June 14, 2023, St. Petersburg, FL – Water Tower Research LLC (www.watertowerresearch.com), a leading, digitally focused investor engagement and stakeholder communication firm, is pleased to announce that Kathy Walton will join the firm as Managing Director of Investor Engagement.
Water Tower Research was founded to provide “Research for the Other 99%™”, with a mission to improve the communication channels between companies and their stakeholders that have been impaired by dramatic structural changes to the conventional equity research and investor engagement models.
Commenting on the addition of Kathy Walton, Charlie Phippen, Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Adding someone of Kathy’s caliber to our organization will have a major impact on our ability to expand our brand with investors and further deliver for clients. She has an exceptional reputation with institutional investors and a long track record of success in sales. Kathy will work with our growing team of 13 equity research analysts and across all 11 coverage sectors to build awareness with institutional investors for WTR’s content. We are very excited to have Kathy on our team.”
With more than 25 years of proven success in the financial services industry, Kathy was most recently at Scarsdale Equities where she worked in institutional sales and corporate access. She also co-founded The Basic Industries Group, a research firm focused on the basic industries sectors. Prior to that, Kathy served as Head of Sector Sales at Soleil Securities, Co-Head of Sector Sales at Deutsche Bank Securities, and Director at UBS Securities.
Kathy earned a BA in English from George Washington University in Washington DC and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.
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.