David Calusdian Sharon Merrill Associates

David C. Calusdian is President. He leads the implementation of the firm’s business strategy, coaches C-level officers and board members in executive presence and communications skills, and provides high-level strategic counsel to clients on investor relations and communications issues such as corporate disclosure, management transitions, shareholder activism and earnings guidance. He currently serves as a director on the board of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI).

Prior to joining Sharon Merrill Associates in 1995, David served as an account executive for the communications firm Jack Walsh & Associates. Previously, David was the director of public relations at Emerson College, where he received both a B.A. and an M.A. in communications. He also has served as an adjunct instructor at Emerson College, teaching investor relations, public relations and persuasive speaking.  A former board member and president of the National Investor Relations Institute’s Boston chapter, David is a frequent speaker and panelist at conferences sponsored by organizations including NIRI, NASDAQ, the New York Stock Exchange and the Public Relations Society of America. He has been quoted on investor relations and communication topics by national newspapers and magazines.

David’s recent engagements include:

  • Communications strategy that averted an activist proxy fight.
  • Communications training for new CEO of a large-cap publicly held company.
  • IPO roadshow presentation and management training.

Email David at dcalusdian@investorrelations.com.