Dave Schraeder, most recently senior VP and crisis management lead at Huntsworth's Grayling, has moved to RF|Binder for the executive managing director post.
He will oversee the independent firm's corporate and financial services practice.
Schraeder has counseled financial services, drug, technology and professional services clients.
He has advised top executives on crisis situations including data breach, cybersecurity, executive transitions and patient deaths and other sensitive situations.
Prior to Grayling, Schraeder was US corporate communications head of the World Gold Council and VP in MSLGroup's corporate unit.