Issuer Direct Announces New Board of Directors to Support Next Chapter of Growth


RALEIGH, NC / ACCESSWIRE / July 1, 2024 / Issuer Direct Corporation (NYSE American:ISDR), an industry-leading communications company, today announced it has appointed Wes Pollard and Joe Staples as new independent members of its Board of Directors.

“We are excited to welcome Wes and Joe to the Issuer Direct Board of Directors,” said CEO Brian Balbirnie. “We believe their respective skillsets are an ideal fit for us as we pursue our strategic vision to be a leading provider of media and communications software to the PR (Public Relations) and IR (Investor Relations) industry. We are confident they will be valuable additions to our company as we continue to optimize our business and work to maximize value for our shareholders.”

As of July 1, 2024, the Issuer Direct Board of Directors will be comprised of the following persons:

  • Graeme P. Rein, CFA, CPA, Principal at Yorkmont Capital Management, LLC. Mr. Rein will continue to serve as a Director and the Audit Committee Chairperson.

  • Wes Pollard, CPA, Chief Financial Officer of Primeritus Financial Services. As a Director, Mr. Pollard will serve as a member of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee.

  • Joe Staples, Experienced Chief Marketing Officer and Adjunct Professor of Marketing at Utah Valley University. As a Director, Mr. Staples will serve as the Compensation Committee Chairperson.

  • Brian R. Balbirnie, Founder and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Balbirnie will continue as a Director and resume as Chairperson of the Board, a role he held for seven years, from the company’s formation until July 2013.

Mr. Pollard is a finance executive who is currently serving as the Chief Financial Officer of Primeritus Financial Services, a private equity backed company in the automotive financing industry. He has approximately thirty years of accounting and finance experience, much of which has been at the CFO level, including private, venture-backed, and publicly traded companies. These companies include Digital Lifestyle Outfitters (acquired by Philips Electronics), Issuer Direct Corp, kSep Systems (acquired by Sartorious, Inc) and MobileGuard (acquired by Smarsh, Inc.), among others. Mr. Pollard also served as the Managing Partner of TechCXO RTP and worked in the audit and consulting practices of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Pollard received his BA in Business Management and Economics from North Carolina State University and his Master of Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Mr. Staples has worked as a senior B2B marketing executive (CMO/SVP Marketing) for 22 years with particular expertise in SaaS, marketing technology, employee engagement and customer experience sectors. Mr. Staples served as a marketing executive officer for two publicly traded companies, Captaris Inc. (NASDAQ:CAPA) and Interactive Intelligence Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ININ), and two companies who have been acquired for over $1B, Interactive Intelligence Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ININ) and Workfront, Inc. Mr. Staples is currently an adjunct professor of marketing at Utah Valley University and serves in a marketing advisory/consulting capacity for several technology companies.

About Issuer Direct Corporation

Issuer Direct is a leading communications company, providing solutions for both Public Relations and Investor Relations Professionals for over 18 years. Our comprehensive solutions are used by thousands of customers from emerging startups to multi-billion-dollar global brands, ensuring their most important moments are reaching the right audiences, via our industry-leading newswire, IR website solutions, events technology, and compliance solutions. For more information, please visit

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Issuer Direct Corporation
Brian R. Balbirnie

Brett Maas
Hayden IR
(646) 536-7331

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Hayden IR

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