Financial Profiles Expands Midwest Practice with Appointment of Allyson Pooley as Senior Vice President

CHICAGO, July 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Financial Profiles, a strategic communications firm that specializes in creating value through effective communications, announced today the expansion of its Midwest practice with the addition of senior vice president Allyson Pooley to the Chicago office. Allyson joins managing director Donni Case.

“We are excited to welcome Allyson to the Financial Profiles team,” said Moira Conlon, President and Founder of Financial Profiles. “In collaboration with our team of communications professionals on the West Coast, Donni and Allyson will focus on leveraging the firm’s expertise to help clients in the Midwest address issues that affect valuation and corporate reputation.”

Allyson has 25 years of experience in financial communications, analysis, strategic planning, investment management, and institutional sales. She joined the agency from Apollo Education Group where she served first as vice president of investor relations and later as vice president of strategy and development for Apollo subsidiary Western International University. While managing investor relations at Apollo, Allyson was recognized as Institutional Investor’s 2009 “Best Investor Relations in Business & Professional Services.” Previously, she was a managing director at ICR, Inc. and in equity sales and research at Merrill Lynch and UBS O’Connor.

Donni joined Financial Profiles in 2010 to launch the firm's Chicago office. A 30-year strategic communications veteran, Donni has vast expertise in communications strategy, corporate positioning, message development, presentation training, IPO preparation, crisis communications and media relations through engagements with hundreds of public and pre-IPO companies. Donni was a founding partner and former president of Financial Relations Board, which she helped build into the nation's largest investor relations firm. She has worked across a variety of industry sectors and with companies throughout the corporate lifecycle from pre-IPO to Fortune 500.

Financial Profiles was founded in 2007 by a group of recognized industry professionals with deep knowledge of communications, finance and journalism who joined forces to start a new firm after working together for many years at Financial Relations Board, a company they helped to build. Financial Profiles has grown into a full-service communications firm with an experienced team of professionals who are dedicated to helping clients address issues that affect valuation and corporate reputation. We take a research based, hands-on approach to every client engagement and this has led to many long-term and successful client partnerships.