Cipriani 25 Broadway, New York, NY
Over 350 people were in attendance at the IR Magazine Awards – US on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 in New York. This very special event honored excellence in the investor relations profession, and was held at Cipriani, 25 Broadway, a new home for this event.
Since the annual event first launched in 1996, tens of thousands of analysts and investors have voted in the surveys behind the awards. The result: vital benchmarking information on which companies do the best IR.
Over the last two decades the awards program has expanded to recognize more aspects of investor relations, particularly the contributions of senior management, as well as to identify the best IR by sector. In addition, the research now covers the perspective of winning companies in addition to the views of analysts and investors.
By popular demand we presented two types of award categories – researched and nominated – both celebrating the success of those individuals and companies that are leading the way in IR across the US. For our researched categories, companies did not submit nominations. Instead, hundreds of analysts and investors cast their votes and gave their opinions on which companies do the best IR in the US.
In our nominated categories, companies had the opportunity to nominate themselves or other publicly listed companies, free of charge, for aspects of IR that complement our researched categories. More information on the categories and how winners were chosen can be found below.
Our researched awards nominees are determined by the input of hundreds of analysts and investors, which cast their votes and give their opinions on which companies do the best IR in the US. Below, please find our list of researched awards. Click on each category to view the 2019 nominees and winners.
JPMorgan Chase & Co
The Home Depot
Jack in the Box
Connecticut Water Service
US Silica Holdings
Hubert Joly, CEO & Corie Barry, CFO
Edward Bastian, CEO & Paul Jacobson, CFO
Delta Air Lines
Jamie Dimon, CEO & Marianne Lake, CFO
JP Morgan Chase & Co
Arne Sorenson, CEO & Lenny Oberg, CFO
Steve Easterbrook, CEO & Kevin Ozan, CFO
Craig Menear, CEO & Carol Tomé, CFO
The Home Depot
Patricia Poppe, CEO & Rejji Hayes, CFO
Richard Allison, CEO & Jeffrey Lawrence, CFO
Daniel Florness, CEO & Holden Lewis, CFO
Patrick Ottensmeyer, CEO & Michael Upchurch, CFO
Kansas City Southern
Mark McCollum, CEO & Christoph Bausch, CFO
JPMorgan Chase & Co
Las Vegas Sands Corp
The Home Depot
JPMorgan Chase & Co
Anheuser-Busch InBev, Belgium
Coca-Cola FEMSA, Mexico
The Home Depot
CVS Health Corp
The Coca-Cola Company
The Kellogg Company
Enterprise Products Partners
JPMorgan Chase & Co
PNC Financial Services Group
Thermo Fisher Scientific
United Parcel Service
Newmont Mining Corporation
The first thing to explain is that our awards are different from most others: for our awards by research, companies do not submit nominations. The winners are identified by in-depth research and any publicly traded company is eligible to be considered. This survey is the only one of its kind to go directly to the investment community, via a combination of an electronic survey and one-to-one telephone interviews, canvassing the opinions of the people who matter to you most.
July 2018: Sample selection
IR Magazine has been building investment community databases over the past 20 years. As part of the updating process, listed companies are contacted every year for details of the professionals who currently cover their stock. These details are combined with Ipreo’s list of US investment community contacts to produce a total of around 50,000 investors and analysts.
September 2018: Electronic survey
IR Magazine then conducts an electronic survey of buy-side and sell-side analysts and portfolio managers. The electronic survey typically receives 200 individual responses from the investment community. These responses then go to Mary Maude Research for initial analysis. The research firm determines what will constitute a representative sample, weighted for industry sector.
September – November 2018: Telephone survey
The telephone survey then gets under way. The researchers conduct in-depth interviews with an additional 250 portfolio managers and analysts across the US. Many of them participate in the study year after year, but there is always a healthy proportion of new respondents each year as well. As the research progresses, the sample is adjusted to ensure appropriate weightings are maintained.
Once the survey stage of the research is completed, the final analysis is undertaken. The companies with the highest scores make the short lists for the awards categories, and the points are further analyzed to identify the best exponents of IR by sector. The independence of our research is crucial to the integrity of the whole awards program, so IR Magazine sees the results only once the research is complete. This ensures a transparent, independent set of results that IROs can trust as a valuable benchmarking tool.
December 2018: Short list compiled
IR Magazine receives the results in December and contacts the short-listed companies to give them the good news. The short list is then published to the entire IR community the month before the event.
March 20, 2019: Winners announced
And finally… on the night of the awards, the winners are announced and receive their trophies at a black-tie gala dinner in New York.
