Dr. Tracy Marshbanks serves as Managing Director at First Analysis. He serves as Chairman at Vida (Decision Risk Analysis). He coordinates investment and research in the chemistry-enabled sector. Prior to joining First Analysis in 1999, he performed economic and strategic analysis of retail facility placement, acquisition, and divestment for Amoco. Earlier, he worked in refining capital planning and as a research engineer at Amoco. He earned a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Purdue University, an MBA from the University of Chicago, and a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Colorado State University.