Byron Callan joined Capital Alpha Partners, a Washington, DC-based policy research firm in December 2010 as a Director to cover the defense sector. He also is responsible for related NASA and other aerospace issues. Capital Alpha’s primary goal is to provide superior research to institutional investors.
Prior to joining Capital Alpha, Byron was a Portfolio Manager at Lion’s Path Capital where he focuses on industrials, aerospace and defense equities. He joined Lion’s Path in 2010. Previously he was an analyst and co-founder of Perella Weinberg Partners’ Aerospace Defense Security investment fund from 2007-2010.
Byron was a Senior Vice President at Prudential Equity Group, LLC from September 2005-2007. He was responsible for equity research of the aerospace/defense sector. From 1993-September 2005, he was First Vice President at Merrill Lynch where he also covered the aerospace/defense stocks and was Global Coordinator for this sector. He covered electronic warfare and engineering stocks as an equity analyst at Prudential Securities from 1984-1993.
Mr. Callan’s research has been recognized by Institutional Investor magazine, where he was ranked for a total of 15 years. In 2005, his research was cited by “Alpha” magazine. He testified before Congress in 2000 and appeared on “Wall Street Week with Louis Rukeyser” on three different occasions. Byron participated in strategic crisis exercises at the Army War College in 2004 and 2005 and a DoD-sponsored industrial base war game on tactical military aviation in 2008. He contributed to an Institute for Defense Analysis study on defense contract profit policy that was published in October 2008 and has had book reviews published in the Journal of Military History
He has an MBA from Columbia University and a BA with Special Honors from George Washington University.
Mr. Callan is married to the former Allison Burrow of New Orleans and they have three children. He and his family reside in Connecticut.