Dave Ross, managing director of global transportation and logistics at Stifel Nicolaus, focuses on logistics, parcel and less-than-truckload (LTL) sector research. Ross's experience also includes working with Legg Mason; as a financial analyst for RailWorks Corporation; and as an investment banking analyst for Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown. Ranked #1 for stock picking by FT/StarMine in the road and rail industry category (2009 and 2011) and #2 (2010), he is also ranked #1 by the Wall Street Journal's Best on the Street Analysts Survey in the industrial transportation industry (2009 and 2010). He earned his bachelor's degree from Georgetown University.