Who We Are

Coming from diverse careers including public relations, journalism, corporate finance and investment banking, H/Advisors Abernathy’s senior professionals are trusted advisors to high-level executives, board members and other decision makers, and provide our clients with diligent hands-on service.

Executive Team

Tom Johnson V2 445

Tom Johnson

Chief Executive Officer

Tom Johnson is Chief Executive Officer of H/Advisors Abernathy, where he is leading a growth trajectory rooted in the firm’s powerful heritage as a trusted partner to leading organizations and executives in their most critical moments.

Carina Davidson 445

Carina Davidson

President

Carina Davidson serves as H/Advisors Abernathy’s President, based in the firm's New York office. Carina counsels companies of all sizes across a broad range of sectors on complex communications matters. She has significant expertise helping clients manage their reputations and develop strategies to reach their core audiences.

Peter Lee 445

Peter Lee

Chief Financial Officer

Peter Lee is the Chief Financial Officer of H/Advisors Abernathy, where he is responsible for all of the firm’s financial functions, including accounting, financial planning, forecasting, client accounting and various financial analyses and reporting. He also oversees and manages the firm’s information technology. His career spans more than 25 years of experience in financial management, business leadership and corporate strategy in various industries, including strategic communications, marketing and advertising, manufacturing, banking and logistics.

Chuck Dohrenwend 445

Chuck Dohrenwend

Managing Director

Chuck Dohrenwend primarily works with private equity investment professionals and portfolio company leadership teams to optimize their investment and value-creation strategies through strategic communications. He collaborates with executive and communications teams to develop and implement highly effective communications programs for a range of stakeholders, primarily during pivotal events such as mergers and acquisitions, leadership transitions, crises, restructurings, investments and divestments. He also works with publicly traded companies on M&A, crisis management, restructurings and executive transitions. Additionally, as Head of Operations, Chuck is a member of H/Advisors Abernathy’s Leadership Team and helps ensure that the firm’s operations and teams align with the firm’s client-centric growth strategy.​​

Sydney Isaacs 445

Sydney Isaacs

Managing Director, Head of Houston Office

Sydney Isaacs provides strategic communications counsel to companies during times of change, including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, crises and activist shareholder engagements. Sydney’s work supports companies’ valuations and reputations through a combination of financial communications and PR strategies. She has particularly deep experience advising companies across the energy sector, providing support to clients on communications related to their diverse efforts to participate in and respond to the energy transition. ​

Kate Schneiderman 445

Kate Schneiderman

Managing Director, Chief of Staff

Kate Schneiderman is a member of H/Advisors Abernathy’s Leadership Team and serves as a Managing Director and Chief of Staff to the CEO and President. As Chief of Staff, she plays a leading role in developing and implementing the firm’s growth strategy.

Ian Campbell 445

Ian Campbell

Vice Chairman

Ian Campbell serves as Vice Chairman of the firm and founded H/Advisors Abernathy’s West Coast offices. He focuses on crisis communications, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, financial PR and issues management. An expert in activism, Ian has advised many clients on proxy fights and other control contests and has directed or advised communications teams in over 150 M&A assignments. He has also managed crisis and regulatory assignments that include SEC investigations, multi-state attorneys general investigations, anti-trust matters, cases under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and issues involving the FTC, FERC, CPUC, NTSB and every national banking regulator.

James Macgregor 445

James MacGregor

Vice Chairman

Jim MacGregor advises corporate and nonprofit boards and managements on matters of governance, organizational positioning, crisis avoidance and management, investor relations, communications strategy, as well as issues that fall outside conventional definitions. 

Senior Counselors

Rhonda Barnat 445

Rhonda Barnat

Senior Counselor

As one of the country’s leading crisis management advisors, Rhonda Barnat has helped dozens of corporations and non-profits navigate some of their most defining moments. Rhonda is an expert in helping companies and non-profits move through an issue and return to normalcy with their reputations intact. She is often called upon to assemble specialized teams when a crisis befalls an institution, and a hallmark of her work is helping institutions form – and meet – business goals while navigating unexpected crises. In addition, she frequently works with institutions and their boards on crisis preparation, as well as specialized media and presentation training.