Coming soon: Report published
Shortly after the awards, the IR Magazine Award Winning IR – US 2019 report is published and made available to IR Magazine subscribers.
We are pleased to announce that this year’s lifetime achievement award winner is Sally J. Curley. Sally is the CEO of Curley Global IR, LLC (CGIR).
Sally leverages her more than 30 years of experience to create CGIR, a unique consultancy for investor relations (IR), Governance Outreach and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)programs. She is a strategic advisor to public, private and non-profit Boards, and has extensive experience with IPOs (traditional & tracking stock). While the majority of her experience has been in healthcare, Sally has worked for and represented companies in the high tech, software and retail industries. She has particular strengths in navigating disclosure pitfalls while assessing reputational and other risks, as well as in global project management.
Prior to launching CGIR in November 2017, Sally spent a decade in the role of Senior Vice President, Investor Relations at Cardinal Health, Inc., one of the largest Fortune 500 companies. As a member of the company’s senior management team, she built and ran the company’s global IR efforts as well as created and co-led its ESG Committee, responsible for identifying and advancing ESG initiatives. From 2010 through 2017, she was named a top officer in healthcare technology and distribution by Institutional Investor Magazine and in 2012 was named one of Treasury and Risk Magazine’s “30 Outstanding Women in Finance.”
She serves as an Advisory Board member for MOBILion Systems, is a member of the Society for Corporate Governance ESG Working Group, and a former Board Director of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, where she sat on its Nominating and Governance Committee and chaired its Sustainability Committee. She currently is Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University in the Executive Master’s in Global Communications curriculum.
Sally is a frequent presenter to Boards, management teams, universities, associations and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on the topics of IR, disclosure, leadership and corporate governance. She has served on numerous NIRI boards and committees, and in 2013 was named a NIRI Fellow.
Attendees at this year’s event are leading IR practitioners from across the US. Each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic IR role within his or her company.
Attendees this year include:
|Job title||Attending company||Job title||Attending company|
|Account director||Argyle||Manager, investor relations||LendingTree|
|Account executive||Business Wire||Manager, investor relations||NTT Docomo|
|Account executive, corp governance services||DFIN||Manager, investor relations||Schlumberger|
|Account manager||Investis Digital||Manager, investor relations||The Coca – Cola Company|
|Analyst||Steadfast Financial||Manager, investor relations||T-Mobile US|
|Analyst||Steadfast Financial||Manager, IR & External Communications||The AES Corporation|
|Analyst, corporate access||Mizuho Americas||Managing director||Argyle|
|Anchor & correspondent||Bloomberg||Managing director||DFIN|
|Assistant general council||Honeywell||Managing director||ICR|
|Assistant vice president||Alliance Advisors||Managing director||Northwest Strategic Communications|
|Assistant vice president, investor relations||Cognizant||Managing director||NYSE|
|Associate director, strategic growth||Investis Digital||Managing director||Okapi Partners|
|Business development||Investis Digital||Managing director||Okapi Partners|
|Capital markets analyst||Corbin Advisors||Managing director||Okapi Partners|
|Capital markets analyst||Corbin Advisors||Managing director||Rose & Company|
|Capital markets analyst||Corbin Advisors||Managing director||Rose & Company|
|Chief executive officer||Equiniti||Managing director||Rose & Company|
|Chief executive officer||High Touch IR||Managing director & business manager||SVB Leerink|
|Chief executive officer||Q4||Managing Director and senior research analyst||SVB Leerink|
|Chief executive officer||Rose & Company||Managing director, head of corporate access||Mizuho Americas|
|Chief executive officer||WeConvene||Managing director, head of US sales||Mizuho Americas|
|Chief executive officer, depositary receipts||BNY Mellon||Managing director, sales||Q4|
|Chief IR & corporate communications officer||Jack in the Box||Managing director, sales||Q4|
|Chief operating officer||Business Wire||Managing partner||MessageBank|
|Chief operating officer||WeConvene||Managing partner||MessageBank|
|Chief programs officer||NIRI||Managing partner||The Nuvo Group|
|Client success lead||Q4||Managing partner||The Nuvo Group|
|Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director||Okapi Partners||Marketing analyst||DFIN|
|Corporate communications manager||Xylem||Mentor||Merryck & Co. Americas|
|Corporate vice president, investor relations||Tech Data||Partner||Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney|
|Director||The AES Corporation||President||Rose & Company|
|Director||WeConvene||President & chief executive officer||Kadmon Holdings|
|Director, advisory & design operations||Argyle||President & chief executive officer||NIRI|
|Director, bank relations||CMS Energy||Regional director||Business Wire|
