Bespoke Market Intelligence was founded in October 2012 by PJ Gorynski, Paul Hickey, and Justin Walters. The Bespoke team brings with it decades worth of experience in financial research, and we pride ourselves on our accessibility to our loyal client base.
Peter J Gorynski co-founded Bespoke Market Intelligence with Paul Hickey and Justin Walters in 2012. At Bespoke, PJ handles the day-to-day operations of the company, including survey programming, project design, research and analytics, sales, and audience procurement. Prior to launching Bespoke Market Intelligence, PJ worked on the proprietary research team at Glenview Capital Management, a $10 billion long-short equity fund, in the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications group. Over his two-year tenure with Glenview, PJ prepared numerous research reports on existing portfolio companies and new investment ideas. While working on the primary research team, he developed research strategies that yielded actionable information for the investment team. PJ graduated from Yale University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.
Paul Hickey is a co-founder of Bespoke Market Intelligence, where he works on project development and advanced analytics. Paul’s professional experience in finance runs the spectrum of equities, fixed income, and structured products. His reports and findings have been extensively featured in publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Financial Times, Barron’s, The Washington Post, and USA Today. Paul frequently appears on CNBC, Fox Business Network, Bloomberg TV, and Bloomberg Radio. Along with his work at Bespoke Market Intelligence, Paul is also a co-founder of Bespoke Investment Group, which he formed with Justin Walters in 2007. Prior to founding Bespoke, Paul was co-head of equity research at Birinyi Associates, Inc, where he developed and implemented in-depth and original research projects on domestic and global financial markets for institutional clients. Prior to Birinyi Associates, Paul worked at Salomon Smith Barney where he worked on the firm’s Emerging Market fixed income trading desk. During his tenure at Salomon he also worked on the restructuring of over $250 million in derivative contracts following the 1998 Russian debt default. Paul graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.
Justin Walters is a co-founder of Bespoke Market Intelligence, where he handles web development, subscription content and other operational functions. Justin is also a co-founder of Bespoke Investment Group along with Paul Hickey. His extensive equity-market and economic analysis has been featured in multiple publications and articles, and he has made appearances on CNBC, Fox Business Network, and Bloomberg TV. Prior to launching Bespoke, Justin was co-head of equity research at Birinyi Associates, Inc. Over his four-year tenure with Birinyi Associates, Justin developed numerous equity trading strategies based on proprietary fundamental and technical models that he created. Prior to his departure from Birinyi, Justin also headed the firm’s subscription level research product. Justin graduated from Yale University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.
George Pearkes is a research analyst and key writer for the Bespoke team, which he joined at the start of 2014. Prior to joining Bespoke, George was a member of the Futures, Options and OTC Clearing group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, with a focus on short-term fixed income products and collateral management. George graduated with Honors from Duke University in 2012, where he majored in Public Policy Studies, minored in Economics, and earned a certificate in Markets & Management Studies. While at Duke, George was a four year walk-on and letter winner while playing for the Duke Football team. He originally hails from Nelson, British Columbia, Canada.