Chuck Burgess 445

Chuck Burgess

Senior Counselor

Formerly President of H/Advisors Abernathy, Chuck Burgess advises senior executives and Boards of Directors on strategic communications, investor relations, media relations and M&A communications in a broad range of industries, including transportation, technology, healthcare, real estate, consumer products and manufacturing. He has managed communications for more than 150 friendly and hostile transactions totaling over $600 billion and has led many of the firm’s most significant special situations, including bankruptcies and restructurings, shareholder activism, proxy fights and crisis assignments. He also serves as an ongoing advisor to corporate management teams and Boards on issues of enterprise risk management, corporate reputation and thought leadership.

Eileen Cohen 445

Eileen R. Cohen

Senior Counselor

Eileen Cohen is a Senior Counselor at H/Advisors Abernathy, where she provides corporate governance and sustainability counsel to the firm’s clients.

Carl Folta 445

Carl Folta

Senior Counselor

Carl Folta provides strategic communications counsel to companies and senior executives, drawing on his more than thirty-five years of leadership in the communications field, with particular expertise in the media and entertainment industries. He has a broad range of experience in high-stakes, high profile engagements involving financial communication and reputational challenges, including mergers and acquisitions, transactions, crisis communication, litigation and trial support, reputational management, corporate governance disputes and financial and investor relations programs.

David Olson 445

David Olson

Senior Counselor

David Olson is a Senior Counselor at H/Advisors Abernathy, where he advises executives and Boards of Directors on a wide range of strategic communications issues and initiatives. He has broad experience advising clients on investor relations, crisis and financial communications, with deep expertise in the health care sector.

Managing Directors

Eric Bonach 445

Eric Bonach

Managing Director

Eric Bonach provides strategic communications counsel to companies involved in transformative and special situations, including mergers and acquisitions, SPAC transactions, shareholder activism defense, proxy contests, unsolicited takeovers and corporate crises. He also specializes in financial communications and reputation management, working closely with companies to develop and enhance their public and investor relations programs.

Chuck Dohrenwend 445

Chuck Dohrenwend

Managing Director

Chuck Dohrenwend primarily works with private equity investment professionals and portfolio company leadership teams to optimize their investment and value-creation strategies through strategic communications. He collaborates with executive and communications teams to develop and implement highly effective communications programs for a range of stakeholders, primarily during pivotal events such as mergers and acquisitions, leadership transitions, crises, restructurings, investments and divestments. He also works with publicly traded companies on M&A, crisis management, restructurings and executive transitions. Additionally, as Head of Operations, Chuck is a member of H/Advisors Abernathy’s Leadership Team and helps ensure that the firm’s operations and teams align with the firm’s client-centric growth strategy.​​

Sheila Ennis 445

Sheila Ennis

Managing Director, Head of SF Office

Sheila Ennis counsels clients on all aspects of media and investor relations strategy development, with a particular focus on ever-changing disclosure expectations, regulatory compliance, litigation risk and evolving employee concerns. Sheila has broad transaction expertise, including M&A and IPOs. She provides sophisticated counsel in activism defense, business model transformations, major internal and external crises, management changes and other high-stakes moments.

Kendell Fitter 445

Kendell Fitter

Managing Director, Head of Crisis

Kendell Fitter is Head of the Crisis practice at H/Advisors Abernathy. Kendell’s specialty is guiding her clients through high-stakes crisis situations with minimal reputational damage, maximum business continuity and optimized outcomes for all stakeholders. Her crisis management experience spans a broad range of complex issues including cybersecurity, investigations, employee activism, pandemic response, social issues, workplace misconduct, product recalls, physical disasters, regulatory matters and other special situations. Kendell counsels her clients through all phases of crisis preparedness and response and is a frequent speaker on crisis management throughout the United States.

Dana Gorman 445

Dana Gorman

Managing Director, Head of Private Equity

Dana Gorman serves as the Head of Private Equity at H/Advisors Abernathy. He counsels GPs and portfolio companies on initiatives including reputation management, transactions, crises, public affairs, media relations and philanthropic endeavors. This involves the design and implementation of sophisticated and targeted communications plans related to both acute, high-consequence events and long-term business goals. He also has substantial experience communicating with a wide range of important constituencies, including employees, customers, government officials, limited partners and the media.

