Partner, Qorvis Communications
As a founding partner of Qorvis Communications, Doug Poretz brings more than three decades of broad public relations experience, including 20-plus years of experience in investor relations and enterprise valuation issues. In 1991, after serving in senior corporate communications positions for three Greater Washington-based, publicly-owned companies, and with what was then a rare belief that the region’s business community would grow significantly, he founded Douglas Poretz, Ltd -- the only investor relations firm based in the region. That one-person business soon expanded into The Poretz Group and later became one of the major components in the startup of Qorvis Communications, LLC.
Poretz has in-depth experience with a variety of critical business matters including private placements, IPOs, secondary offerings of debt and equity, mergers and acquisitions, corporate strategies for growth as well as for Chapter 11 filings. He has been intimately involved in helping to shape and execute strategies for product launches, marketing communications and other efforts to grow organizations from startups to large cap, from local to multinational, and from basic industries to the most advanced technology. He is often asked to speak or be quoted on various Public Relations topics.
Poretz graduated from George Washington University in 1967 with a B.A. in Philosophy.