Jeff McMains, CFA – Co-Founder
Mr. McMains is Co-Founder of Intrinsic Research Systems and is responsible for guiding the strategic direction of the company. His primary responsibilities include directing Intrinsic’s product design and development along with providing client service and financial data leadership. Mr. McMains meets regularly with clients on-site to discuss product usage, development and enhancement ideas. Prior to co-founding Intrinsic Research Systems, Mr. McMains was with StockVal, a Thomson Reuters company, for 17 years. Mr. McMains was most recently StockVal’s Managing Director for seven years where he was responsible for all phases of the company’s business and operations. His previous responsibilities at StockVal spanned product development, client support and financial data analysis. Mr. McMains is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the Phoenix Society of Financial Analysts. He is a graduate of the Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business where he holds a B.S. in Finance.
Paul (Chris) Rowberry, CFA – Co-Founder
Mr. Rowberry is Co-Founder of Intrinsic Research Systems and is responsible for guiding the strategic direction of the company. His primary responsibilities include product direction guidance and sales/service leadership. Mr. Rowberry meets regularly with clients on-site to discuss issues related to economic analysis, portfolio strategy, and valuation methodologies.
Prior to co-founding Intrinsic Research Systems, Mr. Rowberry was previously with StockVal, a Thomson Reuters company, for 20 years. Mr. Rowberry was most recently StockVal’s Senior Vice President responsible for all client facing activities of the firm. He was also responsible for strategic direction of product development, sales, and client service. Mr. Rowberry has co-authored leading research articles in the Journal of Portfolio Management and the Journal of Investing. Mr. Rowberry is a Chartered Financial Analyst and is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts. He is a graduate of the Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business where he holds a B.S. in Finance.
Jonathan Worrall – Chief Executive Officer
With over 20 years of experience in the financial information and software marketplace, Mr. Worrall possesses a wealth of knowledge in the industry. Mr. Worrall became Chief Executive Officer of Intrinsic Research Systems in March 2009. Mr. Worrall is also CEO of Mergent and Chairman of Ford Equity Research. Prior to these positions, Mr. Worrall was the Managing Director, Investment Data Products for the Asia Pacific region for BARRA Inc. He has also held executive management positions at FAME, Randall Helms, Credit Suisse and Helix Technology Group where he focused on sales of financial data products and services. Mr. Worrall is co-author of the business books “Beating the S&P with Dividends” and of “From Wall Street to the Great Wall” published by John Wiley & Sons. Jonathan is an elected member of the Economic Development Board of York County, South Carolina.
John Pedernales – Managing Director
Mr. Pedernales serves as the managing director of equity research, which is responsible for developing global equity research products and services. In addition, he has lead a number of development projects that have further enhanced Mergent’s company fundamental database and collection efforts. Mr. Pedernales has progressed through several management positions and has contributed greatly to the expansion of Mergent’s global presence in the financial market place. This has been accomplished by opening offices for collection and analysis globally. He currently sits on the board of directors for Mergent Japan K.K. Mr. Pedernales received a dual Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
David Hargett, CFA – Managing Director
Mr. Hargett has been involved in the institutional investment management industry for 20 years and serves as the Managing Director for Intrinsic Research Systems. Mr. Hargett also serves as a Director at Ford Equity Research. Prior to joining Intrinsic Research and Ford Equity Research, Mr. Hargett was a Senior Vice President and founding member of Alder Management, Inc., and Alder Capital, LLC. In this capacity, Mr. Hargett helped to create the hedge fund’s investment philosophy and methodology, and was part of the investment management team responsible for managing the fund. Prior to Alder Capital, Mr. Hargett was the Managing Director at StockVal, Inc., where he was responsible for all areas of StockVal’s operations and P&L. At StockVal, he re-defined the company’s business objective from providing a single equity analysis and portfolio management product to providing a suite of equity research and reporting products serving the institutional investment management industry. Prior to his role as Managing Director, Mr. Hargett served as Senior Vice President and Director of Sales for StockVal. He joined StockVal in 1991 as a Financial Analyst. Mr. Hargett is a graduate of the Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business where he holds a B.S. in Finance. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a regular member of the Phoenix Society of Financial Analysts.