Blair Hennessy 445

Blair Hennessy

Managing Director

Blair Hennessy provides strategic communications counsel to executive leadership teams and Boards of Directors at both public and private clients across a variety of industries. With a focus on protecting and enhancing corporate reputation during critical events, she has experience advising clients on a wide range of communications matters, including both special situations, as well as long-term corporate positioning programs.

Mike Hotra 445

Michael Hotra

Managing Director

Michael Hotra represents clients impacted by federal and state policy, politics and regulation, as well as policy-oriented shareholder proposals. He often works closely with a client’s legal counsel, government affairs representatives and leadership teams to develop public affairs strategies that mitigate risk, protect and enhance valuation and reputation and enable optimal business outcomes. He has specific expertise supporting clients undergoing investigations by federal and state governments, and has counseled several companies through DOJ, SEC, NLRB, GAO and agency-level investigations and merger reviews, as well as Congressional investigations and CEO-level oversight hearings. Mike has also counseled clients litigating and settling thousands of MDL cases initiated by state attorneys general.

Sydney Isaacs 445

Sydney Isaacs

Managing Director, Head of Houston Office

Sydney Isaacs provides strategic communications counsel to companies during times of change, including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, crises and activist shareholder engagements. Sydney’s work supports companies’ valuations and reputations through a combination of financial communications and PR strategies. She has particularly deep experience advising companies across the energy sector, providing support to clients on communications related to their diverse efforts to participate in and respond to the energy transition. ​

Jeremy Jacobs 445

Jeremy Jacobs

Managing Director

Jeremy Jacobs advises companies on financial, public and investor relations, with a focus on high-stakes special situations. Jeremy has extensive experience developing and implementing communications plans for both friendly and hostile mergers and acquisitions. He advises companies and investors either engaged in or facing shareholder activism and has helped clients successfully navigate some of the most contentious and complex proxy contests. Jeremy also helps clients plan and implement ongoing communications strategies.

Sarah Knakmuhs 445

Sarah Knakmuhs

Managing Director, Head of DC Office

Sarah Knakmuhs provides strategic communications counsel to companies navigating complex situations. With deep expertise in public affairs and investor relations, Sarah focuses on helping companies protect their valuations and reputations while achieving business objectives. She is an accomplished corporate executive with a strong financial and business background and is seasoned in communicating with a variety of stakeholders, including policy makers, regulators, investors and employees. In addition to public affairs and investor relations, she also advises clients on crisis preparation and management, litigation communications and general corporate affairs support.

Shawn Pattison 445

Shawn Pattison

Managing Director

Shawn Pattison heads H/Advisors Abernathy’s Hedge Fund practice. Shawn counsels clients in the areas of media relations, crisis communications and reputation management. In addition, he specializes in building and protecting the reputations of firms and their managers through investor, media and public engagement.

Matt Reid 445

Matt Reid

Managing Director, Head of Los Angeles Office

Matt Reid utilizes deep experience in financial and corporate communications, public affairs and crisis management to provide strategic counsel to clients facing “bet the company” opportunities and threats. Matt’s expertise includes managing high-profile cybersecurity and ransomware attacks, complex litigation matters, policy and regulatory challenges, financial transactions and issues and major corporate crises.

Kate Schneiderman 445

Kate Schneiderman

Managing Director, Chief of Staff

Kate Schneiderman is a member of H/Advisors Abernathy’s Leadership Team and serves as a Managing Director and Chief of Staff to the CEO and President. As Chief of Staff, she plays a leading role in developing and implementing the firm’s growth strategy.

Dan Scorpio 445

Dan Scorpio

Managing Director, Head of M&A and Activism

Dan Scorpio is Head of M&A and Activism at H/Advisors Abernathy. He provides strategic communications and stakeholder engagement counsel to leadership teams and Boards of Directors regarding transactions, activism defense and governance matters. He is skilled in connecting communications strategies to business objectives and brings a highly effective cross-stakeholder approach to client engagements. Dan has significant media relations experience and is a leader in applying digital strategies to drive positive outcomes for clients in contested M&A, proxy contests and special situations.