|Director, business development||Corbin Advisors||Sales representative||EQS Group|
|Director, business development||EQS Group||Sales representative||EQS Group|
|Director, client services||MerchantCantos||Senior account executive||Joele Frank|
|Director, corporate access||Mizuho Americas||Senior account manager||Business Wire|
|Director, corporate access||Mizuho Americas||Senior analyst finance||The AES Corporation|
|Director, corporate finance||CMS Energy||Senior analyst, investor relations||Honeywell|
|Director, corporate governance services||DFIN||Senior analyst, investor relations||Honeywell|
|Director, foundation||The AES Corporation||Senior business development manager||EQS Group|
|Director, global risk management||The AES Corporation||Senior capital markets analyst||Corbin Advisors|
|Director, investor relations||Blackbaud||Senior director, finance||Honeywell|
|Director, investor relations||CMS Energy||Senior director, marketing||Nasdaq|
|Director, investor relations||Enterprise Products||Senior executive interviewer||Rivel|
|Director, investor relations||Hannon Armstrong||Senior investor relations officer||Blue Apron|
|Director, investor relations||Kadmon Holdings||Senior manager, financial planning & analysis||The AES Corporation|
|Director, investor relations||Wix.com||Senior managing director||Okapi Partners|
|Director, investor relations||Zillow Group||Senior managing director||Okapi Partners|
|Director, investor relations||Tech Data||Senior supervisor, investor relations||BASF|
|Director, investor relations||Voya Financial||Senior vice president||Alliance Advisors|
|Director, IR & corporate communications||Valmont Industries||Senior vice president||Alliance Advisors|
|Director, IR & corporate relations||Ferro Corporation||Senior vice president, business development||Corbin Advisors|
|Director, regional sales||QuoteMedia||Senior vice president, Director of IR||Corbin Advisors|
|Director, sales||DFIN||Senior vice president, head of investor relations||Voya Financial|
|Director, sales||EQS Group||Senior vice president, investor relations||Hasbro|
|Director, sales||Q4||Senior, investor relations analyst||Xcel Energy|
|Director, sales & business development||Manhattan Digital Direct||Senior VP, corporate digital marketing practice||Investis Digital|
|Executive assistant||Corbin Advisors||Senior VP, general counsel & CS||The AES Corporation|
|Executive assistant, investor relations||Schlumberger||Senior VP stakeholder engagement & CMO||Weatherford|
|Executive coach & business consultant||Equanimity||Specialist, investor relations||T-Mobile US|
|Executive director, investor relations||Acorda Therapeutics||Vice president||BNY Mellon|
|Executive vice president||Business Wire||Vice president||BNY Mellon|
|Executive Vice President, Head of Sales||EQ by Equiniti||Vice president||BNY Mellon|
|Executive VP, relationship management||EQ by Equiniti||Vice president||Corbin Advisors|
|Founder & chief executive officer||Corbin Advisors||Vice president||Corbin Advisors|
|Founder & chief executive officer||Curley Global IR||Vice president||Okapi Partners|
|General manager, US||Wix.com||Vice president||Okapi Partners|
|Global director, investor relations||Anheuser-Busch InBev||Vice President & director of IR||Corbin Advisors|
|Global vice president, investor relations||Anheuser-Busch InBev||Vice president & director of research||Corbin Advisors|
|Group vice president||Business Wire||Vice president & director of IR||Corbin Advisors|
|Group VP treasury & investor relations||Albertsons Companies||Vice President & head of investor relations||Coinbase|
|Head of agency partnerships, US||Wix.com||VP, executive comms & public affairs||Honeywell|
|Head of corporate access||SVB Leerink||Vice president, business development||MessageBank|
|Head of corporate action product||EQ by Equiniti||Vice president, client partner||Investis Digital|
|Head of design playground||Wix.com||Vice president, corporate access||RW Baird|
|Head of investor relations||8×8||Vice president, corporate governance services||DFIN|
|Head of investor relations||Ally Financial||VP, corporate strategy & investments||The AES Corporation|
|Head of investor relations||AstraZeneca||Vice president, investor relations||Coca Cola FEMSA|
|Head of investor relations||Cohu||Vice president, investor relations||Etsy|
|Head of investor relations||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Vice president, investor relations||Foundation Building Materials|
|Head of investor relations||Lazard||Vice president, investor relations||Honeywell|
|Head of investor relations||TCF Financial Corporation||Vice president, investor relations||Hudson Group|
|Head of marketing & communications||SVB Leerink||Vice president, investor relations||Huntsman|
|Head of public relations & communications||Wix.com||Vice president, investor relations||Illumina|
|Head of strategy, IR & interim CFO||MSCI||Vice president, investor relations||Open Text Corporation|
|Investor communications strategist||Red Hat||Vice president, investor relations||Sealed Air|
|Investor relations||AstraZeneca||Vice president, investor relations||Teradata Corporation|
|Investor relations||CMS Energy||Vice president, investor relations||W.W. Grainger|
|Investor relations||CMS Energy||Vice president, IR & corporate comms||U.S. Silica|
