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Nicole Noutsios

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Katya Evstratyeva

Nicole Noutsios



Nicole has been running her own consultancy, NMN Advisors, for more than 18 years. During her 20 plus years in investor relations, she has provided over 100 pre-IPO and public companies investor relations and strategic communications counsel and has worked with companies in virtually every facet of investor relations, including IPOs, shareholder activism, M&A communications, global investor targeting and crisis communications.

Prior to consulting, she was the Director of IR for meVC / Draper Fisher Jurvetson’s (DFJ) public venture capital fund where she managed the public relations and investor relations departments.  While at meVC/DFJ Fund, she assisted with the company’s $330M IPO on the NYSE.  Before working for the meVC/DFJ Fund, Nicole held IR and Finance positions at Infoseek and Imatron. 

For 13 years, Nicole volunteered as both an Officer and Director with the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) San Francisco and Silicon Valley chapters and for three years held the position of San Francisco NIRI President. Since 2006 she has been on the NIRI National Editorial Advisory Committee.  She has been a public speaker on the topic of disclosure, ethics, and investor relations strategic issues at the Annual NIRI National conference, PRSA San Francisco Chapter, and NIRI Silicon Valley and San Francisco Chapter.  Nicole is also a contributor to IR Update, a magazine specializing in investor relations. Nicole holds a B.S., Political Science and B.A., History from the University of California, Santa Cruz and completed additional studies at the University of Grenoble, France and University of Hull, England.

Client Experience:

Expertise working with over 100 companies and sample list of clients are here.

IR Update Publications:

  • December 2018 - An Interview with Brett Redfearn of the SEC

  • December 2017 - Perception Studies: A Good Foundation to Plan 2018

  • September 2017 - Telling the IPO Story

  • September 2016 - BlackRock Focus on Company-Shareholder Engagement

  • June/July 2016 - The Activist Perspective

  • March 2016 - Shareholder Activism: The Rising Impact on Companies

  • November 2015 - When Investors Ask to Speak to Directors

  • November 2015 - A Year-Round Strategy For Proxy Season

  • January 2012 - Expanding Your Stock's Global Ownership

  • February 2006 - The New World: Expensing Stock Options

  • October 2004 - Gaining Visibility for Small Cap Companies

  • May 2002 - Integrating Financial Messaging into Employee Communications

Memberships & Volunteer Work:

  • For three years held the position of San Francisco NIRI President, one of the largest chapters in the United States

  • Member of NIRI National Editorial Advisory Board

  • For 13 years, Nicole has volunteered as both an Officer and Director with the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) San Francisco and Silicon Valley chapter (chapter won numerous national awards)