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Vice President, Investor Relations
James Hillier is Vice President, Investor Relations at IPG Photonics, the leading global producer of high-performance fiber lasers for materials processing applications. In this role, James is responsible for effectively shaping and communicating the company’s strategy to increase shareholder value, as well as attracting and retaining quality institutional shareholders and Wall Street analysts. Previously, Mr. Hillier served as Vice President, Investor Relations at Demandware, the industry-leading provider of enterprise cloud commerce solutions, which was acquired by Salesforce in 2016. He also served as Vice President, Investor Relations at PTC, a global provider of software to discrete manufacturers used to design, operate, and service complex products. Prior to his career in investor relations, he spent 14 years as a financial analyst, 13 of which were at UBS, where he served as a Director and senior analyst. While at UBS, Mr. Hillier specialized in the coverage of the global technology industry, both as a technology strategist and a research analyst covering the communications equipment industry.
Mr. Hillier holds a B.A. in Economics and English from the University of Pennsylvania.