Scott Widmeyer, whom Finn has known for about 20 years, will continue in his leadership role as managing partner of Finn Partners.
Margaret Dunning remains as head of Widmeyer's higher education practice and research/polling operation. Jason Smith retains his responsibility for the PK-12 unit. Jessica Ross stays in charge of Finn Partners in Washington. The trio reports to Finn and Richard Funess, senior managing partner in New York.
Finn said Washington is now Finn Partners' No. 2 office. His plan calls for the shift of Finn Partners' 15 capital city staffers into the 30-strong Widmeyer office on 20th St. by the end of the year. In New York, Widmeyer's 10 people will join the 130 Finn Partners' employees on 57th St.
Finn said his goal is to build share in all his key markets, which include Fort Lauderdale, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Jerusalem.
Stevens Gould Pincus handled the Widmeyer transaction.