Mike Bishop founded BishopIR in 2017 after more than 20 years’ experience in IR agency and in-house IRO settings. Prior to establishing BIR, Mike was Managing Director of the Blueshirt Group, leading client programs in the IoT, telecom infrastructure, and software/SAAS segments.
Before Blueshirt, Mike was Director, Investor Relations for Openwave Systems, a pioneer in the wireless data and IP communications sector. At Openwave, he was responsible for all aspects of the company’s investor relations activities and provided strategic counsel to the management team during periods of executive change, equity offerings, and strategic reviews. Earlier in his career, he led the investor relations department at Critical Path, an internet messaging firm. Before entering corporate investor relations, Mike was an investor relations consultant at the Financial Relations Board/BSMG and Fitzgerald Communications. Mike earned his B.A. in Finance and Economics from Baldwin-Wallace College.