Debra Douglas joins as Communications Director
Investor Analytics LLC, a global leader in risk analysis and risk management solutions, announces today the opening of their new headquarters in the heart of Wall Street on the 25th Floor of 55 Broad Street in New York City. The move is prompted by significant global demand for IA's award winning risk management service, which has recently more than doubled its client base, and the growing number of professionals who continue to join IA. The firm has now consolidated its previous offices located in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey and Midtown, Manhattan.
Investor Analytics is also pleased to announce the appointment of Debra Douglas as Communications Director. Ms. Douglas will manage the global communications strategy for the firm's growing franchise as IA continues to expand its client base while investing in people, modeling capabilities, technology, and advanced products and delivery systems.
Ms. Douglas joins Investor Analytics from Preston Douglas Communications, where she provided media relations, brand strategies and communications consulting services for established and emerging financial services firms. A seasoned communications professional with more than 25 years' experience working in Toronto, London and New York, Ms. Douglas was previously a Senior Managing Director of Corporate Marketing at Bear Stearns, responsible for overseeing and implementing the firm's global brand and communications strategy. Prior to Bear Stearns, Ms. Douglas served as head of global marketing and communications for CIBC World Markets, the investment banking and brokerage division of CIBC, Canada's second-largest bank.
Ms. Douglas will manage IA's full suite of internal and external brand and marketing communications to increase the flow of information about IA's risk expertise, thought leadership and strategic business developments. Ms. Douglas will report to Michael Poisson, Managing Director of Sales and Marketing.
Commenting on Ms. Douglas' appointment, Mr. Poisson said, "Debra is an outstanding financial services communications professional, and we are delighted she has joined our firm. Debra's keen knowledge of the financial services industry and combined PR background will enable us to continue to position Investor Analytics as the firm of choice for intuitive, robust and usable risk analysis and risk management solutions."
Damian Handzy, CEO of Investor Analytics said, "We are excited about moving our entire team to Wall Street - a vibrant and historic part of the City. Our expansive new offices and the bright individuals who have joined the IA team underline our continued commitment to providing our clients with cutting-edge risk intelligence and management expertise. Equally, we are pleased that Debra has joined and is now leading our efforts to promote IA's brand, disseminate industry-leading information and maintain a steady flow of key business news and developments."