Lambert, Edwards & Associates (LE&A), a top-15 investor relations firm nationally and a 2016 finalist for M&A Advisor Communications Firm of the Year, announced the firm has added Mike Houston as senior director and Morgan DeBoer as associate.
Houston’s responsibilities include supporting LE&A’s investor relations and financial communications efforts for a wide variety of publicly traded and private equity clients. He brings a balanced financial and marketing perspective to the firm with nearly a decade of professional experience in investor relations, marketing, sales, product development and corporate communications.
Prior to joining LE&A, Houston served as the vice president of commercialization, leading all sales, marketing and communications strategies at Amedica Corporation, a publicly traded biomaterial company that develops and commercializes silicon nitride as a platform for biomedical applications. Additionally, he was responsible for the company’s product development, clinical and business development efforts.
Houston also previously managed the investor relations activities at Ancestry, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics. At Ancestry, he led the corporate communications and public relations efforts relating to science and technology. He began his career in the IR agency world with multiple stops, including LE&A for three years.
DeBoer joins LE&A as an associate and supports a number of the firm’s investor relations clients, covering a variety of industries. Her responsibilities include investor targeting and data analysis, as well as message development, corporate communications and financial media relations.
Prior to joining LE&A, DeBoer served as a communications intern at leading regional health system Spectrum Health where she supported day-to-day efforts including system-wide communications and message consistency. Additionally, she worked as a digital marketing intern at national retailer Meijer and was responsible for managing ongoing improvements to the Meijer website and mobile app.