NEWPORT BEACH, CA and TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - Dec 17, 2013) - Liolios Group, Inc., a leading financial communications firm representing micro to mid-cap companies headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif., with offices in New York and Toronto, has appointed top-ranked equity analyst, Wojtek Nowak, as managing director of its Canadian operations.
Nowak is a seasoned capital markets professional with more than 12 years' experience spanning equity research, asset management and investment banking. Nowak has held leading research roles at Fraser Mackenzie, Blackmont Capital and Research Capital. He also served as senior research analyst for SGS Group, a global hedge fund specializing in equity, credit and derivative investments. He began his career as an investment banker at U.S.-based Houlihan Lokey.
His scope of research has spanned a range of industry sectors, from technology and renewable energy, to natural resources and real estate. In 2012, he was ranked #1 in sector earnings estimates and #8 overall in earnings estimates in Canada by Thomson Reuters/StarMine.
Based out of Liolios Group's Toronto office, Nowak will be responsible for all client services in Canada, including capital markets advisory and outreach to Canadian and U.S. investors, money managers, equity analysts and the financial press.
"We welcome Wojtek to our expanding team of seasoned investor relations professionals," said Scott Liolios, founder and president of Liolios Group. "He offers our clients the benefit of his top ranked equity research experience covering small and mid-cap Canadian companies, along with an extensive network of buy- and sell-side relationships."
"His appointment reflects our commitment to our Canadian-listed clients," continued Liolios, "and it represents an opportunity for other publicly-traded Canadian companies to implement comprehensive IR campaigns that effectively navigate the capital markets in the U.S., Canada and abroad."
Nowak is also a CFA charterholder, with a Partners, Directors and Senior Officers (PDO) accreditation from the Canadian Securities Institute, and is a Dean's List graduate from the Richard Ivey School of Business Honors Business Administration (HBA) program.
"Liolios Group offers its Canadian clients unique investor outreach capabilities that extend across borders, guided by knowledgeable capital markets professionals," commented Nowak. "I look forward to working closely with our clients and building upon this world-class platform."
Liolios Group's growing roster of Canadian-listed clients include:
- Ballard Power Systems (
TSX: BLD) ( NASDAQ: BLDP), a leading producer of clean energy fuel cells.
- Bauer Performance Sports (
TSX: BAU), a leading developer and manufacturer of high performance sports equipment and apparel.
- biOasis Technologies (
TSX VENTURE: BTI) ( OTCBB: BIOAF), a pioneer in drug therapies that penetrate the blood-brain barrier.
- Burcon NutraScience (
TSX: BU) ( NASDAQ: BUR), a leader in developing functionally and nutritionally valuable plant-based proteins.
- Coastal.com (
TSX: COA) ( NASDAQ: COA), and its wholly owned subsidiary ClearlyContacts.ca, the leading manufacturer and online retailer of eyewear.
- Cortex Business Solutions (
TSX VENTURE: CBX), a provider of enterprise eProcurement solutions.
- Diamcor Mining (
TSX VENTURE: DMI), an emerging producer of rough diamonds from South Africa.
About Liolios Group
Liolios Group, Inc. is a highly selective and comprehensive investor relations firm specializing in micro to mid-cap companies. Liolios Group aims to deliver superior performance in corporate messaging and positioning, investor awareness, analyst and financial press coverage, and capital attraction. Founded in 1999 in Newport Beach, California, Liolios Group's senior partners each have more than 16 years of experience in finance and investments, and have represented more than 125 companies in a wide range of industries. For more information about Liolios Group, go to www.liolios.com.