Mr. Robert Fagin is a Managing Director & Head of Research at Cowen & Co. LLC, at Cowen, Inc. and an Executive Chairman at Kyber Data Science LLC.
Prior to joining Jefferies, he was the president of Darga Consulting, which provides strategic consulting services to high- profile private companies, including business planning, capital introduction, M&A analysis, and board constitution, and served on a variety of private company boards, such as Brightwire. Before founding Darga, he was a managing director in Bank of America’s equity research department for five years, where he had senior managerial responsibilities including management of the firm’s TMT, financials, and energy research practices.
He also established Bank of America’s Taiwan-based TMT equity research effort. Prior to coming to Bank of America, Mr. Fagin was a senior equity research analyst at Bear Stearns, where he was responsible for stock coverage of the Internet Infrastructure Services sector (1999 –2002) and U.S. telecommunications sector (2002 –2004). Before his Wall Street career, he was a research analyst at IDC, the world’s leading technology market research firm, and before that worked in the National market analysis group of Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), where he was responsible for analyses of high- technology clients and potential clients, and supported consulting engagements and due diligence for several large M&A transactions in technology sector. At Coopers he also served as a member of the firm’s 8-person national technology planning team.