Chief Executive Officer and Chief Research Officer

Dana Telsey is the CEO and Chief Research Officer of Telsey Advisory Group (TAG). TAG’s research team covers U.S. and international companies across all market caps in the following sectors: apparel manufacturers, children’s and teen retailers, consumer electronics retailers, cosmetics, department stores, discounters, footwear, home furnishings retailers, home improvement retailers, internet, luxury goods, office supply retailers, off-price retailers, restaurants, specialty apparel retailers, sporting goods retailers, and supermarkets. Founded in 2006, TAG has grown to be a leading equity research, trade execution, investment banking and consulting firm, focusing on the consumer space. TAG is also certified as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise by several states, cities, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and numerous plan sponsors across the country. In 2015, Ms. Telsey also formed Telsey Consumer Fund Management LP, an asset management firm that manages a long/short hedge fund investing in consumer-based companies.

Ms. Telsey has followed over 100 companies during her 31-year career and is the only U.S. based analyst to provide complete analysis of the European luxury goods sector. From 1994 to 2006, she was at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. covering the retail sector as a Senior Managing Director. Prior to working at Bear Stearns, Ms. Telsey was the Retail Analyst at C.J. Lawrence and Vice President of the Baron Asset Fund at Baron Capital, Inc.

In 2020, Dana was recognized for her leadership in Finance by Barron’s, on their inaugural 2020 list of 100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance. In 2018, Ms. Telsey was elected to the International Council of Shopping Center’s (ICSC) Board of Trustees for an initial three year term. In 2016, Ms. Telsey won the Thomson Reuters award for “Number 1 Stock Picker for Multiline Retail”. In 2015, Ms. Telsey was selected, “from hundreds of nominees by the National Retail Federation (NRF) executive judging panel of top industry CEOs”, as one of the 24 winners of The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future. In 2014, Ms. Telsey was honored with the designation of Woman- Owned Brokerage of the Year by Traders Magazine for successfully growing her firm by developing and delivering top-notch research and trading tools. In 2011, Traders Magazine awarded her as Entrepreneur of the Year. Ms. Telsey is a thirteen-year member of Institutional Investor magazine’s “All-America Research Team” where she was ranked the Number One Specialty Stores analyst for seven consecutive years through 2005.

Ms. Telsey is a regular guest analyst on both CNN and CNBC and has appeared as a special guest on such programs as Bloomberg Radio, World News Tonight - ABC News, Good Morning America, The NBC Evening News, The Today Show, BNN, and BBC amongst many others.

Ms. Telsey graduated from Hobart-William Smith Colleges with a B.A. degree in History and Spanish and received her M.B.A from Fordham University.


Symbol Company
DECK Deckers Outdoor Corp.
DLA Delta Apparel, Inc. (Company Sponsored Research)
DBI Designer Brands Inc.
GIII G-III Apparel Group, Ltd.
LEVI Levi Strauss & Co.
OXM Oxford Industries, Inc.
RL Ralph Lauren Corporation
SHOO Steven Madden, Ltd.
VFC V.F. Corporation
VNCE Vince Holding Corp. (Company Sponsored Research)
WWW Wolverine World Wide, Inc.
EL The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
HNST The Honest Company, Inc.
ULTA Ulta Beauty, Inc.
DDS Dillard’s, Inc.
KSS Kohl's Corporation
M Macy's, Inc.
JWN Nordstrom, Inc.
AMZN, Inc.
YOU Clear Secure, Inc.
COUR Coursera, Inc.
MRAC Marquee Raine Acquisition Corp.
PTON Peloton Interactive, Inc.
SFIX Stitch Fix, Inc.
TDUP ThredUp Inc.
BRBY.LON Burberry Group plc
CPRI Capri Holdings Limited
CFR.VTX Compagnie Financière Richemont SA
MC.PAR LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton
SIG Signet Jewelers Limited
TPR Tapestry, Inc.
BURL Burlington Stores, Inc.
CTRN Citi Trends, Inc. (Company Sponsored Research)
ROST Ross Stores, Inc.
TJX The TJX Companies, Inc.
ANF Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
AEO American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
CHS Chico's FAS, Inc.
GPS Gap, Inc.
GES Guess?, Inc.
HMB.SE H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB
ITX.MCE Inditex Group
LB L Brands, Inc.
LULU lululemon athletica inc.
PLCE The Children’s Place Retail Stores, Inc.
CURV Torrid Holdings, Inc.
URBN Urban Outfitters, Inc.
VRA Vera Bradley, Inc.