Water Tower Research (WTR) Adds Lynne Collier as Head of Consumer Discretionary
October 13, 2022, St. Petersburg, FL – Water Tower Research LLC (www.watertowerresearch.com), a leading, digitally focused investor engagement and stakeholder communication firm, is pleased to announce that Lynne Collier has joined the firm as Head of Consumer Discretionary.
Water Tower Research was founded to provide “Research for the Other 99%™”, with a mission to improve the communication channels between companies and their stakeholders that have been impaired by dramatic structural changes to the conventional equity research and investor engagement models.
Commenting on the addition of Lynne Collier, Charlie Phippen, Chief Operating Officer, stated, “Adding Lynne increases our analyst roster to 10 and expands our presence in the important consumer industry vertical. With the addition of Lynne, WTR now has three senior consumer analysts.”
CEO Stu Linde also commented on the hire, saying, “We are excited to add Lynne to WTR and our growing organization. Lynne’s strong sell-side and investor relations experience will be significantly value added to our organization and our client base.”
Lynne Collier brings more than 25 years of experience in equity research and investor relations to Water Tower Research.
Most recently, she led a consumer team for ICR Inc. in investor relations as an experienced advisor to publicly traded companies and private companies prior to the IPO/SPAC process, driving both the investor relations strategy as well as day-to-day execution.
Lynne is also a widely recognized restaurant analyst on Wall Street, having built her franchise as a Managing Director with Loop Capital, Canaccord Genuity, Sterne Agee/CRT Capital, and KeyBanc Capital Markets, and a Senior Vice-President with Stephens, Inc., Morgan Keegan & Co and Dain Rauscher/RBC.
She has distinguished herself as a three-time winner for stock picking and earnings accuracy from The Wall Street Journal Best on the Street, as well as awards from Thomson Reuters and StarMine. She is regularly quoted in financial publications and has been featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal for providing grassroots, objective analytical research.
Lynne holds an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Texas Christian University and a BBA in Finance from Baylor University. She is also a Member of the Board of Fat Brands.