Careers Archive

Dec 02, 2021
Dennis Walsh named head of IR at ‘lightning in a bottle’ start-up Pacaso
Dennis Walsh has joined Pacaso as its head of investor relations, taking up the role at a company started by two former executives from his old firm Zillow. In March, Pacaso announced $75 mn in additional growth funding, bringing its total equity financing to more than $90 mn. The company, which launched in October 2020, also said it had secured $1 bn in debt financing. The news meant the second-home start-up had achieved unicorn status – a valuation of $1 bn – ...
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Dec 02, 2021
IR careers: The rise of interim investor relations
Working practices are rapidly shifting around the world. Offices are empty, homes are workplaces and many of us are reconsidering our role in working life. It is perhaps unsurprising that, both in the US and further afield, labor markets are undergoing a Great Resignation event. Department of Labor figures show a record 4.3 mn Americans quit their jobs in August. Whether a sign of worker power in a job market plagued by shortages or a rebalancing of the economy due ...
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Nov 29, 2021
IR Magazine Award winner named as new IR lead at BD
BD (Becton Dickinson and Company), one of the world’s largest medical technology firms, has appointed Francesca DeMartino as its new senior vice president of investor relations, effective today. Reporting to Chris DelOrefice, executive vice president and chief financial officer for BD, DeMartino succeeds Kristen Stewart – who has been named senior vice president of enterprise strategy and insights for BD. ...
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Nov 17, 2021
Pyxis Oncology names new IR chief
Courtney Dugan has been named vice president of investor relations, public relations and corporate communications at Cambridge, Massachusetts-headquartered Pyxis Oncology, reporting to CFO Pam Connealy. Dugan joins the preclinical oncology firm, which has a focus on ‘next generation’ treatments for ‘difficult cancers’, following its Nasdaq IPO last month. The Columbia Business School MBA holder brings more than a decade of what Pyxis describes as ‘p...
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Nov 09, 2021
Fortive names Elena Rosman as new vice president of investor relations
Fortive, the diversified industrials technology company, has appointed Elena Rosman as its new vice president of investor relations, effective November 29. She will report to Chuck McLaughlin, Fortive’s CFO. Most recently, Rosman held the role of vice president of IR at auto parts maker Aptiv. Prior to that, she served in a variety of senior roles at Honeywell International, covering treasury, M&A and IR. ‘Elena brings wide-ranging experience from ser...
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Nov 02, 2021
VF Corporation names Allegra Perry as vice president of investor relations
VF Corporation, the owner of retail brands including North Face and Timberland, has appointed Allegra Perry as its vice president of investor relations, effective January 2022. She will report to Matt Puckett, the company’s CFO. Perry will join the company from Watches of Switzerland Group, where she currently serves as director of IR and corporate affairs and was responsible for setting up a new IR team following the company’s IPO. Prior to that, she was head o...
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Oct 18, 2021
Zeta Global appoints IR leader following June IPO
Zeta Global has appointed Scott Schmitz as its new senior vice president of investor relations, effective October 4. In his new role, Schmitz reports to Chris Greiner, Zeta Global’s CFO. Schmitz takes the helm of the investor relations function following Zeta Global’s IPO on June 10, 2021. He joins from Dell Technologies, where he spent six years working across a variety of roles including investor relations, sales, planning and strategy and, most recently, as a...
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Oct 15, 2021
Johnson & Johnson names new head of IR
Pharmaceuticals and healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson has named the former Janssen vice president and CFO for EMEA as its new head of investor relations. Jessica Moore, who brings ‘20 years of strong, diverse and international financial experience spanning sales operations, corporate and regional positions’, will take up her new position on November 1. She will report to Joseph Wolk, executive vice president and CFO of Johnson & Johnson, who says...
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Oct 15, 2021
Savannah Resources adds new IR lead as it seeks lithium dominance in Europe
Savannah Resources, a diversified mining company with a lithium project in Portugal and a heavy mineral sands project in Mozambique, has named Valérie Mella as senior investor relations and media executive as it pursues its ambition to become the ‘most significant’ producer of spodumene lithium concentrate in Europe. Welcoming Mella to the company, CEO David Archer comments on her ‘extensive IR experience’. ‘[Her career] has spanned multiple indust...
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Oct 14, 2021
Storytel names new head of IR
Storytel, one of the world’s largest audiobook and e-book streaming services for subscribers with more than 700,000 titles available, has named Andreas Lindblom as its new head of financial planning and analysis and IR. As well as his new role in financial control, Lindblom will develop the company’s investor relations function. ‘I am really excited to join Storytel’s amazing global journey in the growing audio market,’ he says in a statement announcing hi...
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