Daniel Del RePartner
He is an expert in financial communications and investor relations with deep knowledge of sell-side and buy-side information needs, investment strategies, portfolio allocation, and corporate governance.
Daniel has advised clients during IPOs, M&A deals, CEO transitions, and strategic transformations as well as ongoing corporate communications activities. His crisis experience includes litigation, investigations, and restructurings.
Earlier in his career, Daniel was a financial journalist focusing on corporate governance, shareholder activism, and institutional investment trends.
He holds a M.A. in journalism from New York University.
Q&A with Daniel
What is the biggest opportunity for Kekst CNC and the communications industry?
The use of sophisticated analytical and research tools. With the tools at our disposal, there’s no reason that we shouldn’t have as much insight and as valid a point of view, for example, on why a client’s stock is moving as traders and bankers.
What are the major industry challenges in the next 3 to 5 years?
The contraction in the traditional news industry has made it more important for companies to speak directly to their ultimate audience – employees, shareholders, NGOs – rather than rely on the media. This poses a challenge because it has become more difficult to convey a message in a way that is credible and authentic. It also means that audiences are inundated with information – white papers, case studies, corporate-sponsored publications – which makes it especially challenging to help a client’s message stand out and have impact. The upside to these challenges is that they make it easier for the best communications advisors to demonstrate their value to clients.
What is the area of expertise in which you really stand out?
I’ve been told that I do quite well simulating a journalist during media trainings. Perhaps in the years since I stopped working as a professional journalist I’ve finally gotten the hang of interviewing.
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
An immediate sense that something is happening in the world that I want to be part of or learn about.
Which city will be the most exciting in 10 years?
Shanghai. Perhaps I’m biased by proximity to the city, but Shanghai feels like the test-bed for every consumer technology – from food delivery apps to internet-connected electric vehicles – that will become mainstream in the foreseeable future.