BOSTON—Ashton Partners, a Chicago-based investor relations and corporate communications firm, has named Karen Oeser vice president. Oeser will oversee Ashton Partners’ new Boston office, providing client service, strategic counsel, issues management, and business development.
Most recently, Oesler was co-founder of Ripple Effect Communications; where she specialized in helping companies align messaging with financial statements and the needs of target markets. She has over 10 years of financial services experience. She began her career on the sellside targeting small to mid-size companies for S.G. Warburg. As an analyst at Wellington Management Company, she developed expertise in building financial models for diverse companies at all stages. She entered the investor relations field with Fitzgerald Communications where she delivered strategic counsel to both public and pre-IPO companies.
According to Elizabeth Saunders, founder of Ashton Partners, “As a fund manager and analyst on the receiving end of investor relations messages, Karen knows what resonates with investors. Karen’s buy- and sell- side experiences are assets in a marketplace currently being serviced by pure communication professionals.”