Alec Buchmelter joins Alpha IR, bringing strong Healthcare and Biopharmaceutical IR expertise to the firm


CHICAGO, IL (September 9th, 2022) – Alpha IR Group (“Alpha IR”), the leading independent investor relations consulting firm focused on protecting, enhancing, and building the investment brands of today’s leading U.S listed companies, today announced the expansion of its Healthcare advisory practice with the hiring of Alec Buchmelter as an Assistant Vice President. Mr. Buchmelter brings multiple years of public company healthcare experience to Alpha IR.

“The capital markets remain critical support engines for healthcare and pharmaceutical companies, yet the IR consulting model has remained highly tactical and public relations centric.  Alpha IR brings a proven and proactive approach that helps our clients think strategically and ultimately expand the ROI of their investor relations programs,” said Chris Hodges, CEO and Founder of Alpha IR. “Alec’s experience navigating the IR complexities of a leading healthcare brand, combined with his financial and deal acumen, will be critical for our clients as they progress through their next phases of potential therapeutic and product development.”

Since its founding in 2012, Alpha IR has extended both its geographic reach and sector experience with key strategic hires. Alpha IR’s recent investment in its Healthcare practice will help meet the growing demand for its services across North America, as existing and new clients face the challenges of an increasingly complex capital markets environment.

Mr. Buchmelter joins Alpha IR following four years with Viatris (formerly Mylan), a global healthcare and pharmaceutical manufacturing company, where Buchmelter served as a member of the investor relations team. In this role he facilitated messaging around the combination of Mylan and Upjohn, a business unit of Pfizer, forming Viatris, corporate rebranding, acquisitions and divestitures, investor days, and the FDA approval and launch of several products. Prior to his role in investor relations, he worked as a member of the finance team at Mylan. He also has investment banking experience with Capstone Headwaters, a middle market investment bank.

About Alpha IR Group:

The Alpha IR Group is a holistic investor relations and transactions/crisis advisory firm that protects, enhances, and builds the investment brands of today’s leading U.S. listed companies. We bring significant Wall Street, financial, and large agency experience to our clients, while retaining a small company, holistic approach. With deep sector expertise and senior-driven programs, Alpha IR is the right choice to manage our clients’ reputations, credibility, and ultimately, their valuation. The firm has offices in Chicago, New York, Boston, and Dallas, and represents over $100 billion of equity value trading on today’s public exchanges.

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