Stagwell’s SKDK has acquired Jasper Advisors, which was founded in September 2022 by Brunswick Group veterans David Sutphen and Julie Andreeff Jensen.

The DC-based corporate suite advisory will keep its name and operate as an independent unit of SKDK.

Sutphen headed Brunswick’s Washington office from 2009 to 2017.

Earlier, he was SVP-government relations at Viacom, SVP-government & industry relations at Recording Industry Association of America, and general counsel to Sen. Ted Kennedy at the Judiciary Committee.

Jensen served as partner at Brunswick from 2009 to 2016.

She exited Brunswick for the chief corporate affairs and communications officer post at Citadel and then joined the Washington Football Club as SVP-external affairs and communications in October 2020.

SKDK CEO Doug Thornell has known Sutphen and Jensen for about 20 years and views them as two of the most talented and respected reputation strategists in the business.

The acquisition of Jasper enables SKDK to “offer clients an unmatched and even deeper level of senior strategic counsel, breadth of experience and diversity of executive talent to further strengthen our industry leading capabilities,” he said.