Careers Archive

Jul 15, 2020
Brad Samson named IR head for Huami
Wearable health technology firm Huami – which says its mission is to connect health with technology – has named IR veteran Brad Samson as its new vice president of investor relations, based at the firm’s US headquarters in Cupertino, California. The company is a global player in health and technology – namely smart watches and fitness bands, but also boasting proprietary technology including AI chips, biometric sensors and data algorithms. These ‘drive a b...
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Jul 14, 2020
Magellan Health names Darren Lehrich as chief IR officer
Magellan Health, the US healthcare company, has named Darren Lehrich as chief investor relations officer.  Lehrich joins from American Renal Associates, another US healthcare firm, where he served as senior vice president of strategy and IR over a five-year period. During that time, he helped set up the IR department ahead of the company’s 2016 IPO. Prior to that, Lehrich held senior positions as a sell-side analyst covering the healthcare industry. For mo...
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Jun 24, 2020
Opinion: Where are the minority voices in IR?
I love our industry, but when aspiring IR professionals of color seek my advice, it can be hard to put that love in credible terms. Often, they ask not just about the industry, but about how its dynamics work – or don’t – for people like us. The question is fraught with frustration for me. For 20 years, I’ve heard talk of diversity as a corporate value, but little has changed: I have spent most of my career as the only person of color in the room. Jus...
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Jun 23, 2020
Investor relations leaders take on CFO roles
While the number of IR professionals joining the C-suite has grown steadily over the years, it remains a relatively rare occurrence. This June, however, a string of IR leaders have made the step up to a CFO role in the US market.  Ingersoll Rand, the large-cap producer of industrial equipment, has promoted Vikram Kini from head of IR and financial planning & analysis to CFO. Over the last 10 years, Kini has held a range of senior finance roles at Gardner Denver...
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Jun 10, 2020
CIRI elects Nathalie Megann of Chorus Aviation as new board chair
CIRI has announced the election of Nathalie Megann, vice president of IR and corporate affairs at Chorus Aviation, as chair of its national board of directors.  She takes over the position from Denis Jasmin, vice president of IR at SNC-Lavalin, who has completed his two-year term.  Megann has more than 25 years’ experience in the aviation industry. Following roles at InterCanadian and Air Nova, she joined Jazz Aviation in 2000, later becoming the ...
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Jun 09, 2020
15 questions with Cargotec
1. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN IR? I have been head of IR at Finnish large-cap companies for 10 years. 2. WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE IR? I spent 10 years at Nordea, working first in product development, then as vice president and relationship manager for corporate customers, then the last three years as a sell-side equity analyst in Nordea Markets. 3. WHAT ARE YOUR QUALIFICATIONS? I have a master’s degree in economics and business administrat...
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Jun 05, 2020
SEB names Pawel Wyszynski as head of investor relations
SEB, the Swedish financial services company, has announced the appointment of Pawel Wyszynski as head of investor relations, effective September 2020. Wyszynski joins from EQT Partners, a global investment firm, where he was director of shareholder relations. Before that, he worked in investor relations for three years at European bank Nordea. Prior to working in IR, Wyszynski spent several years as an equity research analyst covering European banking stocks....
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Jun 04, 2020
‘They have different levels of ambition and confidence’: Today’s IR leaders broaden their remit
Investor relations professionals are increasingly combining IR with other responsibilities, according to recruitment consultants.  Many IR leaders today manage additional areas such as strategy, corporate development, corporate affairs and financial planning, while IR teams are also taking ownership of sustainability and ESG programs.  The trend speaks to the growth in experience and stature of the individuals running IR departments, says Oskar Yasar, manag...
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May 28, 2020
Six-month review with Rui Hua Chang of ESR Cayman
HAS THE JOB LIVED UP TO YOUR EXPECTATIONS SO FAR? It has been an exciting six months. I recall diving straight into the IPO process once I joined and it was like going into a 10-meter deep pool with multiple moving parts. The amazing thing is that the ESR team embraced me immediately and we worked together perfectly. This spirit of teamwork is what I have been looking for and I have certainly found it in ESR. Another reason to join ESR is the can do...
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May 26, 2020
Slate Asset Management promotes IR lead to managing director
Slate Asset Management has promoted Katie Fasken to managing director of investor relations, effective immediately. Slate Asset Management is a real estate-focused alternative investment platform with more than $6.5 bn in assets under management. Fasken, who joined the firm in 2016, has held a variety of investor relations roles, starting as an associate and rising to director and then vice president. In her new role, Fasken is responsible for leading the fir...
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