Delivering account team depth and experienced leadership

LHA provides best practices IR by assembling a team of seasoned professionals for each client engagement. Our professionals draw on the valuable resources available to them both within the primary account team and throughout the firm, exchanging ideas with colleagues and sharing their experiences in corporate finance, business strategy, marketing, communications and the capital markets.

Leveraging connections to provide additional services

LHA Advisors are a group of investment professionals selected to assist the organization in providing capital advisory services and best-in-breed investor relations to our clients. Advisor backgrounds vary, but include investment banking, sell-side research, portfolio management, social media, exchange listings and financial media.

Keith L. Lippert, Founding Partner, NY

Since founding LHA, formerly known as Lippert/Heilshorn & Associates, in 1984, Keith Lippert has built a leading industrywide reputation as a highly respected strategist to public, private and foreign emerginggrowth companies. Along with his partner, John Heilshorn, Keith has provided counsel to thousands of companies from large-cap to micro-cap establishing, LHA as a pioneer and a premier provider of investor relations. In addition, Keith advises clients in a wide variety of industries and has played a leadership role in LHA’s well respected healthcare practice. Keith plays a pivotal role in working with LHA’s clients leveraging his extensive CSuite relationships with all key investment constituencies built up over more than 30 years of dialogue.

Keith is founding board member of the Big Apple WPO (World Presidents’ Organization) Chapter where he serves as membership chair.  Previously, he served 11 years as a board member of the YPO New York Metro Chapter with the last five as the WPO liaison.  He also serves on Syracuse University's School of Management Corporate Advisory Council, providing guidance on key university issues. In 2009, he was named “Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year” by Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management’s Program in Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises. He graduated from Syracuse University with a BS in Management (1978) and received an MBA with honors in Marketing from Adelphi University (1980).

John W. Heilshorn, Partner, NY

John Heilshorn, co-founding partner of LHA, joined Keith Lippert in 1984 to create a firm that would pioneer the professional practice of investor relations and corporate communications. Working early on with international high-technology clients, John helped build LHA into a premier provider of strategic communications services to public and soon-to-be public companies. In the process, he established his own reputation as a knowledgeable, capable and credible advisor to growth companies in a variety of sectors.

Since 1982, John has advised hundreds of public and private companies on financial disclosure, strategic and crisis communications, investment thesis formation, analyst and shareholder relations, navigating the capital markets, and media relations. Drawing on his extensive relationships with investing institutions and investment banks, John advises clients in a variety of industries, including telecom/data center, cleantech, consumer goods, technology, financial services and building materials companies.

A recognized ambassador for investor relations, John has addressed National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) conferences across the country and serves on the Board of Advisors for Main Street Resources, a private equity firm. John began his career as a registered investment advisor for Merrill Lynch, and holds a BA in Government from Lawrence University.

Jody Burfening, Managing Director/Principal, NY

Jody Burfening leads the New York team of account professionals who specialize in executing investor relations programs for clients spanning the technology, diversified industrials, digital media, telecommunications and consumer goods sectors. With over 15 years of investor relations experience through capital markets cycles and evolving disclosure rules and communications best practices, Jody has designed the strategy for and managed the implementation of a broad range of investor relations programs, helping both under-discovered, orphaned and newly public companies gain Street sponsorship and achieve their capital markets objectives. She has also advised clients on the full spectrum of strategic and crisis communications issues, including bankruptcies, proxy fights, unsolicited proposals, plant closings, C-level transitions among others.

Prior to joining LHA, Jody was a Manager of Business Development at Duracell International. Previously, she served as an Engagement Manager at Houlihan, Lokey, Howard & Zukin on valuation engagements, including solvency opinions and fairness opinions, and gained experience in mergers and acquisitions and equity valuations at W.R. Grace and PepsiCo.

Jody earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. She holds an MA in International Relations from the University of Chicago and a BA from Wheaton College. She is also a member of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI).

Kirsten F. Chapman, Managing Director/Principal, SF

After joining LHA in 1999 and assuming increasing responsibility, Kirsten Chapman has led the San Francisco team since 2004. Kirsten and team work with small-cap public and private companies in a variety of industries including software and services, cleantech and traditional industrial, consumer products and telecommunications. She believes the core to improving communications begins with a thorough understanding of the business followed by organized programming and proactive implementation. Specializing in message development, communication and investor interaction, Kirsten helps clients in all stages of the business cycle navigate Wall Street. Over the years, she has guided over 75 companies through a range of IR activities including quarter end reporting, non-deal roadshows, acquisitions, management changes, catalyst events, turnarounds, product launches, IPOs, follow-on transactions and more.

