Pam Styles is principal and founder of Next Level Investor Relations LLC. She is a senior Investor Relations and Corporate Communications practitioner, with a background in finance and strategy. In addition to traditional IR/CC consulting, she actively consults and writes on the rapidly evolving field of ESG/Sustainability.
With more than 30 years of business experience, Pam has been instrumental in the development of multiple investor relations functions, including mergers, pre- and post-IPO, and internal communications strategy over the years. She has managed company investor relations communications through various stages, both offensive and defensive, and through crises communications situations including: proxy fights, tobacco and asbestos -related liability, settlement and government actions, and potentially catastrophic product failures. She is currently a leading counselor to companies on competitive positioning, benchmarking and strategy for ESG/Sustainability, as growing mainstream interest and applicability is rapidly expanding across companies’ internal and external stakeholder groups. Pam has extensive experience in diverse industries, including lodging and leisure, aerospace and defense, electronics, food and tobacco, and general industrial manufacturing.
Previously, Pam was head of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, and member of the executive team, at Crane Co. (NYSE: CR), an aerospace, electronics and industrial manufacturing supplier. She also served as Director of Investor Relations for Starwood Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: HOT) and RJR Nabisco (NYSE: RN), where she facilitated establishment of post-merger (Starwood/ITT) and post-IPO (Nabisco – NYSE: NA) investor relations department functions and initial analyst coverage. She also worked for Continental Bank and FMC Corporation in positions, including audit, operational finance, capital investment analysis, financial and strategic planning.
She is a Fellow with the Governance and Accountability Institute and a long-standing member of the National Investor Relations Institute (“NIRI”) and the NIRI Senior Roundtable. She is also an active member in SRI-Connect and the international Independent SRI Consultants Network (ISCN).
Pam holds an MBA in finance and strategy from the University of Chicago and a BMA from the University of Michigan in music performance and business.