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Our Team

Michael W. Mayhew
Chairman, Founder, Global Director of Research

Mike is one of the leading experts on the investment research industry. In addition to founding Integrity Research, Mike is on the board of directors of Investorside Research Association, the non-profit trade association for the independent research industry, and a frequent speaker on research industry trends and developments.

Mike has over twenty five years of research industry experience. He started the predecessor to Integrity Research, a financial services consulting firm, in 2000 and formed Integrity Research in 2003. Prior to Integrity, Mike was CEO and President of Garban Information Systems, a provider of fixed income, money market and foreign exchange analytics; Managing Director, Research, for Maria Fiorini Ramirez Inc., an economic research firm; and head of strategic planning for Standard & Poor’s. He started his career with MMS International, a fixed income research provider, where he was a financial market analyst, sales manager, and product manager.

In addition to being a frequent speaker on research topics, Mike is quoted widely in news sources, including Reuters, Institutional Investor, Bloomberg, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Financial Times, and Business Week. Mike graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University in 1981.

Sanford (Sandy) Bragg

CEO and President

Sandy joined Integrity Research in September 2006, and serves as President and CEO. He has over 28 years of experience in the research industry. Prior to joining Integrity, he worked with private equity firms to acquire research firms and information properties. Sandy spent much of his career at Standard & Poor’s where he was Executive Managing Director responsible for S&P’s equity research business. Sandy first joined Standard & Poor’s as a Managing Director in its bond ratings division where he was responsible for new product development and institutional sales, marketing S&P’s ratings capabilities to asset managers. He started his career at Data Resources Inc., an economics research provider, where he was responsible for sales, marketing and product development.

Sandy is a member of the Consulting Advisory Board for Youth I.N.C., a youth-oriented venture philanthropy and is co-chair, Friends of the Children New York, providing early intervention mentoring for at risk children. Sandy has an MBA from New York University and BA from Williams College.

Susan A. Mathews

Counsel, and head of Integrity ResearchCompliance

Susan joined Integrity Research in 2011 to head up its compliance practice.  She brings a decade of experience in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Division of Enforcement.  Susan began her S.E.C. career as Senior Counsel and Deputy Ethics Liaison for the Office of Chief Counsel in the Enforcement Division, before being asked to be the regulatory liaison for the Global Research Analyst Settlement.  In this capacity, she was the point of contact for the twelve investment banks and their independent consultants implementing the independent research provisions of the Settlement.  Susan has a J.D. from Georgetown University and a B.A. from Hamilton College.