Byron Callan is managing director at Capital Alpha Partners, an independent research analysis firm, where he covers the defense sector and issues related to national security. He joined Capital Alpha in late 2010. Prior to joining Capital Alpha, Callan was a portfolio manager at Lion's Path Capital, where he focused on industrials, aerospace, and defense equities. Previously he was an analyst at the Perella Weinberg Partners’ Aerospace Defense Security investment fund from 2007 to 2010. Callan was a senior vice president at Prudential Equity Group LLC from September 2005 to 2007. He was responsible for equity research of the aerospace/defense sector. From 1993 to 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 earlier covered electronic warfare and engineering stocks as an equity analyst at Prudential Securities. Mr. Callan earned an MBA from Columbia University and a BA from George Washington University.