Brunswick Group brings on Tom Deegan as a partner based in Hong Kong, effective Jan. 4. Deegan previously served as general counsel of the Public Investment Fund, the sovereign wealth fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Before that, he was a senior partner and led the M&A and energy & infrastructure practices in the Asia Pacific region for Sidley Austin LLP. At Brunswick, Deegan will work to strengthen the firm’s M&A capabilities in Asia and bring his international legal and regulatory expertise to bear for clients globally.
FNK IR, an investor relations consultancy focused on small and micro-cap companies, has named Matt Chesler a partner. Chesler comes to FNK IR from MDC Partners, where he was head of investor relations and SVP finance. Before coming to MDC, he served as a sellside equity research analyst at Deutsche Bank, covering media and internet stocks. “Matt understands firsthand the challenges that smaller-market caps face as well as the ways that investors identify and evaluate these types of companies,” said FNK IR founder and managing partner Rob Fink. “Combining this experience with FNK IR’s domain expertise and deep-seated investor network will add significant value to the clients we service.”
The InterMedia Group of Companies has named Michael Walters as vice president marketing & sales at its InterMedia Advertising unit. Walters was most recently at iSpot.tv, where he was vice president West Coast sales, offering TV attribution analytics and ID-based solutions to brands and agencies. He has also served as director of platform partnerships at both Quantcast and AOL. In his new post, Walters will connect advertisers with InterMedia's bench of data scientists, modeling and custom-client dashboard tools, proprietary media networks and performance-based media offerings. "Michael is passionate about bringing research and data-driven advertising solutions to advertisers looking for ways to propel higher media efficiency and improved returns on their advertising investments," said InterMedia president and CEO Robert Yallen.