NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Prosek Partners, a leading independent public relations and financial communications firm, is pleased to announce that Andy Merrill has joined as Partner. Mr. Merrill brings nearly 20 years of strategic financial communications experience to Prosek, with a focus on transaction communications and issues and crisis management.
Before joining Prosek, Mr. Merrill was Senior Managing Director at Teneo, a global strategic consultancy, where he counseled CEOs and boards of directors in the areas of corporate strategy, business operations, media and investor relations, corporate and executive reputation management, transaction communications and other special situations.
Prior to Teneo, Mr. Merrill was the U.S. Chief Executive Officer of Finsbury, a financial communications firm based in London. He led the successful build out of Finsbury's U.S. business, focusing on domestic and cross-border transaction communications, financial media and investor relations, shareholder activism approach and defense, and crisis communications. He led the ultimate merger of Finsbury's U.S. office with Robinson Lehrer Montgomery.
"In our industry, there are few people with the breadth and depth of experience and expertise that Andy brings to the table," said Jennifer Prosek, Managing Partner. "Andy will play a key role in growing our transactions and special situations business, and will leverage his immense talents and experience to support clients across the firm. This is a transformative hire for the agency and one that will bring great value and benefit to our clients."
Added Mr. Merrill: "Prosek has established an impressive reputation over the past several years and has expanded its capabilities to better serve clients. Its unique entrepreneurial culture creates a level of passion and enthusiasm for the business at all levels of the firm that results in consistently better outcomes for clients. I look forward to playing a key role in building on this momentum to grow the business and to continue driving the firm on its upward trajectory."
Prior to Finsbury, Mr. Merrill led Edelman's thirty-person global financial communications practice, which he joined from Abernathy MacGregor, where he was a Partner and Managing Director. Prior to Abernathy he served as an investment banker at UBS and as both a senior commercial banker and the Head of Investor Relations for The Bank of New York.
Mr. Merrill is a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and has an MBA in finance from Columbia University in New York. He is Chairman-elect of the Board of Directors of the Stamford Hospital in Stamford, Connecticut.
About Prosek Partners
Prosek Partners is among the leading independent public relations firms globally with main offices in New York, Connecticut and London. Services include media relations, financial communications, investor relations, crisis communications and issues management, digital marketing, creative services and design, media training, editorial services and publishing, and branded entertainment. The firm was ranked in the top 20 in New York Observer's PR Power List 2014, has been named an Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Company for the last seven consecutive years, a "Top Place to Work in PR" by PR News, and a Holmes Report Agency of the Year. Prosek Partners is a certified Minority- and Women-Owned Business. For more information about Prosek Partners visit www.prosek.com or follow the agency on Twitter at www.twitter.com/prosekpr
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