Since 2001, Sharpe Capital Communications has delivered effective, efficient and affordable strategic communications services to businesses with diverse operations, ownership structures and investment characteristics. The firm is structured as a virtual agency. When additional specialized talent, tools or resources are called for, we coordinate with our network of contractors to serve clients anywhere, any time.

Principal Gary Sharpe brings decades of corporate, media and agency experience to bear in generating measurable results for clients. He is an award-winning writer with a strong record of rehabilitating communications functions, and exceptional achievement in investor and media relations, as well as all facets of corporate communications.

For large and small publicly traded companies alike, Sharpe has developed strategies and initiated targeting programs to broaden global institutional investor ownership, reduce ownership concentration and lower the cost of capital. Through enhanced outreach campaigns, he increased participation in a dividend reinvestment and direct stock purchase program for a utility holding company, generating $8 million in new, low-cost equity capital over three years.

Since 1983, Sharpe has directed investor communications or served as road-show coordinator for 16 capital markets transactions valued at more than $4 billion.

He discovered a proxy challenge by dissident investors in a New York Stock Exchange-listed telecommunications company and directed the crisis response throughout the six-month campaign. After a major hurricane, Sharpe led the crisis response for an NYSE-listed utility holding company, minimizing the stock-price decline through a series of institutional teleconferences, communiqués, presentations and stock monitoring.

Sharpe earned a BA degree from the University of Washington. His post-graduate studies include finance and accounting at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; and course work toward the Chartered Financial Analyst credential through the CFA Institute. He has served as president and/or board member of three chapters of the National Investor Relations Institute. Sharpe has spoken on integrating IR and PR programs, investor targeting, crisis communications and annual report project management at local and national NIRI, PRSA and IABC events.

Gary Sharpe has been tempered in a hot crucible over a distinguished career in investor relations and strategic communications. Contact Sharpe Capital Communications to put his experience, leadership and enthusiasm to work for your organization.


  • Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (NYSE: SFE)
    and its more than 30 current and former Life Sciences and Technology partners since 2006

  • Central Pacific Financial Corp. (NYSE: CPF)
    for Stryker Weiner & Yokota, Inc. Public Relations

  • Clarient Inc. (Nasdaq: CLRT)

  • Clean Energy Fuels Corporation (Nasdaq: CLNE)

  • COMSAT Corporation

  • Cyanotech Corporation (Nasdaq: CYAN)
  • Georgeson & Company, Inc.

  • Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE)

  • Lightbridge Corporation (Nasdaq: LTBR)

  • Rainier Bancorporation

  • Reynolds & Reynolds Company

  • Rockwell International Corporation

  • Univar, Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) - Financial Planning & Analysis Department