Michael Lavery is a principal and senior analyst at Piper Jaffray covering the cannabis, tobacco and packaged food sectors. Prior to joining Piper Jaffray in 2017, he was a director and senior analyst at CLSA. He was named #1 stock picker in tobacco in 2013 and 2016 by Thomson Reuters/Starmine. Prior to CLSA, he worked at Kraft Foods and covered food manufacturers as a research associate at Citigroup for four years before spending two years in a consulting role at Booz & Co working with consumer companies. Michael holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BS Commerce degree from the University of Virginia. Prior to business school, Michael was in public accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Richmond, VA and in a financial analyst role at Swedish Match.