Liz Sidoti 445

Liz Sidoti

Managing Director

Liz Sidoti provides strategic communications, reputation management and public affairs counsel – and brings an integrated campaign mentality – to global organizations, particularly those in crisis and transition. She uses her more than two decades of experience navigating politics and government, the media and highly regulated industries, as well as corporate and nonprofit sectors, to help executives solve complex challenges. Her wide-ranging experience includes litigation, regulatory, acquisitions, divestments, brand, marketing, issues management, executive and advocacy communications.

Executive Vice President

Alan Oshiki 445

Alan Oshiki

Executive Vice President

Alan Oshiki has over thirty years of experience working with management teams and boards of directors on mergers and acquisitions, crises, litigation, going-public transactions and innovative, high-impact approaches to ongoing stakeholder communications. He works with clients to preserve their reputations and engage investors, customers, employees and others to attract capital and deal flow, generate revenue and build loyalty and support.

Senior Vice Presidents

Akeem Anderson 445

Akeem Anderson

Senior Vice President

Akeem Anderson is a veteran digital strategist, counseling clients on integrated communications planning related to corporate reputation, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, labor, IPOs, shareholder activism, public affairs and employee communications. In addition to strategic advisory, Akeem specializes in digital insight development, campaign management and cross platform measurement. He has also led media relations and strategic communication efforts for healthcare, hospitality and CPG clients.

James Bourne 445

James Bourne

Senior Vice President

James Bourne helps clients develop and implement communications strategies that resonate with the audiences that matter most. He helps clients maintain credibility, articulate value and achieve results in high-stakes situations, particularly in challenging or dynamic business, policy or regulatory environments. He frequently supports clients with mergers & acquisitions, public affairs, litigation, executive transitions, shareholder activism and crisis preparedness and response.

Will Braun 445

Will Braun

Senior Vice President

Will Braun helps lead the firm’s Hedge Fund practice, providing ongoing strategic communications counsel to the leadership and management teams of hedge funds, as well as private equity firms, their portfolio companies and other asset managers. Taking a thoughtful and opportunistic approach to managing reputations and reaching target audiences, he advises clients across a range of disciplines, including media relations, investor relations, transaction communications, shareholder activism, proxy contests and issues management.

Claire Doan 445

Claire Doan

Senior Vice President

Claire Doan specializes in crisis communications, public affairs, stakeholder management and media relations for transformative events and issues, including cybersecurity, litigation, labor and leadership changes.

Josh Pak 445

Joshua Pak

Senior Vice President, Director of Financial Services

Josh Pak leads H/Advisors Abernathy’s Finance department and is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations, developing an annual budget and quarterly forecasts, and reporting all financial metrics to Havas, which include monthly financial results, tax filing requirements and other financial information. Josh is also responsible for managing the annual audit and ensuring that the firm’s financial statements and procedures meet audit standards.

Amal Robleh-Gessel

Senior Vice President, Research & Insights

Amal Robleh-Gessel leads H/Advisors Abernathy’s Research and Insights department and is responsible for transforming data and research into actionable insights to inform client counsel and strategy. Amal has extensive experience in managing large-scale data research projects and leveraging research to create data-driven narratives that underpin corporate messaging.

Eliza Ruggiero 445

Eliza Ruggiero

Senior Vice President

Eliza Ruggiero provides ongoing strategic communications and investor relations counsel to clients during special situations, including mergers and acquisitions, business transformations, shareholder activism defense and proxy contests. Eliza brings an analytical approach to her work, helping clients across a range of industries assess and develop stakeholder communications programs that effectively build and protect value.

Jake Yanulis 445

Jake Yanulis

Senior Vice President

Jake Yanulis advises clients on strategic communications and investor relations initiatives, providing counsel and execution through a variety of special situations, including mergers and acquisitions, shareholder activism, restructurings, executive transitions and crisis management.

Vice Presidents

Matthew Butler 445

Matthew Butler

Vice President

Matthew Butler provides strategic communications and investor relations counsel to public and private companies across a wide range of industries. Matthew has particular experience working with companies undergoing transformative special situations, including mergers and acquisitions, SPAC transactions, IPOs, shareholder activism defense, proxy contests, unsolicited takeovers, executive transitions and corporate crises.

Alexa Clements 445

Alexandra Clements

Vice President

Alexa Clements provides strategic counsel to executives with a particular focus on communications related to M&A transactions, shareholder activism, crisis management and restructurings and bankruptcies. To ensure her clients’ messages reach key constituent groups, Alexa employs a range of creative strategies, including the use of digital assets and designed materials.

