LOS ANGELES, May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Finn Partners announced today the appointment of David Shane as Senior Partner, Deputy Managing Director, of its west coast operations. Shane will be based in Los Angeles and report to Howard Solomon, managing partner, FP West.
Shane's more than 20 years' experience in technology, entertainment, media and corporate communications includes senior positions with several of the world's most innovative brands including Comcast, International Creative Management and Hewlett-Packard. Shane was recently chief communications officer for Relativity where he developed global communication strategy and oversaw communications for each of the company's divisions, including film, television, digital, sports and branded entertainment. Most recently, he has led his own consulting firm where he has partnered with numerous clients in sectors ranging from media to global retail and e-commerce.
"David has worked in both Silicon Valley and Los Angeles and brings tremendous expertise in the hottest west coast sectors, including strong client-side experience at the intersection of technology and entertainment," said Howard Solomon, managing partner, Finn Partners West. "I'm excited that David is on board and look forward to working closely with him and our senior team to continue growing Finn Partners' west coast presence."
Shane's background also includes deep expertise in crisis communications and reputation management. Most recently, he navigated Relativity through complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. At Hewlett-Packard, where Shane served as vice president, corporate external communications, he was instrumental in leading strategic communications efforts for more than $20 billion in M&A activity and handled crisis communications around the globe.
"Finn Partners has a fantastic entrepreneurial spirit, and I am excited to join the firm and contribute to the agency's growth," said Shane. "I'm looking forward to working closely with the entire leadership team."
Shane began his career in television news at CBS in Philadelphia, and later, was appointed vice president, communications for Comcast, which brought him to Los Angeles.
Honored with numerous accolades for his work, Shane has won an Emmy Award and is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, The Arthur W. Page Society and the University of Pennsylvania's Southern California Regional Advisory Board. He holds a BA in Communications from the University of Pennsylvania.
About Finn Partners, Inc.
Founded in 2011 on the core principles of innovation and collaborative partnership, Finn Partners has tripled in size in just five years, becoming one of the fastest growing independent public relations agencies in the world. The full-service marketing and communications company's record setting pace is a result of organic growth and integrating new companies and new people into the Finn Partners world through a common philosophy. Finn Partners' mantra, Work Hard, Play Nice, infuses internal and external relationships, resulting in amazing work and an all-inclusive environment. With 540 professionals, Finn Partners provides its clients with global access and capabilities in the U.S., Europe and Asia, in addition to PROI Worldwide. Headquartered in New York, Finn Partners' other offices are located in: Chicago, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Jerusalem, London, Los Angeles, Munich, Nashville, Paris, Portland, San Francisco, Singapore and Washington D.C. Find us at finnpartners.com and follow us on Twitter @finnpartners.
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