Developing a Strategic Approach to IR
Andrew G. Backman is a tested and proven Investor Relations professional who has been on the front line during the markets' most historic events of the past 20 years. Having developed and executed fully integrated Investor Relations and Public Relations programs in numerous industries and during some of the most challenging markets in recent time, Andy has provided strategic counsel, reputation management, crisis management and strategic communication to executive management and Boards of Directors.
Drawing on broad-based experience and strong relationships with the investor community, Andy guided major established and IPO organizations through the beginning and ultimate implosion of the telecom bubble of the late 1990's and early 2000's including AT&T Corporation, Lucent Technologies, Corvis Corporation and Broadwing Communications.
Most recently, before leaving to found InVisionIR, a New-York based advisory and consulting firm that helps public, privately help and pre-IPO companies maximize value by creating and strengthening relationships with major institutional investors and leading analysts worldwide, Andy developed and executed the Investor Relations, Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing strategies and was integrally involved in all capital markets and restructuring initiatives for iStar Financial, one of the largest and most respected diversified Commercial Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) in the country, managing through the unprecedented market turmoil occurring since 2007 in the broader financial and commercial real estate markets.
Andy has a B.A. in economics from Boston College and is a graduate of AT&T / Lucent Technologies prestigious Financial Leadership Development Program (FLDP), a two-year rotation finance and accounting program for high-performing executives where he graduated at the top of his class.
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