Gerry Spahn has led investor relations and financial communications for the Renault/Nissan Group in New York, Tokyo and Paris. In his positions he developed best practices in effective communications to the capital markets and financial industry as he worked with market stakeholders including; equity & fixed income holders, rating agencies in the U.S., Europe and Asia and top financial media. He has worked with top companies – including the industrial side of the Fiat Group – and management teams looking for aggressive and innovative relations with the financial markets.
Gerry’s strength is working with a company to review its strategy and then break it down into an easy to understand “market story.” His experience is in developing and implementing market relations for multi-year plans at multiple global giants balancing multiple brands operating in virtually every market worldwide.
He views financial communications as a two way street. Of course a company must fulfill its obligation to providing relevant insight to the market, however, it must also empower an effective IR team to glean information from constant interaction with market players including, brokers, investors and supporting stakeholders. Gerry has experience in developing the critical open relationships throughout the market to credibly share a message while collecting information along the way.
Gerry has worked in quickly evolving environments; including crises, restructuring, corporate spin-off or just plain volatile markets with a wide range of media and market players. With 10 of his 14 years with Renault/Nissan overseas, Gerry thrives in a cross-functional, multi-cultural environment and is comfortable working with market players in any part of the world.