Senior Corporate and Financial Communications Strategist
Steve is an experienced corporate and financial communications strategist with a strong background in media relations,
As an Executive Vice President at Hullin Metz & Co., he provided strategic counsel and media relations support to WL Ross & Co. and was involved in Ross’s landmark acquisitions in the steel, coal, textiles, auto parts and subprime lending industries. He was a senior member of the M&A communications team for Newmont Mining’s contested acquisition of Australia’s Normandy Mining (vs. South Africa’s AngloGold) and Canada’s Franco-Nevada Mining. He then arranged a “CEO Q&A” with Institutional Investor, which later named the three-way merger the “2002 Deal of the Year.” He also was a senior member of M&A teams for Japan’s Kao Corporation unsuccessful bid vs. P&G for Clairol. He led account teams for Human Genome Sciences, Dalton Investments, NCR, PharmAthene (bio defense start up), Shire Pharmaceuticals, Conway Del Genio Greis & Co. (turnaround management), Capital Fund Management (France’s largest hedge fund) and the M&A Advisor.
As U.S. Surgical Corporation’s Senior Director of Media Relations, Steve was the senior communications counsel to C-suite executives and chief company spokesperson and advised management on corporate positioning, financial communications, M&A, crisis and issues management. During three major downsizings and the company’s takeover by Tyco International, he shaped external and internal communications strategies.
Steve was a Vice President at Hill and Knowlton, Inc., and Bozell Public Relations (now a unit of Weber Shandwick). His clients included Allergan Optical, BF Goodrich, Burlington Industries, Clifford Chance, Dow Chemical, DuPont, GTE, Herman Miller, Kodak, Minolta, Monsanto, Northrop, Procter & Gamble, RJR Nabisco and The Society of the Plastics Industry.
Steve has a B.A. in communications from Iona College, an M.A. in communications from Fordham University, a certificate in IR from the University of Connecticut and is a certified Dale Carnegie public speaking coach. He has been a guest lecturer on strategic communications at New York University, Fordham and Iona.