What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Investor Relations Director in Florence:
"Take risks and learn new things."
Be sure you don't mind asking people for money or asking for anything. Not many people enjoy raising money and you won't get much help. If you reach your goals you can pretty much write your own ticket.
Investor Relations Director in Boston:
Know your audience; this role requires a large degree of flexibility and ability to tailor communication depending on level of knowledge of the person you are telling the company story to.
Know the financial statements inside and out especially if the company is generating revenue and profit.
Have a compelling elevator pitch.
Optics matter; create the best presentation possible.
The reporting relationship should be a positive one. You are spending more time with the CEO and or CFO. Pay attention to personal fit during the interview process.