Steven Abernathy is the founder, principal and chairman of The Abernathy Group II. Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Abernathy joined Cowen & Co. in 1989 as a special limited partner and director of its Executive Services division. He earned a reputation as a unique professional investor who applied the art of value investing to the medical and information technology sectors. While at Cowen, Mr. Abernathy developed the Collaborative Investing® process, a nationwide network of medical and information technology investors who pool their expertise in order to identify companies with superior products, technologies and management teams. This concept is the foundation of The Abernathy Group II’s investment philosophy. In 1996 he co-founded The Abernathy Technology Research Institute, formerly known as The Abernathy Leet Institute for Financial Research, a registered broker dealer. Prior to Cowen, Mr. Abernathy worked at Shearson American Express in 1983 and eventually became senior vice president of portfolio management. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the New York Society of Security Analysts. Mr. Abernathy attended Fordham University in New York on a football scholarship, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in biology in 1979.