DENVER & HOUSTON & CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vallum Advisors (“Vallum” or “The Partnership”), a leading strategic communications firm serving companies in the energy, industrials and materials sectors, today announced that Chi Chow, Chase Jacobson and John Ragozzino, have joined the firm as managing directors within the Investor Relations Practice.
“Vallum continues to build one of the premier investor relations consulting practices serving small and mid-cap companies throughout North America,” stated Noel Ryan, IRC, senior partner at Vallum. “We have assembled an exceptional team of capital markets veterans and former industry executives with significant experience in the energy, industrials and materials sectors. As trusted thought leaders in their respective fields, we are confident Chi, Chase and John will contribute meaningfully to the success of our clients in the years ahead.”
“As listed companies attempt to navigate numerous ongoing changes throughout the broader investor relations landscape, they are turning to Vallum as their trusted advisor of choice,” continued Ryan. “The implications of MiFID II on corporate access, the rise passive of investing, the emergence of wolf-pack activism and the rapid adoption of ESG reporting standards represent seismic shifts that affect how companies will frame and disseminate their investment narrative in the years to come. At Vallum, we are well-equipped to help our clients make informed strategic decisions on these and related matters, as together we seek to create long-term value for stakeholders.”
Chi Chow is a leading authority on investor relations, industry research and corporate finance, with extensive experience in global energy markets. Chow is a former energy executive and top-ranked sell-side equity research analyst with more than 20 years of experience in downstream and midstream energy markets. Previously, Chow was Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Andeavor, a $23 billion integrated refining company acquired by Marathon Petroleum in 2018. Prior to Andeavor, Chow was recognized as one of the leading equity research analysts within the energy sector, serving as a partner and managing director at Tudor, Pickering & Holt, the energy practice of Perella Weinberg Partners, in addition to Macquarie Capital, Tristone Capital, Merrill Lynch and Petrie Parkman.
Chase Jacobson is a leading authority on investor relations and financial communications within the industrial equipment, services and materials sectors, with significant experience as both an in-house corporate investor relations officer and former top-ranked sell-side analyst. Previously, Jacobson was Vice President, Investor Relations at Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (B&W), a global power generation equipment and services company. Prior to B&W, he was a senior analyst specializing in the engineering, construction and engineered industrial equipment sectors at William Blair, a global investment banking and asset management firm.
John Ragozzino, Jr., CFA, is a leading authority on investor relations and financial communications within the energy and industrial sectors. Ragozzino is a former sell-side equity research analyst with nearly 20 years of capital markets experience in the energy, industrials, manufacturing and services sectors. Previously, he was a director and senior equity research analyst at RBC Capital Markets. While at RBC, Ragozzino was one of three senior analysts on an Institutional Investor ranked equity research team that collectively followed more than 80 companies throughout the broader energy sector. Earlier in his career, John was a senior equity research analyst covering the oil and gas exploration/production sector at Thomas Weisel Partners, prior to which he held several senior level roles covering small and mid-cap companies.
About Vallum Advisors
Vallum Advisors is a leading strategic communications firm specializing in investor relations, IPO communications, shareholder activism defense and crisis communications. We serve clients in three sectors: Energy, Industrials and Materials. Our decades of capital markets expertise and sector-specific knowledge set us apart as one of the premier consultancies in our field, guided by our shared commitment to integrity, insight and precision. We serve clients from offices in Denver, Houston and Chicago. To learn more, visit us at www.vallumadvisors.com.