About Us

Ascent Investor Relations LLC(“AIR”) is a full service investor relations (IR) and corporate communication firm serving private companies, pre-IPO, and public companies across all industries in the U.S. stock market.

AIR’s Mission

Our mission is to optimize long-term shareholder value and thereby lower the cost of capital for our clients. With a constant focus on our clients’ responsibilities to shareholders, we proactively approach the investment community and seeking strategic solutions.

AIR’s Objective

Our objective is to help our clients to achieve their highest market valuation on the strength of extensive experiences and a powerful networks of industry connections- investment bankers, fund managers, analysts, private equity firms.


We are experts at providing comprehensive IR activity includes best-practice investment positioning, disclosure, perception analysis, regulatory compliance, presentations and outreach.

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Investor Relations

Media Relations

IPO Advisory

Private Company

Team of Experts


Tina Xiao


As a well-respected IR professional, Tina founded AIR in 2014, she brings deep capital markets expertise and relationships to her role in developing and executing impactful IR programs, focusing on U.S. listed China based companies. Previously, Tina was a partner of IR Agency for over 5 years, serving U.S. listed Chinese companies.


Terrence DeFranco


Terrence brings to AIR substantial Wall Street experience and capital market advisory platform to U.S. based corporate clients. Prior to joining AIR, Terrence was the Managing Member of OneSource Advisors, a corporate consulting firm focused on providing strategic advisory services to boards of directors of public companies.


Eric Wu


Dr. Wu brings his distinguished stock market experience and academic achievement to AIR. Prior to joining us, Dr. Wu was a Managing Director of NYPC Kopp Fund, a China-based private equity fund. Before that, Dr. Wu was a Senior Vice President at Alliance Advisors LLC, a New York-based IR consulting firm.


Eva Xing


Eva Xing joined AIR in 2016 and her area of expertise includes corporate finance and market analytics, supporting company’s financial strategy and guidance, modeling, budgeting, auditing, data analysis and compilation, industry research as well as contributes to financial systems.