John Simpson has more than 35 years of experience as a professional communicator specializing in investor relations and financial communications. John currently provides counsel to a number of clients in the consumer goods, mining, and technology sectors through JVS Advisory Services, a DFH Public Affairs affiliate consultancy he founded in 2007.
John originally established his consulting practice in 1992, serving companies in virtually every sector with a wide variety of communications services. In 1996 he co-founded Fundamental Communications, one of Bay Street’s most prominent investor relations boutiques. Fundamental developed a thriving IR practice counseling and fulfilling the communications needs of some of Canada’s leading public companies, investment managers and pension funds. Prior to its acquisition in 2006 by Canada’s largest investor relations firm, Fundamental also brought considerable value to IPO-bound corporations as one of the country’s leading IPO and investment roadshow companies.
John has written and produced dozens of investment shows, annual and quarterly reports, presentations and speeches, and provided communications, M&A and issues management counsel to a wide range of major Canadian corporations.
John began his career as a journalist in Montreal and subsequently spent a number of years with Bell Canada, Bell Canada International and BCE, in Canada and overseas, and served as Director of Corporate, Government and Investor Relations for Southam, one of Canada’s largest newspaper companies.