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Jeffrey T. Sprague

Managing Partner
js@verticalresearchpartners.com

Six Landmark Square, Suite 720
Stamford, CT 06901

  • Phone  203-276-5665
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Industry Specialty

Electrical Equipment & Multi-Industry


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Founding Vertical Research fulfilled a dream to get back to the roots of fundamental research and client service without the conflicts inherent in the bulge bracket business model.

Jeffrey T. Sprague is Founder and Managing Partner at Vertical Research Partners. He is a 25-year Wall Street research veteran. Before founding Vertical Research Partners, he served in senior research roles at Citigroup, Salomon Smith Barney, Cowen & Company and PaineWebber. He most recently served as Managing Director and Global Industrial Sector Head at Citi coordinating industrial research between the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Jeff is a top-ranked Industrial analyst on Wall Street covering the Electrical Equipment/Multi-Industry sector. He is one of the most accomplished analysts in any sector, having been ranked #1 in the Institutional Investor (II) poll 11 times and in the top three 17 times. In 2011, Jeff was inducted into the II Hall of Fame, recognized as one of the top analysts of all time. Jeff has received many other awards and recognition over the course of his career. He was the top-ranked analyst in his field for 10 years in the annual Greenwich survey and has regularly been cited as "most trusted" and as having "best industry knowledge" in this survey. In 2008, Financial Times/StarMine named Jeff the #1 stock picker in his field. That same year, he also was named to The Wall Street Journal "Best on the Street" group of analysts.

Jeff served four years in the U.S. Army as a non-commissioned officer and tank commander. After being honorably discharged from the Army, he served an additional four years in the Ohio National Guard. He is a graduate of the University of Akron and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Jeff also is active in charitable and public service work. He served three years as the Annual Fund Chair at the Convent of the Sacred Heart, where his daughters attend school. He has been an active supporter of the Children's Hope Chest, a non-profit founded by his wife Valerie, which works to create social change by involving children to help other children in need. Jeff also serves on the advisory board of Assumption School in Peekskill, NY. He resides with his family in Greenwich, CT.