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Anne McGuinness, Vice President
ADDO IR
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Anne McGuinness is Vice President Investor Relations at ADDO IR. Prior to joining ADDO, Anne led the investor relations function at Knock, a pre-IPO real estate technology company focused on providing convenience, certainty, and cost savings for buying and selling homes. Previously she was investor relations manager at American Homes 4 Rent, an internally managed Maryland real estate investment trust, focused on acquiring, developing, renovating, leasing, and operating attractive, single-family homes as rental properties. Anne also held investor relations positions at Health Net, Inc., a managed care organization that delivers health care services through health plans and government-sponsored managed care plans, and DTS, Inc., a premier audio solutions provider for high-definition entertainment experiences. Anne received a Bachelor of Arts in Music from California State University Northridge and a certificate in investor relations from University of California Irvine. She is a board member of the Los Angeles Chapter of NIRI, The Association for Investor Relations, and is an active member of NIRI’s Senior Roundtable.

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Geri Weinfeld, Consultant
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Geri Weinfeld is a consultant with over 25 years of experience in investor relations, finance and corporate communications. Prior to joining Snyk in 2022, Geri was Vice President of Investor Relations at Xperi. Prior to Xperi, she ran investor relations for DTS, an audio technology company, which was subsequently acquired by Tessera in December 2016. Following the acquisition, the company was renamed Xperi Corporation. In December 2019, Geri led the communications around the merger of Xperi with TiVo Corporation and ran investor relations for the combined company, Xperi Holding Corporation until March 2022. From 2011 to 2014, she worked as an Investor Relations consultant for Nexon Co. Ltd., a free-to-play online gaming company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and helped bring the company public in 2011, raising $1.2 billion. Prior to working with Nexon, Geri was Senior Manager of Investor Relations at Activision Blizzard from 2004-2009, Director of Investor Relations at Autobytel.com and Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications at Buy.com. She started her career as a NASDAQ market maker working at a full-service brokerage firm in Washington, DC.

President Elect

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Katina Metzidakis, Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Topgolf Callaway
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[NIRI Los Angeles President Elect] Katina Metzidakis is a senior investor relations leader who brings nearly a decade of experience in equity research on Wall Street and a deep understanding of the global consumer sector to her role. Throughout her career, Katina has worked with various consumer companies across the beauty, apparel, and footwear sectors. She has had the pleasure of having a front row seat in companies managing complex corporate transactions, such as IPOs, spin-offs, and acquisitions, as well as activist investor campaigns, C-suite transitions and strategic reviews. After nearly 17 years in NYC, Katina, along with her husband and two young children, made a life-changing decision to relocate to sunny Santa Monica in 2021, where they are thoroughly enjoying spending time outside biking, hiking and going to the beach!

Chair, Programs Committee

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Avery Wannemacher, Senior Associate
Addo Investor Relations
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Avery Wannemacher is a Senior Associate at Addo, an investor relations and financial communications firm based in Los Angeles, where she supports clients primarily in the consumer and technology industries. Prior to Addo, Avery completed an internship with ICR, a national investor relations firm, on the Healthy Living team. Avery graduated with honors from Pepperdine University in 2019 with B.A. in Economics and a minor in Applied Mathematics.

Programs Committee

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Zaia Lawandow, Head of Investor Relations
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment
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Zaia Lawandow is Head of Investor Relations for Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) where he serves as a member of the corporate finance leadership team and oversees the company’s global investor relations program. As head of IR, Zaia leads all investor and analyst communications, investor positioning, and strategic initiatives while serving as a key advisor to the senior management team on capital market and corporate development initiatives. Zaia has extensive experience building IR programs from the ground-up and leading them through significant corporate transformations. Before joining the company, he built and led the IR program at Redbox Entertainment from its public listing to its merger with Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment. He began his career in IR at Lionsgate, shortly after its acquisition of Starz, where he helped build an Institutional Investor ranked top 3 IR program. His areas of expertise encompass ad-supported streaming, subscription streaming, television and film production, and theatrical distribution. Previously, Zaia worked in the capital markets division at Bank of America Merrill Lynch before joining the equity research division at Sandler O’Neill, now Piper Sandler. Outside of work, Zaia volunteers his time as a founding member of the Young Professional’s Council for International Medical Corps. He studied economics and Middle Eastern studies at Loyola University Chicago and currently resides in Los Angeles.
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Jason McGruder, Head of Investor Relations
Newmark Group
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Jason McGruder is the Head of Investor Relations for Newmark Group, Inc. He is responsible for maintaining and expanding relationships in the investment community while communicating the company’s business model, long-term strategy, governance and financial performance. McGruder is a seasoned industry expert with nearly two decades of experience building relationships and engaging with investors and analysts. McGruder joined Cantor Fitzgerald in 2006, liaising with capital markets regarding the company and its subsidiaries, including BGC Partners, eSpeed and GFI Group, in addition to Newmark. His extensive knowledge of corporate governance practices and SEC regulations ensured the highest communication standards with the company’s community of investors. McGruder earned a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from NYU Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy of Industrialized Societies from the University of California, Berkeley.

Chair, Communications Committee

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Stacy Feit, Vice President, Investor Relations
Aurora Innovation
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Stacy Feit is Vice President, Investor Relations at Aurora Innovation. Previously, Stacy served as Vice President, Investor Relations at The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated and a Senior Vice President in the investor relations and financial communications division of MWW.

