MZ Group ("Company"), an Attitude company and the largest global independent investor relations firm (consulting, services and innovation/technology), announces the inauguration of its office in Austin, Texas. The business is initially focused on the region‘s main segments: energy and natural resources. MZ Group already has seven U.S. clients in this segment and expects to add another three by the end of 2013.
Derek Gradwell, Vice-President of the MZ Group in the U.S., will head the local operations in Austin. The executive joined the Company in 2011 to head up the strategic and operational efforts in the natural resources area in North America, including traditional energy, new energy and metals & mining.He has been actively involved in the natural resources industry for over 19 years, mainly focused on investment opportunities in that region with extensive experience investor relations and corporate communications.
"We are excited to launch our office in Austin" said Gradwell,"With our focus on energy and natural resources companies, Austin is an ideal location to manage our investor relations efforts in this sector.
Rodrigo Alves, CEO of MZ Group in Latin America, affirmed that "our expertise in offering integrated services will help the companies in Texas with market intelligence, shareholder targeting, improvement of corporate image/public relations and innovating in terms of dissemination of information to local and global stakeholders."
About MZ Group
MZ Group (mzgroup.com) is an Attitude company and the world's leading independent investor relations firm (one-stop-shop in strategic consulting, integrated services and technology). Founded in 1999, MZ Group has offices in Chicago, New York, San Diego, São Paulo, Sidney, Rio de Janeiro, Taipei, Texas and Vancouver. Its services includes strategic consulting - value and perception gaps, risk management, business reputation and coaching for executives and board members; integrated services - planning and implementing global IR programs, investor targeting, non deal roadshows, market intelligence, annual reports, translations services and events; technology - CRM, websites, webcasts and applied database (IR Navigator).
About Attitude Global
Attitude Global (attitude-global.com) is a leading corporate communications group with a global footprint, and the world‘s largest independent provider of integrated investor relations services. Attitude Global, an investee of the Jardim Botanico private equity fund, has offices in Austin, Chicago, Hong Kong, New York, Rio de Janeiro, San Diego, São Paulo, Sidney, Vancouver, Taipei and Texas. Driven by the principles of innovation, technology and integration, the Group provides exclusive services to more than 580 clients in 14 countries.