NEW YORK, NY – July 22, 2019 – Lambert IR, a top-10 investor relations agency nationally and a division of integrated communications agency Lambert & Co., today announced that Mike Houston has been elevated to Managing Director and Practice Chair of the New York City-based investor relations and financial communications unit. Houston brings a balanced financial and marketing perspective to the firm, with more than a decade of corporate and agency experience in investor relations and capital markets communications as well as sales and marketing leadership, financial forecasting, product development, M&A and corporate governance issues.
Houston has been with Lambert IR for seven years spanning two stints with the agency. He will report to Jeff Lambert, CEO of parent company Lambert. Prior to rejoining Lambert in 2016, Houston served as the Vice President of Commercialization at Amedica Corporation, leading all sales, marketing, and communications strategies at this publicly traded biomaterial company that develops and commercializes silicon nitride as a platform for biomedical applications. Additionally, he was responsible for the company’s product and business development efforts leading to OEM and private label deals valued at more than $50 million annually. During his tenure, he implemented robust internal and external communications strategies during a variety of equity offerings and balance sheet improvements, while revamping the entire marketing and advertising efforts to increase hospital and surgeon engagement.
Houston also previously led the investor relations activities at Ancestry, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics. At Ancestry, he managed the corporate communications and public relations efforts related to AncestryDNA, a unique direct-to-consumer DNA test. He developed and led the communications strategy which resulted in a broad array of consumer and science media placements. During his tenure, the AncestryDNA test experienced significant sales growth and hundreds of millions of impressions spanning national broadcast outlets and business and consumer media.
“Mike’s capital markets knowledge and reputation as a disciplined and driven professional brought him up through the ranks and to the corporate world and back again, and we’re thrilled to have him leading clients and our best-on-the-Street team,” said Jeff Lambert. “Mike is part homegrown talent, part boomerang, and his strong investment community ties make him a ‘strong buy’ on his potential as a leader.”
Houston added: “Lambert IR is well-positioned to raise the profile of underserved and underfollowed companies of various market caps and from a variety of industries, and our unique model of IR and integrated communications is a differentiator for our public company clients. I am honored by the opportunity to lead our team of seasoned capital markets and communications professionals at this catalytic time in our growth. I share the team’s tenacity for crafting a compelling investment narrative for our clients that translates into new interest, following and ownership.”
Mike is a member of the National Investor Relations Institute and holds a business degree from the University of Utah.
About Lambert IR
Lambert’s position as a top-10 IR firm is the sum of its strong value proposition rooted in its Michigan headquarters and its national reach from offices in New York City and Salt Lake City. Collectively, Lambert has worked with hundreds of publicly traded and pre-IPO companies in a variety of industries throughout its 20-year history, measurably increasing their visibility and investment brand reputation among analysts, investors and financial media coast to coast. Lambert IR is a division of Lambert & Co., a top-50 PR firm in the U.S. and a top-five private equity-focused PR firm with clients based in 20 states and six countries. The firm is a member of PROI Worldwide.
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