|Investor relations||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Vice president, investor relations & treasurer||LendingTree|
|Investor relations||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Vice president, ir advisory||Citibank|
|Investor relations||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Vice president, marketing||Q4|
|Investor relations||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Vice president, marketing & operations||High Touch IR|
|Investor relations||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Vice president, media & investor relations||FactSet|
|Investor relations||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Vice president, new business development||EQ by Equiniti|
|Investor relations||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Vice president, sponsor and partner relations||NIRI|
|Investor relations||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||VP strategic initiatives & communications||Equilar|
|Investor relations||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Vice President, treasurer and investor relations||CMS Energy|
|Investor relations & marketing||iStar||VP, regional head of network management||Credit Suisse|
|Investor relations partner||Q4||Manager, global disclosure services||Business Wire|
|Investor relations specialist||Red Hat||Manager, global sustainability||Xylem|
|Listing relations||IEX||Manager, investor relations||The Coca – Cola Company|
|Listing relations||IEX||Manager, investor relations||Conduent|
|Manager, communications||Q4||Manager, investor relations||Etsy|
|Manager, investor relations||Hasbro|
"Great networking with the best of the best"
"Amazing award show. Organized and executed very professionally and a lot of fun to attend."
"IR Magazine always puts on an excellent event. I look forward to attending each year. I really appreciated the opportunity to submit a self nomination and liked the addition of a judging panel. I believe there are a lot of companies doing great IR that don't get named in the other categories. You do a great job. Keep it up!"
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Our awards by nomination categories offers individuals and companies the opportunity to nominate themselves, free of charge, for aspects of IR that complement our researched categories. Click on each category to view the 2019 nominees and winners.
Bausch Health Companies
The AES Corporation
Awards by nomination categories differ from our traditional researched awards, as individuals and companies are given the opportunity to submit written entries, free of charge, to be put forward to a panel of expert judges made up of investment professionals and IR Magazine editorial members.
The judging process is made up of two simple phases:
PHASE 1: Judges are sent all submissions after the entry deadline for review. They are asked to score the entries for each category based on the given criteria. This will form the initial shortlists.
PHASE 2: For the second phase, judges come together to discuss and review, with renewed scrutiny, those entries that have made it through to the shortlist. This final stage will determine the winners and high commendations, where applicable, in each category.
IR & corporate communications executive
President & CEO
Gary LaBranche, FASAE, CAE, is the president & CEO of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI). As CEO, LaBranche provides strategic executive leadership to advance the NIRI’s mission and goals. He represents NIRI to regulators, lawmakers, the media and other audiences.
An association professional for 37+ years, LaBranche has served as CEO for three other organizations and as a senior executive at the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Prior to joining ACG, LaBranche was CEO for the Association Forum of Chicagoland.
He is the author of 300+ articles, podcasts and columns and the book, “The Association CEO Succession Toolkit” published by ASAE in 2018. He authored the chapter, “Managing the Complex Association Enterprise” in ASAE’s Handbook on Professional Practices in Association Management, 3rd edition. He has consulted/presented to 300+ associations.
Smooch Repovich Reynolds
Smooch Repovich Reynolds joined ZRG Partners at the end of 2017, bringing with her a career that spans more than 25 years of executive search consulting, specifically focused in the Global Investor Relations Officer and Chief Communications Officer functional areas. Smooch pioneered IR executive search as a direct result of her affinity for the capital markets and has partnered with CEOs and CFOs to address corporate valuation issues and financial market expectations throughout her career. As the profession and financial markets have evolved dramatically the last two decades, she has served as a key influencer of the direction of the Investor Relations profession through her stewardship with client management teams.
She is considered a leading authority on the intangible leadership traits that define talent who are recognized as part of the top 10% of Investor Relations and Chief Communications Officers globally. Her executive search experience has spanned partnerships with management teams and Boards at organizations ranging in size from pre-IPO entities to global, multinational Fortune 500 market leaders, across all industry sectors.
