Terry Graunke
Terry Graunke

APCO Worldwide has forged a strategic partnership with Erie Street, Chicago-based independent corporate advisory firm.

Erie Street, which changed its name from Erie Street Capital in January, develops go-to-market strategies paving the path to new products, pricing and brand narratives.

APCO has named Erie Street founder & CEO Terry Graunke lead director of its board of directors. He launched ESC in 2017 to "partner with high-growth companies in the business services sector."

Margery Kraus, APCO founder/executive chairman, expects Graunke will help "identify opportunities for acquisitions and continued growth in the advisory and communications market.”

APCO is O'Dwyer's No. 3 ranked firm in 2019 with $134M in fees.