John DiFucci is a Managing Director covering the Software industry. John was ranked #1 in Institutional Investor?s All-America Research poll in 2013, #3 in 2012, Runner-Up in 2011, and #3 in both 2010 and 2009. John joined Jefferies from J.P. Morgan via Bear Stearns. Prior to Bear Stearns, where he was a runner-up in Institutional Investor?s 2007, 2006, and 2005 polls, John was with CIBC World Markets for three years covering the infrastructure software industry, including the integration, application development, systems and performance management, business intelligence, security, and storage software spaces. Prior to CIBC, John was with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, also covering the software industry and before that, the steel, nonferrous metals, and independent power sectors. Earlier in his career, John worked in a research and development division of the U.S. Army for 13 years. He holds an MBA from the Stern School of Business (NYU), in addition to MS and BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Union College. He is also a New York State Licensed Professional Engineer.