Prior to LHA, Kirsten served as the Head of Investor Relations at Glenborough Realty Trust, which at the time was a publicly-traded $2 billion market-cap real estate investment trust. While responsible for all investor relations activities, she focused on creating and disseminating a consistent company message as well as targeting and managing institutional investors. Prior to that, Kirsten worked in New York for 10 years with J.P. Morgan Investment Management and Chase Manhattan Bank, where she honed her accounting, financial analysis and client relationships skills.

Kirsten earned an MBA from Fordham Graduate School of Business while working and received her BS from Lehigh University. A member of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI), she has served on the San Francisco chapter’s board. In 2006, she led the IR team that won a PRSA Silver Anvil Award for Improved Connections to Investors.

Bruce Voss, Managing Director/Principal, LA

Bruce Voss founded LHA’s Los Angeles office in 1997 and leads the firm’s healthcare practice, with account professionals in Los Angeles and New York. Under his direction, LHA’s healthcare practice has become one of the largest and most highly regarded in the industry.

Bruce began his investor relations career in 1984 and has focused on the healthcare sector since 1990. At LHA, he has provided strategic, transactional and tactical support to hundreds of U.S. and overseas clients, encompassing all healthcare sectors and most every disease category. Clients range from development-stage microcaps to members of the S&P 500, Fortune 500 and NASDAQ 100 with global operations. He has particular expertise with high-impact/high-visibility events, including mergers and acquisitions, clinical trial data readouts, regulatory actions, financial reporting and restatements, proxy contests, litigation support, Analyst/R&D Days, executive turnover and changes to corporate strategy. At LHA his clients have raised more than $3 billion in equity and convertible debt transactions, including more than a dozen IPOs. His team has arranged some 10,000 one-on-one meetings between client executives and members of the investment community. Bruce also is responsible for bringing important changes to LHA, including establishing the market intelligence function and an emphasis on senior-level staffing.

His previous work includes agency and in-house IR positions in New York and San Francisco. He has won numerous industry awards and has lectured at NASDAQ, NIRI and Up-Listing events. Bruce holds an MBA from the Stern School of Business, a BS from the Carlson School of Management and a BA from the University of Minnesota.

Kim Sutton Golodetz, Senior Vice President/Principal, NY

Kim Sutton Golodetz joined LHA’s healthcare practice in 1998. Drawing from more than 15 years of Wall Street experience, including several years as a sell-side securities analyst, she provides her clients with first-hand perspective on how the Street evaluates companies, how analysts build their models and, most importantly, how managements’ communications affect credibility and valuation. LHA clients have utilized Kim’s experience as a corporate relations manager at the American Stock Exchange to navigate through listing-related issues. During her tenure at LHA, Kim has guided many clients through introductions and investment banking relationships in support of IPOs, follow-on offerings and PIPEs that led to approximately half a billion dollars in funds raised. She is a full-service IR practitioner and her capabilities run the gamut from traditional tactics – including the preparation of written materials, such as conference call scripts, presentations, press releases and corporate Fact Sheets – to consulting on corporate positioning. As a long-time veteran of LHA’s healthcare practice, Kim has knowledge of various FDA regulatory pathways, including Pre-market Approvals, New Drug Applications, Abbreviated New Drug Applications and 510(k) Applications.

She was previously director of investor relations for a microcap company during a change in management and business focus from a biotechnology company to a drug delivery/medical device company.

Kim received a BA in English from the State University of New York at Albany and an MBA in International Business and Finance from Pace University.

Becky Herrick, Senior Vice President/Principal, SF

Becky Herrick began her tenure at LHA in July of 2000 and has led investor relations programs for companies in a variety of industries, including alternative energy, industrial services and technologies, transportation and consumer products. Becky has provided investor relations counsel and developed strategic communications platforms for public companies with market caps as high as $2 billion, as well as multiple private companies on their IPO planning strategies.

Outside of LHA, Becky worked in the public sector for an education reform organization in Oakland, CA where she was involved in fundraising, business development and project management.

Becky received her BA in Political Science from San Francisco State University, attended the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley and Western Governor’s University for her MBA where she also completed graduate coursework in economics. Becky received her Investor Relations Charter (IRC™) from the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) in March of 2017.

Peter Mirabella, Senior Vice President/Principal, Chief Financial Officer, NY

Peter Mirabella joined LHA's New York office in 1998. Joining LHA with over 10 years of broad-based experience in the areas of finance, operations, management, and business planning, he is an accomplished chief financial and administrative officer. Peter is responsible for LHA's internal operations, including finance, human resources, systems, office services, and facilities.

Prior to joining LHA, Peter was Vice President of Finance and Administration at Morgen-Walke Associates, Inc. Previously, he held a number of positions at J. Walter Thompson, USA, including executive vice president and director of operations of its healthcare group.

Peter holds a BS in Accounting and Finance from Nichols College.

