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Andy Merrill

Partner

Prosek Partners

New York, NY, USA

Andy Merrill
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Biography

Andy Merrill is Partner and member of the senior leadership team at Prosek Partners. He leads the firm’s Special Situations Practice, where he applies his expertise in financial communications, gained over nearly two decades, to counsel clients involved in significant transactions, shareholder activism, major litigation, corporate crises and other event driven issues and situations that are likely to threaten corporate reputation.

Before joining Prosek, Andy was Senior Managing Director at Teneo, where he consulted leading multi-national corporations managing a variety of special situations. He worked closely with the CEOs and their boards of directors as an advisor on corporate strategy, operations, transaction communications as well as reputation management and media relations.

Prior to Teneo, Andy served as CEO of Finsbury in the United States, where he led the build-out of the US office and ultimately facilitated the firm’s merger with Robinson Lehrer Montgomery. As CEO, Andy successfully established Finsbury’s US arm and strategically focused on national and international transaction communications, media and investor relations, crisis management as well as shareholder management.

Prior to his tenure at Finsbury, he worked as Global Managing Director of financial communications at Edelman. He served at Abernathy MacGregor as Managing Director and Partner after his appointment as Vice President at reputation management consultancy Sard Verbinnen & Co. In his early career, Andy worked in finance as an Investment Banker at multinational investment bank, UBS. Beforehand, he was a Senior Commercial Banker at The Bank of New York Mellon, where he also headed the bank's investor relations.

Andy was awarded with an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College. Andy currently serves on the Board of Directors of Cristo Rey New York High School and Row New York and is Chairman of the Stamford Hospital Foundation.

Andy’s Background

Prosek Partners
Partner
Sep 2015 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Prosek Partners is a leading global marketing and communications firm based in the United States. The organization is specialized in the financial and B2B industries and distinguishes themselves for their deep understating of their client’s business.
Teneo
Senior Managing Director
Jul 2011 - Sep 2015
New York, NY, USA
Teneo is a communications strategy consultancy that offers a range of services from crisis management, investor relations, digital and social media management, to executive recruitment and litigation management. The firm has a high-profile client base from Fortune 500 companies to charity organizations as well as high-net-worth individuals.
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Current Board Positions

Cristo Rey New York High School
Board of Directors
Aug 2019 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Cristo Rey High School New York is a private Catholic high school in Manhattan, New York. The school sponsors students that excel academically and do not have the funds to attend a private high school. The school distinguishes itself by offering pupils internships at large corporations like American Express and McKinsey.
Stamford Hospital Foundation
Chairman of The Board
Oct 2018 - Present
Stamford, CT, USA
Stamford Hospital Foundation is a charity organization that financially supports the Stamford Hospital. The foundation makes provision for new technology, facilitates medical programs and supports the hospital in delivering the best possible service to patients.
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Philanthropy

Row New York
Board of Directors
New York, NY, USA
Row New York is a non-profit organization based in New York City focused on empowering youth through the sport of rowing. The organization offers a variety of rowing programs for under-resourced youth, people with disabilities and Veterans.

Media

18 Top Public Relations Experts CEOs Scramble to Hire in a Crisis
Apr 2020
New York, NY, USA
Andy Merrill, Partner at Prosek Partners, was recognized as one of 18 public relations experts on Business Insider's list of those who get called on to handle some of the most difficult PR cases. These industry professionals are vital in dealing with the media, explaining big company shifts, and keeping businesses on track.
Podcast Superception
Contributor, Episode 38
2019
Andy Merrill explores a range of subjects pertaining to finance, politics and communications. He discusses social media in financial markets, hurdles faced by banks on managing data and debates on the weaponization of social media. He also deliberates Elon Musk’s presence on Twitter and Donald Trump’s motion to change the financial reporting system.

Speaking Engagements

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Yale School of Management CEO Summit
Participant
Jun 2020
The Yale CEO Summit & Mayors College was titled 'Economic Rejuvenation: Safely Bringing Corporations and Communities out of COVID Caves.' Yale Professor and Senior Associate Dean Jeff Sonnenfeld led a discussion that looked at economic rejuvenation and returning to normalcy, and also focused on the social justice issues that have dominated everyone’s attention in recent days.

Andy’s Education

Columbia Business School
Master of Business Administration in Finance
1990 - 1992
Trinity College - Hartford
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature
1981 - 1984