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Curt Monash

Curt MonashSince 1981, Curt Monash has been a leading analyst of and strategic advisor to the software industry. Praised by Larry Ellison for his "unmatched insight into technology and marketplace trends," Curt was the software/services industry's #1 ranked stock analyst while at PaineWebber, Inc., where he served as a First Vice President until 1987. He subsequently co-founded Evernet, Inc., a $40 million networking systems integrator. Since 1990 he has owned and operated Monash Research (formerly called Monash Information Services), an analysis and advisory firm covering software-intensive sectors of the technology industry. In that period he also has been co-founder, president, or chairman of several other technology startups.

Curt writes and edits most Monash Research publications, including white papers and the blogs DBMS 2, Text Technologies, and Strategic Messaging. In addition, he has written for numerous industry publications, often as a regular columnist, including Information Week, Computerworld, Network World, Software Magazine, Application Development Trends, Upside Magazine, and Datamation. Curt also has appeared on NBC, CNBC, CNN, and National Public Radio.

Curt has served as a strategic advisor to many well-known firms, including Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, AOL, and SAP. His investment clients have included a who's-who of the money management industry, both public-equity and venture capital.

Curt earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics (Game Theory) from Harvard University. He has held faculty positions in mathematics, economics and public policy at Harvard, Yale, and Suffolk Universities.

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“Curt has been an absolutely brilliant and insightful analyst and strategic consultant for the software industry for several decades. He is an astute financial analyst, trusted advisor, highly-regarded industry pundit, and prolific writer.”

Adam Rin