Senior Media & Internet Analyst
Maxim Group, LLC
John is a Senior Research Analyst following the Media & Internet sectors at Maxim Group, LLC. Mr. Tinker currently focuses on companies in the converging media & internet space, such as Barnes & Noble and Live Nation (Ticketmaster) and works closely with managements and portfolio managers sharing his insights on industry trends, deal structures, and financial analysis. Prior to joining Maxim, John’s career spans over 20 years during which he managed an investment firm, Steamer Capital and was a Managing Director of Sandler Media’s private equity fund, also serving as a board member of invested companies. John was the only analyst to recommend Google at its IPO price and generally had the highest price target for the next two years while at ThinkEquity; he was also the only analyst to identify the opportunity in MySpace prior to its buyout by News Corp. In the 1990’s John co-founded Montgomery Securities (now Bank of America) media & communications division after stints at Furman Selz and Morgan Stanley. Acknowledgements of his coverage include Disney presenting Mr. Tinker with the “Grumpy Award” for his negative views and Viacom Chairman, Sumner Redstone’s autobiography includes multiple citations of John’s work. John is frequently quoted in Barron’s, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal and appears on business & news channels, such as CNBC, as an industry expert. He graduated from Exeter College, Oxford University with an M.A. in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.