Lead-IR Advisors, Inc. is an independent consultancy providing strategic counsel and project management in investor relations and corporate communications, serving clients in a variety of industries.

Recent projects include:

  • Counseled senior-level communicator on investor perspectives, governance and valuation, enhancing their ability to strategically advise the C-suite
  • Positioned education technology startup to attract angel and Series A financing by developing their corporate profile, investor pitch deck and business plan
  • Provided overview of the investor communications regulatory framework, including Reg FD and the Safe Harbor Act, to a consumer-branded company’s communications team
  • Facilitated interactive investor activism session to educate participants on the basic components and strategies of a activism defense plan


IMG_5558   Lisa Ciota, President/Founder, Lead-IR Advisors

Lead-IR Advisors was founded by Lisa Ciota in 2016.  Ciota is a senior level investor relations and corporate communication professional with significant experience enhancing and protecting corporate reputation and valuation.

Previously, Ciota led the investor and corporate relations at SunCoke Energy, Inc. and its master limited partnership – SunCoke Energy Partners, LP.  Ciota was at McDonald’s Corporation from 1992 through 2010, where she held progressively more responsible positions, eventually becoming director, investor relations.

Ciota currently serves as an advisory director for the National Investor Relations Institute-Chicago Chapter, and has held a variety of officer roles for this chapter. Ciota has an MBA from Northern Illinois University and a B.S. in finance from the University of Illinois.

LEARN MORE ABOUT LISA – Featured in NIRI-Chicago’s September 2017 Member Profile