Armel Leslie is a Senior Director, Head of Capital Markets at Peppercomm, a team of specialists within Peppercomm focused on financial services, capital markets and investor relations. He was previously a Principal at Walek & Associates, an award-winning financial and corporate PR and IR firm that was acquired by Peppercomm in 2013.
He joined Walek & Associates in 1999 and most recently oversaw the Global Capital Practice Group overseeing strategy and execution for a wide array of traditional and alternative asset managers, brokerages, trade groups and service providers. Armel was the account executive for the New York Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute when Walek & Associates won the “Best Communications” award. He is a member of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).
A native of South Africa, Armel studied business management at the University of South Africa and graduated cum laude with a bachelors in history from Baruch College (CUNY) where he started his career as a Public Relations Officer. He has been quoted in the media and industry conferences about the implications of the JOBS Act on hedge fund marketing and communications.