• Automotive
  • Communications
  • Electronic Components
  • Software

Research Coverage

  • 8x8, Inc. (EGHT)
  • Avid Technology, Inc. (AVID)
  •  Cantaloupe, Inc. (CTLP) 
  • Crexendo, Inc. (CXDO)
  • Gentex Corporation (GNTX)
  • Ooma, Inc. (OOMA)
  • OSI Systems, Inc. (OSIS)
  • Otonomo Technologies Ltd. (OTMO)
  • 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 provides a full suite of investment banking, corporate finance, advisory, research, and sales and trading services. 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 small-cap equity research. B. Riley Securities formerly operated as B. Riley FBR following the merger of B. Riley & Co. and FBR & Co.