Having completed approximately 300 Investor Relations Officer searches, one consideration to note about Smooch’s work is the increase in her clients’ share valuation during her tenure as a recruitment management team advisor – nearly $500B in increased valuation that she has contributed to as a direct result of her commitment to clients on the topic of recruiting the right talent.
Smooch has authored numerous thought leadership articles on the topic of intangible leadership qualities as they relate to a success trajectory and she has been the featured expert on IRO and CCO careers across traditional media and social/digital media.
She is a long-time member of the National Investor Relations Institute, a NIRI Fellow and a lifetime member of IABC. She has a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism.
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ZRG Partners’ mission is to bring talented candidates to leading companies. We adhere to a set of core values that allows us to fulfill our clients’ needs on an optimal scale. We take pride and care to ensure that the core values we instill in our staff help our clients acquire strong leadership within their company.
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Business Wire is the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure. Canadian investor relations professionals rely on Business Wire to accurately distribute market-moving news, submit documents to SEDAR and host press release content on corporate web sites. Business Wire supports the Canadian investor relations community with its long-term commitment to CIRI as a National Strategic Partner and is recognized by the Toronto Stock Exchange as an approved newswire service.
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Cowen Inc. is a diversified financial services firm and, together with its consolidated subsidiaries, provides investment management, investment banking, research, sales and trading, prime brokerage, global clearing and commission management through its two business segments: Cowen Investment Management and its affiliates make up the Company’s investment management segment, while Cowen and Company, a member of FINRA and SIPC, and its affiliates make up the Company’s investment bank segment. Cowen Investment Management provides investment management solutions to a global client base and manages a significant portion of Cowen’s proprietary capital. Cowen and its affiliates offer industry focused investment banking for growth-oriented companies, domain knowledge-driven research, a sales and trading platform for institutional investors, global clearing and commission management services and also a comprehensive suite of prime brokerage services. Founded in 1918, the firm is currently celebrating its 100th Anniversary and is headquartered in New York with offices worldwide. To download Cowen’s investor relations app, which offers access to SEC filings, news releases, webcasts and presentations, please visit the App Store for iPhone and iPad or Google Play for Android mobile devices.
Please visit us at www.cowen.com
Our awards provides a unique opportunity to get in front of some of the most influential people in North-America. As a sponsor, you will gain an extensive amount of exposure through a wide range of marketing materials, both pre- and post event, as well as on the day itself. Additionally, you can use the event to align yourself with IR excellence and network with key decision makers from across the region.
Sponsoring the event will provide:
To find out more about the benefits of sponsoring and the various packages available, email Ian Richman or call on +1 212 430 6865.
The Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2019 Investor Relations Insights Conference will be taking place on the same day as the IR Magazine Awards – US, on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 in New York. Investor Relations Officers interested in attending this conference, please contact [email protected].
We were pleased to have Ramy Inocencio as our master of ceremonies! Ramy is an anchor and correspondent for Bloomberg Television & Radio and Bloomberg’s digital Daybreak global podcast.
On Bloomberg Television, he reports and anchors for the Asia-Pacific’s flagship weekday morning show. He covered the first face-to-face summit of U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping from Mar-a-Lago, reported from Paris on France’s Bastille Day terror attack in 2016 and travelled across the U.S. in 2015 reporting for his technology series Wiring the World and Bloomberg Technology.
A global journalist with 15 years’ experience across the U.S and Asia, Inocencio joined Bloomberg from the Wall Street Journal Digital Network in Hong Kong where he covered the Philippine devastation of Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Umbrella Revolution in 2014 and Pope Francis’ first visit to the Philippines in 2015. He also hosted Digits, the WSJ’s weekly technology show.
Inocencio is a champion of newsroom diversity, internationalism and volunteerism. He serves as National Senior Vice-President of the non-profit Asian-American Journalists Association (AAJA), Global Co-Lead of Bloomberg’s Pan-Asian Community (BPAC) and President of the New York alumni chapter of the Hawaii-based East-West Center (EWC). He is a 2009 fellowship recipient of the EWC’s Asia-Pacific Leadership Program and a 2016 recipient of the “50 Best Asian-Americans in Business” Award.
Sign up for the complete experience below. You will have full access to the welcome drinks reception, the glamorous dinner, the prestigious awards ceremony and the fun-filled after party! If you have any questions regarding booking seats and tables for the awards, please contact Brigitte Toledano on +1 212 430 6861.