Encore Capital Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ECPG), has appointed Bruce Thomas to fill its newly created role of vice president of investor relations, the international specialty finance company announced Thursday.
In the new role, Encore Capital said, Thomas will be responsible for developing and executing the company's global investor relations program alongside Paul Grinberg, the company's executive vice president and chief financial officer. Thomas will serve as a liaison between the company and its investors, shareholders and analysts.
Encore Capital said the creation of the new position reflects its growth and diversification.
"Bruce's experience in establishing and growing investor relations programs will be instrumental as we expand our offerings to investors and other stakeholders," Grinberg said in a release.
He added that Thomas' experience in international work and mergers and acquisititions plays well into Encore's corporate growth strategy.
Thomas has previously served as vice president at IR Sense, a global investor relations consulting firm, and as vice president of investor relations at Quiksilver, a global designer, distributor and retailer of apparel and footwear for the action sports industry., He earned his bachelor's degree in computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and is a member of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI).
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