Former JPMorgan and Platinum Equity Associate, Laura Justis, Joins Equity Animal as Managing Director

October 17, 2022

New York-based Investor Relations firm, Equity Animal, announced the hiring of its first Managing Director, Laura Justis.

Laura joins Equity Animal from Platinum Equity, an LA-based private equity firm focused on leveraged buyouts. Prior to Platinum Equity, she was an Investment Banker in J.P. Morgan’s Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) group, focused on data centers, digital infrastructure, and telecommunications, including working on $15.4 billion of transactions during her tenure.

Laura will be a key component in expanding Equity Animal’s Investor Relations services by forging and leading relationships with institutional investors, family offices, and equity research analysts.

“Laura will be instrumental in expanding Equity Animal’s coverage with publicly traded companies that are committed to democratizing access to management for all investors while enabling clients to better understand and improve communications with existing and potential new investors, family offices, as well as equity research analysts.” said Mark Moran, CEO of Equity Animal

“Laura’s hiring is a crucial step for the firm as we look to capitalize off of our success in targeting retail investors and is key to our next stage of growth as we further expand to meet our client's needs,” Mark added.

This announcement is a big move from Equity Animal, a two month old company, underscoring its commitment to expanding its innovative IR services with a rapidly growing client base.

“In addition to providing access to retail investors through new forms of communication, Laura will serve as a crucial resource to lead and strengthen our relationships with both institutional and retail investors,” said Brian Hanly, President of Equity Animal & CEO of Bullish Studio

Laura will be based out of the company headquarters in New York, NY, and starts on Monday, October 17th


Equity Animal is an investor relations firm, helping public and private companies reach both institutional and retail investors using the next generation of tools and communications. Led by CEO Mark Moran, Equity Animal and Brian Hanly, President of Equity Animal and CEO of financial advertising agency, Bullish Studio, Equity Animal serves to offer clients a modern and innovative approach to corporate storytelling and better understanding of their investor base.

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