Fachartikel – The joys and pains of the small-cap IRO
8. August 2016
IR professionals will need as much curiosity and social skill as financial knowledge to succeed at a smaller firm – but beware the pigeonhole
It’s rare to meet an IRO who had his or her mind set on an investor relations career from a young age; most stumble into the profession rather than choose it outright. But Patrick Möller, Hamburg-based XING’s head of IR of nine years, is an exception.
After working at Mobilcom during his studies, ‘gaining first-hand experience during the company’s IPO’, Möller joined the firm’s IR team upon graduation. ‘My decision to go into IR was a conscious one: it has always been – and still is – my passion,’ reveals the German IRO, who now boasts 17 years working at technology, media and telecommunications small caps.