Edelman Hires Lex Suvanto as Managing Financial Director
Edelman public relations has just hired Lex Suvanto as managing director of Edelman Financial, effective effective today.
Previously the managing director of Abernathy MacGregor, Suvanto is tasked with building Edelman’s so-called special situations capability in New York and other U.S. markets. According to the news from the firm, he is to play a key role in growing financial communications practice for Edelman worldwide. Suvanto will report directly to Russell Dubner, president, Edelman, New York. Richard Edelman, president and CEO, Edelman, offered this comment on the new hiring:
“Financial communications is about a lot more than just the numbers – from multi-geography regulatory hurdles to employee engagement to the increasing importance of digital and social – and clients need a partner that can help manage this complexity. Lex is exactly the kind of senior counselor clients expect from Edelman in this new environment and an ideal addition to our global capabilities.”
Suvanto’s expertise is rooted in managing a wide array of complex communications challenges in the past. From CEO transitions to board advisory and merger advisement, the new Edelman executive has traversed many professional genres from Hearst Magazines to Havas in the U.K. and France.
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