John Palizza is a financial executive whose area of expertise lies in the juncture of corporate finance and Wall Street. With an extensive background in treasury, capital markets, investor relations, banking, financial analysis and law, he has concentrated his career in helping the companies he has worked with benefit the most from their relations with Wall Street and the financial community.
In March 2007 he founded Palizza Partners to bring a fresh approach to investor relations by combining both strategic thinking and tactical advice concerning communications to investors. Prior to starting his own firm John held financial and investor relations responsibilities at SYSCO Corporation, the largest foodservice distribution company in North America and Walgreen Co., the largest retail drug store chain in the United States. He has also worked with the firm of W. P. Stewart, an investment manager, as their Chief Operating Officer for North American subsidiaries in order to manage their transition to a public company through an IPO.
He currently teaches a course on investor relations and serves on the Action Learning Project faculty.