Playmaker

Managing Director, Capital Markets

Julia Ward is a Managing Director of the financial services division within the Capital Markets group. She maximizes her 20-plus years of investor relations (IR) expertise to develop and execute strategies that differentiate our fintech, banking, and payment services clients from the competition to create long-term shareholder value.

With decades of corporate IR and finance leadership experience, Julia’s expertise spans financial services, utilities, and commercial and professional services industries. She was honored as a Top IR Professional in 2020 by Institutional Investor’s All-American Executive Team rankings. Her other career achievements include advising large-cap organizations on how best to improve their credibility, increase their analyst coverage, broaden their investor base, and achieve an optimal valuation.

Prior to joining Lambert, Julia served as Senior Vice President of Investor Relations at First Horizon Corporation, where she helped develop and manage the institution’s proactive investor relations strategy. Before that, she spent over four years at Zions Bancorporation as Vice President and Senior Investor Relations Officer, where she played a key role on the top-ranked investor relations team. In addition, she has held various leadership and analyst positions with a select list of large-cap organizations, including National Grid USA, Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, Public Service Enterprise Group and Invesco (Chancellor Capital Management).

Julia earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from Rutgers University and is a member of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI).