As a senior data analyst, Peter Conrad supports First Light’s systematic research process by compiling and generating critical data related to the firm’s current and prospective investments, contributing to the firm’s objective of identifying stocks with high-performance potential. He also is a principal of the firm.
Conrad brings more than 27 years of investment and research experience to First Light. Before joining the firm, Conrad held various positions at Kopp Investment Advisors, including director of portfolio management committee, executive vice president and senior portfolio manager. In these roles, he performed due diligence on prospective and existing investments through primary research, communication with investment’s senior management, outside research sources and regulatory filings. Previously, Conrad also was a senior advisor providing integrated wealth management services for Carlson Capital Management. Additionally, he was a regional account representative for Charles Schwab & Co. and a financial planner for IDS Financial Services. Conrad earned a master of business administration (MBA) degree from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designations.