Matthew Abenante, IRC
President and Founder
Matt has been an investor relations practitioner for over 10 years – most of those in leadership roles. He is adept at wearing many hats and managing complicated workflows efficiently.
In all of Matt’s past positions he has consistently increased metrics relating to shareholder engagement, shareholder inventory, client boarding and retention, and more. He has successfully developed and implemented investor relations plans, reworked strategy, increased shareholder bases, refined messaging and discovered new growth opportunities and strategic partnerships.
Matt graduated with honors with a Masters in Investor Relations from Fordham University and is part of the inaugural cohort of practitioners to complete the Investor Relations Charterholder (IRC) from the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI). These bodies of knowledge, along with his service to startups and small-cap companies, support him well in knowing how best to navigate the investment community creatively and technically, while still adhering to the client’s bottom-line business considerations.
"When CEOs Come Out Swinging: PR Nightmare Or Home Run?"
February 4, 2019
Until recently, CEOs rarely displayed negative emotions in their comments during earnings conference calls. Doing so has generally been considered beneath their dignity. And the consequences of being perceived as insincere in a public forum can be pretty high -- both in coming off poorly in that forum and in damaging their company's reputation as well as their personal reputation (with concomitant negative ramifications in the future)...
"The Pros And Cons Of Switching From Quarterly To Semiannual Reporting"
October 12, 2018
Back on August 17th, President Trump sent the following tweet: "In speaking with some of the world’s top business leaders I asked what it is that would make business (jobs) even better in the U.S. 'Stop quarterly reporting & go to a six month system,' said one. That would allow greater flexibility & save money. I have asked the SEC to study!"...
NIRI Announces 61 Professionals Passed Inaugural Investor Relations Charter Exam, Earning Right to Use IRC Credential
April 25, 2016
Sixty-one investor relations (IR) professionals have earned the new Investor Relations Charter (IRC™) credential awarded by the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI).
Representing the inaugural class of IRC credential holders, these IR professionals successfully completed the first IRC examination offered worldwide in March.
The new IRC Program establishes a common framework to define the profession of investor relations and provides IR professionals with the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, expertise, and commitment to the profession. The IRC is NIRI’s first professional credential, and the program is dedicated to advancing the practice of investor relations and the professional competency and stature of IR professionals...