Sean McGowan

Managing Director, Senior Research Analyst



Sean McGowan is a Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst covering Beverages and other Consumer Products at ROTH Capital Partners. He was named #1 Stock Picker in the Leisure sector in the Financial Times/Starmine survey for 2010. Was named both the #1 Stock Picker and the #1 Earnings Estimator 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 named among the top five stock pickers and earnings estimators in various national surveys. Before joining ROTH in 2021, Mr. McGowan was a Managing Director at Gateway Investor Relations, overseeing clients in the consumer/leisure sector. Prior to 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. He received his MBM with distinction from the Harvard Business School, and graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. from Hofstra University. 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



Harvard Business School, Hofstra University


Roth Capital Partners, 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