Ted McHugh

Ted McHugh

Ted leads Edelman’s U.S. Investor Relations practice and advises the senior management and boards of public companies on strategic communications including investor relations, financial and corporate public relations, transaction communications, crisis communications and leadership positioning.

Recent IR engagements include Hilton Grand Vacations, Cognizant, Bridgestone, Pitney Bowes, Wingstop, At Home, Lumber Liquidators, and Herman Miller.

Ted has also advised on many IPOs and Spinoffs including, Darden Restaurants, Hilton Hotels, Hudson Group and Nexa Resources.

Prior to joining Edelman in 2015, Ted was Director, Investor Relations for Parkway Properties, Inc. (NYSE: PKY; $2.0 billion market cap real estate investment trust). While at Parkway, Ted led the development of the company’s financial communications strategy and served as main point of contact to the investment community and members of the media. Under Ted’s guidance, Parkway established an industry leading IR program that led to a 25% increase in sell-side coverage and a broadening of Parkway’s visibility among institutional investors. Ted helped execute an IR strategy to support Parkway’s $1.2 billion acquisition of Thomas Properties Group (NYSE:TPGI) in September 2013 as well as the completion of two secondary equity offerings that generated approximately $350 million in net proceeds.

Previously, Ted was Head of Investor Relations Advisory Development, Americas at NASDAQ OMX, where he was responsible for executing a product development strategy for the firm’s $50 million+ IR advisory services business that consults corporations on the capital markets and effective communications to the investment community. His past experiences include leading NASDAQ’s Technology and Consumer advisory practice teams as well as running the firm’s Special Situations Advisory Program, which provides intelligence to clients facing increased interest from activist investors.

Ted has a BA in Economics from Lafayette College and an MBA in Finance from Fordham University. He is an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University Graduate School of Business where he originated and instructs a class on financial communications and its impact on the capital markets.