David C. Collins
Founder & Managing Director
David brings deep capital markets understanding, expertise and relationships to his role in developing and executing impactful IR programs. Most notably, he advised Marvel Entertainment on its IR program for 10 years, from its emergence from bankruptcy through to its sale to Disney. He launched Catalyst to focus on providing expert client counsel & service – not just more of what passes for IR but lacks thought, innovation, impact or value.
With 25+ years of capital markets, investor relations and corporate communications accomplishment, David dives into tough issues with passion, experience, clarity and persistence, tackling issues that affect valuation and create value. He oversees strategy development and implementation of all Catalyst client programs.
David launched Catalyst in 2012 after leaving Jaffoni & Collins, a New York IR firm he co-founded in 1994. He was previously a VP at Dewe Rogerson, a global IR firm; Director at Kehoe, White Savage & Company, a pioneering IR boutique; and Marketing Associate at investment bank Ladenburg Thalmann & Co.
David is a frequent writer and speaker on IR issues, is on the Board of the NIRI New York Chapter and is a member of the Board of Advisors of Fordham University’s pioneering Masters in Investor Relations program.
Mr. Collins earned a BA in American Government from Georgetown University.