Leading Media, Telecom and Cable Analyst Joins Premier Research Firm
New York, NY — March 22, 2020 – Wolfe Research, LLC is pleased to announce that historically highly ranked Media, Telecom and Cable analyst John Janedis, will join the company as a Managing Director and Head of the Media team.
Mr. Janedis joins Wolfe from Tegna Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) a public broadcast media company where he held the position of Senior Vice President, Capital Markets & Investor Relations. Prior to joining Tegna about 15 months ago, John was a top sell-side analyst at Jefferies and prior to that at UBS and Wells Fargo. He joins Wolfe’s existing media team and is expected to lead their current suite of coverage, adding additional stocks in the second quarter. For 4 out of 5 years prior to shifting to an industry role at Tegna, John was ranked as a top sell-side analyst by investors in Institutional Investor’s All America poll in the Media category from 2013-2017.
Wolfe Research’s Managing Partner Ed Wolfe commented, “John is the ideal person to take over and lead our talented Media team, originally built by Marci Ryvicker, who ironically has gone to work in industry at Comcast. John has a long history of covering the larger cap Media companies, and also grasps the smaller broadcast, entertainment and live event names as well, which we believe is critical to truly understanding the current direct to consumer evolution in Media. He is both a talented analyst who should benefit from his time in industry, and also a top quality person that we are excited to have join the Wolfe family.”
Mr. Janedis noted: “I have worked at large banks in the past and they don’t truly value research, since their models favor other areas such as banking, prime brokerage and derivatives over content. Only a research-first firm like Wolfe would have propelled me to move back from industry to the sell-side. Their growth and hiring discipline has stood in stark contrast to what their industry peers have demonstrated over the past decade. I look forward to collaborating with a highly talented group of research and sales professionals and re-launching soon."
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