Derek W. Leckow, Esq.*
Senior Market Strategist
Derek W. Leckow, Esq. brings more than 20 years of experience as an investor relations and corporate finance executive as well as a business attorney in private practice. He works closely with the firm’s Business Development team to leverage his relationships and industry knowledge to grow the firm’s client base and focus on strategic initiatives. Derek also serves as the Business Development liaison to the firm’s partner companies, including SE Healthcare and Granite HR Consulting. In addition, he is an Associate in the firm’s Business & Corporate Group.
Derek has experience working closely on business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and building relationships with investors and business leaders. Most recently, he was Vice President, Integration Management Office with Dentsply Sirona, Inc. in York, PA where he worked to integrate Dentsply Sirona’s $14B merger. In this role, he was part of an executive team tasked with analyzing and developing strategies to ensure efficiency, reduce costs and mitigate risk associated with the integration of the human resources and corporate finance functions of the companies.
During his time at Dentsply, he also served as Vice President of Investor Relations where he initiated an investor relations program that was recognized as best-in-class by Institutional Investor Magazine. As part of the program, Derek managed relationships with shareholders, equity analysts, debt holders, business partners and acquisition candidates. His transformational business development efforts played a key role leading to two of the largest business transactions in the dental industry.
Prior to Dentsply, Derek was the Vice President and Senior Investment Analyst for Barrington Research Associates, Inc. where he was responsible for equity research coverage in the firm’s healthcare and consumer groups. He was also an attorney in private practice in Chicago.
Derek received his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology and his B.A. in General Business Administration / Pre-Law from Michigan State University. He holds the Investor Relations Charter (IRC) designation.
*Admitted only in Illinois
Chicago-Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology, J.D.
Michigan State University, General Business Administration/Pre-law, B.A.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Investor Relations Charter (IRC)
National Investor Relations Institute, Member
Lancaster Bar Association
Harrisburg Regional Chamber
Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry
Institutional Investor Magazine, The All-America Executive Team, Life Science and Diagnostic Tools and Medical Supplies and Devices Industries, Best Investor Relations 1st Place – 2017
Wall Street Journal, Best on the Street award, 1st Place – 2007
- Developed and implemented efficient transition strategy on $14B merger, reducing costs and minimizing risk for human resources and corporate finance functions of company
- Initiated investor relations program for a publicly-traded company that was recognized as best-in-class by Institutional Investor Magazine
- Managed relationships with shareholders, debt holders, ratings agencies, business partners and acquisition candidates
- Experienced in equity research, particularly in healthcare and consumer industries
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