Our Analysts

Steven L. Marotta, CFA, Managing Director, Director of Research

Steven L. Marotta joined C.L. King in 2010 as Senior Vice President of Equity Research focusing on the footwear and apparel sectors within the consumer/retail industry. Notably, Thomson Reuters StarMine named Steve its #1 stock picker, Textiles, Apparel and Luxury Goods for 2012, out of 37 analysts.

Steve began his career in 1992, primarily following consumer-related companies. Prior to joining C.L. King, Steve worked for eight years on the buy side as a research analyst with Maple Leaf Partners, Wyper Capital Management and Diker Management. Previously, he spent more than 10 years on the sell side, lastly at Wasserstein Perella. During his tenure at Wassertein, Steve was named #1 analyst in Textile & Apparel category by the Wall Street Journal’s “Best on the Street” survey and was ranked as a runner-up in a subsequent survey.

Steve is a Chartered Financial Analyst and member of the CFA Institute and the New York Society of Security Analysts. He holds an MA in Economics from the State University of New York at Albany and a BA in Economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

George J. Godfrey, Senior Vice President and Senior Research Analyst

George Godfrey, who joined CL King in March 2015, has more than 20 years of sell-side and buy-side experience, most recently as a senior analyst at Surveyor Capital in Boston from 2012-2014. Before that, he held buy-side analyst and/or portfolio manager positions with Kingdon Capital, Putnam Investments and Columbia Management from 2002 through 2012. Between 1994 and 2002, George was a sell-side analyst at a number of prominent firms, including Dean Witter Reynolds, Rodman and Renshaw, Raymond James Financial and ABN Amro.

George has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA from the University of Rochester.

Scott L. Stember, Senior Vice President and Senior Research Analyst

Scott Stember, who joined C.L. King in 2015 as a Senior Analyst covering the automotive aftermarket and recreation and leisure industries, has 25 years of Wall Street experience. Notably, Thomson Reuters StarMine named Scott its #2 stock picker in Automotive Components for 2017.

Scott began his sell-side research career more than 18 years ago and was most recently at Sidoti & Company, where he was a founding member in 1999 and covered the automotive, automotive aftermarket and recreation/leisure sectors. While at Sidoti, he was consistently ranked in the top quartile among its analysts. Prior to that, Scott was an equity research analyst at Schroders from 1997-1999, a senior accountant in the equities division at NatWest Markets from 1993-1997, a mutual fund accountant at Dean Witter Reynolds from 1990-1993, and a junior accountant at a Long Island-based accounting firm from 1989-1990.

Scott has an MBA in Finance from Dowling College and a B.A. in accounting from Queens College.

David C. Silver, Senior Vice President and Senior Research Analyst

David Silver, who joined CL King in March 2019, has more than 20 years of sell-side equity research experience spanning the Chemicals, Materials, Industrials, and Agriculture sectors.  Prior to joining CL King, Silver was a senior equity research analyst in the Chemicals sector for several bulge-bracket firms, including JP Morgan Securities, Credit Suisse, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He most recently was a senior equity research analyst with responsibility for Diversified Industrials at Morningstar.

David holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive status). He holds a BS from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Booth School of Business of the University of Chicago.

Todd Brooks, Senior Vice President and Senior Research Analyst

Todd Brooks joined C.L. King in June 2019 as a Senior Analyst covering the restaurant sector, bringing along more than 20 years of buy-side equity research experience. Additionally, he spent 2013-2018 as President of the B.GOOD fast casual restaurant chains Canadian operation – leading the launch of the brand into the Canadian market with opening five stores in the Toronto area. Todd began his career in 1991 at State Street Research Management, followed by equity research positions at Kobrick Capital Management, Greenberg-Summit Partners, Kaintuck Capital Management, and finally Alydar Capital, where from 2004 through 2013 he was a Senior Analyst, covering the consumer sector. He was also a member of the Board of Directors at B.GOOD from 2009 to 2016.

Todd has an M.B.A in Finance from Clark University, and a B.A. in History from Wake Forest University.