People


Adrian B. Rusling - Partner

Adrian has advised public companies on their international IR strategies and programs for more than 20 years. During this time he has worked with a wide cross-section of companies covering most sectors and market cap sizes. He has worked with NASDAQ since 1995 and has been closely involved with the development and implementation of its international IR program for issuers. Most of the companies in the NASDAQ 100 have been involved in this program. Adrian's clients have included: FedEx, General Electric, IBM, Microsoft and Textron on their European investor relations. Prior to founding Phoenix-IR in 2005, Adrian was one of the principals at Kuhn Partners (now a subsidiary of Thomson Financial) for 10 years from 1994 to 2004. From 1988 to 1994 he worked for Gavin Anderson & Company in London (3 years) and in Paris (3 years). Adrian started his career in London at Paragon Communications (1986-1988), today a Weber Shandwick subsidiary. Adrian graduated in 1986 with a BSc. (Hons) degree in Economics from Univeristy College London (London University).

Damian Perry - Partner

Damian has been an advisor to North American companies on their European investor relations programs since 1990 when he joined Kuhn Partners. He became one of the partners in the firm which was acquired by Carson in 1999 and subsequently by Thomson Financial in 2000. Over his career he has worked with many leading North American companies including: Boeing, Cendant, Discover Financial, Eastman Kodak, General Electric, Goldman Sachs, Intel, Monsanto, Noble Corporation, Northrop Grumman, Telephone & Data Systems, Whirlpool and World Wrestling Entertainment. He was also retained by the Denver Gold Group for over 10 years to assist with their European and Denver Gold Forums. Damian began his career as a stockbroker working for the regional UK brokerage firm Rensburg Securities and later at Prudential Securities in Brussels. He graduated in 1986 with a BSc. (Hons) degree in Psychology from the University of Bradford.

Gill Newton - Partner

Gill has more than 20 years experience in financial communications. During this time she has worked for Asian, European, Japanese, South American, UK and US companies from micro cap to large cap. She has worked with the NASDAQ stock market since 1995 and has been involved with its international investor programs since their inception. Gill has an in-depth knowledge of the investment community in Europe and her relationship with this community greatly assists her in perception studies, qualitative feedback research both pre and post meeting. Prior to co-founding Phoenix-IR, Gill was at Kuhn Partners for 13 years. She joined in 1991 and spent two years in the Brussels office before moving back to London. Gill began her investor relations career in 1988 when she joined Burson-Marsteller Financial in London. Gill is a contributor to IR Magazine, The Financial Times and NIRI's IR Update.

André Fonteyne - Partner

Prior to co-founding Phoenix IR, André was employed at Kuhn Partners in the period 1999-2004, as a consultant. During this time André has advised public companies on their European investor relations programs, traveling with top management across Europe. He has worked with French, Belgian and US companies active in several sectors: building materials, banks, utilities, chemicals, technology, and private equity. André's clients have included: Almanij, Bouygues, Dexia, Saint-Gobain, Solvay, Siparex, Lafarge, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Technip, UCB and Veolia. He specializes in perception studies and feedback, interviewing over 200 investors per year for our clients. Before starting in Investor Relations, André worked two years as a financial journalist at the leading French language business daily newspaper L'Echo where he followed public companies across various sectors. André graduated with a Masters Degree in Economic History at the Free University of Brussels (ULB). He also holds a Postgraduate degree in Financial Management from the Institut Superieur de Commerce Saint-Louis (ISC) in Brussels and a CEFA (Certificate in European Financial analysis).

Mihai Ionescu - Partner

Mihai heads up Phoenix-IR's IS operations and is responsible for the development of the various on-line platforms including the firm's investor conference manager tools and www.CorporateAccessNetwork.com. Prior to joining Phoenix-IR, Mihai completed a Ph.D in Theoretical Computer Science at Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona, Spain. He was awarded a BSc. in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Bucharest in 2003. From 2013 to 2015 he attended an Executive MBA program at Belgium's Vlerick Business School.




Roger Low

Roger has spent more than 35 years working with European investors, particularly in institutional equity sales throughout Europe. He was also a specialist salesperson to European hedge funds and has an in-depth understanding of how to best work with alternative investors from an investor relations perspective. Latterly, he was head of the European Management Access team at Bear Stearns. In this role, he helped managements craft their presentations for European investors and managed the team delivering successful roadshows for both U.S. and European companies. He conceived and successfully delivered the first sell-side seminar for European IROs, which went on to become an annual event. Roger received his BA from Columbia University in 1966, during which he time spent a year at The Catholic University of Chile. After serving as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, he received his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He has taken additional coursework in Portfolio Management at London Business School.

Louis Tanner - Advisor Emeritus

Louis moved from New York to London in 1970 to establish a representative office for a group of five U.S. regional brokers to introduce their specialized research to European institutional fund managers. In 1978 he became director of European institutional sales for a U.S. brokerage firm specializing in emerging growth companies. After twelve years, having developed an in depth knowledge of the European institutional buy-side, with his wife Linda, they formed Tanner & Tanner Ltd. an investor relations business for U.S. companies. Clients included: GM, IBM, Aflac, Caterpillar, Pepsico, Whirlpool, EDS, Merck, Bristol Myers, Burlington Northern, among many other important US. companies. In 2006 Tanner & Tanner Ltd. merged with Phoenix IR.

Louis graduated with honours from Brown University, (Providence RI), in international relations. He served for over five years in the U.S. Foreign Service in Italy, Germany and in New York. He began his financial career as a stock broker with EF Hutton. He later moved to fund management and research with other Wall Street firms until locating to London. He has been a long-time member of AIMR and of NIRI.

Corporate Access News

December 2017
Lockheed Martin
Phoenix-IR roadshow for Lockheed Martin (LMT) in London

December 2017
Nasdaq 37th Investor Conference
Phoenix-IR advised Nasdaq on its 37th Investor Conference of 68 companies in London

November 2017
Safeguard Scientifics
Phoenix-IR roadshow for Safeguard Scientifics (SFE) in London, Edinburgh, Zurich

November 2017
IBM
Phoenix-IR roadshow for IBM (IBM) in Netherlands, Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt, Geneva and Zurich

November 2017
WWE
Phoenix-IR roadshow for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in Edinburgh and London