New York-based merger and acquisition consultancy Gould+Partners has appointed Matthew Schwartz to the role of editorial director, a newly created position at that financial services firm.

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Schwartz, who also serves as a contributing writer for publications and BtoB Marketer Magazine, was formerly group editor of industry newsletter PR News. Prior to that he served as a staff reporter for Crain’s BtoB and held producer and writer roles at the Fox News Channel and CNN. Schwartz was also formerly a senior editor at the O'Dwyer Co., which owns this website.

At Gould+Partners, Schwartz is charged with developing and distributing marketing and management related materials, and will pen editorial content covering industry news as it relates to the firm’s ongoing business. Schwartz will also be responsible for developing and marketing Gould+Partners’ line of branded live events and webinars.

Gould+Partners managing partner Rick Gould founded the agency in 2001. Gould's former firm, SGP Worldwide, formerly StevenGouldPincus, was dissolved in 2014. Former SGP partner Art Stevens, meanwhile, formed mergers and acquisitions shop The Stevens Group.