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Who To Contact

StreetSmart Investor Relations
(415) 775-1788
info@streetsmartir.com

Consultants

Annie Leschin
Principal & Founder

Annie brings nearly 20 years of experience in the financial community to StreetSmart. During her tenure at Montgomery Securities as a corporate finance professional, she completed more than 80 equity, private placement, fixed income and merger and acquisition transactions. Working closely with pre and post-IPO companies to understand their financial needs, develop the most effective messages for the investment community, she gained a deep understanding of the dynamic financial markets and “Street” perceptions. Her desire to apply in-depth research to understanding her clients led to her years in sell-side research at UBS. There, she gleaned a keen sense of the inner-workings of companies and the challenges they face, as well as the buy-side’s requirements for investment, leading to her ability to ask the ‘right’ questions and craft compelling investment stories. These relationships with the street formed the basis for her strong communication and advisory skills. This culminated in the founding of a unique IR firm in StreetSmart several years ago, filling a much-needed niche for informative, knowledgeable investor relations for strong companies and management teams at various stages of development.

Rhonda Bennetto
Vice President

Rhonda is an accomplished investor relations practitioner with StreetSmart. For over 20 years she has been communicating credible company value propositions to investors and stakeholders in all disciplines of the capital markets. As an investor of other people’s money early in her career, Rhonda was frustrated with the lack of plain, true, clear, understandable disclosure from public companies so set her career on a course where she could make a difference. By fully understanding a company’s attraction as an investment, she has developed and executed multiple award winning strategic communications programs and corporate investor materials clearly explaining activities ranging from pre and post-IPO’s, equity/debt financings, secondary offerings, M&A Activity and reputation management including shareholder activism. Rhonda is a recognized leader and educator on IR best practices, disclosure and regulatory compliance, and digital and new media communications. She was a Chapter President of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI) and served as Chairman of the Public Relations Advisory Committee for Mount Royal University in Calgary. Rhonda is currently a member of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) and the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

Jin Wang
Manager IR & Financial Analyst

Jin brings a unique perspective to StreetSmart with his ability to compile, improve and analyze data both within financial forecasting models and by incorporating a variety of other information platforms. This talent deepens StreetSmart’s ability to help clients evaluate investor appetite, identify outreach opportunities and improve competitiveness within the investment community with a tailored solution to optimizing their investor relations activities. Prior to joining StreetSmart full-time, Jin worked as a Business Teaching and Research Assistant for four years while completing his degree. These work experiences provided him the opportunity to practice and reinforce the knowledge he acquired and furthered his detail-oriented nature in financial analytics. In the last year of studying for his Accounting/Finance degree, Jin stood out among his peers and was brought on as a temporary Junior Financial Analyst for StreetSmart, where he impressed us with his analytical abilities and earned himself a permanent position after graduation. Jin is passionate about finance, capital markets, investment banking and investor relations and is pursuing his CFA designation.

Advisors

John P. Cummings

John brings to StreetSmart more than 20 years of experience in investor relations and finance. From 2004 to 2008 John was Vice President and Director of Burns McClellan, a leading investor relations and communications firm focused on the life sciences industry. Managing the firm’s West coast practice, John was responsible for all aspects of providing strategic advisory services, including investor relations, corporate communications, and venture advisory to the firm's public and private company clients. From 1997 to 2004, John oversaw investor relations for AMB Property Corp., Sybase, Inc., Pets.com and The PMI Group, Inc. where he built and managed the corporate investor relations departments and served on M&A evaluation and integration teams. Before serving in senior corporate investor relations roles, from 1990 to 1997 John was a vice president with Government Investment Management Corporation, a Washington, DC-based hedge fund manager. John was responsible for the firm's equity research and evaluating private equity investments throughout Asia. John earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and International Relations from UCLA, and dual MBAs from the Haas School of Business and Columbia Business School. John served as Chairman of the San Francisco Stables Foundation, and is a Principal with Aeolus Partners Limited.

Nate Pollack

Nate Pollack brings a broad range of capital markets, equity research, and trading experience to StreetSmart. Most recently, he was a Director of Research for the special situations group at Oppenheimer & Co. where he published equity research on companies involved in mergers and acquisitions, splitoffs/spinoffs, restructurings as well as shareholder activism. He has also worked in Entertainment/Media Equity Research for an II-ranked analyst at Barclays Capital and the risk arbitrage group at Lehman Brothers. Over the course of Nate's Wall Street career, he has developed deep relationships with many of the largest hedge funds on the buy-side which enables him to craft effective messaging for clients. Nate's extensive experience in M&A/Shareholder Activism also provides clients a unique perspective under challenging situations. Nate has a BS in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University and is a CFA Level II Candidate.

John M. Swenson

John Swenson has more than 25 years of focused investor relations and corporate finance experience, both as a leader of one of the largest investor relations consulting firms in the U.S. and as a senior finance and communications executive for high technology and Fortune 500 companies. He was a Principal and led the West Coast practice of Morgen-Walke Associates, the nation’s second-largest investor relations consulting firm, where he supported numerous initial public offerings and led investor relations programs for a variety of emerging growth and technology companies. More recently, he led investor relations and was Treasurer of Trident Microsystems, a leading developer of semiconductors for consumer electronics, where he led development of the strategic plan and annual operating plan following the acquisition of key product lines of NXP Semiconductor, a transaction that effectively tripled the revenue and global footprint of the company. Prior to joining Trident, he was Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Treasurer for Asyst Technologies, a leading manufacturer of automation equipment for semiconductor and flat panel display manufacturing. While at Asyst, he was instrumental in raising more than $250 million of equity and debt financing and managed relationships with Wall Street that supported a significant expansion of Asyst’s analyst coverage, trading volume and market cap. In the early 1990’s, he managed West Coast media relations for MCI Communications and in the 1980’s he managed corporate communications for technology pioneers Cray Research, Inc. and Open Systems. He holds an MBA in finance from the University of St. Thomas (Minneapolis) and a BA, with honors, from Macalester College. He lives in Los Gatos, California and is an avid single-handed sailor.