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Global IR Group Launches Public Relations Division - Appoints Marco Torresi Managing Director

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Oct. 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global IR Group, a global investor relations consultancy, has appointed Marco Torresi Managing Director of Public Relations. With ten years of experience in traditional and digital public relations strategy, Marco will head up the newly formed Public Relations Division of Global IR Group. He brings a depth of knowledge in product and corporate launches, market analysis, media and analyst relations, corporate positioning, executive profiling and social media strategy. Marco will be heading up the San Francisco operations of Global IR Group with a focus on growing the firm's presence in the technology, biotech and professional services industries.

Prior to joining Global IR Group, Marco was an Account Director responsible for public relations strategies and client support for technology companies, including LinkedIn, Knewton, Message Systems, PartnerUp, and TrustedID. Through his creative and tenacious PR strategies, Marco has secured high-profile coverage for his clients in many top-tier media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, LA Times, BusinessWeek, PCWorld, CNET and Fast Company. Marco has also provided public relations strategy and counsel for Compaq and Hewlett-Packard.

"In today's complex and rapidly changing business environment, the need for an integrated approach to the communications function has never been more important," said Marco Torresi. "At Global IR Group, we're synchronizing the IR and PR functions to ensure that the appropriate messages are getting to our clients' different constituencies in the most transparent and efficient manner. Most importantly, we're doing this while ensuring consistency in overall messaging content and tone."

"Marco adds tremendous experience to our team and offers invaluable insight for our clients," said Gar Jackson, Founder of Global IR Group. "Public Relations plays an integral role in todays business environment. In addition to our Investor Relations services, our clients now have the option of utilizing the Global IR Group for their Public Relations needs. I am excited to have Marco heading up this new division that evolves us into a full-service communications firm and ensures that clear and consistent messages are being communicated appropriately to all of our clients' stakeholders."

In addition to his public relations career, Marco has been a successful small business owner, launching and selling a music venue in San Francisco and a restaurant in the Dominican Republic. Marco holds a BA in Sociology from U.C. Irvine and an MBA from Santa Clara University. Marco is fluent in Spanish, Italian and French and is an active member of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the PRSA (Public Relations Society of America).

About Global IR Group

The Global IR Group is focused on increasing shareholder value by developing, improving and enhancing shareholder communications. Our senior level practitioners have extensive experience working with many of the world's largest investment funds, newspapers and key media outlets. We pride ourselves on having an in-house perspective on the investor relations function. The firm's strategic investor relations services include targeting analysts and institutional investors; strategic repositioning; crisis management; developing press releases and call scripts; investor presentations; conference and non-deal roadshow preparation and regulatory training. Additional information about the Global IR Group can be found at www.globalirgroup.com.

CONTACT: Public Relations Marco Torresi (415) 513-5862 marco@globalirgroup.com Investor Relations Gar Jackson (949) 873-2789 gar@globalirgroup.comSource:Global IR Group