Prosek Partners, a leading integrated global marketing and communications firm with over 300 employees and approximately 275 clients, announced that Brian Schaffer has been promoted to partner. Brian is the firm’s 10th partner.
Brian joined Prosek in 2007 after eight years as an investor relations specialist. Since joining the firm, he has leveraged his unique combination of agency and public-company IR experience to establish and expand our Special Situations practice, focused on shareholder activism, sovereign and corporate restructurings/bankruptcies, crisis and litigation support, hostile and friendly M&A and public company listings.
“Beginning with the financial crisis in 2008, the level and complexity of the regulatory, legal and competitive challenges faced by our clients has grown significantly,” said Jen Prosek, founder and managing partner at Prosek Partners. “Brian has been instrumental in building our special situations capabilities and team, enabling us to win the trust of clients and referral sources to compete effectively with the best of our specialist boutique peers. Our Special Situations practice has become a core offering of the firm, as well as a significant contributor to our bottom line.”
Brian has over two decades of experience providing strategic corporate, transaction, crisis and investor communications counsel to senior management teams and boards of directors. He has helped position numerous M&A transactions, hostile and friendly takeover attempts, proxy contests, IPOs, asset divestitures, restructurings, restatements and bankruptcies, both in agency and internal roles.
“With the support of Jen and the firm’s partners, along with contributions from our diverse and talented team, we have developed a top-ranked Special Situations practice,” said Schaffer. “I am not only honored to have helped set the strategy and grow our Special Situations practice, but equally privileged to have done so within an organization like Prosek that values entrepreneurship and prizes grit and determination.”
About Prosek Partners
Prosek Partners is among the largest independent communications and marketing firms in the U.S. and one of the few domestic, mid-size firms that offers global capabilities through its London office and international network. Specializing in providing a full range of communications solutions to financial and professional services companies, the firm delivers an unexpected level of passion, creativity and marketing savvy. Prosek Partners’ “Unboxed Communications” approach brings breakthrough ideas to every client engagement. Services include digital and traditional media relations, financial communications, investor relations, transaction services, crisis communications and issues management, digital marketing, design and creative services, content creation, publishing, media training and branded entertainment. The firm has been named an Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Company, a “Top Place to Work in PR” by PR News, A New York Observer Power PR firm, and a PRovoke “Best Agency to Work For” and “Global and North American Corporate/Financial Agency of the Year.” Prosek Partners is a certified Woman-Owned Business. For more information about Prosek Partners please visit www.prosek.com or follow the agency on Twitter at www.twitter.com/prosekpr.