Who is 5 Quarters Investor Relations, Inc. – “5Q” ?

5Q is a Calgary-based, boutique consulting firm who has been disrupting the traditional investor relations and communications advisory model since 2013. We complement our extensive business, capital markets, and corporate communications knowledge with an unwavering dedication to our core values of trust, integrity, and quality.

What does 5Q mean?

Our name – 5 Quarters – embodies who we are and how we think. 5Q team members strive to go above and beyond in servicing our clients and we don’t stop at giving 110% – we go for 125% – or five quarters.  As every public company executive knows, Investor Relations goes beyond just the four quarters of financial reporting, and the team at 5Q helps our clients elevate their capital markets and communications strategies.

What sets 5Q apart from other firms?

Back in April of 2013, we set out to ‘break the mold’ on traditional IR and communications advisory models.  Rather than force clients to ‘lock-in’ to high-priced monthly retainers for year-long terms (a common occurrence), we offer clients ultimate flexibility in how they structure arrangements.  With 5Q, companies can choose to be billed hourly on an ad hoc basis, set a ‘draw-down’ retainer model that expands with increased usage, or ‘set-it-and-forget-it’ with a targeted number of hours monthly – which are then calibrated up or down on a quarterly basis depending on activity levels.  With a proven track record of success in our approach, we have earned a trusted reputation as a responsive, capable and high-integrity firm who can address unique pain points for clients.

What skills does your team bring?

Our team collectively brings a depth and breadth of experience that we believe is unmatched in our industry. In addition to decades of hands-on experience developing and executing IR strategies for public companies across sectors, we also bring extensive knowledge gained from working at TSX and TSX Venture Exchange in developing business globally. This affords us a deep understanding of listings and regulatory requirements, as well as an expanded network of contacts within the legal, investment banking, corporate finance and global exchange realms.

Where are you based?

5Q has evolved from a sole practitioner at start-up, to an independent, nationwide firm whose team members service clients from our stations across Canada (Calgary, Vancouver and Hamilton, ON). Whether executing strategic IR & communications programs, market engagement & outreach initiatives or social media strategies, 5Q goes beyond the conventional four-quarters of a calendar year to impart a lasting impact on our clients, and most importantly, their target audiences.

How can I learn more about whether 5Q could help my company?

Reach out to 5Q today through our contact page, and we can set up a call or send you additional information. We are happy to discuss your unique situation, and ultimately, share ideas around how 5Q could help achieve your organization’s goals.



In today’s business world, a strategic approach to your corporate communications is essential. With each IR program we develop, you are connected with the right audience — one that resonates with your company’s brand and values.