SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CamberView Partners, LLC, the leading source of independent, investor-led advice for public companies on shareholder activism and investor engagement, is pleased to announce that David Weil, the founder and former CEO of iiWisdom, and former Managing Director in the Investment Banking Divisions of both Credit Suisse and Merrill Lynch, has joined the firm as a Senior Advisor. David also currently serves as an Advisor and Executive-in-Residence at Warburg Pincus.
"David brings to CamberView a depth of relationships and knowledge in the investor community that will help our clients understand the perspectives of their investors and integrate those perspectives into their investor communication and engagement strategies. David is the perfect partner for the CamberView team given his work over the past several years seeking to close the gap between companies and investors around governance and engagement matters," said Abe Friedman, CEO of CamberView.
Prior to joining CamberView, David partnered with BlackRock to launch iiWisdom, a provider of interactive governance solutions for public companies and their investors. In this role, he worked closely with the world's largest asset managers to develop both an online platform for public company communication with investors as well as in-person events such as the Fall Engagement Summit that help facilitate closer relationships between public companies and their investors. iiWisdom sold the interactive proxy business to Institutional Shareholder Services in mid-2016. David will continue to organize and host the Fall Engagement Summit in partnership with CamberView and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.
During his two-decade career as an investment banker, David served as a trusted advisor to companies throughout the Media and Technology landscape. He advised clients such as Time Warner, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters and Nielsen on a wide range of strategic transactions, including contested situations.
"I have had the chance to work with CamberView over the past few years and have come to know their exceptional team. Each of CamberView's professionals uniquely understand the complex governance landscape and think creatively to design engagement and campaign strategies that resonate with their clients' stakeholders," David said. "I am honored and excited to have an opportunity to contribute to this great team working on behalf of public company management and boards."
About CamberView Partners, LLC
CamberView Partners is the leading provider of independent, investor-led advice to public companies on how to successfully manage investor engagement, contested situations and complex and challenging corporate governance issues. We advise company executives and boards on a wide range of events including contested merger situations, hedge fund activism, director elections, compensation matters, difficult shareholder proposals, sustainability and more. CamberView helps its clients succeed with their investors by providing insight into the investor's perspective, explaining how investors will respond to the company's proposals, and creating successful proactive strategies for investor engagement.
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