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Craig Nankervis

Visiting Lecturer

Department of Managerial Studies


Prior to becoming a UIC Lecturer:

Worked briefly in New England as a small business consultant (managing sale of small businesses) and as a VP at a precision test equipment manufacturer.

Principal professional employment (two decades) has been as a sell-side investment analyst, venture partner, and communications specialist at Chicago-based investment firm First Analysis Corp.

As a Senior Vice President, Craig was a technology analyst focusing on cybersecurity, e-commerce, and CRM. This included 1) distinguishing research on roughly 100 public and more private companies, 2) participation in IPOs, 3) serving on two portfolio company boards, and 3) growing a substantial network of industry/executive contacts.

Craig was a top-notch writer and communications leader, publishing over 800 reports (two to 50 pages in length) and knowledgeable across a range of styles (white papers, financial text, technology primers, web content, etc.). He led the firm’s publications information design and mentored junior analysts/writers.

Notable Honors

2014, No. 1 software stock picker, StarMine/Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards

2009, No. 2 software earnings estimator, StarMine/Thomson Reuters/Financial Times Analyst Awards

2008, No. 5 software stock picker, Wall Street Journal Best on the Street


MBA (Finance & Marketing), Wayne State University
BA, English, Michigan State University