Matthew Stroud

Senior Advisor Arbor Advisory Group

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Matthew Stroud is a senior investor relations practitioner with over 25 years of corporate finance experience including more than 20 years of investor relations practice.  He has been a senior advisor at Arbor Advisory Group since 2015.  In addition, he is the founder and principal of Stroud Investor Relations, LLC.  Prior to starting his own firm, Stroud led the investor relations program at Darden Restaurants for more than 15 years, where he gained experience with M&A, divestitures, crisis communications, leadership transitions, proxy contests and activist investors.  While there, he earned four nominations to Institutional Investor magazine’s “All-America Executive Team for Best Investor Relations Officer” in the restaurant sector winning twice and was twice a finalist in IR Magazine’s annual award for best “Investor Relations Officer in a Mid-Cap company.”  

Mr. Stroud served a four-year term on the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) Board of Directors including a one-year term as Chairman of the organization.  In 2014, he was named a NIRI Fellow, an honor bestowed upon a select few investor relations practitioners who “epitomize the leadership, integrity, involvement, and contributions of investor relations professionals.”

He is a frequent speaker at professional conferences and holds a BA and MBA degrees from Brigham Young University.