Jody Cain, Senior Vice President, LA

Jody Cain rejoined LHA in January 2015, having previously worked in the agency’s healthcare practice from 2001 to 2013. Jody is an accomplished senior-level communications professional with more than 25 years of experience. She is a strong strategic consultant with knowledge covering a broad range of communications issues, including corporate positioning, financial guidance, capital markets strategies and transactions, mergers and acquisitions, shareholder activism, management changes, licensing and partnership agreements and product recalls. Clients benefit from a wealth of investor relations, crisis and transactional expertise from her years at leading investor relations and crisis communications agencies. Jody brings an additional aspect to her client counsel through experience heading an in-house corporate communications department.

Jody works closely with senior management teams to develop messages that resonate with investors and identifies the best avenues to communicate these messages to targeted audiences. In addition to expertise in preparing shareholder letters, news releases, conference call scripts, investor presentations and Fact Sheets, Jody has been instrumental in arranging high-impact Analyst Day events, from date, venue and speaker selection to investment community targeting and presentation consulting.

Jody has been a speaker on investor and media relations at SEC Institute and International Business Forum conferences, as well as on investing in biotechnology at the UCLA/MIT Venture Forum. She holds BA and MA degrees in Communications from the University of Washington.

Anne Marie Fields, Senior Vice President, NY

Anne Marie Fields rejoined LHA in July 2005, having worked at the firm from 1985 through 1997. With considerable agency and in-house experience, Anne Marie is focused on providing communications services to emerging life sciences companies. She brings particular strength in investor targeting and introductions, financing strategies, event planning and crisis communications. Anne Marie’s in-house work for a multinational company has benefitted her work with a host of LHA’s clients with headquarters outside the U.S. Detailed and creative, Anne Marie is experienced at developing standout and successful investor events for clients participating at high-impact medical conferences showcasing the breadth of her experience across a variety of sectors in biotechnology and medical technology. These conferences include the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology, the Radiological Society of North America, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, among others.

Prior to returning to LHA, Anne Marie was vice president, corporate communications and business strategy for an emerging medical imaging company. Previous to this, she served as vice president, corporate communications and investor relations for Biomatrix, a NYSE-listed biotechnology company subsequently acquired by Genzyme, where she was responsible for all aspects of the company’s investor relations and communications programs including media relations liaison for its six global pharmaceutical partners.

She holds a BS from the State University of New York at Oneonta and has completed course work in business writing and editing at New York University.

Harriet C. Fried, Senior Vice President, NY

Harriet Fried manages comprehensive investor relations programs for clients in a wide variety of sectors, including consumer goods, industrial/manufacturing, technology, transportation and business services. She joined LHA in 2000 with more than 20 years of corporate communications, consulting, and Wall Street experience. Her expert counsel and fresh strategic and tactical ideas – personalized to fit each client’s business fundamentals and corporate culture – have enabled LHA’s clients to expand the scope and caliber of their shareholder base and increase their sell-side coverage. Client longevity is a hallmark of Harriet’s contributions to LHA: among her clients, several have been with the firm for more than 15 years.

Before entering the field of investor relations, she was a vice president at Kidder, Peabody & Co., first specializing in federal finance and then moving into corporate public relations, and at Oppenheimer & Co., where she focused on real estate finance.

Harriet earned an MBA from Fordham Graduate School of Business, an MA with honors in Urban Affairs and Policy Analysis from the New School for Social Research and a BA with honors from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Carolyn Capaccio, C.F.A., Senior Vice President, NY

Carolyn Capaccio joined LHA in 2004 after collaborating with the firm in a consulting capacity for over a year, during which she led a comprehensive perception study and repositioning exercise for NASDAQ. Through her background as both a sell-side analyst and investor relations counselor, Carolyn possesses an expertise in strategic counseling public companies on communicating significant corporate events, including emergence from bankruptcy, rebuilding/relaunching corporate identity, facilities closures, transformational M&A and capital markets transactions, and significant management changes. At LHA, she has worked with clients in the telecommunications/media/technology, alternative fuels, manufacturing, and financial sectors. She also is a co-author of the NASDAQ OMX Going Public Guide for North American Companies.

Prior to joining LHA, Carolyn was an equity research analyst at Robertson Stephens, a boutique investment bank, where she applied a return on invested capital (ROIC) and discounted cash flow (DCF) focus to analyze catalog, retail, and e-commerce channels in hard- and soft-goods retail sectors. She began her career at Prudential-Bache Securities as an equity coordinator on the firm's equity research desk.

Carolyn earned a BA from Rutgers University where she participated in the Henry Rutgers General Honors Program and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Sanjay M. Hurry, Vice President, NY

Rejoining LHA in a consulting capacity in 2015, Sanjay Hurry draws upon 17 years of corporate, agency and capital markets experience to provide strategic counsel to managements, boards and communications teams for public and IPO-candidate companies in a variety of industries, including technology, telecom, renewable energy, consumer and business services. As Vice President, Sanjay works to develop, direct and execute comprehensive investor relations programs for agency clients with a focus on effectively communicating their strategy, financial performance and products/services to institutional investors, sell-side analysts and shareholders.

