capital markets insights + financial relationships = meaningful results
Capital Markets Expertise

Investor Relations

C-Suite Consulting

Transaction + Communications


Wall Street insight + senior level counseling

What We Do

Investor Relations + Integrated Communications

EVC Group LLC is a strategic financial and corporate communications firm providing clients with unparalleled capital markets insight, access to long standing Wall Street relationships and senior-level counsel generating meaningful results for clients.

EVC Group offers insight-based custom programs to meet the individual needs of its clients, from getting on the map to staying on the map to going IPO.


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trusted advisors + strategic communications

Investor Relations

Insight-based strategic communications and market relations influence

Established in 2002, EVC Group serves a diversified portfolio of life sciences, technology and business sectors. With a deep bench of senior-level staff and wide range of networks, the firm prides itself on being able to continuously provide top-level experience, knowledge and counsel—all the ingredients needed to be a trusted advisor for its clients.

Strategic Capital Markets Counsel

Message Development & Positioning

Buy Side & Sell Side Targeting, Marketing

Shareholder Communications

Corporate Finance

Financial Media

Shareholder Communications


The success of any investor relations program hinges on branding all communications with the investment community. Our programs are created to ensure all management communications deliver strong branded messages when speaking with Wall Street.

Financial Community Marketing


We consistently interface with fund managers, sell-side analysts, family offices and key retail brokers to broaden our network of investment professionals and build value-added relationships for our clients. Our approach has proven results with potential new holders and builds stronger positions with existing holders.

C-Suite Consulting

Enhanced leadership style and refined communication skills

We assist our clients in winning the support and loyalty of key constituencies by providing specific training and counseling programs that enhance and refine their leadership style and communication skills.

Executive Visibility and Thought Leadership

Executive Coaching

Leadership Alignment

Board Relations

Thought Leadership


Working extensively with senior executives to improve their effective leadership, we assist clients in winning the support and loyalty of key constituencies by providing specific training and counseling programs that enhance and refine their leadership style and communication skills.

Executive Coaching


We’ve not only successfully executed specific one-off projects for clients and prepared executives for a new role or crisis events, but also created ongoing successful development programs.

Transaction and Crisis Communications

Successful navigation of private to public

Our mastery of the IPO process allows us to accentuate our clients’ distinct advantages and differentiated offering from a business and investment perspective. We develop effective media outreach campaigns tailored to the investment community.

M&A, IPOs, Corporate Fundraisings

Analyst and Investor Events

Financial and Trade Media

Unexpected Management Transitions

IPO Communications


The transition from a private to public company is considered to be one of the most critical times for a growing business. There are many steps — including those leading up to the IPO — that are crucial for a company’s success. Our mastery of the IPO process allows us to accentuate our clients’ distinct advantages and differentiated offering from a business and investment perspective.

Financial and Trade Media


We know communicating with the financial and trade media is a successful approach to reaching the investment community and recommend a financial/trade media outreach program as a portion of any investor relations program.


diversified portfolio of life sciences, technology, business sectors

Industry Diversity

Segment tailored communications for diverse sectors

Our value-added approach is based on the combination of industry segment knowledge and expertise, in-depth analysis of a client’s operations, and consistently expanding reputation as a resource to investors and analysts. In addition, by earning the role of a trusted advisor, our team reduces management risk while enhancing management productivity.

We create and execute programs for clients that are tailored to specific goals and objectives, and are based on extensive research of target audiences. Our focused approach and advocacy for management has earned long-term relationships extending more than a decade with clients ranging from micro-caps to large-caps.

Life Sciences


Business Services

Our Team

Senior Investor Relations Specialists

Michael Polyviou // Managing Member

With more than 25 years of investor relations and corporate communications experience across a broad spectrum of industries, Michael became Managing Member of EVC Group LLC in 2018 and leader of the firm’s nationwide network of senior specialists. Prior to his position as Senior Vice President at EVC Group, he was a Senior Vice President in Hill & Knowlton’s New York Corporate and Financial Communications Practice; was a Co-Founder and Partner of Capital C Partners, a strategic communications consultancy and a Senior Vice President at FD (now FTI Consulting). He began his professional career on Wall Street with Lehman Brothers.

