Founder & CEO
Michael Beardsley has over 30 years of technology experience and over 20 years of investment banking and equity research experience. Mr. Beardsley founded Internet Securities in January 1999. Prior to Internet Securities, Mike worked for Merrill Lynch in New York City for four years as a sell-side equity analyst covering the data networking and telecommunications equipment industries. While at Merrill Lynch, Mr. Beardsley was a member of the number one ranked telecom equipment research team according to ‘Institutional Investor’ magazine and mentored by Joseph Bellace, who was later inducted into the Institutional Investor Hall of Fame of equity analysts. Prior to Merrill Lynch, Mike was a management consultant at J.P. Morgan in New York City working in the Firm’s telecommunications department. Mr. Beardsley was also a senior telecommunications equity analyst at Pacific Growth Equities in San Francisco. Prior to Mike’s Wall Street career, he worked for Hewlett-Packard in Cupertino and Sunnyvale for seven and one half years in marketing management and telecommunications management roles. Mr. Beardsley’s positions at HP included: Marketing Program Manager, Product Marketing Engineer, Telecom Operations Manager, and Telecom Engineer.
Mr. Beardsley holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University, B.A. in economics from U.C. Berkeley, and A.S. in data communication from Foothill College. Mr. Beardsley possesses FINRA Series 7, 24, 63, 65, 79, and 87 licenses.