Jeanie D. Herbert draws upon her more than 30 years of experience in corporate communications and investor relations for her JH4IR Investor Relations consulting business. She focuses micro-cap companies and IPOs in the biotechnology, medical device and specialty pharmaceutical fields. Her services include IR planning, communications material development, media/analyst/investor interface, non-deal roadshow support and process management of IR activities.
Prior to starting her own business, Ms. Herbert was Director of Surgical Communications for Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health company, where she handled trade and business media relations, along with all divisional corporate and internal communications. She joined Bausch + Lomb upon its acquisition of ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in Irvine, CA, where she was Director of Investor Relations. Prior to her roles at ISTA and Bausch + Lomb, Ms. Herbert served as the Director of Investor Relations for QLogic Corporation, a computer hardware developer in Aliso Viejo, CA and Leap Wireless International, Inc., a San Diego-based wireless carrier. She began her career at Beckman Coulter, Inc. (now part of Danaher), a major medical device company based in Fullerton, CA, where she held various investor relations and communication management roles over a 23-year period.
In her investor relations management roles, she successfully increased analyst coverage, enhanced the US and European stockholder bases and upgraded the quality of all investor communications. She has won more than 55 international, regional and local awards for her work in the communications field. She is the former President of the Orange County Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) and former District Director/Board Member of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).
Ms. Herbert attended University of California, Santa Barbara and later California State University, Fullerton, where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Communications. In 1996, she completed her Master's Degree in Administration in The Peter Drucker Executive Management Program at the Claremont Graduate School. She resides in San Juan Capistrano, California.