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Webinar – The evolving role of investor relations: Creating an integrated investor outreach strategy – Speaker biographies

Peter McDermott, senior client partner, global corporate affairs and investor relations, Korn Ferry
A seasoned communications recruiter with both US and European experience, Mr. McDermott has an impressive international track record placing senior-level corporate communications, corporate affairs, and investor relations talent, across a wide spectrum of clients.

Mr. McDermott joined Korn Ferry from a boutique firm specialized in the corporate affairs function, where he held leadership positions in both their London and New York offices. Mr. McDermott also spent time in the APAC region doing both candidate and business development.

Previously, Mr. McDermott was an associate at a global executive search firm, where he supported multiple financial services practices through research, candidate identification and outreach. He began his career as an intern with Bloomberg LP.

Mr. McDermott is active in several of the professional organizations that are connected with the top functional leaders; He serves on the board of the LAGRANT Foundation, which promotes diversity in the field of public relations. He is on the Operating Committee and co-Chair of the Membership Committee of Page Up, part of the Arthur W. Page Society. He is also a member of the National Investor Relations Institute; and is part of the team that sponsors the Korn Ferry/NIRI biennial International Corporate IR Compensation Study.

Mr. McDermott is a graduate of the University of Richmond with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric and Communications Studies and American Studies, coupled with a concentration in Ethnic Studies and a minor in History.

John Nunziati, investor relations partner, Q4
John Nunziati is an Investor Relations Partner at Q4.  He has spent much of his career in Investor Relations and also has broad financial and operational experience at a number of Silicon Valley technology firms.  Most recently, he managed Corporate Relationships at IEX, the Investors Exchange. He is active in NIRI and currently serves on the board of directors for the Virtual chapter as President-Elect.

Moderator: Laurie Havelock, editor-at-large, IR Magazine
Laurie Havelock is a journalist, writer and podcaster who has worked with IR Magazine for almost a decade. Outside of writing about investor relations, corporate governance and green finance, he also works for the i newspaper as a news editor and culture writer. Away from writing, he works on several comedy podcasts including Podshambles and Idle Fantasy and was formerly a radio DJ, and hosted a weekly show on Shoreditch Radio called What's Your Plan B? He lives in London with Mischa, his dog.