NEW YORK, April 18, 2016 – Maxim Group LLC, a leading full service investment banking, securities and wealth management firm today announced the expansion of its Equity Research Department with the appointment of Tom Forte as a Consumer & Consumer Internet Analyst.
“The consumer vertical has strong appeal to Maxim Group’s clients, and I believe Tom will provide thought-provoking, value-added research in this important sector,” said Anthony V. Vendetti, Executive Managing Director of Research for Maxim Group.
Tom Forte is a Senior Vice President, Senior Consumer & Consumer Internet Analyst, focusing on the convergence of the retail and technology industries. Mr. Forte has more than 15 years of equity research experience in the consumer and technology sectors. He has published eight white papers on a wide range of topics, including mobile monetization, online sales taxes, shipping trends, and social networking. He has appeared multiple times on Bloomberg, BNN (Canada), CNBC, and FOX Business; is frequently quoted by the press; and has moderated numerous panels at industry conferences. Prior to joining Maxim Group in 2016, Mr. Forte was at Brean Capital, Telsey Advisory Group, Morningstar, and William Blair. Mr. Forte is a CFA charter holder, with a master’s degree from The University of Southern California and an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois.