Equity Capital Markets

Footwear & Apparel

  • Brown Shoe Corp. (BWS)
  • Crocs Inc. (CROX)
  • DSW Inc. (DSW)
  • Deckers Outdoor Corp. (DECK)
  • Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. (DKS)
  • Finish Line Inc. (FINL)
  • Foot Locker Inc. (FL)
  • Genesco Inc. (GCO)
  • Hibbett Sports Inc. (HIBB)
  • Lululemon athletic inc. (LULU)
  • Nike Inc. (NKE)
  • Shoe Carnival Inc. (SCVL)
  • Skechers USA, Ltd. (SKX)
  • Steven Madden Ltd. (SHOO)
  • Under Armour Inc. (UA)
  • Wolverine World Wide Inc. (WWW)

Sam Poser
Senior Research Analyst

Sam Poser joined Sterne Agee in June 2007. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Poser worked for FTN Midwest and Mosaic Research. Mr. Poser also spent 20 years in retail as a footwear buyer for The Sports Authority, Champs Sports, Track n Trail and Bloomingdales. He has also worked for other retailers, including Macy's California, Neiman Marcus, G Fox, Charivari and Joan & David. Mr. Poser holds a BA in Political Studies from Pitzer College in Claremont, California.

Ben Shamsian, CPA
Research Analyst

Ben Shamsian joined Sterne Agee in January 2012. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Shamsian worked as an Analyst with Iridian Asset Management and Tudor Investments covering the consumer space. Previously, Mr. Shamsian was a research associate at BMO Capital Markets and Canaccord Adams. Mr. Shamsian began his career in accounting and corporate finance at Pricewaterhouse Coopers and Merrill Lynch. Mr. Shamsian has a BS in Accounting from Yeshiva University and an MBA from NYU Stern.

Elizabeth Bean
Research Analyst

Elizabeth Bean joined Sterne Agee in September 2013 as a research associate covering footwear and apparel in the consumer sector. Elizabeth graduated from Washington & Lee University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science with Special Attainments in Commerce as a business administration major.