CEO and Chief Research Officer
Telsey Advisory Group
Dana Telsey is the CEO and Chief Research Officer of Telsey Advisory Group (TAG), which was founded in 2006 and has grown to be a leading equity research, trade execution, investment banking and consulting firm, focusing on the consumer space. In 2015, Ms. Telsey formed Telsey Consumer Fund Management LP, an asset management firm utilizing a long/short strategy, investing in consumer-based companies.
Ms. Telsey has followed over 100 companies during her 35-year career. From 1994 to 2006, she was at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. covering the retail sector as a Senior Managing Director. Prior to working at Bear Stearns, Ms. Telsey was the Retail Analyst at C.J. Lawrence and Vice President of the Baron Asset Fund at Baron Capital, Inc.
In 2018, Ms. Telsey was elected to the International Council of Shopping Center’s (ICSC) Board of Trustees.
Ms. Telsey has been recognized for the following:
2022: Named one of WWD | Berns Communications Group 25 Most Inspirational Women in Business
2022: Named for a third time as one of Barron’s “100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance”
2022: Named for a second time as one of RETHINK Retail “Top 100 Retail Influencers of 2022”
2021: Named on Crain’s New York 2021 list of “Notable Women Business Owners 2021”
2021: Named for a second time as one of Barron’s “100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance”
2021: Named on Crain’s New York 2021 list of “Notable Women on Wall Street”
2021: Named as one of RETHINK Retail “Top 100 Retail Influencers of 2021”
2020: Barron’s Inaugural list of 100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance
2016: Thomson Reuters award for “Number 1 Stock Picker for Multiline Retail”
2015: National Retail Federation (NRF): One of the 24 winners of The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future
2014: Woman- Owned Brokerage of the Year by Traders Magazine
1992 - 2005 Thirteen-year member of Institutional Investor magazine’s “All-America Research Team”, ranked the Number One Specialty Stores analyst for seven consecutive years through 2005
Ms. Telsey is a regular guest analyst on both CNN and CNBC and other major news networks.
Ms. Telsey graduated from Hobart-William Smith Colleges with a B.A. degree in History and Spanish and received her M.B.A from Fordham University.