Karla Kimrey is a Managing Director at Lincoln Churchill Advisors and is based in Denver, Colorado. She is an accomplished professional with over 20 years of experience in the finance and communications industries. Her background includes extensive investor relations experience, with in-depth knowledge of institutional investors, traders, public companies and financial markets. In 2015, Institutional Investor Magazine recognized her as one of the best IR professionals in North America.
Ms. Kimrey has worked across a wide range of industries - from computer software and hardware to mining, distribution and energy. She has extensive experience with the capital markets, including initial public and secondary offerings, debt transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. She has in-depth financial acumen and significant experience counseling C-suite executives. Throughout her career, Ms. Kimrey has developed and instituted proactive communication programs with the investment community - resulting in establishing and re-establishing corporate and executive management credibility.
Most recently, Ms. Kimrey was Vice President of Investor Relations for Cloud Peak Energy, where she established and managed a new investor relations department. While at Cloud Peak, she successfully managed communications to multiple stakeholders, particularly relating to the impact of increased regulations, environmental challenges and deteriorating end markets.
Before Cloud Peak, Ms. Kimrey was Vice President, Investor Relations at United Agri Products – the largest independent distributor of agricultural and non-crop products in the US and Canada – prior to its acquisition by Agrium. Before that, she was Vice President, Investor Relations at data storage company StorageTek, which was acquired by Sun Microsystems.
Ms. Kimrey received her Investor Relations Certification (IRC) from the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) in June, 2016. She currently serves as a NIRI Director and serves on the Senior Roundtable, and she is a past President of the NIRI Rocky Mountain Chapter. She received her Bachelor of Science in Finance degree from the University of Colorado.