Ted McHugh

Executive Vice President, U.S. Practice Lead, Investor Relations Edelman Financial Communications & Capital Markets

Photograph of Ted McHugh  Ted McHugh 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. Ted leads Edelman’s Investor Relations practice in New York, and helps to advise clients globally on IR issues.

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.
Ted is also currently 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.

Prior to joining Parkway, 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.