Careers Monthly archive

Mar 25, 2020
Six-month review: 'There is no typical day'
Haertel has served in senior investor relations positions at Teladoc, BNY Mellon, State Street Corporation, Medco Health and AllianceBernstein. She also served as the NIRI national chair between 2017 and 2018. Has the job lived up to your expectations so far?  Yes. CVS Health has been a great move for me. Of all the industries I have worked in, I enjoy healthcare the most. I feel good working for a company that is fundamentally changing how ...
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Mar 24, 2020
 'Be consistent to build trust and credibility with investors'
How long have you been in IR? I have run the IR team at Schneider Electric – my first IR role – since August 2016. What did you do before IR? I worked in multiple roles for large global companies – Huawei, Cisco and Nortel – in areas including international tax planning, transfer pricing, restructuring and M&A advisory. I started my career in consulting with Arthur Andersen.  What are your q...
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Mar 23, 2020
Marinus Pharmaceuticals hires former journalist as vice president of IR and corporate communications
Marinus Pharmaceuticals, the US pharmaceutical company focused on rare seizure disorders, has appointed Sasha Damouni Ellis as its new vice president of investor relations and corporate communications. Most recently, Damouni Ellis worked as director of external communications and media relations at Bayer US, a subsidiary of global pharmaceutical company Bayer. Prior to that role, she spent more than a decade working as a financial reporter – one of the less...
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Mar 19, 2020
Salaries for IR professionals hold steady in 2019
The median pay for IR professionals around the world – both at the head of IR and IRO level – has remained unchanged since 2017, according to new research from IR Magazine. The IR Magazine Global IR Salary & Careers Report 2020, based on responses from more than 650 IR professionals, reveals median salaries for IR heads ranged between $150,000 and $199,000 and IROs earned between $75,000 and $99,000 in 2019. But the number of IR professionals...
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Mar 16, 2020
Daimler IR veteran Björn Scheib steps down
Björn Scheib, Daimler’s long-standing head of IR, is stepping down from his role after 11 years.  Scheib, who spent a total of 21 years working in the IR team at the German car maker, has decided to continue his career outside the company, according to a company statement.  ‘We would like to thank Björn Scheib for his strong commitment, his loyalty and very successful contribution to Daimler, in particular by identifying and attracting new investors a...
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Mar 09, 2020
Campbell Soup names Rebecca Gardy as new vice president of investor relations
NYSE-listed Campbell Soup has announced that Rebecca Gardy will join the company as vice president of investor relations.   The role officially begins on March 30 and Gardy will report to Campbell’s CFO Mick Beekhuizen, explains the company in a statement. She joins from GreenSky, a provider of technology to banks, where she worked as senior vice president of IR, public relations and corporate communications.  During her career, Gardy has held IR p...
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Mar 05, 2020
US IR professionals see salaries rise in 2019
The pay for North American IR professionals went up across the board in 2019, with a growing trend of stock provision for senior and mid-level IROs in particular. According to a joint study by Korn Ferry and NIRI, the average IR base salary rose by more than 20 percent over the last four years to $250,532 in 2019, up from $202,000 in 2016 when the research was last conducted.  The survey, based on 381 IR professionals’ responses, explores IR industry compe...
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Mar 03, 2020
Stryker names new vice president of investor relations
Stryker, the US-based medical technology company, has announced that Preston Wells will become its new vice president of investor relations. He will report to CFO Glenn Boehnlein and the role officially starts on June 1. Wells joined Stryker in 2015, working first as a senior finance director and most recently as vice president of financial planning and analysis.  Prior to those roles, he served as CFO for Dialight, a UK-based company focused on the LED-ligh...
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