EQ appoints Thomas G. Kies as Executive Vice President, EQ Proxy

Monday, April 22, 2019

EQ, transfer agent to many of America's leading companies, is delighted to announce the appointment of Thomas G. Kies as Executive Vice President.

Tom will head up EQ Proxy, its proxy solicitation business, which launched earlier this year, and has already supported clients on 25 campaigns. EQ offers a full suite of proxy services, including proxy solicitation and consultation for annual meetings, special meetings, contests for control, and conversions.

Tom has significant experience in the sector, having worked in the proxy solicitation and corporate governance industry for the past 30 years, giving guidance and support to some of America’s largest companies with annual meetings, shareholder approvals for corporate actions and high profile investor engagement needs. He has worked at several of the larger proxy firms during his career.

Tom is an active member of several key institutions including, the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals (SCSGP), the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI), Securities Transfer Association (STA) the Shareholder Services Association (SSA) and Edison Electric Institute (EEI).

With a wealth of experience in the proxy sector, Tom will strengthen EQ’s knowledge and capability to enhance their proxy solicitation and corporate governance business.

Tom, Executive Vice President of EQ’s proxy business, said, “Since EQ was established in 2018, they have made a significant footprint in the US market. Following their entrance into the proxy solicitation market early this year, I was keen to join the team and be part of growing their new proxy business. I have already seen the commitment and talent that is here at EQ, and I am excited to start working with their specialist team to start contributing to their efforts.”

Todd May, Chief Executive Officer at EQ, said, “We are delighted to welcome Tom. His prestigious experience of managing some of the most high-profile annual general meetings and special meetings will allow us to keep helping our clients succeed with their corporate objectives, which is at the heart of what we do daily at EQ. Tom’s specialist knowledge is an invaluable addition to our team and we look forward to our clients being able to gain value from our growing proxy service.”

For more information:

Kristin Baker, Director, Demand Generation
Telephone:  612-875-3267
Email: kristin.baker@equiniti.com 

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About EQ

EQ provides shareholder services to many of America’s leading companies, helping them with record keeping, dividend payments, plan administration, communications and corporate actions.

We are the part of Equiniti Group, listed on the London Stock Exchange, a global provider of financial solutions which helps businesses operate more effectively and connects people with their financial future. Our global team is over 5,000 strong and comprises of 750 specialists in the delivery of transfer agent services and over a thousand technology professionals.  Together, we are responsible for delivering services to some of the world’s most well recognized brands and 29 million of their customers.