Careers Monthly archive

Jan 31, 2022
KCSA gets creative on recruitment, while decrying dearth of talent
IR and PR consultancy KCSA Strategic Communications has launched a ‘crowdfunding’ recruitment program in a bid to attract new talent, as it declares: ‘Business is booming, but finding great people has been challenging.’ Jeffrey Goldberger, KCSA managing partner and principal, tells IR Magazine the firm is resorting to the quirky recruitment tactic because it is fighting twin issues in recruiting at account director level and below, as well as incent...
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Jan 19, 2022
‘Everyone should have a career bucket list’: How to find direction in your IR career
Where do you see yourself in five years? Head of IR? CFO? Traveling the world on a sabbatical? In this video interview, Smooch Repovich Reynolds, founder and CEO of Smooch Unplugged, suggests ways for IR professionals to better understand what they want to get out of their career. Among her advice? Write a career bucket list. ‘This goes back to the fundamentals of thinking about your career,’ she says. ‘You’re not always going to achieve 100 percent o...
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Jan 13, 2022
PAVmed and Lucid Diagnostics name two new IR hires
Medical technology company PAVmed and its majority-owned subsidiary Lucid Diagnostics, a commercial-stage cancer prevention diagnostics company, have announced a new IR team to serve both Nasdaq-listed companies. Adrian Miller has been named as vice president of IR, with a company release noting that his role will include ‘broad strategic responsibilities across all aspects of investor communications, as well as a specific focus on institutional investors’. The ...
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Jan 12, 2022
BlackSky Technology brings in Aly Bonilla as vice president of investor relations
BlackSky Technology, the NYSE-listed provider of geospatial intelligence, has appointed Aly Bonilla as vice president of investor relations. Most recently, Bonilla worked as vice president of IR at ORBCOMM, which was taken private last year. Prior to that, he held senior IR and finance roles at companies including Office Depot, Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions, ADT and AutoNation. Bonilla holds an MBA in finance and a bachelor’s degree in business and...
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Jan 12, 2022
Goodyear names internal hire as new IR lead
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has appointed Christian Gadzinski as its new senior director of investor relations, replacing Nick Mitchell who is moving to strategy and business development. Gadzinski, who has been with the Akron, Ohio-headquartered tire firm since 2007, comes most recently from a position as director and general manager within Goodyear’s commercial truck tire and service centers. During his time with the company, he has held numerous role...
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Jan 11, 2022
WWE appoints Seth Zaslow as head of investor relations
WWE, the media and entertainment group, has named Seth Zaslow as its new senior vice president and head of investor relations. Zaslow joins from Virgin Galactic, where he served as vice president and head of IR. Prior to that, he was senior vice president and head of IR at AMC Networks. He takes over the IR reins from senior finance executive Michael Weitz, who will continue to oversee financial planning and analysis while also becoming the lead for treasury,...
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Jan 05, 2022
IR careers: How to navigate the investor relations hiring frenzy
Over the last two years, hiring activity in the IR industry has exploded, driven by factors such as a surge in IPOs and companies reassessing their needs amid the Covid-19 pandemic. In this video interview, Smooch Repovich Reynolds, founder and CEO of Smooch Unplugged, discusses how IR professionals can make the most of this environment and offers advice to senior management on securing the right candidate. This is the first episode in a new video series focu...
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