Equity Capital Markets


  • BJ's Restaurants Inc. (BJRI)
  • Brinker International Inc. (EAT)
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. (BWLD)
  • Cheesecake Factory Inc. (CAKE)
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (CMG)
  • Darden Restaurants Inc. (DRI)
  • Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (DFRG)
  • McDonald's (MCD)
  • Panera Bread Co. (PNRA)
  • Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc. (RRGB)
  • Sonic Corp. (SONC)
  • Texas Roadhouse (TXRH)

Lynne Collier
Senior Research Analyst

Lynne Collier joined Sterne Agee in May 2009 as a Managing Director of Restaurant Research. Before joining Sterne Agee, Ms. Collier was with Key Banc Capital Markets, Inc. in Dallas where she was ranked #3 in stock picking in restaurants by Forbes in May 2007. Previously, Lynne worked in the Equity Research Department of Stephens Inc., Morgan Keegan and Company and Rauscher Peirce Refsnes, Inc. She holds a BA in Finance from Baylor University and a MBA from Texas Christian University.

Wesley Carmichael
Research Analyst

Wesley Carmichael joined Sterne Agee in 2012 as a research associate covering restaurants in the Consumer sector. Wesley began his career in finance as an analyst at Paradigm Capital Corporation, a globally focused, multi-strategy hedge fund based in Fort Worth, Texas. Wesley holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Texas Christian University, where he also graduated magna cum laude with an additional degree in Finance. He is currently a CFA Level III candidate.