Bernard J. Kilkelly

New York

Bernie Kilkelly is a senior investor relations practitioner with over 25 years of experience in designing and running successful IR programs to help companies build shareholder value.  His background includes serving as head of investor relations for three public companies in the financial services sector, including Delphi Financial Group, Inc. from 2001 until its acquisition in 2012 by Tokio Marine Group at a 76% premium to its stock price.  In addition to serving as a corporate investor relations officer, Mr. Kilkelly has worked at leading investor relations and financial/public relations agencies in New York, including Morgen-Walke Associates, Makovsky & Co. and Robinson Lerer & Montgomery. He advised clients in a wide variety of industries including technology, health care, retail, consumer products, financial services, energy and environmental services.  He has deep experience in crisis communications and transactional communications, including IPOs, M&A, proxy fights and secondary equity and debt offerings.

Mr. Kilkelly is a recognized leader in the investor relations community and has served as a director of the New York Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) since 2007.  He was NIRI-NY Chapter President in 2012 and is currently serving as Vice President-Communications, responsible for the chapter’s website, newsletter and social media. Mr. Kilkelly was a member of the NIRI Annual Conference Committee in 2009 and 2013.  He is a frequent speaker and panelist on investor relations and crisis communications topics at programs held by NIRI and other organizations, including Bulldog Reporter, Business Wire and CFO Roundtable. Mr. Kilkelly received an MBA in Finance and Investments from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College and a BA in English from The College of the Holy Cross.


Darrow Associates is an award-winning investor relations and financial communications consultancy with team members located nationwide.

Darrow Associates is an award-winning investor relations and financial communications consultancy with team members located nationwide.