NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--GMI Ratings, the leading provider of research, data and analytics on environmental, social, governance (ESG) and accounting-related risks affecting the performance of public companies, today announced that Jeff Lubitz has joined the firm as Executive Vice President of Sales. Mr. Lubitz brings to GMI a 20-year track record of increasing sales and rapidly expanding market share across multiple industries.
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Most recently, Jeff was Senior Vice President of Sales for WealthEngine, Inc., where he led five sales teams and achieved year-over-year double digit growth since 2009. Prior to joining WealthEngine, he served as Senior Vice President of Sales at Boston-based M|C Communications, a Bain Capital portfolio firm. With M|C, Jeff also served as a member of the Pri-Med senior leadership team. Before M|C, Jeff spent six years at Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) where he was Vice President of Sales for proxy voting and corporate governance services. His responsibilities included managing and growing relationships with many of the world’s most recognized asset managers, pension funds and hedge funds. He led three successful sales teams and achieved unprecedented results which played a critical role in the company’s successful sale to RiskMetrics Group in 2007. Prior to ISS, Jeff was Director of Sales at Primark Corporation, a Waltham MA based financial information services company.
“In addition to being the consummate professional, Jeff brings extensive experience in solution selling, relationship management and revenue generation,” said GMI Ratings’ Chief Executive Officer, Dan Concannon. "His impressive sales management background along with his deep knowledge of the institutional investor and corporate issuer communities will enable GMI to accelerate its sales and expand its market share. Having someone of Jeff’s pedigree join GMI’s leadership team speaks volumes about the quality of our company.”
GMI Ratings’ product suite consists of its flagship GMI Analyst platform which includes its AGR® (Accounting and Governance Risk) ratings, research and real-time updates on 19,000 companies worldwide and its ESG ratings, research and real-time updates on 6,000 companies globally. In June, GMI launched its new Forensic Alpha Model (FAM), which uses governance and accounting-related forensic risk metrics to predict equity returns.
“I am thrilled to join GMI at a time when the company is poised for significant growth and expansion," said Mr. Lubitz. “There is certainly no doubt that every investment professional in the world has an interest in finding ways to mitigate risk and enhance performance. GMI’s products are designed to do just that.”
Mr. Lubitz has a Bachelor of Arts degree from The American University and an MBA from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. He will be based in GMI’s New York office and have responsibility for global sales.
About GMI Ratings
GMI Ratings is an independent provider of research and ratings on environmental, social, governance and accounting-related risks affecting the performance of public companies. The firm’s ESG ratings for more than 6,000 companies worldwide incorporate 150 ESG KeyMetrics™ to help investors assess the sustainable investment value of corporations. The firm also provides Accounting and Governance Ratings (AGR®) for approximately 18,000 public companies worldwide. AGR metrics reflect the accuracy and reliability of a company’s financial reporting. Clients of GMI Ratings include leading institutional investors, banks, insurers, auditors, regulators and corporations seeking to incorporate accounting and ESG factors into risk assessment and decision-making. A signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), GMI Ratings was formed in 2010 through the merger of GovernanceMetrics International, The Corporate Library and Audit Integrity. In the 2012 Independent Research in Responsible Investment (IRRI) Survey conducted by Thomson Reuters Extel and SRI-CONNECT.com, GMI Ratings was named “The Best Independent Corporate Governance Research Provider”. For more information please visit www.gmiratings.com.