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Piotr Pillardy

Research Associate
Piotr is a core member of the Research and Analysis team.

He supports clients on a wide range of research initiatives for both short- and long-term projects, including in-depth industry research, media analysis, and communications-focused due diligence research.

Piotr is a core member of the Knowledge, Insights, Research & Analytics (KIRA) team. He supports clients on a wide range of research initiatives for both short- and long-term projects, including in-depth industry research, media analysis and communications-focused due diligence research.

Piotr supports private and publicly traded companies on a range of strategic communications matters, such as investor relations (including earnings/annual shareholder meeting preparation and investor targeting), media relations, activist situations, bankruptcies/restructurings, M&A/IPOs, litigation support, and crisis preparedness and response across multiple industries including private equity, consumer finance, healthcare, aerospace, FMCG, industrials, and cosmetics, among others.

Additionally, he leads and conducts in-depth communications-focused due diligence research as part of board appointments, contested M&A transactions, and crisis litigation and activist situations. Piotr also sits on the global digital super user team.

Prior to joining Kekst, Piotr was a Deputy Project Manager at Blue Heron Research Partners, where he provided qualitative due diligence to institutional investors and corporate clients. His responsibilities included leading cross-functional teams on financial intelligence projects, managing competitive landscape analyses for early stage tech startups, and product development. Before Blue Heron, Piotr served several roles at Exiger LLC, a global boutique management consultancy specializing in governance, risk and compliance.

Piotr holds a B.A. (cum laude) in History and History of Art from Cornell University.


Contact and location information

New York

Kekst CNC
New York (Headquarters)
437 Madison Avenue, 37th Floor
New York, NY 10022