Wall Street Communications Expert, Paul Krikler, Joins Catalyst IR to Coach Executives on Making More Effective Investor Presentations

Presentation Effectiveness Gains Importance Amidst Waning Sell-Side Sponsorship

New York, New York, UNITED STATES

NEW YORK, Oct. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Catalyst IR, an investor relations and financial communications consultancy, is pleased to announce the addition of top Wall Street presentation skills coach, Paul Krikler as a Managing Director. Mr. Krikler will lead the firm’s newly launched Executive Presentation Skills practice.

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Krikler has decades of experience training top Wall Street analysts, bankers and sales people to “Get to the Point” when presenting investment ideas with focused, actionable content. Recognizing the growing importance of effective presentation skills within the field of investor relations, Krikler has teamed with Catalyst to enhance the success of investor-facing corporate executives and IRO’s. As an independent presentation coach, Krikler has consulted with leading financial services organizations in all parts of the world.

Prior to launching his financial communications skills consulting practice in 2009, Krikler spent 21 years at Goldman Sachs in London and New York where he was a successful sell-side research analyst covering European pharmaceuticals. As an analyst, Krikler worked with many corporates on offerings and investor marketing. He subsequently held various roles in Research Management where he worked with analysts around the world to hone the effectiveness of their research, writing and oral presentations. He also served as Chief of Staff of Goldman Sachs University, the investment bank’s global learning and personnel development entity.

“Failing to Optimize Presentation Skills is like Fishing Without Bait”
David Collins, Catalyst IR

“As sell-side sponsorship shrinks, it is critical that management learn to effectively present its investment story to time-constrained investors,” said Catalyst IR Managing Director, David Collins. “Paul Krikler is a breath of fresh air in presentation training. He has deep, first-hand experience of what does and doesn’t work, and he’s skilled at gaining the trust of senior executives in coaching sessions. Considering the importance and enormous resources utilized in investor marketing, presentation training provides a clear and compelling return on investment.”

Krikler began his career as a chartered accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers before joining Goldman Sachs in London as a sell-side research analyst. He earned an MA with honors in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge.

About Catalyst IR (www.catalyst-ir.com)
Catalyst IR is an investor relations and financial communications consultancy that brings new ideas and practices to the visibility, credibility and investor engagement challenges of public companies. We have decades of experience and accomplishment advising hundreds of companies on investor relations, communications and capital markets strategies paired with proactive investor targeting and outreach.

Simplicity, perspective and candor are guiding principles Catalyst IR uses to garner attention from even skeptical audiences. Respecting the intelligence and time of stakeholders is critical to building and sustaining investment community reputations in a world of split-second decision making.

If our approach sounds refreshingly different - we'd very much like to speak with you about your investor relations and presentation training needs.

David Collins
Catalyst Global
(212) 924-9800

Paul Krikler
Catalyst Global
(212) 924-9800

Paul Krikler joins Catalyst IR to launch Executive Presentation Skills practice