Joe Grillo has more than 20 years of professional experience in the fields of strategic communications management and investor relations, specializing in message development, high-level counseling to senior executives, major business announcements, company introductions, product and service introductions, and crisis communications planning and counsel.
His substantial daily newspaper background complements a full range of strategic media relations skills, including established relationships with reporters and editors across a wide range of technology and business media. Joe has the proven ability to write for a broad business audience, encompassing corporate announcements, quarterly earnings releases, annual reports, strategic business plans and presentations, executive Q&As, speeches, crisis communications plans, and a broad spectrum of other critical business documents.
Prior to joining Nicolazzo & Associates, Joe was director of investor relations and public relations at OpenROUTE Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPEN), a publicly-traded computer networking company located in Westboro, Mass., where he served for six years. As the company's investor relations officer, Joe served as day-to-day spokesperson for all investment audiences, including sell-side securities analysts, buy-side fund managers, brokers, and individual shareholders. In addition, he was responsible for earnings news releases, conference call script writing, the annual 10K document, annual reports, road shows, development of the investor relations portfolio and Web content. OpenROUTE Networks changed its name from Proteon, Inc., a company that was a pioneer in the now multi-billion dollar networking industry.
Joe was previously a vice president at Hill and Knowlton/New England, an international public relations and public affairs firm with worldwide billings in excess of $150 million. He also served as a senior account executive with Brodeur & Partners, which later became Porter-Novelli/Brodeur. Before entering the field of public relations and investor relations, Joe established a career in the field of journalism. He served as night editor at The MetroWest Daily News, Framingham, Mass.; copy editor at The Ventura Star Free Press, Ventura, Calif.; managing editor at The Milford Daily News, Milford, Mass.; and reporter at The Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Worcester, Mass.
Joe earned his bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Suffolk University, Boston, Mass., and studied at Emerson College, also in Boston.