NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 13, 2016) - Liolios Group Inc., a leading financial communications firm, has appointed Wall Street veteran Sean McGowan as managing director.
McGowan is a seasoned capital markets professional with more than 30 years' experience covering dozens of consumer leisure stocks for a variety of brokerage firms and investment banks. During the past ten years, McGowan was a managing director in equity research at Oppenheimer and Co., Needham & Co. and Wedbush Securities, where he also served as associate director of research.
Prior to Wedbush, McGowan was a founding member of the boutique firm Gerard Klauer Mattison (GKM), serving as a senior analyst and managing director. He was the director of equity research at GKM until shortly before its acquisition by the Bank of Montreal.
During his tenure on Wall Street, McGowan's research earned multiple awards for stock picking and estimate accuracy from the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Forbes, Reuters and Institutional Investor. At Liolios, McGowan will continue to focus on the consumer leisure sector, helping companies improve communications with investors, but also to provide strategic advice across a broad range of subjects.
McGowan received an MBA from Harvard Business School and earned a B.A. in French and English Literature from Hofstra University.
"Sean's extensive background will play a key role in enhancing the breadth and depth of our current strategic financial communications programs, particularly in the consumer sector," said Scott Liolios, founder and president of Liolios Group. "We plan to leverage his extensive network of buy-side relationships and industry contacts to fuel the continued growth of our firm."
"Joining the Liolios platform provides me the opportunity to leverage my experience in the capital markets, where I've worked with both public and private companies of all sizes and stages of growth," commented McGowan. "Over the past five years, I've worked with the Liolios team in connection with several companies I covered as an analyst, and I've attended their Gateway conferences. I have been consistently impressed, and I look forward to working closely with our clients and building upon Liolios' growing platform."
McGowan will be based out of Liolios' Newport Beach headquarters.
About Liolios Group
Liolios is a comprehensive financial communications firm specializing in small-cap companies. The firm aims to deliver superior performance in corporate messaging and positioning, capital markets advisory, investor awareness and capital formation. Founded in 1999, Liolios executives have extensive experience in finance and investments, and represent public and private companies in a wide range of industries, including technology, digital media, consumer/internet retail, healthcare/life sciences, natural resources, financial services and business services. For more information about Liolios, please visit www.liolios.com.