COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Jan. 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vectrus, Inc. (NYSE:VEC) has appointed Michael J. Smith director of investor relations. Smith will serve as the primary contact with the investment community and will lead the company's investor relations efforts.
"Mike is a strong and welcome addition to our team," said Matt Klein, senior vice president and chief financial officer at Vectrus. "He brings significant Wall Street experience and a keen understanding of our industry that we believe will be of great value to our shareholders."
Smith was most recently co-founder and managing director of The Silverline Group, a strategic consulting and advisory services firm that focuses on aerospace and defense, intelligence, government services, homeland security, and federal civilian markets. While at Silverline, Smith was responsible for providing advice and counsel on mergers and acquisitions, and for generating market studies, assessments, company positioning, valuation studies and competitive intelligence for clients. Additionally, he helped clients formulate and execute investment decisions including stock purchases, acquisitions and divestitures.
Prior to co-founding The Silverline Group in 2012, Smith was a senior equity research associate at Lazard Capital Markets, covering the aerospace and defense, federal government information technology services, and defense technology sectors. He also spent five years with BB&T Capital Markets covering defense and government services, and seven years with Raymond James & Associates in various capacities, including senior equity research liaison.
Smith is a CFA® charterholder. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida, with a major in finance and a minor concentration in economics. He will be based at Vectrus headquarters in Colorado Springs.
Vectrus is a leading, global government services company with a history in the services market that dates back more than 50 years. The company provides infrastructure asset management, information technology and network communication services, and logistics and supply chain management services to U.S. government customers around the world. Vectrus is differentiated by operational excellence, superior program performance, a history of long-term customer relationships, and a strong commitment to the mission success of its customers. Vectrus is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., and includes about 5,600 employees, working in the most challenging environments in the world, on four continents and in 18 countries. In 2013, Vectrus generated sales of $1.5 billion. For more information, visit our website at www.vectrus.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Youtube.