Mark Edelstone is a Managing Director and Chairman of Semiconductor Investment Banking for Morgan Stanley. During his career, he has worked as a portfolio manager, equity research analyst and investment banker, and he has specialized in the semiconductor and technology sectors since 1989. During his investment banking career, Mark has advised more than three dozen companies on M&A transactions valued at more than $300 billion. Beyond M&A, Mark has led 24 IPOs and has helped dozens of companies to raise more than $80 billion in the debt and equity capital markets. As a research analyst, Mark was selected as an all-star analyst by Institutional Investor magazine for his coverage of the semiconductor industry for 11 consecutive years. In addition, he was selected five times for the Wall Street Journal’s Stock Picking Award within “The Best on the Street Survey.” During 1999 and 2001, Mark was listed by First Call Corp. as the most-read securities analyst in the world. Prior to his career as a research analyst, Mark founded a money management company that specialized in asset allocation in 1986. Mark has served as the Committee Chair for the Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award presented by the Global Semiconductor Alliance since 2006. Mark is also a founding board member of the dual degree Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology program at the University of California. Mark received his undergraduate degree in political economics from the University of California and he holds an MBA in finance, with a concentration in investments from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. In addition, he is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Chartered Market Technician.