About Us

We Build Investment Brands

We protect, enhance and build investment brands.

Big Agency Experience,
Small Company Touch

The Alpha IR Group is a holistic investor relations and transactions/crisis advisory firm that protects, enhances and builds the investment brands of America’s leading 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, and Boston and represents over $100 billion of equity value trading on today’s public exchanges.

"SMART IR" guides our programs from their strategic foundation.

The “Alpha Way”

Through multiple decades and over 750 partnership clients, Alpha IR developed and refined its proprietary “SMART IR” process. This proprietary process guides our programs from their strategic foundations, through every element of their preparation and execution. SMART IR and a commitment to improving our clients’ Return on Investment (ROI) in their IR function is what defines our culture and is what we refer to as the “Alpha Way.”

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“V&E has partnered with Alpha IR on numerous projects and campaigns, including activist fights/counsel, crisis management and M&A related work.  Their deep experience and attention to detail on all critical communications needs is truly unique.”

Lawrence Elbaum, Partner — Shareholder Activism, Vinson & Elkins

Alpha IR Defined

The Pursuit of Alpha

We chose the moniker Alpha as it symbolizes our direct relationship and understanding of our clients’ primary IR stakeholder, the institutional investor. Buy-side investors are said to be “seeking alpha” in their quest to beat the market. In our role as IR consultants we use our research, communication and visibility tools to help our clients better understand and influence Wall Street. What better way to do that than to start with the investor’s primary motivation, the pursuit of alpha.

Over 100 years of combined experience

Premiere IR Consultancy

Alpha IR was founded in early 2012 and has become one of the country’s premiere independent IR and transaction/crisis consultancies. Our leaders have over 100 years of combined buy-side, sell-side, investment banking/services, and IR consulting experience at both large and small agencies. Our founder is the former co-founder of Ashton Partners, which grew from two to 75 consultants over its ten-year history as an independent agency (1997-2007).