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The Blueshirt Group adds veteran equity analyst to senior team

The Blueshirt Group, a financial communications and IPO advisory firm, has expanded its internet practice with the addition of veteran internet, education and business services analyst James Samford as managing director.

Most recently, Samford was a senior equity research analyst at Citigroup Global Markets covering the business and education services sector. Prior to that, he was a member of the firm’s number one Institutional Investor and Greenwich ranked internet research team.
Before joining Citi, Samford was part of Merrill Lynch’s internet team.
Prior to Wall Street, Samford worked in management consulting at KPMG and in corporate development at Internet and financial services startups. He has roots in engineering, having spent three years as a mechanical engineer for a leading global equipment manufacturer.
“As an equity analyst, I was always impressed with the Blueshirt team, as they demonstrated a deep level of knowledge of their clients’ businesses and an understanding of Wall Street,” says Samford. “I am excited to join the firm’s leading Internet franchise and look forward to leveraging my buy-side and sell-side experience to deliver insight and provide valuable perspective to clients.”
“Blueshirt maintains the leading Internet IR practice with a strong mix of ad tech, commerce, content, services and consumer-oriented companies,” says Alex Wellins, co-founder and managing director of The Blueshirt Group. “Clients turn to us for a full suite of services including IPO advisory, financial media and ongoing IR counsel. We are excited to expand our senior level resources with the addition of James to our team.”

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