April 4, 2023, St. Petersburg, Florida – Water Tower Research LLC (www.watertowerresearch.com) is modernizing Investor Relations through research-driven communication and investor engagement. Chief Executive Officer Charlie Phippen is pleased to announce the appointment of Joy Malone as Chief Operations Officer, effective today.
Commenting on the promotion of Joy Malone, Phippen stated, “Promoting someone of Joy’s caliber will have a major impact on our ability to expand our brand with investors and further deliver for clients. She has a tremendous reputation with institutional investors and a long track record of success in research. We are very excited to have Joy join our executive team.”
Executive Chairman Stu Linde also commented on the promotion, saying, “Joy is an excellent leader and has earned a reputation for building great relationships. As our business grows, Joy will be in charge of broadening WTR’s ability to reach more investors and providing the highest level of service.”
Joy was previously Head of Investor Engagement and Digital Strategies for the firm. “Being a part of WTR’s growth over the last nine months and working with our leadership team has been an exciting experience. We have an outstanding group of dedicated professionals in sales, operations, and research. I am thrilled to have this opportunity to help build on the firm’s immense potential for continued growth and success.”
“Over the past two years, WTR has built a diverse and rapidly growing base of clients across an expanding group of sectors, including Cannabis, Chemicals and Materials Technology, ClimateTech, Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Hardlines, Emerging Growth & Special Situations, Healthcare & Healthcare Services, Natural Resources, and Technology, among others. Through research-driven content and communications, WTR strives to build an investment narrative and educate investors; to build and amplify awareness for its clients, and drive meaningful investor engagement for clients and investors alike.”
As a leader in the financial industry, Joy has more than 30 years of experience in operations, equity research leadership, sales and sales management. She joined WTR from The Benchmark Company where she was Head of Business Development. Previously, she led emerging and rapidly expanding research teams as Director of Research for both Loop Capital Markets and Topeka Capital. Malone was also a co-founder and partner of Blue Water Capital, an independent bespoke research firm. Prior to equity research management, she was a top- producing boutique equity salesperson for 20 years and led institutional sales efforts for Soleil Securities, Tucker Anthony Sutro, and Punk, Ziegel & Company.
About Water Tower Research (WTR)
Water Tower Research is modernizing Investor Relations through research-driven communications and Investor Engagement. Sound investment research begins with good information. At WTR, we help companies and investors connect by creating expert information flow and strategies that are the foundation of a successful modern investor relations platform. Our analysts and capital markets professionals bring decades of unrivaled Wall Street experience and insight to a new digital world of investor communications and engagement. Our research and investor content is distributed across traditional research aggregators like Bloomberg, FactSet, etc., proprietary direct distribution lists, social media, search engines, and our website. As a result, every institutional and retail investor has equal access to our high-quality company research. Our mission is to help companies take control of their IR program and proactively reach investors while bringing investors a consistent flow of quality information to help them understand our clients’ businesses, industries, and the investment opportunities they present.