Jeff Kessler
Managing Director
Equity and Industry Research
(212) 351-9701

Jeff Kessler is a Managing Director in the Equity and Industry Research Group with over 25 years of experience covering the security industry for the investment community. He joined Imperial Capital in 2008 from Lehman Brothers where he had served 21 years as the senior security/business services analyst. In December 2006, Security Magazine named him one of the industry’s “25 Most Influential Leaders.” In addition to publishing the Security Industry Annual, and Imperial Capital’s Security Monitor, Mr. Kessler co-founded the Securing New Ground industry conference, which is run by the Security Industry Association and is now in its 17th year. Mr. Kessler earned a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from McGill University and SUNY-Purchase (joint degree), an M.A. in Political Science and Economics from McGill University, and an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University.