30 IR stars in 30 days: Carol DiRaimo of Jack in the Box
IR Magazine has a long history of honoring those men, women and companies around the world that excel at investor relations. In celebration of 30 years of IR Magazine, we selected 30 IR stars that have shone particularly brightly over the past three decades and will be posting one profile each day for 30 days, giving you the gift of an IR advent calendar.
Credibility is a word Carol DiRaimo, chief investor relations and communications officer at Jack in the Box, uses a lot when describing what makes a good IR program. Building and maintaining credibility with investors and company management requires a commitment to transparency, openness and high-quality disclosure. But also, she adds, ‘a natural curiosity about your industry beyond just your company. Sometimes people can get very insular, but understanding the outside world is important and makes you a more well-rounded person whom the Street respects.’
DiRaimo has consistently been praised by the investment community in IR Magazine’s research for her responsiveness and accuracy, even when earnings are softer than expected. One analyst in 2017 said she is ‘as good as a CFO’.
Stay tuned for more IR stars this week and pick up a copy of the winter issue of IR Magazine to see the full list.
A version of this article was published in the winter 2018 issue of IR Magazine – the 30th anniversary issue of the industry’s premier publication.