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Rivel Expands Its Governance and Sustainability Team

Limor Bernstock Named Director; Adding More than a Decade of Corporate Governance and ESG Experience to Rivel’s Governance Services

Westport, Conn. – September 12, 2019 – Rivel, a data-driven management consultancy, today announced a new appointment to support the ongoing growth of its governance and sustainability division. Limor Bernstock has been appointed Director, in turn strengthening the strategic value-add RIvel offers clients in corporate governance, stakeholder engagement, SEC disclosure, and especially sustainability/ESG reporting.

Ms. Bernstock joins Rivel from Regions Bank, where she was Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Head of Corporate Environmental and Social Governance. Prior to her tenure at Regions, she gained experience and knowledge at the US Environmental Protection Agency, as an ESG Analyst for an asset manager, and as Head of US ESG Research for Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS)

Complementing her professional experience, Ms. Bernstock is admitted to the Massachusetts and New York Bars, was named a LEED Green Associate in 2011, and is a member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Financials Sector Standards Advisory Group. Ms. Bernstock received her BA in Environmental Studies from Brandeis University, JD in Environmental Law from the University of Maryland School of Law, and MS in Sustainability Management from Columbia University.

“We are thrilled to have Limor join us and really hit the ground running, helping provide guidance and consulting to our rapidly expanding list of corporate governance and sustainability clients,” said David Bobker, Managing Director, Governance and Sustainability. “Over the last several years, this segment of Rivel has achieved unprecedented growth as we have moved into offering companies highly customized governance and sustainability solutions. Limor brings a wealth of expertise and practical experience and will be integral for us continuing to meet the expanding needs of our clients as they navigate the sustainability and ESG landscape.

Ms. Bernstock added, “I’m very excited to join Rivel as it further develops its governance offerings with an emphasis on sustainability. I look forward to having a more direct impact in assisting companies in their pursuit of best-in-class disclosure and ESG reporting, particularly considering where we are today with corporate responsibility emerging as a very important investment driver for the markets.”

Since 1991, Rivel has been helping companies improve valuation, mitigate risk and drive performance. Rivel advises management teams and boards on how aligning attitudes and behaviors of key stakeholders (Employees, Customers and Shareholders) can make the difference between success and failure in their business. By understanding key decision drivers of each audience (through precise measurements) and acting on this information, our clients build better outcomes

CONTACT:
David Bobker Managing Director, Governance and Sustainability
dbobker@rivel.com
+1 (203) 803-1515

Rivel Research Group Launches Customized Investor Presentation Services

Rivel to help clients differentiate their investment thesis
through the advent of StoryLign

Westport, Conn. – July 18, 2019 – Rivel Research Group, a global leader in investor marketing research and analytics, today announced the launch of StoryLign – a new product suite of services transforming investor presentations. Rivel brings decades of industry research and widespread knowledge of the investment community to meet client needs through these expanded capabilities. This new division will be led by Sandi Meeks, a former senior investor relations officer with extensive experience working for publicly traded companies in various industries and sizes.

StoryLign is driving companies to change investor perceptions by using the art of investment storytelling. Rivel’s experienced team of investor experts and designers produce customized presentations that are strategic and actionable. Using an elegant, thorough process, the company leverages its deep knowledge of investor attitudes, behaviors and expectations to create impactful investor stories for its clients. This messaging will be used by companies to educate current and prospective investors on their investment thesis by emphasizing differentiators and articulating their strategic road map.

“In our never-ending goal to be a strategic partner for our clients, we identified a large opportunity with the need for dynamic investor presentations. Through the expansion of our services, the StoryLign division fulfills this need for our clients,” said Brian Rivel, CEO of Rivel Research Group. “We are thrilled to have Sandi join Rivel with her impressive skill set and knowledge base to drive these insightful investor presentations.”

“The opportunity to work with a variety of clients, to help them transform investor perceptions by aligning their story is an exciting opportunity. As an extension of a client’s Investor Relations team, our goal is to aid companies in fully realizing their value proposition,” said Sandi Meeks, Managing Director of StoryLign.

Rivel’s structured and thoughtful approach is designed to uncover messaging opportunities that will connect deeper with investors. The proprietary discovery process highlights key themes that will allow companies to address investor knowledge gaps needed to better articulate and convey the investment story. Rivel’s team of graphic designers builds on the content created by the development group to influence investor opinions through data visualization.

Founded in 1991, Rivel Research Group is recognized as the global leader in objective, unbiased research that utilizes a mix of quantitative and qualitative data as the basis for its C-Suite/Board-level consulting. Rivel’s impressive client list includes some of the largest companies in the world in a wide variety of industries (over half of the S&P 500). In addition to StoryLign, the company has grown its core strategic communications practice to include its Executive Intelligence Council and Governance and Sustainability Services, corporate culture alignment services through IncLign, and continues to explore new initiatives to enhance the insights available to clients.

