Sector-Specific Expertise


Given our Midwest HQ, our leaders have extensive experience working with industrial companies of all sizes. While the sub-sectors of this broad group often tend to be lumped together, our leaders have helped numerous industrial companies break out of the cycle and differentiate from competitors through proactive and thoughtful corporate reputation and IR strategies.

  • Manufacturing & Distribution

  • Chemicals

  • Machinery

  • Transports/Auto

  • Aerospace & Defense

  • Electronics

  • Construction & Engineering

Retail, Consumer & Restaurant

The retail, consumer and restaurant industries have witnessed significant transformation and volatility over the last few years, which is clearly accelerating today.  Don’t be a number at a huge blended IR+PR firm whose leaders have 30 clients each.  Instead get the senior attention, experience and strategic support your program needs with Alpha.

  • Big Box Retailers

  • Ecommerce

  • Restaurants

  • Specialty Retail

  • Food & Beverage

  • Auto & Auto Parts

  • Entertainment, Gaming, Etc.

Tech, Media & Telecom (TMT)

From taking high profile internet companies public, to helping SaaS and/or semiconductor clients manage the volatile and fast paced communications cycle of the space, our team has seen it all in TMT.  As a result, we are well prepared to handle the strategic communication and investment branding challenges that come with the industry.

  • Internet & Cloud

  • Software & Services

  • Semiconductors and Equipment

  • Hardware, Storage & Peripherals

  • IT Consulting & Services

  • Intellectual Property

Healthcare & Life Sciences

Our advisors have supported early phase drug and new medical device concerns, as well as established healthcare companies with stable and growing earnings streams.  We have deep influencer and Street  relationships across the space, and enjoy the industry’s complexity as it requires a strategic partner like Alpha to create a truly “best practices” approach.

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Biotech

  • Medical Devices

  • Tools & Diagnostics

  • Healthcare Services & Distribution

  • Telemedicine, Oncology, Etc.

Energy, Cleantech & Utilities

The energy industry stands on the precipice of significant transformation. Traditional energy players will continue to navigate secular and cyclical challenges, while clean energy companies will be building investment brands and driving rapid growth.  Alpha has deep and diverse experience in helping both our cleantech and energy clients navigate complex and critical corporate issues.

  • Clean Tech & Renewable Energy

  • Integrated Oil & Gas

  • Refining & Marketing

  • Exploration & Production (E&Ps)

  • MLPs

  • Engineering & Construction (E&C)

  • Utilities

Natural Resources & Mining

The natural resources, metals and mining industries can be volatile despite the long-term nature of many of their strategic initiatives and growth strategies.  This brings numerous communication challenges, and Alpha has the experience to complement an in-house IR and PR teams to help them build “best practices” programs and break through the short-term noise.

  • Steel/Aluminum

  • Precious Metals

  • Metals Distribution

  • Agricultural & Farm

  • Timber

  • Paper

  • Royalty-Based Companies

Business Services

Business services companies are often the innovators and founding fathers of their particular niche.  As a result, they often lack a true competitive peer group and can be very difficult to compartmentalize for influencers and Wall Street.  This limits critical stakeholder visibility, which requires a smart, sophisticated partner like Alpha to navigate.

  • Professional & Consulting Services

  • Publishing, Printing & Marketing Solutions

  • Environmental Services

  • Outsourcing

  • For-Profit Education

  • Human Resources

  • Business Development Cos. (BDCs)

  • Other Unique Businesses

Financial Services, Banks & REITs

The financial services sector is very complex and each niche brings its own specific language and KPIs. Banks talk to net interest margin, whereas REITs report on FFO.  At Alpha we know which key influencers and investors are the right ones, and how to help our financial services clients build their corporate reputations and investment brands.

  • FinTech

  • Regional & Community Banking

  • Insurance

  • Asset Management & Investment Services

  • Online Trading

  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

  • Commercial Real Estate

  • Other Financial Services