Safa Rashtchy is a senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray focused on Internet media and marketing. He is also a managing director of Piper Jaffray. He has been with Piper Jaffray since 1997 and has been a frequent participant at industry conferences. Rashtchy consistently earns the top ranking for earnings accuracy, compiled by Starmine. He was named to The Wall Street Journal’s “2002 Best on the Street” survey of analysts. Mr. Rashtchy is frequently quoted in major news and business publications, such as BusinessWeek and The New York Times. He was also a winner in Institutional Investor magazine’s “Home Run Hitters of 2001” top stock pickers list.
Mr. Rashtchy has developed his methodology through a focus in online advertising, search and e-commerce, and other Internet services. His experience prior to Piper Jaffray, as president of ColorWorks Graphics, a digital imaging company he founded, has contributed to his extensive research in online search. Rashtchy holds an M.B.A., summa cum laude, from Boston University and an undergraduate degree in engineering from Purdue University.