Steve Lipin, ex-Brunswick Group US chief and Wall Street Journal lead M&A reporter and finance editor, has opened Gladstone Place Partners in New York.
The firm's mission is to advise clients on critical matters at the nexus of the corporate world, financial markets and media.
GPP will focus on corporate financial communications (M&As, IPOs, spinoffs, activism), reputation/positioning, issues management (IR/stakeholder outreach, media programs, thought leadership platforms) and corporate governance matters (succession planning, proxy/compensation disclosures).
“Chief communications officers and their teams are facing an increasingly wide array of challenges while working to tell their story to an ever-expanding range of constituencies and media outlets," Lipin told O'Dwyer's "We have put together a diverse team of professionals here at Gladstone Place to help them navigate this landscape effectively and look forward to rolling up our sleeves and getting to work.”
Lipin, who left Brunswick in April, has assembled a group that includes president/COO Lauren Odell (nine-year Brunswick vet and JPMorgan alum) and senior advisor Louis Susman (former Ambassador to the UK and vice chairman at Citi Investment Bank),
He also recruited New York Times digital alum Danielle Belopotosky, Reuters veteran Michael Flaherty and Brunswick pros Vanessa Esparza and Felipe Ucros as senior VPs.