EQ onboards Margaret O’Keefe as Managing Director, Corporate Governance, for proxy business

Monday, May 20, 2019

EQ, transfer agent to many of America's leading companies, announces the newest member to its EQ Proxy group, Margaret (Peggy) M. O’Keefe, serving as Managing Director, Corporate Governance.

Peggy brings more than 20 years of experience to EQ. Her experience in corporate governance and executive compensation consulting and research will support EQ’s proxy business, specializing on matters of corporate governance. Launched in 2019, EQ Proxy offers a full suite of proxy services, including proxy solicitation and consultation for annual meetings; shareholder and market intelligence, and information agent services.

Peggy worked at The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research on corporate governance and shareholder activism for more than seven years. Prior to, she consulted on executive compensation and corporate governance at Pearl Meyer & Partners. Previously, Peggy’s work included proxy advisory, corporate governance and executive compensation consulting at The Proxy Advisory Group and at Morrow & Co.

Peggy is an attorney and graduate of St. John's University School of Law. She received an LL.M. in financial-services law from New York Law School and began her legal career at The Chase Manhattan Bank, where she was an associate counsel.

“Corporate governance topics are in the spotlight and I’m looking forward to collaborating with my EQ colleagues,” said Peggy. “We will deliver strategic counseling and advice on management and boardroom issues ranging from diversity and composition, to environmental and social issues, as well as executive compensation. Additionally, we will provide guidance on how to develop and maintain successful shareholder engagement with investors, promoting long-term value."

Tom Kies, Executive Vice President, EQ Proxy, said: “Peggy brings an extensive knowledge of corporate governance that further strengthens our group’s ability to provide strategic guidance and value to our clients. We are immensely proud to have her as part of the EQ team.”

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.