Investor communication strategies to maximize IPO valuation
Nothing is more important than maximizing and sustaining enterprise valuation before, during and after the IPO roadshow. Join C-suite executives and advisors as they discuss the key elements of IPO pricing and the importance of both financial and non-financial metrics in investor communications.
Editorial & Research Director
Neil Stewart, Editorial & Research Director, is a New York-based editor and conference leader for both IR Magazine and its sister publication, Corporate Secretary. He is involved in the investor surveys behind the IR Magazine Awards worldwide as well as practice surveys of investor relations and governance professionals. Neil first joined IR Magazine in 1996 and helped found Corporate Secretary in 2002. He has chaired over 80 IR Magazine think tanks and conferences in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.
Jacqueline A. Kelley
EY Americas IPO Leader
Jackie is a partner in Ernst & Young LLP’s Advisory Services practice with over 23 years of advisory and audit experience, focusing on IPO readiness, business process improvement, governance, internal controls, risk management, internal audits and financial audits. Jackie currently serves as the EY Americas IPO Leader with a team of IPO leaders throughout North and South America and Israel, responsible for over 400 C-Suite executive strategy sessions focused on IPO readiness and post-IPO effectiveness.
Chief Financial Officer
Jack is currently CFO of GoPro, a provider of wearable capture devices which he helped take public in 2014, raising over $490 million. From 2011 to 2013, Jack was employed by Qualcomm, where he served as SVP Corporate Development and General Manager of Qualcomm Atheros. From 2003 until the company’s $3.6 billion acquisition by Qualcomm in 2011, Jack served in a variety of positions and most recently as Atheros’ CFO and SVP of Corporate Development. In 2004, Jack helped take Atheros public, raising $145 million in capital as part of the IPO. During his tenure, Atheros grew to over $1 billion in revenue and conducted several acquisitions throughout North America and Asia. Jack previously held executive positions at NetRatings, which he took public in 1999, Apptitude and Electronics for Imaging. Jack is a CPA and holds a BS in Commerce from Santa Clara University. He serves on the Board of Directors at TubeMogul (NASDAQ: TUBE) and at Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB).
Robert H. McCooey, Jr.
Senior Vice President
Robert H. McCooey, Jr. is a Senior Vice President of NASDAQ OMX and is responsible for Relationship Management with NASDAQ’s 2,800 listed companies. Previously, Mr. McCooey ran New Listings and the Capital Markets Group at NASDAQ. In this role, Mr. McCooey managed NASDAQ’s new listings efforts domestically, in the Americas and throughout the Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc., Mr. McCooey founded and served as the Chief Executive Officer of The Griswold Company from 1988 until 2006. He was a member of the New York Stock Exchange Board of Executives from 2003 to 2006.
Scott Skidmore is a Managing Director for the Industrial, Real Estate, Gaming & Lodging Equity Origination effort at Barclays. He has over 16 years of investment banking experience. Mr. Skidmore joined Barclays (formerly Lehman Brothers) in September 2007. Prior to joining Barclays, Mr. Skidmore spent approximately nine years in investment banking coverage and ECM at JPMorgan where he focused on the Industrial, Real Estate and Natural Resource sectors. He’s worked on a variety of equity, equity-linked, M&A and fixed income transactions for both public and private companies. Mr. Skidmore has completed well over 100 equity/equity-linked transactions in his career.