Careers Archive

Oct 12, 2020
Brunswick Corporation names Brent Dahl as vice president of investor relations
Brunswick Corporation, a global manufacturer of marine products, has appointed Brent Dahl as its new vice president of investor relations.  Dahl joined Brunswick in 2002 and has held a number of senior finance positions. In his previous role, he was vice president of internal audit. He has also served as Brunswick’s assistant controller and controller of the bowling and billiards division. There is an opening in the IR team as Al Marchetti, the current sen...
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Oct 12, 2020
A close look at IR rotational programs
Investor relations provides a lifelong career for many, as evidenced by the number of academic courses emerging in the field. For many others, however, a stint in investor relations can be part of a formal or informal development plan to build a more rounded understanding of corporate finance and leadership. General Electric, Ford, TD Bank and Sun Life Financial are just a few of the companies that use rotational IR programs. These programs are seen as an effective ...
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Oct 08, 2020
15 questions with Fortis
1. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN IR? Approximately eight years. 2. WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE IR? I’ve worked in finance, treasury and risk management. 3. WHAT ARE YOUR QUALIFICATIONS? I have an MBA from Wayne State University and a BBA from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. 4. HOW IS YOUR TEAM SET UP? The core team is based in St John’s, Newfoundland and I a...
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Oct 07, 2020
Highlights from the Equality in IR Forum
For the last three years, IR Magazine has facilitated a discussion about gender equality in the IR profession. The campaign has included events in London, New York, San Francisco and Toronto, as well as research, articles, podcasts and a video series. Through these media we were able to discuss issues of gender pay parity and examine why men outweigh women in senior IR positions, even though there’s a 50/50 gender split across all roles in IR. We continue...
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Oct 01, 2020
Allianz takes three trophies as German firms win big at the IR Magazine Awards – Europe 2020
Allianz was the big winner at this year’s IR Magazine Awards – Europe, which, in true 2020 event style, took place in your living room. The German financial services giant won three trophies: the coveted awards for best overall investor relations and best investor relations officer for Oliver Schmidt (both in the large-cap category), and the best IR in the financials sector award. The company’s three wins helped German firms lead the pack in Europe, wi...
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Oct 01, 2020
Former Salesforce IRO joins private company Celonis
Artificial intelligence-enhanced process-mining software company Celonis has appointed John Cummings as its senior vice president of investor relations and corporate development, a newly created role. Cummings joined the company on September 28 and reports to Guido Torrini, the company’s chief financial officer. Celonis is privately held, but late last year it closed a ...
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Sep 30, 2020
Prothena appoints director of investor relations and communications
Clinical-stage neuroscience company Prothena has appointed Jennifer Zibuda as its director of investor relations and communications, a new role created due to company growth. Zibuda joined Prothena on September 28 and reports to Ellen Rose, senior vice president of communications and chief of staff for finance. Zibuda previously spent more than two years with Portola Pharmaceuticals, where she was most recently associate director of investor relations. She ha...
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Sep 23, 2020
Rite Aid appoints Trent Kruse as vice president of investor relations and treasury
Rite Aid, the US drugstore chain, has appointed Trent Kruse to the newly created role of vice president of investor relations and treasury. Kruse joins from Scientific Games, a gambling products company, where he worked as senior vice president of IR. Prior to that, he held a variety of IR, communications and finance positions at JCPenney.  At Rite Aid, Kruse is now responsible for engaging with investors and analysts over the company’s ‘revitalization e...
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Sep 17, 2020
GE and Microsoft take three trophies each at US Awards
The best and brightest of the US IR community gathered around their computers, rather than dining tables, as the winners of the IR Magazine Awards – US 2020 were announced in a virtual ceremony yesterday. GE and Microsoft led the pack with three awards each. GE picked up awards for best overall investor relations (large cap), best investor relations officer (large cap) for Steve Winoker and best in sector for industrials. Microsoft won best financial reporting, be...
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Sep 14, 2020
Rocket Companies appoints Jason McGruder as vice president of investor relations
Rocket Companies, which owns the Rocket Mortgage and Quicken Loans brands, has named experienced IR professional Jason McGruder as its new vice president of investor relations.  McGruder joins US-based Rocket from Cantor Fitzgerald where he led the IR team for Cantor and its subsidiaries, including BGC Partners and Newmark Group. Previously he was head of IR at BGC for more than a decade.  McGruder also worked in IR at eSpeed, which merged with BGC in 2007,...
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