Careers Monthly archive

Jul 23, 2021
Equality in IR: How can we make ‘twice the difference’?
It’s been my privilege to have worked for more than 20 years in investor relations, communications and stakeholder engagement. I’m sure I don’t need to explain to readers of IR Magazine that it’s a very rewarding and interesting area of corporate life, one in which life-long learning across a broad range of topics – from hard financials to so-called ‘soft’ skills – is essential. I’ve also been aware that I don’t fit the profile of the ty...
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Jul 22, 2021
New head of IR at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), a Nasdaq-listed learning technology firm that serves more than 50 mn students and 3 mn educators in 150 countries, has announced a new hire to lead the company’s IR efforts. Chris Symanoskie brings 20 years of IR experience to his new position, with many years in the education sector. He most recently served as vice president of IR and corporate communi...
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Jul 22, 2021
Pfizer names new head of IR
Pharmaceutical and biotechnology giant Pfizer has appointed Christopher Stevo as senior vice president and chief investor relations officer. He now reports to Sally Susman, chief corporate affairs officer. He succeeds Chuck Triano, who previously announced his intent to retire after 13 years at Pfizer. Triano will stay on through the end of September to help with the transition. Pfizer is headquartered in New York and listed on the NYSE. Most recently,...
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Jul 21, 2021
IR lead named for newly created role at fuboTV
New York-headquartered fuboTV, a live-streaming sports TV company with operations in the US, Canada and Spain, has named Alison Sternberg as its new senior vice president of investor relations. The IR lead position is a newly created role for the company that listed on the NYSE in October 2020 and was recently added to the Russell 2000 Index...
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Jul 20, 2021
SmartRent names Evelyn León Infurna as new IR head
SmartRent, a technology provider for the real estate industry, has appointed Evelyn León Infurna as its new senior vice president of investor relations. Most recently, Infurna was managing director at ICR, the strategic communications firm. Previously she has worked on both the buy side and sell side, with a focus on real estate companies. This month, Infurna was appointed to the board of Getty Realty as an independent director and member of the nominating a...
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Jul 13, 2021
BARK appoints IR lead
Subscription dog box company BARK has named Michael Mougias as its new vice president of investor relations following the end of the special purpose acquisition company (Spac) process – the de-Spac – that sees the firm now trading on the NYSE. Although Mougias joined after the de-Spac was complete, he tells IR Magazine that ...
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Jul 06, 2021
FREYR names Jeff Spittel as vice president of investor relations
FREYR, the Norway-based developer of clean, next-generation battery cell production capacity, has named Jeff Spittel as vice president of investor relations. At the start of the year, FREYR announced its plans to become a publicly listed company through a business combination with Alussa Energy Acquisition. The combined company will be named FREYR Battery and its ordinary shares and warrants are expected to start trading on the NYSE, subject to closing condit...
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Jul 05, 2021
Kornit Digital names Andrew Backman as global head of investor relations
Kornit Digital, the manufacturer of digital printing technology for the textile industry, has named Andrew Backman as global head of investor relations, effective June 30. In the newly created role, Backman will be located at Kornit’s US base in New Jersey. The company is headquartered in Israel but listed on Nasdaq. Most recently, Backman was founder and principal at InVisionIR, a consulting firm based in New York. Prior to that, he served as managing dire...
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Jul 02, 2021
Opinion: Creating a more diverse IR community, one student at a time
What does one do when confronted by inequality? Initially, my reaction was denial. I had been working in investor relations for more than 20 years and, truthfully, given my level of success, I should have probably left the field. I could not find mentors and gradually had to expand my skillset and take jobs that were below my experience level and eventually start my own firm. Still, there was something that kept me engaged. It was not until I was faced with the shoc...
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Jul 01, 2021
Covid-19 makes parents in IR think differently about future of IR-related travel
The Covid-19 pandemic has enabled parents in IR to spend more time with their children, due to suspended work travel, raising questions about future investor marketing schedules. The increase in virtual meetings has been a positive development for two thirds of IROs, according to IR Magazine’s forthcoming research report on the impact Covid-19 has had on IR. The majority of respondents also feel positively about spending less time on the road....
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