Mr. Liston has over 15 years of experience in technology research. Prior to joining Difference Capital, he worked at Yorkton Securities as a Research Analyst covering Software and IT Services companies. In early 2003, he joined Versant Partners in the same role and was promoted to Director of Research while maintaining his coverage of technology companies. In late August of 2012, Versant Partners’ team was acquired by Cantor Fitzgerald. At Cantor, Mr. Liston served as Director of Canadian Research and covered the technology sector.
As a technology analyst, Mr. Liston has been consistently ranked among the top technology analysts in several surveys, including: StarMine, Brendan Wood, Greenwich Associates and Reuters. He has received more StarMine stock picking awards than any other technology analyst. Mr. Liston is a CFA charterholder, completed a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from the University of New Brunswick in 1996 and a Master of Arts in Economics and Finance from Queen’s University in 1998.