Sean McGowan

Managing Director, Senior Research Analyst



Mr. McGowan is a Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst covering Beverages and other Consumer Products at ROTH MKM.Before joining ROTH MKM in 2021, he was a Managing Director at Gateway Investor Relations, overseeing clients in the consumer/leisure sector. Before that, he spent 30 years as a sell-side analyst at various firms, including Oppenheimer, Needham & Co., Wedbush, BMO Capital Markets, and Gerard Klauer Mattison, where he was one of the founding members.

Mr. McGowan was named the #1 Stock Picker in the Leisure sector in the Financial Times/Starmine survey for 2010. In addition, he was the #1 Stock Picker and the #1 Earnings Estimator named in the 2006 Forbes/Starmine survey, one of only 15 analysts nationwide to be ranked #1 in both categories. In 1996, he was named the #1 Stock Picker in the Wall Street Journal Best on the Street survey. On five other occasions, he was among the top five stock pickers and earnings estimators in various national surveys.

Mr. Gowan graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. from Hofstra University and his M.B.M. with distinction from the Harvard Business School.

Mr. McGowan is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Toy Foundation, a toy industry philanthropic organization.


Joined Roth

May 2021

Sector Focus



B.A. from Hofstra University; M.B.M. from Harvard Business School


Gateway IR; Oppenheimer & Co.; Needham & Co.; Wedbush Morgan Securities; Gerard Klauer Mattison/ BMO Capital Markets; Balis & Zorn


Wall Street Journal “Best on the Street” surveys of leisure analysts: Stock Picker – #5, 2011; #3 2006; #5, 2005; #1, 1996

Starmine surveys of leisure analysts Stock Picker - #1, 2010; #1, 2006;, Earnings Estimator - #3, 2008; #1, 2006

Reuters surveys of top analysts #3, 2000