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Mar 28, 2024

Zscaler tops the bill with three trophies at the IR Magazine Awards – US 2024

Hilton Worldwide, Boston Scientific and JPMorgan Chase & Co also among big winners at New York awards gala

Zscaler was the big winner at the IR Magazine Awards – US 2024, which took place in New York last night, as the cyber-security company picked up three trophies for excellence in investor relations.

The San Jose-based firm took home the top prize for best overall investor relations (large cap) as well as recognition for its former senior vice president of strategic finance & IR Bill Choi as best investor relations officer (large cap) and the best-in-sector award for technology. As of March, Choi has moved on to become CFO of networking start-up Nile.

Click here to see a full list of winners of the IR Magazine Awards – US 2024.

Zscaler tops the bill with three trophies at the IR Magazine Awards – US 2024

Elsewhere, Texas-based oil and gas company Permian Resources was awarded best overall investor relations (mid-cap) and AI software firm Zeta Global took the gong for best overall investor relations (small cap).

Brad Delco, vice president of finance and investor relations at JB Hunt Transport Services, took home the trophy for best investor relations officer (mid-cap).

NVIDIA’s CEO Jensen Huang and CFO Colette Kress were recognized for best IR by a senior management team (large cap), while SoFi Technologies’ CFO Chris Lapointe and CEO Anthony Noto won the same award for mid-cap companies.

Other trophies were evenly spread out at the gala event, held in New York’s stunning Cipriani Broadway on March 27, with three companies each taking home two trophies on the evening.

Boston Scientific, which was nominated across six categories, won for best IR in the healthcare sector, while its senior manager of investor relations Allysa DeVoe was named the rising star for 2024.

JPMorgan’s handling of the US banking crisis in 2023 earned plaudits from the judges, winning it the gong for best crisis management. The bank also won for best IR in the financials sector. Hilton Worldwide Holdings, recognized for best IR in the consumer discretionary sector, also took the crown for best ESG reporting (large cap).

The IR Magazine Awards – US 2024 are split into two distinct types. First, awards-by-research categories are decided by a survey of portfolio managers, buy-side analysts and sell-side analysts covering US companies, who select the winners for best overall IR, best IRO, best IR by a senior management team and best in sector.

Second, awards-by-nomination categories cover a range of IR practice areas, such as annual reports, ESG reporting, investor meetings, use of technology and crisis management. Companies can submit entries for the different awards, with the winners chosen by a panel of expert judges.

The panel of judges who helped determine the awards-by-nomination categories are:

  • Sally Curley, founder and CEO, Curley Global IR
  • William Galligan, former vice president of investor relations, Kansas City Southern
  • Laurie Havelock, editor-at-large, IR Magazine
  • Carol Murray-Negron, president, Equanimity
  • Thaddeus Pollock, executive vice president, head of value equity & head of sustainable investing, Mutual of America
  • Maureen Wolff, CEO, Sharon Merrill Advisors

IR Magazine will celebrate even more North American excellence in investor relations at the IR Magazine Awards – Canada 2024, to be held in Toronto on April 4.

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Laurie Havelock

Laurie has been part of the IR Magazine team for more than a decade, starting out as a reporter and research editor before becoming editor in 2023. He was previously acting business editor at the i newspaper and deputy business editor at The Daily...