Disney Names Alexia Quadrani New Head of Investor Relations

Disney has named Alexia Quadrani as its new head of investor relations. Quadrani, who replaces the departed Lowell Singer, most recently served as managing director and senior analyst for J.P. Morgan’s U.S. media equity research group. She will report directly to Disney CFO Christine McCarthy.

Alexia Quadrani

“Alexia is a highly skilled financial professional whose expertise as an industry analyst and strong network of relationships across the investment community make her an excellent choice to lead our investor relations team,” McCarthy said in a statement. “I am confident that Alexia’s deep knowledge of the media sector, and Disney’s business in particular, make her especially well-suited to communicate our long-term strategy and financial performance to the investor community, and I am very excited to welcome her to my team.”

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Quadrani will serve as Disney’s information liaison to the global investment community, while working as a key advisor and resource to the company’s senior management team. Her responsibilities include expanding the Disney’s relationships with sell-side and buy-side investment analysts, industry analysts, and investors worldwide. She will also provide input on the company’s financial reporting activities, manage stock share administration, and lead ongoing engagement with the governance community and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) focused investors.

While at J.P. Morgan, Quadrani’s coverage included entertainment, advertising and video game stocks. She joined J.P. Morgan in 2008 through its merger with Bear Stearns, where she had served as senior managing director since 1997. She was an institutional investor-ranked analyst for over 20 years.

Quadrani holds an MBA in finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a B.S. from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

Lionsgate Names Wall Street Veteran Nilay Shah Head of Investor Relations

Lionsgate March 22 named Wall Street analyst Nilay Shah to the position of EVP and head of investor relations. Shah, who has 15 years’ experience at Citadel, Ivory Capital and Franklin Templeton, among other financial institutions, is based at the company’s Santa Monica, Calif.-based headquarters and reports to CFO Jimmy Barge.  He will also serve on Lionsgate’s executive management committee.

Nilay Shah

As head of investor relations, Shah is tasked with crafting the the studio’s investor-relations strategies across its portfolio of businesses, manage its profile at investor conferences, orchestrate quarterly earnings calls with shareholders, spearhead investor marketing initiatives and direct daily communications with the financial community.

Shah previously served for over two years at Citadel Global Equities as a technology, media, and telecom analyst. Prior to that, he was a portfolio manager and equity analyst at Ivory Capital and a portfolio manager at UBS O’Connor.  He began his investing career at Franklin Templeton.

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“Nilay is a world-class addition to our management team who brings a deep understanding of the company and the telecom/media space as well as a unique buy-sider’s perspective to our investor outreach,” Barge said in a statement. “As we continue to invest in our content pipelines, accelerate the convergence of our studio and platform businesses and grow Starz, he has the right skill set to communicate our value creation story to analysts and current and prospective shareholders alike.”

Shah received his M.B.A. degree in finance and strategic management from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business in 2008. He is a 2003 graduate of Northwestern University with a B.A. degree in economics and international studies.

Lionsgate has reported four consecutive strong quarters, driven by record library revenue of $765 million for the trailing 12 months, strong domestic and international streaming subscriber growth at Starz and global demand for its film & television content pipelines.