News 3 min read 21 March 2023

Kekst CNC Announces 2023 U.S. Partner and Principal Promotions

New York, New York, 21 March 2023 – Kekst CNC, the global strategic communications consultancy, today announced Partner and Principal promotions in New York. Nicholas Capuano, Ross Lovern, and Ashe Reardon join the firm’s Partner ranks, while Emma Young is promoted to Principal. Their expertise spans financial communications, investor relations, transactions, crisis communications, and leadership communications among other relevant offerings. They will continue to be integral to the firm’s best-in-class service to clients facing mission-critical communications challenges and periods of transformation.

Jeremy Fielding, Co-Chief Executive Officer, said:

"In a complex world, clients look to the experience, judgment and empathy of Kekst CNC’s leaders for strategic communications counsel. Nick, Ross, Ashe and Emma have demonstrated their individual ability to be a trusted partner to their clients, and we congratulate each of them on their promotions. With this cohort of new partners and principals, Kekst CNC is well positioned in the U.S. and around the world to continue helping our clients through this turbulent macro-environment."

Nicholas Capuano – Nick specializes in complex financial communications matters. He helps lead Kekst CNC’s U.S. investor relations practice, providing quarterly earnings counsel to several clients, advising on investor days, and helping clients refresh and enhance their investor messaging. He also has significant special situations experience and regularly advises clients on M&A, IPOs, shareholder activism, and leadership transitions.

Ross Lovern – Ross works closely with a wide range of public and private companies, counseling them on matters that impact their reputation and public perception.  He specializes in advising on contentious situations including shareholder activism, litigation support, restructurings, and complex or contested M&A. In particular, Ross has leveraged his media approach and relationships to deliver successful results for his clients.

Ashe Reardon – Ashe partners with clients on a range of complex engagements, with a particular focus on protecting and enhancing corporate reputation, advancing business goals, and navigating change. Since joining Kekst CNC in 2017, he has developed and led communications strategies for public and private companies across geographies, with specialized experience in the Middle East. He brings a uniquely collaborative and practical approach to his work with clients – guided by two decades in journalism and communications.

Emma Young – Emma advises clients on a wide range of financial, corporate, and strategic communication matters, as well as special situations. She has extensive experience in specialized investor relations, including advising companies around complex announcements, global business transformations, and senior leadership changes. Emma has also partnered with many clients to navigate various capital markets activities, such as M&A, IPOs, and shareholder activism.

About Kekst CNC

Kekst CNC is a global strategic communications firm that specializes in protecting and enhancing reputations. From 15 locations around the globe, our team of 300 professionals provides expert communications counsel informed by judgment, insights, and data-led analysis. We apply our communications expertise across high-stakes corporate, financial, and political matters, helping businesses communicate effectively through periods of disruption, transformation and growth. Kekst CNC is part of the Publicis Groupe.

Media contact

Jeffrey Taufield
Vice Chairman, Partner
[email protected]
+1 212 521 4815