Marie Driscoll is a highly experienced equity analyst focusing on apparel brands, apparel retailers, and luxury goods stocks. She has served in key analytical and business development roles in leading financial research firms. Marie’s knowledge of global consumer markets is broad and deep. Access to industry leaders, financial acumen, and analytic insight support her actionable investment advice. Marie was recognized three times in The Wall Street Journal’s “Best on the Street” analyst survey, most recently in 2009, capturing the first place ranking for stock selection in the Clothing & Accessories industry.
Marie started Driscoll Advisors late in 2011 providing consulting services to academia, industry, investors and non-profits. She is a columnist for the ICSC’s VRN and IOJ, The Robin Report, and Beauty & the Bull. She is an adjunct professor at LIM College, teaching Luxury Brand Management in the Fashion Industry. Previously (2003-2011) she was with Standard & Poor’s equity research department as Director of Consumer Discretionary Retail, leading a team of five analysts responsible for about 140 equities spanning department and specialty stores, discounters and mass merchants as well as restaurants, housing and furniture stocks. Marie is known for her strategic and creative thinking, her ability to identify, analyze, and articulate investment opportunities and her leadership skills that exhibit a genuine commitment to team achievement.
Earlier in Marie’s career, she worked at Argus Research, Oppenheimer & Co., Smith Barney and Prudential, all in equity research roles. Her education consists of a BA in Philosophy from Hofstra and an MBA in Finance & Investments from The Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, CUNY. She is a member of NYSSA, AIMR and the trade groups SGMA and RMS. She is frequently cited in the press, appears on TV, and has been a panelist at industry events for the NRF and the ICSC.