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Jeffrey A. Kauffman

Partner | Transportation & Logistics

Six Landmark Square
Suite 720
Stamford, CT 06901

  • Phone  203-344-7130
  • Cell  917-520-3496
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Industry Specialty

Transportation & Logistics

Over the past decade since Jeff founded Vertical Research Partners, the firm has consistently been a gold standard for quality, thoughtful and timely independent research across key industrial sectors.  Traditional markets are being disrupted at an accelerating pace.  It is a privilege to be able to collaborate with this market leading collection of minds and help broaden Vertical’s research product with additional transportation, logistics and emerging transportation-related energy/technology industry solutions for investors.

Jeffrey A. Kauffman has been a recognized authority and thought leader for over 30 years as an equity research analyst covering airlines, freight, logistics, transportation equipment, and more recently, the rideshare and alternative energy industries. During his career, he has been recognized as one of the leading analysts on Wall Street in the transportation and logistics space, ranking at one point amongst the top three analysts in the Wall Street Journal, Institutional Investor and Greenwich Research polls. 

Jeff has served in a variety of senior executive roles over the course of his career, most notably as the global head of freight transportation research for Merrill Lynch.  Over this past decade, Jeff has been a sector head for passenger and/or freight transportation and equipment research at Sterne Agee, Buckingham Research and Loop Capital Management.  In addition, Jeff spent eight years as a buy-side portfolio manager and also founded Tahoe Ventures, LLC, a transportation, entertainment and healthcare strategic advisory firm. He is currently serving as a board member on the Supply Chain & Logistics degree program and the Reese Fund at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

Jeff has been a frequent contributor on BNN, CNBC, MSNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the Wall Street Journal media outlets regarding economic and transportation industry trends. He also writes a bi-monthly article about freight and economic trends for Heavy Duty Truck magazine. 

Jeff lives in Scarsdale with his wife, Stephanie, and their three children.  When he is not in the office or attending his kids' activities, he enjoys golf, skiing, adult baseball, barbecue and travel.

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