FGS Global

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FGS Global

FGS Global

909 Third Ave., New York, NY 10022


[email protected]

Corporate positioning; mergers and acquisitions; crisis and special situations; litigation support; activism, corporate governance and shareholder engagement; employee and transformation communications; diversity, equity and inclusion; IPOs and listings; restructurings and bankruptcies; cybersecurity and privacy issues; public affairs; environmental, social and governance.

Founded: 1992.

Agency Statement:

FGS Global is the strategic advisor for the stakeholder economy. Headquartered in NY, the firm is a global strategic advisory and communications consultancy, with over 1200 multidisciplinary experts across the world’s major financial, government, business and cultural centers. FGS Global is a leader in crisis, corporate reputation, public affairs and capital markets and M&A advisory, as well as an acknowledged leader in boardroom communication counsel. The firm supports its clients in addressing a myriad of stakeholder concerns leveraging its capabilities in research and insights, media placement as well as content, digital and data. The company was formed through the merger of leading strategic communications consultancies Finsbury Glover Hering and Sard Verbinnen in December 2022.

George Sard, Roland Rudd, Carter Eskew, co-chairmen; Paul Holmes, vice chair; Alexander Geiser, global CEO; Mike Feldman, Paul Verbinnen, co-chairs, North America; Andrew Cole, deputy global CEO & co-CEO, North America; Joel Johnson, Paul Kranhold, Winnie Lerner, co-CEOs, North America; Faeth Birch, CEO, UK, Middle East & Asia; Brigitte von Haacke, CEO, Europe

Office locations:
FGS Global serves its global client base from offices in Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Berlin, Boston, Brussels, Dubai, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, Kingston (NY), London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Paris, Riyadh, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, South Florida, Tokyo, Washington D.C. and Zurich.

FGS Global in the news with O'Dwyer's:

FGS Global Handles Ceres’ Climate Disclosure Push

Fri., Sep. 23, 2022

... FGS Global is supporting Ceres Inc., the Boston-based sustainability advocacy nonprofit, in issues related to the...

On the Move: Sloane & Co. Hires FGS Global's TJ White

Fri., Sep. 23, 2022

...White as managing director and head of special situations. White joins the agency from FGS Global (formerly Sard Verbinnen & Co.), where he most recently served as a director, providing...

ASC Reps Light St. Capital’s Move Vs. Zendesk Deal

Mon., Aug. 29, 2022

...and revised corporate operating plan. ASC Advisors’ Steve Bruce and Taylor Ingraham handle Light Street Capital. FGS Global ’s John Christiansen and Zachary Tramonti represented Zendesk in the H&F/Permira deal....

Longacre Square Handles CSC’s Flexsteel Bid

Fri., Aug. 26, 2022

...the proposal to determine the best course of action for the company and its shareholders. FGS Global 's George Sard, Jared Levy and Bryan Locke handle media for Flexsteel. Longacre Square's Greg Marose...

FGS Global Directs Struggling Cineworld

Mon., Aug. 22, 2022

... FGS Global handles Cineworld Group PLC as it confirms media speculation that the owner of Regal...

Evolution of Shareholder Activism

Mon., Aug. 8, 2022

...place to mitigate the threat. *** John Christiansen, Bryan Locke and Jared Levy are Partners at FGS Global ....

WPP Posts 8.7% 1H Growth

Fri., Aug. 5, 2022

...the PR growth was across the board at Hill+Knowlton Strategies, BCW, Ogilvy PR and FGS Global .   “The breadth and depth at our offer, from consumer to corporate PR as well as...

FGS Global Drives Valvoline’s Deal with Aramco

Mon., Aug. 1, 2022

... FGS Global represents Valvoline as the Lexington, KY-based company that sells its auto lubricants and engine...

FGS Global Adds ADM’s Reed

Fri., Jul. 29, 2022

...Reed Anthony Reed, who spent 14 years at Archer Daniels Midland agribusiness giant, has joined FGS Global in Washington as a partner. As VP-federal government relations, Reed handled energy, environmental policy, sustainability...

Kekst CNC Pilots JetBlue's Deal for Spirit

Thu., Jul. 28, 2022

...deal will receive required regulatory approval by no later than the first half of 2024. FGS Global handled Spirit....

BoJo Aide Hickman Slates Move to Teneo

Tue., Jul. 19, 2022

...advisor at Teneo. He exited Teneo last year for Finsbury Glover Hering, which is now FGS Global . Hickman, a noted Eurosceptic, joined Johnson’s team in 2020 to help rebuild the economy after...

Chambers Ranks FGS Global Sole Band 1 Nationwide Crisis PR & Comms Firm

Fri., Jul. 1, 2022

... FGS Global stands alone in the top tier of nationwide PR & communications firms in the...

FGS Global Works $10B Zendesk Deal

Fri., Jun. 24, 2022

... FGS Global represents Zendesk as the San Francisco-based customer engagement software company acquired by Hellman &...

On the Move: Crosscut Strategies Hires FGS Global's Brenner

Fri., Jun. 17, 2022

...Brenner as a senior VP. Brenner spent 13 years at Glover Park Group (now FGS Global ), where she was most recently managing director, health. She has also held media relations...

McKinsey Vet Joins FGS Global

Wed., Jun. 15, 2022

... Katrin Suder Katrin Suder, who spent almost 15 years as a McKinsey consultant, has joined FGS Global , which was formerly known as Finsbury Glover Hering, as a senior advisor in its...

WPP Names First US President

Tue., Jun. 14, 2022

...serve as WPP’s executive sponsor for its substantial P&G account. BCW, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Ogilvy and FGS Global are WPP’s PR shops....

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