Strategic IR Advisors: David L. Urban launches Strategic IR Advisors

David L. Urban (414) 716-6275

Experienced executive helps public companies compete for capital and market to investors

Milwaukee, Wis. July 8, 2014….David L. Urban, an experienced financial and investor relations executive, today announced the formation of Strategic IR Advisors, LLC. The new firm is dedicated to helping small to mid-size public companies increase shareholder value by enhancing their investor marketing program. Urban has been working with public companies in building and guiding award-winning investor relations programs for over a decade.

“I started this firm to help companies differentiate themselves in a crowded financial marketplace and win the competition for capital,” said David Urban, President.
“Strategic IR Advisors helps firms elevate their brand within the investment community. We’ll work with a company’s management team to attract high-quality investors that support their long-term strategy and investment decisions.”

Services offered by Strategic IR Advisors include strategic planning, financial communications, and customized investor marketing programs. The company’s proprietary investor relations scorecard analyzes a company’s institutional investor ownership and analyst coverage against its peer group, enabling the management team to more effectively focus its investor relations activities.

Most recently, Urban was Director of Investor Relations for Johnson Controls, Inc. for two years. Prior to that, he had a 27-year career with Marshall & Ilsley Corporation (M&I), now BMO Harris Bank, serving as Vice President and Director of Investor Relations from 2006 to 2011. His career at M&I also includes positions as Vice President, Corporate Treasury, Commercial Loan Officer and Strategic Planning Associate.

A Milwaukee native, Urban received a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a MBA degree in finance and marketing from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He is an Eagle Scout and former Council board member of the Boy Scouts of America.

About Strategic IR Advisors
Strategic IR Advisors helps small to mid-size public companies increase shareholder value by enhancing their investor marketing program. The firm’s results-driven approach improves financial communication, builds the shareholder base and expands research coverage to elevate a company’s profile and improve the value of its brand on Wall Street. For more information, please visit: For the latest insights on investor relations, connect with David Urban on LinkedIn, or follow David Urban on Twitter, @DavidUrbanIR.