Sr. Research Analyst
4G Mobile Ventures
Catharine Trebnick Biography Catharine leverages a unique and powerful blend of perspectives to provide some of the timeliest, most accurate and relevant technology investment insights on Wall Street. It is no surprise that her findings have served as the basis for white papers and press releases throughout the telecom industry for the last four years. Leading practice areas at three research firms and ten years’ executive contribution in strategy and product development for renowned industry pioneers provide the insight and objectivity necessary to make the right calls at the right time. Acme Packet was up 30% after the last earnings call. Airvana was up 50% and and SonicWall was up 40% at the time the company’s announced they were acquired by private equity investors. In 2010, Ms. Trebnick was ranked 5th of 58 communication analyst for return to investors in StarMine.
A self-admitted technophile, Catharine has long understood that the investors of tomorrow would be found in social media circles today. Over the last two years, she has established a loyal and passionate following of over 2000 young investment enthusiasts and consumers through Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. No stranger to traditional channels, Ms. Trebnick is frequently quoted in all the credible industry publications including CNBC, Reuters, Forbes, Light Reading, Barron’s and Bloomberg.
Currently, Catharine is a Senior Research Analyst for Avian Securities, a brokerage service and information technology research firm serving institutional investors of all sizes. Since joining Avian in October 2008, she has leveraged her long-standing relationships and in-depth understanding of technology and its market potential to influence investor behavior and provide peace of mind to her growing customer base. Acme Packet Stock is up 800% since Ms. Trebnick increased its Price Target form $8.00 the stock is trading to day at $39.
Before joining Avian, Ms. Trebnick was a Senior Technology Research Analyst specializing in the IP Networking and Information Security sector with America’s Growth Capital, a full-service, boutique investment bank. While at AGC, Catharine created and led the New Technology Panel, an industry strategy group made up of CEOs, CTOs and other industry thought leaders that reached over 600 institutional, equity and venture investors through investor conferences and a series of acclaimed white papers.
Ms. Trebnick began the Wall Street segment of her career as a Research Associate for research-centric investment banking firm ThinkEquity Partners (merged into Panmure Gordon in 2007). Here she developed detailed industry forecasts, financial models and initiation reports on a wide array of companies including Sonus Networks, Riverbed, Akamai Technologies, and Limelight.
The foundation of Catharine’s value proposition stems from her in-depth understanding of the communications industry accumulated through 15 years of success as a senior-level business development and product management executive for industry icons Time Warner Telecom, Lucent Technologies, ICG Communications and AT&T. Her channel development role with over 100 partners, including EMC, Cisco, Covad, Juniper and Ciena adds a point of view on the telecom supply chain that is unique among her peers.
An avid skier and tennis enthusiast, Catharine holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS from the University of Maryland.