May 22, 2023 | 11:30AM ET
Christopher E. Jones, Chief Financial Officer, Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc.
Christopher E. Jones is an investment strategy professional with over 20 years of experience concentrated in international business development, finance, sell-side and buy-side investment banking, investor relations, and operational finance. He also has experience as a consumer analyst with over 15 years covering the consumer discretionary sector. Mr. Jones joined Odyssey in 2021 as the Chief Financial Officer.As CFO, Mr. Jones directs the company’s overall finance function and provides specialized focus in financial negotiations, financial analysis and modeling, funding transactions, business/financial reporting and investor relations. He ensures Odyssey’s capital structure is optimized so that the team can execute mineral resource projects in a financially feasible and socially and environmentally responsible manner.Prior to joining Odyssey, Mr. Jones was Vice President of Corporate Finance and Development at Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment since 2017 where he led International Financial Development and Investor Relations; Managing Director, Equity Research - Gaming, Lodging & Leisure at Buckingham Research Group from 2016-2017; Managing Director, Equity Research - Americas Gaming at Union Gaming from 2014-2016; and Managing Director, Equity Research – Gaming, Lodging & Leisure at Telsey Advisory Group from 2008-2014. He has also held positions at Oppenheimer & Company, Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers.Mr. Jones earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting & Finance from Boston University and possesses Series 7 NYSE/NASD General Rep, Series 63 State Regulatory Requirements, Series 86 & 87 Analyst certifications.
Dan Aldridge, Founder, Managing Partner, Asbury Investor Relations
Dan is currently the Managing Partner for Asbury Investor Relations (AIR). AIR is an innovative strategic communications firm, focused on helping small and mid cap public companies to maximize their efforts with the investment community. They offer a value-added alternative to traditional IR resource models with services ranging from advisory and special situation engagements to full and partial outsourcing of key investor relations functions. He is also the President of the National Investor Relations Institute for the Southeast and has been on the board of directors for the past five years. He was formerly the Senior Director of Investor Relations (IR) for Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), where was responsible for managing the company’s relationships with the investment community, and creating and disseminating all financial communications, including the company’s strategy and vision. Prior to ICE, Dan led the Investor Relations function for CF Industries, INC., based in Chicago, IL. Prior to CF, Dan helped lead the IR department at The Home Depot and had leadership roles in their internal audit/consulting and FP&A functions for over seven years. Dan started his career at UPS where he had increasing levels of responsibility in the Internal audit, and FP&A departments, including M&A. Dan is a graduate of The University of Georgia Terry College of Business with a BA and Masters degrees in Accounting. Dan also holds a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license and the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation.