Usio names new IR lead
Nasdaq-listed Usio, a Texas-headquartered fintech offering payment solutions, has named Paul Manley as its new senior vice president of investor relations.
Manley joins the company from WRAP Technologies, a company focused on public safety tech, where he had led the IR program since May 2020.
Manley brings more than 25 years’ experience in equity capital markets and investor relations to his new role. Prior to WRAP, he held institutional sales roles at firms including Ladenburg Thalmann, Northland Capital Markets, Stifel Nicolaus and Dougherty & Company.
‘We are excited to have Paul join our leadership team,’ says Louis Hoch, president and chief financial officer of Usio, in a statement. ‘To have an individual with his high level of acumen and vast Wall Street experience will help Usio in broadening and magnifying the impact of our investor relations efforts.
‘To attract someone of Paul’s caliber is a testament to our current performance, but also the long-term opportunity of continuing to grow the business and maximize shareholder value,’ continues Hoch. ‘Paul brings with him unique experience and capabilities to the IR role at Usio. His proven success in prior roles is sure to help our financial stakeholders gain a greater level of understanding they need about our business, market and outlook.’
Manley will lead the firm’s IR program, with a focus on building financial community relationships and working with institutional investors and analysts to ‘promote a deep level of understanding of Usio's business, strategy, and financial performance,’ according to a statement announcing his appointment.