Sterne Agee : Financial Technology
Equity Capital Markets

Financial Technology

  • ACI Worldwide, Inc. (ACIW)
  • Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. (HAWK)
  • Global Payments Inc. (GPN)
  • Green Dot Corporation (GDOT)
  • Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. (HPY)
  • MasterCard Incorporated (MA)
  • Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (UEPS)
  • SEI Investments Company (SEIC)
  • Total System Services, Inc. (TSS)
  • Vantiv, Inc. (VNTV)
  • Visa Inc. (V)
  • Western Union Company (WU)
  • Wex Inc. (WEX)

Tom McCrohan
Senior Research Analyst

Tom McCrohan currently serves as a Managing Director in Sterne Agee’s Research Department of the Equity Capital Markets division. Tom comes to Sterne Agee from Janney Capital Markets where he spent nine years as a sell-side equity research analyst. He brings over 10 years’ experience covering financial technology and payment-related companies and held previous roles as a senior analyst at Fulcrum Global Partners and Keefe, Bruyette and Woods. In 2013, Tom was recognized by the Wall Street Journal’s annual Best of the Street survey as the #3 stock picker in the Business and Industrial Services sector, as the #3 stock picker in 2006 by Forbes and Starmine in the IT Services sector, and as the #2 overall earnings estimator in 2004 for the Capital Markets sector. He also brings experience working in investor relations at the Bank of New York and as a management consultant at Price Waterhouse Cooper. Tom earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Oswego and an MBA from Columbia University.

Leonard DeProspo, CFA
Research Analyst

Leonard DeProspo joined Sterne Agee in June 2014 as a research associate on the Financial Technology team. Prior to joining Sterne Agee, he was a research associate on the Financial Technology team at Janney Capital Markets, and held various financial positions at U.S. Trust Company, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Arthur Andersen. He holds a BS/BA from the University of Richmond, an MBA from Emory University and is a CFA Charterholder.