WE’RE very pleased today to welcome five new contributors to IR Web Report, each of whom has unique expertise and experience in investor relations communications in North America or Europe.
We invited them to become contributors because we know they have a lot to offer based on what they have been writing on their own blogs and websites. They will be submitting articles to IR Web Report according to their own schedules and on the topics that interest them.
In alphabetical order by their first names, the new contributors are:
Annica is the founder and CEO of Sculptor IR, a Swedish research and consulting firm specialized in Nordic IR, focusing on tailored analysis and in-depth perception studies that help companies shape and improve their financial communication. She is also a well-known speaker in the fields of Nordic IR practice. Annica has ten years experience within communications/IR and holds a BA from Jönköping/Sweden.
David is the co-founder of Stockopedia, an innovative London-based finance news and social media site which acts as an investor relations channel between companies and investors. Previously, he worked as an Investment Director at Candover, Morgan Stanley Capital Partners and trained as an analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston. He has an MA in Law from Oxford University and an MBA with Distinction from INSEAD.
Heather J. Wietzel
Heather is a 25-year IR veteran. She formed InsuranceIR in 2009 to offer industry-specific investor relations support to companies in the insurance industry. InsuranceIR lets companies benefit from her 10 years of experience in that industry. Heather seeks to help clients leverage the time they are investing in SEC compliance and other communications to enhance the investor outreach effort.
Richard helps companies get the right message out to investors. An accountant by training but a writer at heart, Richard has worked with leading companies across North America to develop strategies and craft messages for annual reports, websites and other stakeholder communication. His articles and expertise have been featured in BusinessWeek Online, TreasuryPoint.com, SmallCapCenter.com and many other popular publications.
Working in the online reporting field since 2001, Thomas has a financial background as an equity analyst and holds an MBA from Vienna/Austria. He is the founder and CEO of Nexxar, a firm that focuses on producing online corporate reporting documents that take full advantage of web technologies to improve engagement through interactivity and advanced functionality. Nexxar has a track record of pioneering cutting-edge tools and apps, such as the ChartGenerator in 2003. The company is also well-known for its secure automated process and swift turn-around times.
About the contributors program
As I explained at the weekend, opening IR Web Report to contributors is meant to promote the ideas and expertise of independent-minded IR professionals, mostly CEOs and owners of small IR and specialist web development firms. Since announcing the program, we’ve received expressions of interest from a number of outstanding candidates. We look forward to announcing new contributors in the near future.
We’d especially like to invite any corporate IROs who want to become contributors. We didn’t approach any in our initial planning because we assumed it would be too difficult for them to commit to being contributors. If you are a corporate IRO and you’d like to contribute, please get in touch with me.
There is no fee or compensation for being a contributor.
(Note: Nexxar, of which Thomas Rosenmayr is CEO, is a sponsor of IR Web Report. However, his role as a contributor is based strictly on his expertise in online corporate reporting.)