Marlies Dikkers 445

Marlies Dikkers

Vice President

Marlies Dikkers is a dynamic communications and government relations professional. Her areas of expertise include media relations, reputation management, corporate communications, crisis planning and strategic advisory, frequently working with Fortune 50 companies, high net worth individuals, as well as foreign governments and heads of state. Her experience spans a variety of industries, including financial services, real estate, healthcare, technology, pharmaceuticals and transportation. Marlies also has public and private sector experience, having worked on Capitol Hill and with global public strategy firms, political campaigns and advocacy groups.

Sydney Gever 445

Sydney Gever

Vice President

Sydney Gever provides strategic counsel to public and private corporations operating across a variety of industries. She advises on matters including M&A, shareholder activism, leadership changes and sensitive crisis scenarios in which effective communication across stakeholder groups is critical. Sydney also counsels clients on strategic planning and corporate positioning initiatives and works extensively with hedge funds and other asset managers on media relations, investor communications and reputation management.

Lauren Hilliker 445

Lauren Hilliker

Vice President

Lauren Hilliker provides strategic communications and investor relations counsel to leadership teams and Boards of Directors across a variety of industries, including technology, consumer goods, retail and financial services. With a focus on maximizing business continuity, optimizing outcomes for stakeholders and protecting corporate valuations, Lauren frequently develops robust communications plans to reach the audiences that matter most.

Kyla Maclennan 445

Kyla MacLennan

Vice President

Kyla MacLennan provides ongoing strategic communications, public affairs and investor relations counsel to clients across industries, including technology, media and telecom, financial institutions, alternative investments and healthcare. With a specialization in M&A and transaction communications, Kyla has advised on transactions with a total value of more than $125 billion.

Sohana Mohan 445

Sohana M. Mohan

Vice President

Sohana Mohan provides strategic communications support to organizations, specializing in public policy, litigation, corporate social responsibility, DE&I, social justice and crisis and reputation management. Sohana excels at messaging development, stakeholder engagement, outreach campaigns and sustainably implementing company initiatives.

Christopher Patterson 445

Christopher Patterson

Vice President, Digital

Christopher Patterson has over 14 years of experience in digital marketing, brand management, social media management, digital content creation and broadcast journalism. At H/Advisors Abernathy, Chris works with clients to develop digital strategies that will help them communicate effectively with stakeholders.

Lisa Pham 445

Lisa Pham

Vice President

Lisa Pham assists clients with strategic communications and reputation management across a range of business announcements, including M&A, restructuring, IPOs and crises. In her role, she helps develop communications strategies and messaging that help her clients achieve their larger organizational goals and business objectives, while considering different stakeholders’ concerns.

Emma Prenn Vasilakis 445

Emma Prenn-Vasilakis

Vice President

Emma Prenn-Vasilakis supports publicly traded and privately held companies on complex strategic communications matters and has significant experience with crises and special situations, including reputation management, cybersecurity and litigation. She also assists clients with corporate strategy and financial communications, including company milestones and transformations, mergers & acquisitions and shareholder activism. Emma has extensive media relations experience, having advised several clients through high-stakes situations and executed successful communications programs.

Abigail Ruck 445

Abigail Ruck

Vice President

Abigail Ruck provides strategic communications counsel to clients across a wide range of industries, including technology, telecommunications, healthcare, alternative investments and utilities. In her role, she advises clients on a variety of strategic communications matters, including crisis management, litigation, transactions, executive transitions and public affairs. Abigail specializes in crisis preparation and response and has counseled public and private companies through several complex situations, such as data breaches, product recalls, misconduct allegations, lawsuits and facilities disasters.

Deirdre Walsh 445

Deirdre Walsh

Vice President

Deirdre Walsh provides strategic communications counsel to public and private companies undergoing complex situations, including leadership successions, employee activism, investigations and other special situations. She also advises companies on investor communications as they navigate challenging market dynamics and evolving stakeholder expectations.

