• Automotive
  • Communications
  • Electronic Components
  • Industrial Services
  • Software

Research Coverage

  • 8x8, Inc. (EGHT)
  •  Cantaloupe, Inc. (CTLP) 
  • Crexendo, Inc. (CXDO)
  • Digi International (DGII) 
  • Gentex Corporation (GNTX)
  • Hudson Technologies, Inc. (HDSN)
  • Ooma, Inc. (OOMA)
  • OSI Systems, Inc. (OSIS)
  • Red Violet, Inc. (RDVT)
  • RF Industries, Ltd. (RFIL)
  • Smith Micro Software, Inc. (SMSI)
  • Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (VPG) 


Josh Nichols is a Senior Analyst in the Discovery Group with B. Riley Securities responsible for equity research. He has 9 years of experience in research at the firm with a focus on technology, communications, and automotive.

Prior to B. Riley, he spent two years at OneWest Bank as Vice President of Credit Analytics where his primary focus was revamping how the bank analyzed credit risk and reserved for losses in its commercial loan portfolio. Previously, he also spent five years at Ares Management, L.P. as an analyst.

Mr. Nichols is a CFA Charterholder and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business from University of California, Santa Barbara.

B. Riley Securities is a leading middle market investment bank that provides a full suite of corporate finance, advisory, sales and trading and equity research. Investment banking services include initial, secondary and follow-on offerings, institutional private placements, merger and acquisition (M&A) advisory, SPACs, corporate restructuring and recapitalization. B. Riley is nationally recognized and highly ranked for its proprietary equity research.