Posted on January 9th, 2012 · Posted in News

“WCP Launches Technology Research Group”

Palo Alto, CA. January, 9, 2012. Woodside Capital Partners, a global technology investment bank is pleased to announce the launch of its technology research group serving buyside institutional investors and industry executives. WCP Research will initially focus on two key strategic themes in technology investing – “cloud and enterprise software” and “network infrastructure and services.”

The team of research and industry veterans includes Sam Skinner, Edgar Bierdeman, Marshall Senk, Ryan Koontz and Sean Blakley. All are joining Woodside from Inflection Point Research where they established and built a successful technology research practice from 2004 until 2011. The team has extensive experience across both the technology and financial industries including: Oracle Corporation, Siebel Systems, Quest Software, AT&T, Tellabs, Advanced Fibre Communications, Hewlett Packard, Robertson Stephens, Hambrecht & Quist, Drexel Burnham, Dakin Securities and Moors & Cabot.

“We are very excited to be launching this new area of our business,” said Rudy Burger, Managing Partner, Woodside Capital. “With all of the structural change that has happened with institutional research in the past several years, we believe the time is right to launch this service. We believe that not only will we be able to offer a superior product to technology investors but also enhance the strategic value we can offer our M&A advisory clients.”

The group’s techView™ research product is comprised of daily research abstracts and direct “deep dive” discussions with the analyst team. Research profiles span from strategic analysis of disruptive technologies and macro-trends to company and product level competitive positioning.

“Our goal is to leverage the significant experience of the analyst team to holistically evaluate impacts to an entire ecosystem, from consumers to components and consumer applications to core infrastructure,” said Sam Skinner, Research Group Chief Operating Officer. “I am particularly excited by the opportunity to bring our thought leading research under the umbrella of Woodside Capital’s FINRA regulated investment banking services.”

For information on a subscription to WCP Research, please contact Sam Skinner at or 650.274.2075.


Press Contact:

Woodside Capital Partners International, LLC
Rudy Burger, Managing Partner

Woodside Capital Partners delivers institutional technology research services and value-added M&A advisory services for emerging growth companies. Securities transactions are offered through Woodside Capital Securities LLC, a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA ( and SIPC (, and through Woodside Capital Partners UK LLP, a financial services firm authorized and regulatedby the FSA ( Woodside Capital Partners International LLC, Woodside Capital Securities LLC, and Woodside Capital Partners UK LLP are affiliated companies.