Lorraine Kelly named Head of ISS Proxy and Matt Newman Head of Global Sales

ROCKVILLE, MD (April 10, 2017)  – Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS), a leading provider of end-to-end governance and responsible investment solutions to the global financial community, today announced the appointment of Lorraine Kelly as Head of the newly created ISS Proxy business and Matt Newman as Head of Global Institutional Sales.

In her new role, Kelly will lead overall strategy and assume responsibility globally for the ISS Proxy business, to include ISS’ Global Proxy Distribution service. Reporting to ISS Chief Operating Officer Stephen Harvey, Kelly will work closely with other ISS business heads to continue developing client-focused solutions and innovations.

Kelly, who originally joined ISS in 2003, oversaw the global expansion of ISS’ sales team. She also has been instrumental in providing strategic and operational input to aid in the development of ISS solutions and services for the global institutional investor community. A member of the ISS Executive Leadership Team, Kelly brings a deep understanding of the governance industry to the new role.

Prior to joining ISS, Kelly spent two years as Senior Vice President of Global Sales for Thomson Financial, managing one of their largest clients that utilized products across the buy-side and sell-side of their firm.  She was a New York Sales Manager for three years at Primark Corporation and in direct sales at NewsEdge for two years. She started her career at Washington Service Bureau as a research associate later leading the firm’s sales and marketing efforts.

Concurrently, Matt Newman has been promoted to Head of Global Institutional Sales, also reporting to Harvey. Based in Boston, Newman will join the ISS Executive Leadership Team. He previously served as Head of East Coast and Canadian sales and has deep experience in providing institutional investors with cutting-edge environmental, governance, and social solutions to meet their needs after more than a decade at ISS. Prior to joining ISS, Newman held various consulting positions with both Price Waterhouse and Arthur Andersen and was a director and founding partner of Castle Point Systems until its acquisition by Meritage Technologies in 2000.

“These changes will better position our 1,000-strong global team to meet the evolving needs of our clients, particularly as they navigate an increasingly complex governance regulatory landscape,” said Harvey. “As we have for more than 30 years, ISS is committed to providing the industry’s leading solutions and services for institutions, large and small.”

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