Brent Miller, CFA, President, Chief Operating Officer, and Director of Research

Brent Miller oversees Gradient’s research process and manages the analyst team, as well as business development and client relations functions. He has served Gradient in various roles since 2003, including building qualitative, quantitative, and software-based equity research products for Gradient’s institutional clients. Brent is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder and earned undergraduate degrees in economics and political science and an MBA from Arizona State University’s WP Carey School of Business.

Dominic Finney, Chief Technical Editor and Senior Equity Incentive Analyst

Dominic Finney has been with Gradient since 2006. He specializes in executive-behavior analysis for both domestically and internationally based companies. Before joining the Gradient team, he was an assistant city editor at a newspaper in the Gannett chain.

Rachel Annis, Equity Analyst

Rachel Annis has been with Gradient since 2014. She focuses primarily on the technology and industrials sector with an emphasis on earnings quality issues. Before joining the Gradient team, she completed two internships with Boeing. Rachel received a BS degree in finance from the W. P. Carey School of Business and Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University. While attending Arizona State University, she went through an aggressive selection process to become a member of the Student Investment Management Fund, which actively manages the trading of a live portfolio of $750,000 that industry professionals donated to the school.

Ian Striplin, Equity Analyst

Ian Striplin joined Gradient in 2016. He has a diverse background, including government contracting and logistics/supply chain solutions. Previously, he served in the Marine Corps and was a part of two deployments as an infantryman. While working for the Department of State in support of its mission in Iraq, he achieved a BS in business management. Before joining the Gradient team, he attended ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business, receiving his MBA with a concentration in finance. During this time, he was exposed to Gradient's brand of earnings quality analysis through presentations made by our team.