Kathleen has over 25 years of Investor Relations and Capital Markets expertise. Most recently she was Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications for the Vitamin Shoppe from shortly after the company’s IPO until the sale of the company in December 2019, a period of 9 years. Prior to that, Kathleen worked for 5 years a large investor relations communications firm providing advisory services to consumer, tech and oil & gas exploration companies.
Prior to a career change to investor relations, Kathleen spent 20 years as a sell-side equity research analyst and Director of Research covering consumer-related companies in the U.S. and Latin America. She was ranked number one in the Latin Finance and a runner-up in the Institutional Investor analyst surveys. Kathleen was frequently quoted in major business publications including; The Wall Street Journal, Investors’ Business Daily, Business Week, Fortune, Forbes, U.S.A. Today and appeared numerous times on financial news programs such as CNBC and MSNBC. Additionally, she was a member of the credit committee for three fixed income funds with over $1 billion in assets under management.
Kathleen was a founding member of Women in Energy and Women in Silicon Alley [NYC]. Additionally, she has also been a guest lecturer at New York University Investor Relations program and NIRI workshops for Investor Relations Officers. Kathleen has an A.A.S. degree in Criminal Justice, a B.S. degree in Business with minor in Math & Economics from Long Island University and attended New York University’s graduate school majoring in International Finance & Economics.