Stacy has guided numerous companies through major milestones, including initial public offerings, spin-offs, acquisitions and restructurings, while also developing and implementing ongoing investor relation programs. Stacy has worked with companies across industries including alternative energy, consumer, healthcare, industrial, lodging, mining, media, real estate and technology.

Prior to joining MWW, Stacy was an associate at Citigroup Global Markets in their middle market institutional equity sales group. Earlier in her career, Stacy was an analyst in the global corporate and investment banking division at Bank of America where she covered companies in the gaming and leisure industry.

Stacy holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2005. She is a member of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI), the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Los Angeles.

Communications Committee

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Samantha Greening, AVP, Investor Relations
Macerich
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As Assistant Vice President of Investor Relations for Macerich, Samantha Greening communicates the Company’s strategy and financial results to the investment community. Her previous roles spanning corporate marketing, business development, and leasing, have proven instrumental in bridging the gap between management, investors, and internal stakeholders over her 12-year career with the company. She co- founded Macerich’s first-ever employee-resource group and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging steering committee and sits on the Company-wide Mac Impact initiative, which drives the Company’s environmental, social, and governance initiatives. Prior to her tenure at Macerich, Ms. Greening;'s professional journey led her to Atlanta, Georgia, where she spent several years in the dynamic sports industry. Her roles spanned renowned organizations such as the Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Braves, former Thrashers NHL hockey team, and Sports Radio 790 the Zone, showcasing her adaptability and versatility in diverse work environments. Ms. Greening earned her Bachelor of Science in Sports Management from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and her Master of Business Administration at the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas. Her commitment to continuous learning and professional development is further evidenced by her active membership in the Ohio University College of Business Finance Advisory Council.
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Matt Joanou, Co-founder and CEO
Stakeholder Labs
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Matt Joanou is the Co-founder and CEO of Stakeholder Labs, an enterprise software company helping public companies engage their shareholders and has over 10 years of experience working with digital loyalty, community, and marketing products. Matt’s career as an entrepreneur started in his Cal Poly dorm room when he helped launch a customer loyalty company called Punchd, which was quickly acquired by Google. Matt went on to lead Punchd’s national expansion and eventual integration into Google Wallet and then worked across Google’s suite of advertising products with some of the world’s top brands and agencies. Matt later joined Reddit, where he worked alongside the founders to build out the business, which gave him a front row seat to the evolution of dynamic retail investor communities and their potential impact on our global financial system. Matt is bringing his unique experiences from Google and Reddit to Stakeholder Labs along with a network of investors and teammates who share his passion and dedication to the evolution of corporate ownership as a solution for our global challenges.

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Max Goldstein, Head of Marketing & Strategy
Stakeholder Labs
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Max Goldstein is the Head of Marketing & Strategy at Stakeholder Labs and has spent over 10 years at the forefront of building vibrant digital communities and converting them into more loyal users, customers and retail shareholders across a variety of verticals including consumer tech, sports, gaming and cannabis. Before joining Stakeholder Labs, Max worked closely with CEO Matt Joanou in Google’s Mobile Apps Lab and managed a national community marketing team that drove the adoption of a suite of small-business loyalty products. That same team led the launch of Google+, successfully onboarded thousands of content creators, and pioneered early iterations of creator marketing with high-visibility engagements with Google products. As a startup operator, Max has worked on numerous projects that have leveraged SEC-regulated crowdfunding and community engagement as foundational pillars of the business. Max joined Stakeholder Labs because of his conviction in the importance of community ownership and he provides partners with tactical support on marketing campaigns, digital tools and corporate strategy to create highly engaged shareholder communities.

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Jenn Kettnich, Vice President, Investor Relations
Walt Disney Company
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Jenn Kettnich serves as Vice President, Investor Relations at the Walt Disney Company. Her team acts as an intermediary between Disney and key members of the financial community, including Wall Street analysts and investors, and works closely with internal stakeholders to develop and articulate the company’s messaging on strategic and financial objectives. After graduating from the University of North Carolina, Jenn began her career in investment management, with a focus on the TMT (telecom, media, tech) sectors. She then completed her MBA at Wharton, and joined Disney’s Corporate Treasury group in 2014. In 2018, Jenn joined the Investor Relations team, where she plays a vital role in managing the narrative around Disney’s strategic initiatives, financial results, and the company’s ESG (environmental, social, governance) efforts.

Advisory Committee

Ari Papermaster, Associate Director, Investor Relations and Finance
The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated
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Treasurer / Sponsorship

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Isaac Garden, PennyMac Financial Services, Inc. and PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust
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Isaac J. Garden is First Vice President, Investor Relations for PennyMac Financial Services, Inc., a recognized leader in the U.S. residential mortgage industry. Additionally, PennyMac Financial Services, Inc. manages PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust, a real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investing primarily in residential mortgage loans and mortgage-related assets. He is responsible for the successful execution of the companies’ investor relations responsibilities and efforts, which includes earnings-related materials and communication with sell-side analysts and other stakeholders.

Prior to joining PennyMac in 2018, Mr. Garden served as manager of investor relations at Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., a major entertainment company with market leading businesses in concerts, ticketing, and sponsorship.

Mr. Garden holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder where he was a member of the University of Colorado Buffalo football team.