InvestorCom is staffed with experienced senior professionals in the industry ready to provide excellent service and assistance.
Who We Are
John Glenn Grau
President & CEO
John Glenn Grau is the founder and CEO of InvestorCom. With thirty years’ experience in the fields of proxy advisory and solicitation campaigns, shareholder identification, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions consulting, Mr. Grau provides expertise and guidance to a broad range of clients in the corporate, legal and investment banking fields.
Prior to founding InvestorCom, Mr. Grau was a founding partner and principal of Beacon Hill Partners, Inc., a leading independent proxy solicitation and stock surveillance boutique of the 1990s, where, during his 10-year position, his responsibilities included: directing the company’s proxy solicitation and stock surveillance services, product development, supervision of client relationships, and pioneering the firm’s corporate governance and investor relations divisions.
Spanning the 1980s, Mr. Grau served as Director of Institutional Research and Account Executive of The Carter Organization, the preeminent proxy contest advisory, stock surveillance, and mergers and acquisitions advisory firm of the 1980s. While there, he worked with various clients such as Drexel Burnham Lambert, T. Boone Pickens and Carl Icahn.
Mr. Grau holds a B.A in Economics and Accounting from Fordham University in addition to an MBA in Finance from the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University.
Douglas E. Jaffe
Douglas E. Jaffe
Managing Director- Capital Markets Group
Mr. Jaffe is Managing Director and head of InvestorCom’s Capital Markets Group. With over twenty years of experience in the investor relations field, he has a diverse and successful background in securities surveillance and institutional targeting including relations with numerous corporate and investment-banking clients, as well as investor relations consulting firms.
Prior to joining InvestorCom, he held the position of Senior Analyst at Citigate Dewe Rogerson. While there, his focus was primarily on the Cable sector heading-up accounts such as, Cox Communications and Scientific Atlanta prior to its acquisition by Cisco Systems, Inc. It was also during his tenure at Citigate that Mr. Jaffe created and implemented an institutional targeting program designed to assist senior management in their outreach endeavors.
Previously, Mr. Jaffe was an analyst with The Carson Group departing just prior to its acquisition by Thomson Financial. While at Carson, Mr. Jaffe was responsible for servicing a number of blue chip corporate clients in a variety of industries, including FedEx Corp., Delta Airlines and Verizon Communications. In addition to these responsibilities, he served as a consultant to J.P. Morgan’s investment banking division assisting with secondary offerings of ADRs.
Mr. Jaffe received a B.A. degree in Economics from Tulane University in 1994.
Michelle L. Frosch
Michelle L. Frosch
Director of Proxy Services
Michelle Frosch has nearly a decade of experience in the field of proxy solicitation and corporate governance consulting and currently serves as InvestorCom’s Director of Proxy Services. Prior to her position at InvestorCom, Ms. Frosch held senior positions in the financial services sector working for firms such as Newtown Saving Bank and Hamilton Mortgage.
Serving as the Director of Proxy Services, Ms. Frosch cultivates a professional and enthusiastic approach to organizing and preparing for each client transaction and overseeing a support staff of both solicitation and back office personnel. Responsible for proxy contests, annual and special meetings, tender offers, and solicitations, Ms. Frosch has handled numerous assignments, providing individualized attention to clients, shareholders, and employees. When managing all shareholder response campaigns, she also utilizes her exceptional customer service skills to complement InvestorCom’s track record of excellent client relations and attention to detail.
Ms. Frosch holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Marist College, and has lived in Connecticut all of her life where she now resides with her 11-year-old son. In her spare time, Ms. Frosch is found cheering at the side lines of her son’s baseball and basketball games. Additionally, Ms. Frosch passionately volunteers and coordinates fundraisers for Ann’s Place, a non-for profit therapeutic cancer facility.