Reporting to the chief financial officer, Austenfeld will work closely with the executive leadership team to design and implement The Honest Company’s investor relations strategy, ensuring the organisation’s strategic plan is articulated within the investor and analyst community. In his role, Austenfeld will lead investor communication activities and shape messaging, including overseeing relationship management of investor relations partners and key stakeholders and will work closely with Elizabeth Bouquard, senior director investor relations and strategy, who recently joined the Honest team in September 2021, the company said in a media statement.
Austenfeld previously served as head of Investor Relations for Gap, where he spearheaded investor relations for material strategic initiatives meant to improve margins and revenue generation, including overseeing and adapting the company’s investor engagement strategy, as well as leveraging an analyst meeting to communicate its new strategy during the pandemic.
“With our strategic shift to becoming a public company, now is the perfect time to welcome Steve Austenfeld as vice president, investor relations of The Honest Company. Steve brings more than 30 years of experience overseeing global investor relations engagement, financial planning and growing best-in-class IR functions, including leading investor relations for two of the world’s most recognisable brands. His appointment further strengthens our ability to fulfil our mission while driving the business forward,” Nick Vlahos, CEO of The Honest Company said.
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