January 3, 2018
Winnie Lerner Joins Finsbury as Managing Partner, North America
January 3, 2018 – NEW YORK – Finsbury, a global leader in strategic communications and trusted adviser to many of the world’s most successful companies, announced today that Winnie Lerner has joined the firm as Managing Partner, North America.
Lerner, a strategic communications veteran with 20 years of consulting and in-house experience, will coordinate the work of the firm’s practices in the United States to ensure that Finsbury is serving U.S. and global clients with its full range of capabilities. She will have a particular focus on helping to accelerate the expansion of the Capital Markets practice, Finsbury’s fastest growing offering in the United States.
Lerner joins Finsbury from its strategic partner the Glover Park Group (GPG), where she headed GPG’s New York office and capital markets practice for three years. As strategic partners, Finsbury, GPG and Hering Schuppener Consulting work on a unified global platform to offer clients unrivaled advice and execution in the major centers of business, finance and policymaking in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. Combining three of the world’s most trusted brands in strategic and financial communications and public affairs, the partnership brings together more than 500 experienced professionals in integrated practice groups focused on Capital Markets, Crisis and Litigation, Corporate and Leadership Positioning, Public and Regulatory Policy, and Employee and Change Communications.
Lerner will help to further integrate the partnership and capitalize on opportunities by bringing her significant corporate and capital markets expertise to bear on existing and new Finsbury client relationships. She will be a critical element of Finsbury’s strategy to build on its strong growth in the United States as the partner of choice for clients seeking to create, sustain and protect their reputation capital during times of opportunity and challenge.
Previously, Lerner was head of global communications for Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL) and spent 16 years at the Abernathy MacGregor Group, most recently as Co-President. At Finsbury, Lerner succeeds Paul Holmes, whose appointment as CEO, North America, was announced in 2017.