Capital Markets Board's senior partners have been featured guest lecturers at numerous chapter, regional and national meetings and conferences.

Sample Topics:
  • Important Distinctions Between Award-Winning Investor Relations and Traditional Investor Relations.  Includes handouts of best practices in investor relations, transcripts of executive interviews, and Investor Relations ScoreCard™.  View "Featured Publications" at the bottom of this web page to view distinctions between award-winning IR and traditional IR.
  • How Investor Relations Has Been Most Helpful To Board of Directors.  Case studies on how investor relations is helpful to Board of Directors.  View "Featured Publications" at the bottom of this web page to view how investor relations is helpful to Board of Directors.
  • Dealing With Investors In A Crisis
  • What Corporate Executives Rank As The Top Desirable Credentials Of An Investor Relations Officer.  Content developed from interviews with CEOs, CFOs, investor relations officers, and investors.
Participant Feedback

One-hundred percent (100%) of participants at CMB sessions wrote that they would recommend the session to others.

Participants' comments on helpful ideas in CMB presentations:

“CMB’s perception research of investors and award-winning corporate executives and investor relations officers provides clarity on how award-winning companies manage and implement IR that is distinct from traditional IR.”

“CMB's presentation clearly described the improvements taken by award-winning investor relations teams that many companies can apply in their own way and benefit.”

"The distinctions among award-winning investor relations officers."

"The gap between managements' and investors' perceptions and how to change it."

"Putting things in context is especially helpful to investors.  This can be historical, industry, or market context."

Featured Publications

Distinctions between award-winning investor relations and traditional investor relations.  Go to Special Report #10.




Step-By-Step Guide to Leading Investor Relations Practices™.  Go to Special Report #6.




How Investor Relations Has Been Most Helpful to Board of Directors™


Fee & Travel Costs

CMB speaking engagements are complimentary and request no travel expense reimbursement.

CMB's Senior Partner

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Howard Christensen, CPA

Howard has over 40 years experience as a board director, senior corporate officer, consultant and guru to the management and boards of leading, world-class companies. His focus is on the creation and development of knowledge, team power and share value for Capital Markets Board clients. He was founder and CEO of Christensen & Associates, an international capital markets firm, which still bears his name. During his 20-years at the helm of the firm, he fostered the use of advanced perception research to develop strategic plans and best practice investor relations programs that attracted long-term investors and retained their interest. He provided leadership training and development programs for executives and board directors that emphasized results, proper use of resources and the benefits of collaboration and team power. Howard is an accounting and finance graduate of the University of Iowa. He began his career with Arthur Andersen where he was a manager with responsibilities for audit and consulting engagements. Howard then went on to the corporate side where he served as chief financial officer and corporate secretary for St. Joseph Light & Power Company and chief strategic planning officer for American Natural Resources, also heading its renowned investor relations and financial communication program. He was a member of the board of Protection One and was chairman of the compensation committee. A frequent guest lecturer, Howard has provided educational and motivational presentations for chapter, regional and national meetings and conferences. He is a frequent guest on financial news radio talk shows and has many published articles and advisory documents. He is an active member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, Financial Executives Institute, Association for Investment Management and Research, National Investor Relations Institute and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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