Imtiaz "Taz" Koujalgi

Managing Director, Equity Research

AREA OF FOCUS

Cybersecurity, Infrastructure, Data/Analytics, and Comm. Software


ANALYST BIOGRAPHY

Taz Koujalgi is an Equity Research Analyst covering the Enterprise Software sector, including cybersecurity, infrastructure, data/analytics and communications. Prior to joining Wedbush in 2022, Taz served as Director of Software Equity Research at Guggenheim Partners as an integral part of the firm’s software coverage team. He has been covering the software sector, on the sell-side and buy-side for more than a dozen years, starting in equity research with FTN Equity Capital following the enterprise software space before moving to Deutsche Bank and Aurmedis Global Investors with his coverage of software and technology respectively. His deep understanding of the software space is rooted in his engineering background and early career in technology and programming at Wipro Technologies, Taos (an IBM company), and Merrill Lynch before transitioning to the sell-side research.

Taz received his Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from DYP College of Engineering in India, and his MBA in Finance from
New Your University’s Stern School of business.

ANALYST EDGE

His career origins in the engineering side of the technology sector provides him with a greater understanding of how these companies work. From the domain and contacts side, Taz understands the missing pieces on the buyside.

COMPANIES UNDER COVERAGE

  • Okta, Inc. (OKTA)
  • CrowdStrike Holdings, Inc. (CRWD)
  • New Relic Inc. (NEWR)
  • Datadog, Inc. (DDOG)
  • Elastic NV (ESTC)
  • Dynatrace, Inc. (DT)
  • Splunk Inc. (SPLK)
  • Couchbase, Inc. (BASE)
  • MongoDB Inc (MDB)
  • Snowflake Inc (SNOW)
  • Alteryx, Inc. (AYX)
  • RingCentral, Inc. (RNG)
  • Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (ZM)
  • 8x8 Inc. (EGHT)