Opportunity

Brunswick Group is seeking a Director to join our Financial practice in New York.

Brunswick was founded in 1987 as a financial communications firm and this work remains deeply engrained in our DNA. Our global Financial practice has unparalleled experience developing and implementing campaigns to advise clients on both long-term positioning to enhance valuation and navigating complex capital markets transactions.

Members of our Financial practice are deeply experienced and focus their client work on mergers & acquisitions, shareholder activism, IPOs, financial communications & strategic investor relations and restructuring. These specialists partner with colleagues in our global sector teams and other practice areas to bring a powerful and complementary combination of perspectives to help clients manage their reputations during critical financial events and with financial stakeholders.

For nearly four decades, Brunswick has consistently ranked at the top of our industry’s league tables on a country, regional, and global basis. Over the last five years alone, the firm has advised on more than:

  • 1,000 M&A transactions totaling $2 trillion in value
  • 100 high-profile and complex IPOs
  • 100 publicly disclosed activist defense mandates with an aggregate market capitalization of almost $2 trillion and dozens more that remain private.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

Client Contribution & Handling
  • Delivering strategic advice to clients, drawing on financial communications expertise and depth of professional advisory experience – and contributing to formulation of advice on strategy and communications approach for financial situations
  • Representing the firm in discussions of complex financial situations with senior executives at the client and with financial and legal advisors
  • Serving as the main point of contact for clients in day-to-day communications.
  • Demonstrating deep knowledge of the clients’ business and strategic communications issues and the capital markets
  • Monitoring level of account profitability and intervening as necessary
Communication Skills
  • Writing thoughtful, well-structured content; considering audience in style and tone of communications
  • Expressing a well-developed point of view; analyzing and distilling complex information
  • Exhibiting good judgment and exercising discretion
  • Questioning and challenging in a constructive way; presenting unpopular ideas confidently
Business Development
  • Identifying new opportunities to deliver other Brunswick expertise to existing clients; actively pursuing and securing extensions of client relationships
  • Building and maintaining strong external networks in order to deliver valuable insight to clients and the Firm
  • Sourcing new business opportunities along with Partners
  • Applying knowledge and experience to lead well-run pitch teams and drive pitch preparation to support colleagues across regions and sectors
Team Management
  • Actively and effectively managing account teams and driving day-to-day activities for multiple accounts at a time
  • Guiding team on structuring the development of client deliverables for fast-moving and high intensity situations in a timely manner
  • Fostering development of team members’ skills and client handling ability by identifying new challenges and encouraging team to stretch where appropriate
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • 10-15+ years of experience in an advisory position with a deep understanding of the capital markets and a range of financial situations including but not limited to M&A, capital raises, shareholder activism and investor relations
  • Ability to anticipate and analyze stakeholder reactions (investors, analysts, media, employees)
  • Experience distilling complex financial and market-related developments to outside audiences (investors, analysts, media) including those who are not financial experts
  • Experience managing teams of five or more people
  • Client service oriented
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and think strategically and creatively in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional research, writing and communication skills
  • Energetic and self-motivated team player with strong work ethic
  • Ability to exhibit discretion with confidential client matters
Ideal Candidate:
  • A seasoned advisor with client-facing experience in financial situations
  • Previous experience on Wall Street, in financial journalism or financial media relations is a plus
  • Gravitas and clear leadership skills
  • A team mindset – someone who will invest in the people around them and build resources
  • Entrepreneurial and collaborative – it’s a “roll your sleeves up” culture
  • Adept at navigating and succeeding within high-performance environments
  • High emotional intelligence and strong personal impact
  • Commercial acumen and professional polish

The Firm

About Brunswick

Brunswick is a strategic advisory firm focused on critical issues and critical stakeholders.  Our purpose is to help our clients play their role in the world successfully.

We advise on critical issues and critical stakeholders at the center of business, politics and society, and help our clients – the leaders of large, complex organizations – understand and navigate these interconnected worlds.

Founded in 1987 in London, the firm has organically grown to 27 offices in 18 countries across the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia. Brunswick operates as a single global profit center in order to collaboratively and seamlessly deliver results for clients wherever they operate in the world.

The Americas and New York

Brunswick has six offices in the Americas. In the U.S., we offices in Chicago, Dallas, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. In Brazil, we have an office in São Paulo.

Colleagues in the Americas are drawn from a variety of backgrounds and consist of in-depth industry and sector experts from banking, law, accounting, politics, government, journalism and the media, consulting and elsewhere.

Brunswick’s New York Office is the largest of the firm’s offices in the Americas. The office is home to more than 250 colleagues working across the full range of Brunswick’s sector and practice groups, as well as our Insight, Digital and Creative Campaigns & Content teams.

Located in the heart of one of the world’s leading capital markets centers, Brunswick’s New York office serves as a global center of excellence for our Financial Institutions sector team – which advises leading banks, asset managers and insurers on a wide array of critical issues from corporate positioning to litigation and crisis – and our Financial practice – which advises clients across industries on M&A transactions, shareholder activism, investor relations and financial communications, IPOs, restructurings and ESG.

Our newly renovated and expanded space encompasses the 24th and 25th floors in the Grace Building on Bryant Park and serves as a convening space for Brunswick’s global colleagues, clients, media and other members of the business, political and social communities.

For more information on Brunswick, including our offices and client offers, please visit our website: www.brunswickgroup.com

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

Maintaining and strengthening a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace are pillars of Brunswick’s culture and key to our future success. Valuing and supporting every colleague as an individual while helping them reach their full potential is critical to attracting and developing our greatest strength – our people. By embracing our differences and diverse perspectives we create richer experiences within our firm and enhance the quality of the ideas and advice that we deliver to our clients.

Compensation

The applicant who is selected for this position will be eligible for the following compensation: 

In New York City, the annual compensation for this role will be: $225,000 - $250,000.

If an offer is extended to an applicant in New York, the applicant will be paid in line with this range and based on the applicant’s experience and qualifications. This range applies only to the New York position, and salaries in other offices and regions will vary based on an applicant’s experience and qualifications, as well as the competitive landscape.

Bonus Eligibility: Annual discretionary bonus contingent upon individual performance and the overall performance of the Firm. 

Benefits: Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance. Disability insurance. Employee assistance program. Flexible spending account. Health savings account. Life insurance. Paid Time Off: Vacation and sick leave, as well as paid Bank Holidays. Firm-sponsored 401K Plan with 3% safe harbor contribution of base and bonus – immediate vesting. 

Other: Career training and development opportunities and employee discounts. 

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