment banking services since 2001 with leading domain experience in software, Internet services, electronic communications and materials, and healthcare. The team of Woodside Capital Partners has completed transactions totaling more than $10 billion. Woodside Capital Partners is the Silicon Valley headquarters of M&A International, the world’s leading mergers and acquisitions alliance. Securities offered through Woodside Capital Securities LLC, member FINRA/SIPC.
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