Michael Pachter

Managing Director, Equity Research


Entertainment Retail and Software


  • State Bar of California


Michael Pachter is a Managing Director at Wedbush Securities, providing coverage of the Entertainment Software, Entertainment Retail, Social Internet, E-Commerce, and Movies & Entertainment sectors for the last 20 years. He also hosts one of the most significant and highly-regarded industry events during the annual E3 conference.

Previously, Michael spent two years as the Director of Research at Wedbush Securities. Before joining Wedbush Securities, he served as the Director at Management Resource Center, a middle-market investment bank. Before that, Michael spent 15 years in various financial and management positions at Atlantic Richfield Company, most recently as Director of Strategic Planning. Michael has been recognized as StarMine’s Top Earnings Estimator year after year and Best on the Street by the Wall Street Journal.

Michael holds an M.B.A. from the Anderson School at the University of California at Los Angeles, a Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University, an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida, and a bachelor’s in Political Science from California State University, Northridge.


Michael’s edge comes from his 20+ years in Equity Research and his accompanying deep knowledge and expertise in the technology, entertainment software and, media landscape. He is a highly regarded industry leader and the go-to expert for virtually every name he covers.


  • Amazon.com (AMZN)
  • AMC Entertainment Holdings (AMC)
  • AppLovin Corp. (APP)
  • Cinemark Holdings Inc. (CNK)
  • Corsair Gaming, Inc. (CRSR)
  • Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)
  • FuboTV Inc. (FUBO)
  • GameStop Corp. (GME)
  • Gety Images Holdings, Inc. (GETY)
  • GoPro Inc (GPRO)
  • IMAX Corp. (IMAX)
  • ironSource Ltd (IS)
  • Logitech International SA (LOGI)
  • National CineMedia Inc (NCMI)
  • Nintendo Co Ltd (7974.JP)
  • Overstock.com Inc. (OSTK)
  • Playtika Holding Corp. (PLTK)
  • Roblox Corp (RBLX)
  • Roku, Inc. (ROKU)
  • Skillz Inc. (SKLZ)
  • Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO)
  • Turtle Beach Corp (HEAR)
  • Ubisoft Entertainment SA (UBI.FP)
  • Unity Software Inc. (U)
  • Zynga Inc. (ZNGA)