Prosek Partners, an independent public relations and financial communications firm, announced the appointment of Josh Clarkson as Vice President. Josh rejoins Prosek after 18-months with Gladstone Place Partners, where he worked on financial and strategic communications issues with a focus on M&A, activist shareholder preparation, and CEO-level corporate communications programs. Josh will be based in Prosek’s New York office.
Josh was previously with Prosek for four years, where he supported proactive and reactive communications programs for some of the firm’s most complex and sophisticated clients. His expertise in the credit markets, including distressed debt investing, along with shareholder activism, allowed Prosek to establish itself as a ‘go-to’ firm serving these highly niche clients. The transactional skillsets he added during his time away from the firm will allow Prosek to deepen its ability to further penetrate this market opportunity.
Jen Prosek, Managing Partner, commented, “Over the past six years, we have made a concerted effort to support our existing and new clients’ special situation needs, ranging across M&A, shareholder activism, bankruptcies/restructurings, crisis communications and related areas. Along the way, we have added a skilled team with diverse backgrounds and direct experience in banking/finance, legal and communications to complement our existing resources. Josh’s appointment is indicative of the growth we have experienced and the pipeline we have built. We are thrilled that Josh has decided to rejoin Prosek where he can assist us in taking advantage of this opportunity to further expand our reach.”
In the last six months Prosek has added four senior people with deep special situations experience in support of its growth in this area. These hires include Maria Gonzalez from Goldman Sachs (now VP at Prosek), Trevor Gibbons from Joele Frank (now SVP at Prosek), David Wells from Goldman Sachs (now Partner at Prosek) and now, Joshua Clarkson.
“I am excited to be rejoining Prosek at a time when the firm is experiencing some of its most impressive growth,” said Clarkson. “In addition to Prosek’s robust growth, the incredible level of respect and affinity I have for the team here, and the strong culture they have built, made this an especially compelling opportunity. I look forward to working with the firm’s existing special situations-focused clients while continuing to expand our offerings and increase market share.”