Robert A. Blum
Robert is a 20-year investor relations industry veteran, with an expertise in understanding the dynamics and requirements of a successful relationship between public companies and the capital markets. During his career, Robert has overseen the development and implementation of every critical component of a successful investor relations campaign, including the execution of thousands of non-deal roadshow meetings, conference 1×1’s and management conference calls as well as other critical investor outreach components such as creation of the firm’s institutional corporate profiles and virtual conference initiatives. His ability to successfully guide his clients corporate positioning resides in his ability to articulate a company’s value proposition through benchmarks and metrics that easily resonate with the national investment community, streamlining these components throughout press releases, conference call scripts, investor presentations, websites, and annual reports. In addition to traditional investor relations activities, Robert has consulted the management and board of directors on a number of capital markets activities, including having guided numerous companies through the uplisting process from the OTC to Nasdaq and/or NYSE, cross listing of shares from a foreign exchange to the U.S., proxy contest situations, capital raise evaluation, merger/acquisition valuation impact, crisis communications, perception analysis, and board of director/management recruitment. Robert spearheaded the campaign and created the relationships that resulted in a client being named “Stock of the Decade” as the #1 performing stock for 2000-2010. An alumnus of Arizona State University, he holds a B.A. degree in Finance.
In a career spanning more than 25 years Joe Diaz has extensive experience in advising and counseling corporate management teams on operational and valuation issues. He has been instrumental in crafting and executing strategic programs that have yielded significant enhancement of shareholder value –including AdvancePCS (now Caremark Rx, Inc.), Allied Waste, Inc. (NYSE: AW), Bio-Rad Laboratories (AMEX: BIO), CNS, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNXS) and Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX), among others. With a background in portfolio management Joe maintains a strong belief that investors in the small cap arena are actually “investing” in management teams than can consistently grow businesses, rather than innovative products and services. His primary focus is on establishing and maintaining management credibility. An alumnus of Coe College, Joe, along with his wife Pat, is an avid equestrian, sports fan and free market capitalist.
Joe L. Dorame
Joe has a strong track record for the management, design and implementation of strategic plans to enhance shareholder value for leading-edge companies. In a career that spans more than 25 years, he has successfully delivered strategic investor relations services to clients and provides unique insight on quarterly earnings materials, investor conferences, non-deal roadshows, IPOs, and analyst-investor days. Leveraging his extensive knowledge of industry fundamentals and his direct experience with investor decision-making, he has been responsible for overseeing significant capital appreciation for client companies under his direct management. He was previously affiliated with a leading regional investment banking and securities firm and was responsible for initiating and operating the first United Mexican States Federal Treasury Certificate (CETES) desk in Arizona. Joe holds a B.A. degree from Arizona State University.
Vice President, Technology
Robert Breza’s background includes 30 years of finance and technology experience including 19 years on Wall Street with Tier 1 firms such as the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) for 10 years and technology focused firms such as Thomas Weisel Partners during the Internet boom and bust in San Francisco and Stern Agee. Rob has worked with large companies such as Microsoft and Oracle and many smaller companies taking 16 companies public (IPO’s). Rob has an MBA from the University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management and a B.S. in Accounting from St. Cloud State University – Herberger School of Business. Rob resides in Scottsdale, AZ.
Vice President, Creative Services
Kristen oversees creative programs and design concepts and plays an essential role in the marketing, communications and creative needs of our organization and client companies. For more than 15 years she has been applying her creative talents to developing collateral materials, annual report concepts and design, website design and development, social media and email marketing campaigns, digital and traditional print advertising. Additionally, Kristen manages all aspects of client press release distribution and quarterly earnings event logistics. She has a B.A. degree in English from Marist College and studied Computer Graphic Design at Phoenix College.
Creative Services Associate
Brittany is a creative and resourceful marketing professional with 10 years of design, social media management and special event experience. She specializes in creating processes for heightened customer journeys through strategic and imaginative print and digital campaigns as well as creating and maintaining strong brands within the organizations she works for. Brittany has worked in a variety of industries in both the public and private sectors including Hospitality & Tourism, Education and Renewable Energy.
Rolf has worked in the investor relations field for more than 15 years. He is responsible for gathering research materials and assisting in the organization of materials for road shows and 1×1 meetings. His focus is on researching and data analysis at the institutional level. Prior to that, he worked with international commerce. He holds degrees from the University of Iowa.
Lytham Partners, LLC New York
Adam P. Lowensteiner
Adam Lowensteiner has been closely involved with micro and small-cap companies his entire career. Prior to joining Lytham, Adam was a Senior Account Executive at Wolfe Axelrod Weinberger Associates, an investor relations agency based in New York City. For thirteen years Adam worked intimately with the CEOs and CFOs of emerging growth companies seeking to expand the investor audience base. Prior to working at Wolfe Axelrod Weinberger, Adam worked as a sellside analyst with CJS Securities in White Plains, New York, as a generalist, but focused on small cap stocks. Prior to CJS, Adam worked several years with Individual Investor Group in New York City as a Senior Research Analyst, mostly researching micro and small cap ideas for the company’s various publications and investment vehicles. Adam graduated from the Sy Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University with a Bachelors of Science in Finance.
Ben Shamsian, CPA
Ben Shamsian has been an equities analyst on the buyside and sell side for the past thirteen years. Prior to joining Lytham, Ben was a senior analyst at FNY Capital, Sterne Agee and Iridian Asset Management, where he covered consumer, industrial, technology, energy, and business services sectors. Ben has expertise in uncovering the value of equities through financial modeling, management interviews, and industry research. Throughout his career, many management and investor relations teams have seeked Ben’s advice as to how to better communicate with their investors. Ben began his career in accounting with PWC and Merrill Lynch, and obtained his CPA license. Ben holds a BS in Accounting from Yeshiva University and an MBA in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Lytham Partners, LLC Los Angeles
With an investor relations career spanning over fifteen years, John Marco is a respected senior professional with extensive experience in major money market centers including Los Angeles, New York, Hong Kong and London. John has held managing partner, senior vice president positions, and client management responsibilities at several investor relations firms. Previous to his IR experience Marco has also served as a personal financial advisor at UBS and Morgan Stanley. Marco holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the State University of New York at Albany.