Canada’s most experienced team
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Ronald Alepian , , , General Manager

Ronald provides strategic counsel to CEOs, Boards and Management teams as they manage complex issues and work to seize important opportunities. He has helped global brands navigate market disruptions, express their brand and achieve growth in markets worldwide. Working with some of the world’s leading public companies, he has also helped organizations raise capital, win proxy battles and complete major transactions – often within complex regulatory environments.
His experience cuts across multiple industries, with a particular focus on the technology/telecommunications and capital markets/financial services sectors – having served as head of communications for BCE/Bell Canada, Nortel, and CA Technologies and head of both marketing and communications for TMX Group (owner of TSX, TSX Venture Exchange, Montreal Exchange, Boston Options Exchange, etc.). Fluently bilingual, he holds degrees from Concordia and McGill and has attended the Kellogg School of Management advanced marketing program.
With approximately 350 consultants across Canada and in key global markets (London, NYC, etc.), the combined NATIONAL and Equicom teams have both the breadth and depth of experience to help clients of all sizes communicate with clarity, persuade key audiences and drive measurable business results.

Investor Relations
TMX Equicom Practice Group Leaders

Lawrence Chamberlain , , , Senior Vice President

Head of our Diversified Industries and Real Estate Practice, Lawrence Chamberlain is a seasoned strategic communications specialist with 15 years of broad-based investor relations experience. He has been responsible for the development and implementation of IR Programs for more than 40 Canadian publicly traded companies spanning a wide-range of industries and market capitalizations. Prior to joining Equicom, Lawrence held increasingly senior account executive roles at two Canadian investor relations consulting firms, where he counseled senior management teams on day-to-day IR strategies, as well as special projects such as IPOs and M&A. Lawrence has in-house experience through his roles as a Manager, Investor Relations for a TSX-listed information technology company and several emerging technology companies. For several years, Lawrence was a judge for the CICA Corporate Reporting awards. Lawrence holds a Masters Degree in Applied Economics and Joint Honors Bachelor degree in Economics and Professional Writing.

Michael Moore , , , Vice President, TMX Equicom USA

Michael Moore is a financial communications specialist with over 12 years experience in investor relations and corporate communications. Michael joined the Firm in 2005, and now leads company’s investor relations efforts in the United States. Michael has extensive experience developing investor relations strategies that help companies raise visibility in the capital markets, improve liquidity and achieve a fair market valuation. Prior to joining Equicom, Michael held senior positions at two US-based communications consulting firms where he worked with issuers in biotechnology, technology, industrials and resources. Michael’s experience also includes advisory around Initial Public Offerings and M&A.

Nick Hurst , , , Vice President, Calgary Office

Since becoming an investor relations consultant in 2000, Nick has worked with TSX, TSX Venture and inter-listed businesses of varying sizes, spanning a number of sectors including oil and gas, technology, healthcare, industrial products, mining and consumer products. In addition to developing and implementing year round strategic communication programs targeting professional investment audiences, retail investors and the financial media, he has worked on a number of special situation mandates including public offerings (initial, follow-on, and secondary), M&A, and proxy battles. Prior to starting in investor relations, Nick worked for TD Waterhouse. Nick is based in Equicom’s Calgary office.

Joe Racanelli , , , Vice President, Mining

Joe Racanelli is head of TMX Equicom's Mining Group. He provides strategic capital markets counsel to public companies at various stages of development, bringing together more than 15 years of corporate communications, marketing, and investor relations experience. Joe helps clients build profile, address financing requirements and achieve fair market valuation through his financial communications expertise, deep contacts within the investment community and a strong understanding of disclosure requirements. Prior to joining TMX Equicom in 2008, Joe worked with a number of technology and strategic consulting firms. He is a graduate of Concordia, as well as the University of Toronto.

Kristen Dickson , , , Vice President, Technology and Financial Services

Kristen Dickson is the leader of the Technology and Financial Services Group. She joined Equicom in 2006 after holding an in-house investor relations position for a US-based OTCBB listed technology company. Over the course of her career, Kristen has provided strategic counsel to public companies of varying size and at all stages of development, covering day-to-day IR strategies, as well as special projects such as IPOs, M&A and defending hostile takeovers. Kristen‘s professional experience also includes roles as a Business Analyst with a major Canadian bank’s e-technology department and a Marketing and Sales Analyst position at an independent, multi-asset class pricing and portfolio valuations service provider. Kristen holds an MSc from Boston University, and an HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business.
Strategic Design

Hugh Carter , , , Director, Strategic Design

As Director of Strategic Design, Hugh oversees the operations of the creative studio. His strong project management experience and ability to adapt to constantly changing deadlines and deliverables allow Equicom to produce nearly 50 annual reports per year. For several years, Hugh was a judge for the CICA Corporate Reporting awards. He brings a deep understanding of all types of media to the team; his experience with print, pixels, video, animation and live events helps keep the Strategic Design team innovating and delivering. Hugh has been a member of the Equicom team since 2003.
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