Careers Archive

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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May 14, 2020
Signet Jewelers turns to sell side for new vice president of IR
Signet Jewelers, the diamond retailer headquartered in Bermuda, has brought in experienced sell-side analyst Vincent Sinisi as its new senior vice president of investor relations.  Most recently, Sinisi worked as an executive director in equity research for Morgan Stanley. In total he spent five years with the investment bank. Prior to that, he held equity research roles at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers and Prudential Financial.  ‘I am ex...
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May 05, 2020
Intelsat names Tahmin Clarke as vice president of investor relations
Intelsat, the satellite services company, has appointed Tahmin Clarke as vice president of investor relations.  Clarke reports to David Tolley, Intelsat’s CFO, and is responsible for the company’s interactions with both equity and debt investors, as well as sell-side analysts.  He joins Intelsat from Ligado Networks, another satellite services operator, where he served as vice president of IR for three and a half years. Prior to that, he spent 10...
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Apr 29, 2020
First Horizon brings in Ellen Taylor as head of investor relations
First Horizon National, the US bank holding company, has appointed Ellen Taylor as its executive vice president and head of investor relations, effective June 2020. Taylor joins First Horizon from Citizens Financial Group, where she has been head of IR for the last six years. While at Citizens, she built up the IR program and helped the bank pull off its 2014 IPO, which raised $3 bn.  Prior to that, Taylor held a string of senior IR roles including managing ...
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Apr 21, 2020
Adobe names new vice president of IR as veteran Mike Saviage retires
Adobe, the US-based creative software company, has appointed Jonathan Vaas as its new vice president of investor relations. Vaas is now responsible for IR alongside his existing roles as associate general counsel and assistant secretary. Vass joined Adobe in 2011 and has held roles of increasing seniority in the legal department. Currently, his team is responsible for all of the company’s corporate legal matters, covering areas such as governance, M&A and secu...
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Apr 07, 2020
TEGNA names Doug Kuckelman as head of investor relations
TEGNA, the US media company, has appointed Doug Kuckelman as its new head of investor relations.  Kuckelman joined TEGNA in 2012, when the company was still known as Gannett, as a director of corporate development. He was promoted to senior director of corporate development in 2015, the same year Gannett spun off its publishing business and renamed itself as TEGNA. Prior to joining Gannett, Kuckelman spent eight years at AOL where his roles included f...
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Apr 06, 2020
IMAX Corporation appoints new senior vice president of IR
IMAX Corporation has announced the appointment of experienced portfolio manager Brett Harriss as its senior vice president of investor relations, effective from March 16. Harriss is based in New York City and reports directly to Richard Gelfound, IMAX Corporation’s CEO. He joins from GAMCO Investors – formerly Gabelli Asset Management Company – where he held a number of roles during a decade-long stint. Harriss most recently served as director of resear...
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