Markit has appointed Matthew Kolby as head of investor relations.
He reports to Jeff Gooch, chief financial officer, and is based in New York.
Kolby has more than 17 years of corporate and advisory investor relations experience. He joins Markit from Deutsche Bank where he was director of investor relations, responsible for all aspects of investor communications in North America.
Prior to joining Deutsche Bank in 2011, he was the global head of investor relations advisory in JP Morgan's Depositary Receipts division where he established and led a global team of investor relations specialists who advised non US companies on investor relations strategies.
Previously, Kolby was director of analytical services at Thomson Financial where he provided strategic investor relations consulting to US based and foreign companies. He also advised companies on potential market reactions to special situations including M&A, spinoffs, dividend policy changes and share buybacks. Kolby began his career at The Carson Group, a capital markets intelligence firm.
Gooch says: “We are pleased to have Matt join us in this essential role as Markit begins a new chapter as a public company. Matt’s depth of corporate and advisory investor relations experience will be immensely valuable to our stakeholders.”