NEW YORK—Edmund Belak has joined Dukas Public Relations to build and lead its new corporate communications and investor relations practices. The IR practice will provide investor relations services for public and pre-IPO companies. The corporate communications practice will build, manage and protect the reputations, images and brands of public and private companies; and will develop and implement programs to optimize corporate, product and shareholder value.
Prior to joining DPR, Belak held senior positions with Hill & Knowlton, where he was national head of the financial communications practice and on the U.S. management committee; Georgeson & Co., where he built the IR practice; and Morgen Walke (now part of FD) as co-head of its financial institutions group. He was also a private equity banker at Laidlaw & Co.
Belak has provided IR services to over 60 public companies during a 20-year career. His experience includes high-profile crises assignments, M&A, over three dozen IPOs, privatizations and several exchange listings.