CONTACT:
Barbara Sullivan
Chief Marketing Officer
Rivel Research Group
bsullivan@rivel.com
+1 (203) 635-4383

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Rivel Research Group Launches New Business

Rivel to Measure Corporate Culture and Values Alignment Via New IncLignTM Service

Westport, Conn. – May 28, 2019 – Rivel Research Group, a global leader in investor marketing research and analytics, today announced the launch of IncLignTM – a new core competency expanding the company’s global suite of consultative services into the growing field of corporate culture research and analysis. The service, available now to any company or organization with as few as 40 employees or members, is in response to the trend of workplace culture and values alignment gaining significant traction as a bellwether of an organization’s organic health and success, and as a driver of how financial resources are deployed.

IncLign offers an efficient, effective and non-intrusive method to uncover issues in culture at every level of an organization, problems that are highly likely to be disruptive to productivity and performance, yet are not evident at the surface. Using proprietary, state-of-the-art research methodologies, IncLign helps identify these potential disruptions through consistently updating analyses of employee alignment with core company values – providing ongoing insight into where gaps may reside and remedial action is necessary.

“We are truly excited by the opportunity IncLign brings as we grow our arsenal of services designed to help clients compete more effectively in today’s volatile times,” said Brian Rivel, CEO of Rivel Research Group. “There is a natural fit in bringing expanded corporate culture insight to our traditional business-to-business and customer satisfaction research practice. In fact, our entry into this field has been prompted by the rising value survey respondents are giving corporate culture in the hundreds of studies we complete every year.”

Gene Rubin, President of Rivel, agreed, “IncLign will only deepen the richness of our analyses, which increasingly show that a sound and widely appreciated culture is the mark of a thriving, vibrant enterprise.”

Founded in 1991, Rivel Research Group is recognized as the global leader in objective, unbiased research that utilizes a mix of quantitative and qualitative data as the basis for its C-Suite/Board-level consulting. Rivel’s impressive client list includes some of the largest companies in the world in a wide variety of industries (over half of the S&P 500). In addition to IncLign, the company has grown its core strategic communications practice to include its Executive Intelligence Council and Governance and Sustainability Services, and continues to explore new initiatives to enhance the insights available to clients.

Rivel Research Group Announces Leadership Appointments

Gene Rubin Named President;
Brian Rivel Named Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board


Westport, Conn. – February 5, 2019 – Rivel Research Group, a global leader in investor market research and analytics, today announced new leadership appointments to support the ongoing growth of the company. Gene Rubin, who joined Rivel Research Group in 2000, has been appointed President. Mr. Rubin assumes this role from Brian Rivel who has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. Both appointments are effective immediately.

In his new role, Mr. Rubin will guide every aspect of Rivel’s business, including sales, marketing, and operations, and he will oversee Rivel’s Governance & Sustainability and Executive Intelligence Council divisions. Mr. Rubin will also remain committed to existing clients and will continue to provide counsel to them. As CEO and Chairman, Mr. Rivel will focus primarily on developing new business lines and leading their strategic launch, in addition to mentoring the firm’s consultants.

“We are excited for Gene to assume the responsibilities of this new role,” said Mr. Rivel. “Over the last four years, we have achieved unprecedented growth as we have moved into adjacent markets with our offerings. Gene, who has been with us for 18 years, has the right experience and skills to help us continue advancing the business as we look to accelerate our global growth. He has long been a trusted advisor to boards, management teams and investor relations executives and is well known by the community.”

Mr. Rubin added, “It will be a great opportunity to be a larger part of Rivel’s expansion. While I’ve focused primarily on the consulting side of the business, I look forward to having a more direct impact in shaping the future of the firm. We’ve grown the business by anticipating our clients’ needs and developing products and solutions to help them meet their goals. Brian and I, along with the rest of the team, have a strong vision for where this company can go and new verticals we want to build.”

Under Mr. Rivel’s leadership, Rivel Research Group has successfully introduced complementary offerings to its traditional investor perception research business, a service that its founder, Art Rivel, invented in the early 1970s. The company has recently grown to include its Executive Intelligence Council and Governance & Sustainability Services, and has several new initiatives planned.

Mr. Rivel remarked, “It has been and will continue to be an honor to lead this firm that my father founded nearly 30 years ago. We have some exciting new offerings in the pipeline that build on our core franchise and reflect direct feedback from our clients and the market broadly. We are eager to introduce these services and believe these solutions can be applied not only to public companies, but within any organization.”

Founded in 1991, Rivel Research Group is recognized as the global leader in objective, unbiased research that utilizes a mix of quantitative and qualitative data as the basis for its C-Suite/Board-level consulting. Rivel’s impressive client list includes some of the largest companies in the world in a wide variety of industries (half of the S&P 500).