About Amy Solas
Amy Solas, the founder of Solas Communications, has over 25 years of experience in financial communications, marketing consulting, and journalism. She brings analytical rigor, strategic thinking, strong facilitation skills, and an exceptional ability to convey the essence of complex ideas in developing messages, materials, and strategies for clients.
Before launching Solas Communications in 1999, Amy was with J.P. Morgan. As a Vice President in Latin America Investment Banking, she advised bankers and clients on transaction communications strategy. This included developing strategy and messages to best highlight the value and potential upside of companies seeking an acquirer or equity capital. As a Vice President in Corporate Communication, she developed strategy and content for major corporate publications, working closely with the financial department, investor relations, and press relations groups.
Previously, Amy was with the financial communications consultancy Ogilvy Adams & Rinehart (now Ogilvy Public Relations) in New York and London. She began her career at The New York Times.
Amy has been on the faculty of the Venture Capital Institute. She also served as an evaluator/judge for several double-bottom-line business plan competitions and contributed to the book Generating and Sustaining Nonprofit Earned Income (Jossey-Bass).
A native New Yorker, Amy graduated from Hunter College High School. She holds a BA cum laude from Georgetown University and an MBA from the Yale School of Management. She is an active member of the Yale Alumni Nonprofit Alliance and serves on the board of directors of The Andrew Goodman Foundation.