Prior to LHA, Sanjay advised on IR strategy and infrastructure for IPO-candidate companies on behalf of their lead underwriters. Previously, he led agency teams for a leading publicly-traded lifestyle brand centered on helping individuals lose weight and several blue-chip, China-based companies, including one selected as a finalist for IR Magazine’s 2008 award for “Best Investor Relations by a U.S.-listed, China-based Company”. Sanjay served as Investor Relations Manager to NASDAQ-listed TTI Telecom for five years, during which he expanded the shareholder base and increased sell-side sponsorship in concert with the company’s growth from niche communications software vendor to leading global provider. Sanjay holds a BA in Economics & Anthropology from New York University in New York City and previously held FINRA Series 7, 63 and 65 licenses.

Cathy Mattison, Vice President, SF

Since joining LHA in 2004, Cathy Mattison has been account lead for companies in a variety of industries, including technology, cleantech/industrial and telecom. Working in IR and financial media relations since 1996, Cathy integrates investor, media and marketing strategies to engage The Street and enlarge the company’s investor and analyst following. At LHA, she works closely with clients to effectively communicate key investment messages in reporting quarterly financial results, developing press releases and conducting investor and analyst outreach.

Prior to LHA, Cathy worked at several IR agencies. At one she specialized in financial communications and perception analysis for technology companies. Before that, she implemented a wide range of PR and media programs for development and emerging growth stage medical device and technology companies.

Cathy began her career in community newspaper publishing and graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a BS in Applied Business and Management.

Edward McGregor, C.F.A., Vice President, NY

Ed McGregor possesses over 30 years of investment management experience particularly in technology, industrials and healthcare. Most recently, he served as Director of Investor Relations for Sigma Designs, a fabless semiconductor supplier, where he significantly expanded their research coverage, managed a secondary offering and provided crisis management counsel.

Prior to his investor relations position at Sigma, Ed had an extensive investment management career, first as a research analyst at First Fidelity Bank and Bessemer Trust, and then as both an analyst and portfolio manager at Beacon Trust and Credit Suisse. While at Credit Suisse, he managed over $800 million of U.S. equity assets across all industries and market cap sizes, using his own proprietary multi-factor stock selection model that outperformed the S&P500 stock index for 10 consecutive years.

Ed received a BE degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Jamie Barker, Director of Corporate Access, NY

Jamie Barker - LHA, Director of Corporate Access

Jamie Barker joined LHA in May of 2017 and is the Director of Corporate Access. Drawing on more than twenty five years of institutional equity research, sales, trading and corporate access experience, Jamie will leverage both his buy-side and sell-side relationships to provide LHA’s clients value added access that maximizes managements time.

Most recently, Jamie founded and continues to be CEO of Eden Rock Advisors, where he has produced and hosted corporate management and industry leader events in the TMT, industrial, energy, consumer and retail sectors for institutional investors. Prior to that he was a Managing Director and Head of Institutional Sales and Corporate Access for Maxim Group. Before that, his roles included Partner at Think Equity where he ran New York Sales and Trading, COO of Wasserstein Perella and Head of Global Trading at Deutsche Bank. 

Jamie graduated from Iona College with a BBA. He has served as a member of the New York Stock Exchange Allocation Committee and a member of the Global Operating Committee at Deutsche Bank.

Jeff Kelley, Director of Healthcare Market Intelligence, LA

Jeff Kelley joined LHA in July 2000 with primary responsibility for cultivating relationships with institutional investors, securities analysts, investment bankers and retail stockbrokers on behalf of the firm’s healthcare clients. Since that time, Jeff has built the outreach effort to more than 1,000 institutional meetings and 750 retail stockbroker contacts annually, primarily in the U.S. His work includes LHA clients with market capitalizations ranging from less than $50 million to more than $500 million, and has covered all sub-sectors of the healthcare industry. Jeff has taken the lead on arranging meetings for clients at the annual JPMorgan Healthcare Conference, with as many as 30 clients holding more than 400 meetings in a three-day period. His contribution to successful client programming has included supporting fundraising activities through introductions to investment bankers and direct investors, arranging introductions with sell-side analysts leading to company coverage and securing invitations for clients to present at brokerage-hosted investment conferences. While most client roadshows are managed by LHA, Jeff also works frequently with institutional sales forces and analysts.

Jeff has worked in investor relations since 1999. His previous experience includes more than 15 years as a retail stockbroker, market maker and investment advisor at Shearson Lehman, PaineWebber, Crowell Weedon and Dean Witter Reynolds.

Jeff holds a BA in History from the University of California Los Angeles, and has earned graduate business credits from Pepperdine University and graduate history credits from California State University Los Angeles.

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