Doug Sherk // Senior Consultant

In 2002 Doug founded EVC Group Inc. to focus on creating communication programs that generated tangible results for a select number of companies. In addition to EVC Group, his more than 30 years of experience include CEO of West Coast Operations of one of the largest global communications companies, Morgen-Walke Associates; founder of RedChip Partners, the corporate services division of affiliated with Roth Capital Partners; and founder of GCI Financial, the investor relations practice within GCI Group, a subsidiary of Grey Advertising.

Specialist Team

Senior Investor Relations & Media Specialists

Each specialist brings more than 25 years of financial knowledge and communications experience from a variety of career disciplines and market sectors to become embedded within the clients’ business as an extension of their C-Suite. Achieving measurable results and making a significant difference to the clients’ business is the goal of every specialist.

Trusted Guides


Achieving measurable results and making a significant difference to the clients’ business is the goal of every specialist.

Jim Byers // Investor Relations Specialist

Jim brings a wealth of experience with more than 20 years of investor relations and financial markets experience. He has provided strategic counsel and created investor relations programs generating significant tangible results for companies in a variety of industries including healthcare, business services, technology, telecommunications and basic industry. He has been honored as a SABRE award recipient in recognition of superior achievement in investor relations program development. Jim also served as a Vice President with the investor relations firm, Financial Dynamics, for nearly nine years. Prior to that he was an institutional fixed income executive with Rauscher Pierce Refsnes and was a writer for Time magazine.

Sarah K. Scouten, PhD // Investor Relations Specialist

Sarah has over 20 years experience in the life sciences, with a diverse skill set across finance, biotech, and academia. She specializes in strategic planning and messaging for commercialization of healthcare technologies. She was part of the healthcare equity research team at Citigroup and served as Managing Director of Scientific and Clinical Research at Talis Equity. Sarah founded Illuminating Diagnostics to commercialize a novel molecular diagnostics platform that she invented. She was Program Director and Senior Scientist at Androbiosys, focusing on development of oncology diagnostics and treatments. Prior to that, she spent over a decade as an academic research scientist and was awarded funding from the National Institutes of Health. Sarah received her doctorate in Biochemistry and BS in Biochemical Pharmacology from the University at Buffalo

Todd Kehrli // Investor Relations Specialist

Todd brings a unique combination of legal and investor relations experience.  Over the past 19 years Todd has specialized in working with micro-cap and small-cap companies providing investor relations counsel and strategy. Todd has built significant working relationships with many of the leading analysts on both the buy-side and sell-side. Todd specializes in the marketing of micro-cap and small-cap companies to institutional investors. Todd also acted as a Business Litigation Associate specializing in the representation of financial institutions, including complex commercial litigation and insolvency issues. Todd is an active member of the California State Bar. Prior to practicing law, Todd worked in the San Francisco Office of Morgen-Walke Associates assisting in the handling of client accounts and corporate communications.

Lauren Timen // Media Specialist

Lauren specializes in senior level consulting work which includes media relations and corporate communications strategy development. With a deep understanding of national, business and trade media, Lauren brings extensive experience managing national and international communications campaigns for a diverse range of clients. Past client coverage includes garnering visibility for clients ranging from CNBC’s Mad Money to Squawk Box, Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine and New York Times.  Lauren has held senior positions in New York and San Francisco at Ogilvy Public Relations, Financial Dynamics (now FTI Consulting), OutCast Communications and Ruder Finn. She has also been recognized by PR Week as finalist for best financial/investor communications campaign for their work with Symyx Technologies.

Thomas D. Gibson // Media Specialist

Tom has more than 30 years of experience in media relations and project management.  He was an Associate Director in the corporate communications department at the global accounting firm KPMG LLP. While at KPMG, Tom implemented strategic media relations programs to introduce new audit, consulting and advisory services products, securing regular placements in top tier media outlets. Tom directed the firm’s national and international media relation efforts for several key industries, including automotive, alternative investment and funds (mutual funds, hedge funds and private equity), banking, investment banking, insurance, healthcare and real estate. Tom also served as Public Relations Director for Financial World and Corporate Finance magazines.

Libby M. Roberge // Media & Marketing Specialist

Libby has more than 20 years of public relations, corporate communications and marketing experience. Libby’s expertise includes internal communications, media relations and C-Suite consulting. In addition to holding senior positions at several agencies, Libby also served as Director of Public Affairs for the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA), an international trade association representing more than 4,000 manufacturers of store brand products. Most recently, Libby was the Director of PR for the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the largest professional organization with more than 30,000 members serving the communications community.



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