June 14, 2021, Chicago – Water Tower Research LLC, a leading digitally-focused stakeholder communication and shareholder engagement firm, is pleased to announce the expansion of its Board to eight members with the appointment of Carol Schumacher. The firm, launched in July 2020, continues its expansion with veteran Wall Street equity research analysts now covering nine sectors.
The company was founded on the basis of providing “Research for the other 99%™”, following MiFID II regulations which contributed to a decline of the traditional sell-side commission-based equity research model and fewer channels of communication between companies and their stakeholders.
“Carol’s experience integrating both investor relations and all areas of communications will add tremendous advisory capabilities and value to our Board of Managers, and we look forward to benefitting from her perspectives and insights,” said Dan Bukowski, Chairman. “We welcome her experience as a corporate officer at several public companies, including her more than 10 years as Walmart’s Investor Relations Officer.”
Schumacher joins the Board after serving as a corporate officer at five large public companies, including Walmart, where she led its global investor relations program. She brings together expertise in reputation management, corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, and stakeholder engagement, and currently advises public and private companies through her consulting firm. She began her career working for some of the most recognized marketing communications agencies.
“Water Tower Research is pioneering the information gap between companies and investors with its expert content that is provided on a complimentary basis to both institutional and retail investors as well as to all other stakeholders,” Schumacher said. “I look forward to helping the company continue to become a differentiator in the research and investor engagement marketplace as the analyst team provides intelligence expertise on important sectors.”
Currently, on the Board of Advisors of two start-up firms, Schumacher is also a member of St. Bonaventure University’s Board of Trustees. She holds an MA in Communications from Rowan University and a BA in Mass Communication from St. Bonaventure University.
Water Tower Research is a stakeholder communication and investor engagement platform powered by Wall Street veterans with significant experience and credibility. We create, deliver, and maintain the information flow required to build and preserve relationships between companies and all of their stakeholders and investors. “Research for the other 99%™” opens the door for every investor to stay informed and ensures transparency, better engagement, and equal communication.