Hill+Knowlton Strategies has recruited Lisa Cradit to helm its corporate advisory practice in New York.
Prior to H+K, the more than 20-year communications veteran was director of PR/communications at First Reserve, a private equity firm focused on energy.
She developed FR's branding campaign for the US, Europe and Asia, and managed external communications for various funds/investments.
Earlier, Cradit worked in the technology sector, launching IPOs, handling mergers/acquisitions and creating new markets.
L-1 Identity Solutions, then-Financial Dynamics, Fitzgerald Communications and BMC Software were among her employers.
Cradit takes a senior VP title at the WPP property.
Claire Koeneman, interim NYC GM, heads H+K's US financial communications practice.