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Michael Porter

President

Michael has been in the public/investor relations industry for more than 40 years and co-founded PLR in 1970.  In addition, he has served on the board of several publicly held companies. In his earlier career, Michael was an analyst and portfolio manager for a NYSE member firm and major institution. Michael has a BS in Finance from Rider College and has completed The Owners, President and Management course at Harvard University School of Business in May 2004.

Lucille Belo

Chief Operating Officer

Lucille has been with PLR since the agency was founded in 1970. She is an integral ingredient in account programming and execution and oversees company-wide operations, including the media, investor relations, editorial, and human relations departments. Her 30 years experience working with management of small and mid-cap companies gives Lucille extensive knowledge that she uses to ensure quality output and to maximize client exposure, as well as to provide PLR and its clients with insight and knowledge of almost every facet of investor and public relations.

Marlon Nurse

Senior Vice President - Investor Relations

 

Marlon has approximately 12 years experience in investor relations.  Prior to Porter, LeVay, & Rose, Marlon worked at Thomson Financial. In addition to strategically positioning his clients with the investment community, he analyzed the impact of reverse mergers, dividend payout changes, and acquisitions on shareholder valuation.  Previously, he was at Georgeson & Company, Inc., where some of his clients included United Technologies, ITT Industries, Maytag Corporation, and Thomas & Betts. He has a BA in Management/Finance from Manhattanville College and a MA in Organizational Management from University of Phoenix, where he is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Management.


Matthew Abenante 

Vice President 


Matthew brings to Porter, LeVay & Rose over nine years of experience in the investor relations field, working with more than 60 listed and private companies across many industries in developing and executing their investor relations programs. Prior to Porter, LeVay & Rose, Matthew was a Senior Account Executive at The Piacente Group, where he specialized in U.S. listed companies based in Asia, traveling extensively in the region, as well as an Investor Relations Advisor at Capital Link, an investor relations agency that focused on the global transportation industry, as well as Greece-based listed companies, master limited partnerships, closed-end funds and ETFs. Matthew began his career as an intern and was promoted to Account Associate at Porter, LeVay & Rose in 2006. Matthew holds a master's degree in investor relations from Fordham University, along with a bachelor's degree in finance & investments from the City University of New York - Baruch College.


Jeff Myhre

Editor

Jeff is a writer and editor with 30 years’ experience in finance, economics and politics. His past employers include Moody’s Investors Service, Lloyd’s of London Press, BNP Paribas, and the foreign currency trading firm of Beaumont-Tocqueville. He has also worked in media relations with former U.S. Attorney General Herbert Brownell and with California Governor Jerry Brown. Jeff is the founding editor of the Kensington Review, past editor of Millennium: Journal of International Studies, and author of several books on international relations, politics and economics. He contributes to The Blot.com, is the energy blogger for the Foreign Policy Association, and contributes to New York Theatre Guide and FringeReview.us.  A member of the World Policy Institute, Jeff holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and a BA from the University of Colorado.

 

Gloria Crispo

Client Coordinator 

 

Gloria has been with Porter, LeVay & Rose since 1980, during which time she has been an integral component of the organization.  She is a major point of contact between clients and the investment community.  Her responsibilities include ensuring that the logistics for all client marketing meetings are completed, and that client marketing kits adhere to industry standards and investor expectations.  She also researches developments in both the securities industry and industry segments that affect our clients.  Gloria received her Masters in Education and Counseling from Columbia University.  She received her BA from Fordham University with a major in history and minor in economics.  Gloria has also taken courses in investor relations, public relations, communications and related courses.