Friday, November 12, 2010

Jackson leaves Avondale for teaching, coaching

Following a long-standing passion, Sean Jackson, who won many laurels during his nine years at Avondale Partners as a senior analyst in healthcare technology and other equities, has joined the faculty and coaching staff at Montgomery Bell Academy, where he'll teach mathematics and coach basketball. He was a stand-out Princeton roundball player -- at graduation in '92, he was Princeton's leading 3-point hitter with 235 treys (.469). Prior to joining Avondale in 2001, he was director and analyst with SunTrust Equitable and a decade ago (2000) he published the securities industries' first comprehensive research piece on Internet security. He several times won The Wall Street Journal's Best of the Street award, and was repeatedly highly ranked among software-sector analysts. Before SunTrust Equitable, Sean worked for Thornthwaite, the actuarial consultant. He earned his MBA at Kellogg, Northwestern; and, an engineering degree at Princeton, where he was team captain and Ivy League Player of the Year (after transferring from Ohio). In a nearly decade-old interview on a Princeton Tigers fan website, he was asked why he transferred from Ohio to Princeton. He explained he had asked himself, “I wonder what it would be like to be involved in a setting that prioritized academics.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Sean! Well done, enjoy your dream come true! Love, Aunt Brenda