NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bloomberg L.P. today announced that Jason Schechter will join the company as chief communications officer. Schechter, formerly chairman of the U.S. Corporate Practice at Burson-Marsteller, will lead and coordinate Bloomberg’s global communications strategy across new and existing products and markets as the company continues its growth.
“As Bloomberg broadens the scope of our activities into new markets and new offerings, finding creative ways to reach our target audience becomes even more important,” said Dan Doctoroff, CEO and President of Bloomberg L.P. “Jason Schechter has demonstrated throughout his career the kind of innovative thinking and doing that will meet this need. He is a perfect fit for Bloomberg.”
"Bloomberg is re-imagining the way we communicate with our clients and stakeholders," said Kevin Sheekey, head of government relations and corporate communications at Bloomberg L.P. and Chairman of Bloomberg Government. “Jason has the skills and experience to help us engage with the world in new ways, and he will be a key player as we continue to build Bloomberg's culture of innovation, transparency and collaboration.”
“I am thrilled to join Bloomberg at such an exciting time for the company, and I look forward to working with the team to bring Bloomberg’s story of innovation and growth to the global marketplace,” said Schechter.
At Burson-Marsteller, Schechter oversaw a team of nearly 80 communications professionals and provided strategic communications counsel to leading companies across diverse industries including financial services, technology, media, and professional services, as well as non-U.S. headquartered institutions looking to build global brands. Previously Schechter was a Senior Vice President at Robinson Lerer & Montgomery (now RLM-Finsbury) where he counseled Fortune 500 clients through intensive situations including high-profile crises, corporate restructurings, financial transactions, and executive transitions. Prior to joining RLM, Schechter was an Assistant Press Secretary in the Clinton White House, serving as an official spokesman to the President.
Schechter holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Government from Georgetown University.
About Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The company’s strength – delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately - is at the core of the Bloomberg Professional service, which provides real time financial information to more than 310,000 subscribers globally.