Prosek Hires Jim David as Head of Washington Office

by | Feb 1, 2022

Prosek Partners announced it has hired Jim David as its Head of Washington Office. Formerly, David was a partner at Hamilton Place Strategies in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in mission-critical public affairs work, including M&A advocacy, legal and regulatory matters and other special situations. Prior to his position at HPS, Jim was a senior leader at Kekst & Company in New York.

“Prosek is a talent-led organization,” said Jen Prosek, Managing Partner of Prosek. “When we find the right talent to make investment around, we do it. Jim brings the perfect combination of financial communications and regulatory expertise. He also has the ‘grit, hustle and humanity’ attributes that perfectly align with our culture. For our clients who need to navigate complex regulatory issues and special situations at the same time, Jim will bring us a unique perspective. Jim will head a new office for us in Washington, which will open in 2022. We are already hiring Washington-based talent that will join Jim and three existing professionals in this office.”

“I am thrilled to be joining Prosek,” David said. “Jen and her team have built an exceptionally dynamic and creative firm. Their development of world-class capabilities in key areas like special situations, ESG and integrated marketing has made Prosek an increasingly powerful platform for clients over time. With this new office, that strategic growth continues. The most difficult communications challenges require interdisciplinary insight. Having built my career at the intersection of financial, corporate and policy communications, I am excited about how Prosek’s new Washington office will benefit clients and team members.”

“I have known and respected Jim for many years and am personally delighted to welcome him to our team,” said Andy Merrill, Partner at Prosek responsible for Special Situations. “Having a presence in Washington is absolutely critical to supporting our clients that are navigating complex and often multi-jurisdictional legal, regulatory and transaction-related challenges. I look forward to working closely with Jim as we extend our offering in this important area.”

David has a unique combination of high-stakes public affairs and strategic communications experience, spanning all industries. At Hamilton Place Strategies, he led advocacy campaigns and profile-building programs involving the full range of communications disciplines, including strategic message development, content creation, third-party engagement, rapid response, digital strategy, media relations and more. At Kekst, where he was a managing director and member of the executive committee, David focused on private equity and hedge fund clients as well as M&A, activist shareholder, bankruptcy and crisis assignments.

He has a Ph.D. in history from the College of William and Mary and B.A. magna cum laude from Boston College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He is the author of Dunmore’s New World, a book about the British Empire in the era of the American Revolution focused on the last royal governor of Virginia.

Prosek’s investment in Washington follows a series of major investments in the last several months, including its equity stake in Blue Dot Capital which marries ESG communications and consulting, the hiring of Phil Walters from Finsbury into its London office, the hiring of Dan Alloca as MD into its Marketing Division, the hiring of Katie O’Reilly as MD from Milken Institute and a new office in Palm Beach, Florida.

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.

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