Careers Archive

Jun 17, 2019
Six-month review: Greer Aviv of Iron Mountain
Six months into your new position, has the job lived up to your expectations? It has been an exciting six months at Iron Mountain and the job has far exceeded my expectations. I continue to be impressed by the strong company culture and how fellow employees embrace the core values of the organization. Initially, ...
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Jun 14, 2019
Advancing IR through certification
CIRI: Advancing IR ‘CIRI’s Certification Program and Certified Professional in Investor Relations (CPIR) designation establishes a standard of skills and knowledge for IROs, thereby advancing the stature of the IR profession overall,’ says Yvette Lokker, CIRI president and CEO. CIRI ensures the Certification Program and CPIR exam cover all of the relevant areas of this multi- disciplinary role, including accounting, nance, capital m...
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Jun 13, 2019
IR Society: Demonstrating knowledge
IR Society CEO Gary Davies has a unique take on the UK association’s IR certification. ‘Having passed both the CIR and DipIR qualifications myself in the last few years while working as an IRO at GSK, I found the courses a great way to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the IR role and start to build a peer network of IR professionals who are working their way through the qualifications at the same time,’ he says. Indeed, there is no doubt that the ...
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Jun 13, 2019
 15 questions with Excellon Resources
1. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN IR? I’ve been doing IR for the last 11 years of my career, always in mining. 2. WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE IR? After completing my bachelor’s degree, I wanted to work with disabled children. But my first entry-level position happened to be in IR and generated my passion for the field. 3. WHAT ARE YOUR QUALIFICATIONS? I studied psychology and political scie...
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Jun 12, 2019
Making the grade: IR and certification
The role of the IR professional has never been more important. The globalization of financial markets and the ever-changing complexity of the legal and regulatory environment have placed great emphasis on staying up to date on developments – IR certification can play a major role in this regard. As Andrew Mills, partner at London- based consultancy Hydra Strategy and former chairman of the UK’s IR Society, explains: ‘As investor relations has conti...
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Jun 03, 2019
Women in IR: Furthering the conversation
The experience of women entering IR from an internal corporate finance role is worse than if they come from a communications background. IR Magazine’s latest study of the topic examines this complexity and delves into how women fare against men in the pay, career progress and job fulfillment stakes.  Titled Women in IR (and published in February 2019), the report ...
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May 31, 2019
HUGO BOSS leads Europe Awards nominations
German luxury fashion house HUGO BOSS is leading the way in nominations for the IR Magazine Awards – Europe 2019 with the Metzingen-headquartered firm up for six trophies on the night. The winners will be announced at a gala dinner on June 20 in London. Click here for more information or to book your place.  Among the categories HUGO BO...
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May 29, 2019
Charah Solutions names capital markets veteran as head of IR
Louisville, Kentucky-headquartered Charah Solutions has named Tony Semak, a capital markets veteran with 25 years’ experience, to lead its investor relations program as head of IR.  Reporting to Nick Jacoby, interim CFO at the firm, which provides environmental and maintenance services to the power generation industry, Semak will ‘work closely with senior management in guiding all aspects of corporate messaging, while facilitating the correspondence and rapport...
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May 24, 2019
D-BOX Technologies names former analyst as head of IR
Immersive motion entertainment firm D-BOX has appointed Steve Li as its vice president of investor relations and corporate strategy. The Montreal-headquartered firm specializes in technology that allows for ‘immersive entertainment experiences’ by adding motion to movies, video games or virtual reality, for example – essentially allowing your chair to move with the film or game for a ‘4D’ experience. It says in a statement that Li, a former analyst focused...
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