Who We Are
Ina McGuinness joined Abernathy MacGregor in 2016 in the Los Angeles office as Senior Vice President.
Ina has used her background on Wall Street and in journalism to serve numerous corporations and institutional investors. She began her career in San Francisco as an analyst at Wells Fargo Investment Advisors (now owned by Blackrock). She then joined the Investor Responsibility Research Center, (IRRC, now ISS) in Washington, D.C., where her articles and research reports on corporate governance trends were widely read by the investment community. While at IRRC, she analyzed a number of high profile proxy contests for pension funds, and as a result of a successful shareholder proposal, was asked to chair the Shareholder Advisory Committee for the Board of Directors of Baltimore Bancorp, on behalf of its largest institutional shareholder, T. Rowe Price, in the early 90s.
During her career, Ina has served as the head of corporate communications & investor relations for biotech company Tercica, Inc., and enterprise resource planning company QAD, Inc., and led the employee communications programming for BP’s California refinery during its divestment and sale to Tesoro following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. She also oversaw IR programming for small and mid-cap companies at Ketchum, Edelman and ICR, Inc.
Ina has been a frequent moderator of educational audio and webinar seminars for Bulldog Reporter’s Investor Relations University covering topics including: “More Powerful IR Presentations,” “Activist Investor Update for IR,” “What Institutional Investors Want to Hear from Small and Mid-Cap CEOs,” “A Walk on the Buy Side: Best Practices in Working with Institutional Analysts,” “Breaking Down Earnings Guidance,” and “Scripting your CEO and CFO for the Quarterly Earnings Conference Call.”
- Southeast Missouri State University, B.S. in Business Administration
Memberships and Affiliations
- PRSA, Los Angeles Chapter; ACG 101 Corridor Chapter