In addition to leading the firm’s Investor Relations Practice, Schaffer is also responsible for managing the agency’s growing Transaction, Crisis and Issues Management Practice, which provides strategic communications support to clients involved in both hostile and friendly transactions; shareholder activism, initial public offerings and complex business restructurings. Brian and his team also advise clients on significant corporate issues and crisis management.
“Brian is absolutely core to our team and our business,” said Jen Prosek, the firm’s founder and managing partner. “By building this important capability, Brian has enabled us to not only extend our offering for existing clients, but also positioned the firm to work with potential new clients on complex transactions and corporate crises. This global practice, which now numbers more than 10 people and several million in annual revenue has made significant contributions to the overall growth and profitability of the firm.”
“I joined Prosek because of its strong platform and its growing transactions and crisis business which Brian built,” said Andy Merrill who joined Prosek as a partner from Teneo in 2015. “I'm excited to be working alongside Brian and Jen to continue the growth and expansion of this important practice.”
Brian joined Prosek Partners in March 2007. Prior to Prosek, Brian was Director of Investor Relations at ntl, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTLI). He was also Vice President of Investor Relations at Brainerd Communicators. Brian started his career at Morgen-Walke Associates after graduating with Honors from the University of Delaware.
About Prosek Partners
Prosek Partners is among the largest independent public relations 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 included 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 for the ninth consecutive year, a “Top Place to Work in PR” by PR News, A New York Observer Power PR firm, and a Holmes Report Agency of the Year. Prosek Partners is a certified Woman-Owned Business. For more information about Prosek Partners visit www.prosek.com or follow the agency on Twitter at www.twitter.com/prosekpr