Home          About           People          Contact    





          Unparalleled professionalism...



Debra Fiakas, CFA 

Managing Member   


Debra Fiakas

Ms. Fiakas is a seasoned, credentialed investment professional with a diversified and successful track record as a research analyst and as an investment banker.  Her career includes experience in all aspects of the equity capital markets with particular emphasis on emerging growth companies operating in the technology sectors.


Ms. Fiakas graduated Cum Laude from the University of South Dakota with a BA degree in Economics and Political Science and received an MBA degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. She earned the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst and is a member the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute (CFAI). She is involved in promoting the integrity and vitality of her profession through participation in the CFA grading process.


Ms. Fiakas is Managing Member of Crystal Equity Research.



David J. Phillips

Contributing Analyst


Mr. Phillips is an independent equity analyst and consultant to both buy-side and sell-side clients, specializing in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors. His dDavid Phillipseep knowledge of financial analysis has given him solid experience in a variety of sectors. Phillips is the publisher of the 10Q Detective Blog, which focuses on financial statement “softspots,” and the e-Growth Profit Letter, which is dedicated to uncovering companies with innovative technologies. He has also been widely quoted in such respected on-line and print newsletters as The Street.com, Advisors Digest, Dick Davis Digest and the Bull & Bear Financial Report. Phillips is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Vermont and has an MBA from Boston College.



Christopher M. Wright

Contributing Analyst

 Christopher Wright

Washington, D.C.-based Christopher M. Wright turns today's dramatic stories into investment returns for his clients and readers - mega trends, turnarounds, international crises. He finds and assesses investment ideas in such domains as emerging technology, developing country markets, and public companies unfairly beaten up and left for dead. As a regular contributor to CFA Magazine published by the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute and Portfolio published by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), he interviews CEOs, authors, and analysts from major Wall Street firms. Interviews also appear in Wright's investment newsletter, The Sine Wave Investor™. In 2000, he successfully completed the academic portion of the CFA program. Wright worked as an attorney for twenty years before turning to consulting on business and investment topics for national and international clients in 2001.









 View Debra Fiakas's Profile on LinkedIn


10Q Detective    


















The Sine Wave Investortm   











Twice Weekly Sector Commentary 

See the last weblog post…




Follow the SmCapStrategist

Every trading day on 





Join SCS - Energy Alternatives






CER Mailing List 

Register for Report Notices…