Jonathan Mairs is an experienced, results-oriented, and well-rounded communications professional.
Most recently, Jonathan was Head of Investor Relations and Financial Communications at KCG Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: KCG), the largest market maker in U.S. equities and ETFs on Wall Street. KCG was acquired by Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) in mid 2017 at a 45 percent premium to the pre-offer stock price. At KCG forerunner Knight Capital Group, Inc., he served in a dual capacity as Managing Director of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations.
Earlier, he spent more than a decade at leading public relations agencies Ogilvy, Ruder Finn and Edelman. In that time, he served financial sector clients including:
• Wells Fargo (online brokerage, investment advisors, private banking)
• CFA Institute
• Saybrook Capital
• Bank of America (research, sales and trading, investment banking)
• Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (asset management, online brokerage)
• Standard & Poor’s
• Charlesbank Capital Partners
• Citibank (consumer banking, private banking, corporate banking)
In addition, Jonathan worked on more than 25 M&A and IPO assignments across sectors and underwent Ogilvy brand training, encompassing research, creative and planning. He started his career at storied ad agency Wells Rich Greene, the first NYSE-listed company led by a female CEO.
He is a member of the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII), Financial Communications Society (FCS), and National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI). He is a past recipient of the Gold Sabre for best corporate image campaign, PRSA Bronze Anvil for best financial services media relations, and Gold FCS Portfolio Award for best annual report.
Jonathan earned a bachelor of arts in English writing from Saint Lawrence University and a master of arts in psychology from the University of Santa Monica.