Brian Egger is the founder of BreakingCall.com. He is also the author of the recently-released book, Social Media Strategies for Investing (Adams Media). During the last 20 years, he has held positions of increasing responsibility as a gaming, lodging and travel analyst at Goldman Sachs, Donaldson Lufkin Jenrette, Credit Suisse, BMO Capital Markets and Topeka Capital Markets. He also served as Associate Director of Research at BMO and Director of Research at the Institutional Research Group.
Brian has held four team positions, including two second-place rankings, in Institutional Investor's Gaming, Lodging and Leisure categories. He has also been recognized as a six-time Wall Street Journal "Best on the Street" analyst. Brian taught securities analysis to MBA students as an Adjunct Professor in the Finance department of Columbia Business School. He received a BSE from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Readers can follow Brian on Twitter at BreakingCall and Facebook at SocMedInvesting.
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