LightCounting Market Research Announces New Principal Analyst



James Kisner, CFA, to lead financial services business development


September 9, 2019 ��� LightCounting Market Research, is pleased to welcome James Kisner, CFA as Principal Analyst, Managing Director and Financial Services Business Development. Kisner, who will be based in Charlotte, brings over 20 years of experience to LightCounting, and will lead the financial services business development. He will work closely with the entire analyst team at LightCounting to continue to drive actionable, differentiated insights for its clients.

“James has a well-rounded background in the financial analysis industry and adds tremendous value to our analyst team at LightCounting,” remarked Vladimir Kozlov, PhD, founder and CEO of LightCounting Market Research. “LightCounting has been providing analysis of optical communications market for 15 years and James’ background will work to support our clients needs in today’s highly competitive environment.
"I am pleased to join LightCounting during this exciting time as the company grows in many areas around the world and the optical communications industry continues to be very dynamic. As a former customer, I have always admired LightCounting as the preeminent market intelligence firm focused on optical communications,” added Kisner. “It is our plan to augment and tailor our current product offerings to bring timely and high-impact analysis to the global financial community, including institutional investors and corporate banking clients. These efforts will bring significant additional value to our clients in industry as well.”

A graduate of The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, Kisner covered Communications Infrastructure companies from an equity research and investment perspective for 12 years at several investment banks, including Jefferies LLC, JP Morgan Chase, and Loop Capital Markets. His equity research franchise was particularly focused on optical components and systems. He has presented his views on multiple television outlets including CNBC and Bloomberg TV, and his work has also been referenced in print and online media sources including Barron's, Forbes and tech crunch. In 2013, Kisner was recognized by Institutional Investor as a “Rising Star” in three sectors/end market categories and, in 2014, he was awarded an “Honorable Mention” for his work in Telecom and Network Equipment. Previous to his experience on Wall Street, Kisner spent seven years in market research management with top-tier consumer packaged goods companies, including Procter & Gamble and the Kellogg Company. Kisner is a CFA charterholder.

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