John D. Staszak

Mr. Staszak’s specialty at Argus includes the gaming, lodging and restaurant groups within the Consumer Discretionary sector. John earned an MBA from the University of Texas and a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. In the financial services industry, he has worked as an analyst and consultant for firms including Standard & Poor’s, the Bank of New York, Harris Nesbitt Gerard and Merrill Lynch. John Staszak is a CFA charterholder. Forbes magazine named Mr. Staszak as the second-best stockpicker among restaurant analysts in 2006. He was also ranked the second-best analyst covering the restaurant sector by the Wall Street Journal in 2007, a year in which a Financial Times/StarMine survey also ranked John that same way. In 2008, the Journal again listed John as an award winner – with a third-best designation among hotel industry analysts and a fifth-best designation among restaurant analysts.

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