IR Magazine

IR Magazine Think Tank
West Coast

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The Olympic Club, San Francisco

About the think tank

The IR Think Tank – West Coast  is an invitation-only event exclusively for senior IROs. It is free to attend and our unique format enables participants to network extensively, discuss, debate and dissect topical issues affecting today’s IROs.

IMG_0899 (1)What makes our format so unique?
It is far removed from the traditional conference set-up as the event consists of a series of panel sessions followed by roundtable discussions on select IR issues. These interactive sessions are broken up by short, snappy best practice briefings from top-rated IROs. All discussions are confidential and none of the participants’ comments are attributed. This allows attendees to talk freely and have frank, open discussions.

How do our roundtable discussions work?
 Senior people – industry experts, top-rated IROs and those from the financial community  – set the agenda on a panel discussion by sharing their thoughts on session topics.
 Small roundtable groups of IROs discuss these issues face to face.
 Each table gives feedback from its own discussion and shares ideas with the group as a whole.

Holders of the NIRI IRC® credential can earn up to 4 professional development units (PDUs) per day. IRC-credentialed speakers may also earn PDUs. More information is available at

Speakers and facilitators

NIRI IRC® credential

Holders of the NIRI IRC® credential can earn up to 4 professional development units (PDUs) per day. IRC-credentialed speakers may also earn PDUs.

More information is available at

Past attendees say

"The IR Magazine Think Tank is always an event with excellent content and a great venue to interact with peers."

Jackie Cossmon, executive director of investor relations & corporate communications, Xenoport

"This was my first time attending and I found it very insightful. The format of topic areas by "speaker/facilitators" followed by table top discussions was very valuable. I left the event with a handful of key takeaways that I could start implementing immediately."

Christine Zedelmayer, head of IR and corporate communications, Alphatec Spine

"The IR Magazine Think Tank is packed with useful content from quality speakers from the corporate and investment community. The event is structured to provide ample time for discussion among attendees on hot topics for IR professionals."

Dawn Goetter, director of marketing communications, MicroVision

"The Think Tank combines thought-provoking presentation content with the ability to exchange ideas with fellow IROs."

"I've always found the IR Magazine Think Tanks to be a source of ideas for immediate implementation."

John Nunziati, senior director of investor relations, Avaya

Who Attends

Attendees are leading IR practitioners, many of whom have been highlighted in our IR Magazine Awards research over the years. Each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic IR role within his or her company. 2018 attendees included:

Job Title Company Name Job Title Company Name
Assistant VP, Investment Analyst Allianz Global Investors Managing Director of IR Clorox
Board Director NATUS Medical; Personalis Portfolio Manager Parnassus Investments
Chief IR & Corporate Communications Officer Jack in the Box Professor University of San Francisco
Director Juniper Networks Senior Director, IR Avaya
Director of IR Finjan Holdings Senior Director, IR 8X8
Director of IR Senior Director, IR eBay
Director, Head of Global Investor Relations Cisco Systems Senior Finance Manager, IR Clorox
Director, Investor Relations BioTime Senior IR Manager Micron
Director, Investor Relations Maxar Technologies Senior IR Manager NETGEAR
Director, Investor Relations Weyerhaeuser Senior IR Manager Pandora
Director, IR & Corporate Development Veeva Systems Senior Manager Investor Relations Intuit
ETF Portfolio Manager American Century Investments Senior Manager Investor Relations Seagate Technology
Global Equity Analyst Colorado PERA SVP, Investor Relations Live Nation Entertainment
Head of IR & Business Intelligence Paypal Vice President of Investor Relations Anaplan
Head of IR Infinera Vice President, Investor Relations Edison International
Head of IR Redfin Vice President, IR Hortonworks
Investor Relations First Republic Bank VP Investor Relations Flex
Investor Relations NIRI SV VP Investor Relations Zendesk
Investor Relations Analyst Nutanix VP IR Electronic Arts
Investor relations Director Red Gopher Corporation VP IR Opentext Corp
Investor Relations Manager Plantronics VP of Investor Relations Equinix
IR Analyst Flex VP of IR Quotient
IR Manager Electronic Arts VP, Communication & Investor Relations Nutanix
IR Manager The Clorox Company VP, CorpComm & PR Brain Corporation
IR Program Manager Seagate Technology VP, Investor Relations eBay
IRO FormFactor Inc VP, Investor Relations FireEye
Manager, Corporate Affairs Aduro Biotech VP, IR and Corporate Communications CoreSite
Manager, Investor Relations Advanced Micro Devices VP, IR Box
Managing Director Blackrock Investment


The IR Magazine Think Tank – West Coast 2019 will be held at:

The Olympic Club 
524 Post St.
San Francisco, CA 94102

Request Invite

This event is exclusively for senior corporate IROs and other senior-level executives with IR responsibility. To register for this year’s event, please fill in the form below and if you are eligible, we will send you a confirmation along with detailed event information.

If you have any questions or require any assistance with registering for the think tank, please contact Janeshia Neeley at [email protected] or on 212.430.6895.