Senior Account Executives

Mark Detlor 445

Mark Detlor

Senior Account Executive

Mark Detlor provides strategic communications counsel to a range of clients facing complex reputational challenges, often with legal and regulatory implications. With expertise in public affairs and issues management, Mark helps clients navigate their relationships with stakeholders in Washington and beyond to support key business objectives, while minimizing the risks associated with public corporate activity, media engagements and political advocacy. Mark’s experience also includes crisis, media relations, corporate profile raising and reputation management in the tech, energy, healthcare, consumer, asset management and real estate industries.

Kathryn Lynch 445

Kathryn Lynch

Senior Account Executive

Kathryn Lynch provides strategic communications and public affairs counsel to clients across a wide range of industries, including technology, healthcare, private equity and retail. She has experience in a variety of special situations, including active litigation, leadership transitions and complex reputational crises, in addition to developing and executing long-term integrated public affairs and corporate positioning campaigns.

Caroline Roseman 445

Caroline Roseman

Senior Account Executive

Caroline Roseman helps prepare and execute strategic communications plans for a variety of special situations, including mergers and acquisitions, executive transitions, shareholder activism and sensitive crisis matters.

Meera Sundaresan 445

Meera Sundaresan

Senior Account Executive

Meera Sundaresan supports both public and private companies in designing and implementing strategic communications strategies, with a particular focus on M&A transactions, investor relations, shareholder activism, governance matters and ongoing corporate profile-raising work. She works with clients across multiple industries and sectors, including consumer goods, fintech, energy and utilities and financial services.

Owain Thorogood 445

Owain Thorogood

Senior Account Executive

Owain Thorogood advises senior-level executives and board members of public and private companies on high-stakes communications issues. He brings strong research, writing and project management skills to every client engagement, with a focus on creating tailored communications that meet stakeholders where they are and protect clients’ reputations while supporting their overarching business objectives.

Rohan Yaradi 445

Rohan Yaradi

Senior Account Executive

Rohan Yaradi provides strategic counsel to clients during transformative situations, including mergers and acquisitions, leadership transitions, activism defense, as well as various crisis matters. He advises clients across a variety of industries, including healthcare, technology and retail, among others.

Account Executives

Deven Anand 445

Deven Anand

Account Executive

Deven Anand provides strategic communications counsel to clients, including leading hedge funds, private equity firms and their managers, as well as private and publicly traded companies across a variety of industries. He supports the development of clients’ long-term communications strategies and provides tailored counsel during special situations, including transactions, fundraising announcements, activism defense and sensitive crisis matters.

Julia Boyer 445

Julia Boyer

Account Executive, Digital

Julia Boyer provides strategic digital counsel to clients spanning a wide range of industries. She uses real-time data to inform her digital strategy, shape the online conversation and execute robust, multidimensional campaigns. Julia also provides measurable results to clients involved in transactions, proxy fights, labor negotiations, shareholder or employee activism and crisis matters.

Haven Cutko 445

Haven Cutko

Account Executive

Haven Cutko provides ongoing support and strategic communications counsel to clients across a variety of industries, including the financial, technology, energy and consumer goods sectors. He has experience developing written communications for transactions, private equity investments and various IR initiatives, as well as other special situations, including litigation, product recalls and data breaches.

Julia Marangoni 445

Julia Marangoni

Account Executive

Julia Marangoni provides strategic communications counsel to clients across practice areas. She has experience supporting clients through M&A transactions, initial public offerings, leadership transitions, shareholder activism and crisis matters across the banking, technology, healthcare, transportation, consumer goods and entertainment industries.

Jesse Rachelle 445

Jesse Rachelle

Account Executive

Jesse Rachelle provides strategic communications and public affairs counsel to both public and private companies spanning a variety of industries, including technology, financial services, energy, retail and health care. With a particular focus on protecting corporate reputation, Jesse frequently develops long-term communications strategies, tailored crisis preparation and management plans and bespoke transaction communications.

Sean Walsh 445

Sean Walsh

Account Executive

Sean Walsh provides strategic communications and project management support across the firm’s major practice areas. He has supported numerous client projects related to high-profile litigation, crisis management and reputation management issues across the technology, cybersecurity, entertainment, security and public sectors. Sean brings a unique background in research, digital strategy and public policy that helps clients bring informed perspectives and strategies to complex and fast-moving projects.

Associates

Meghan Condas 445

Meghan Condas

Associate

Meghan Condas provides strategic communications counsel to a variety of clients across industries and practice areas. In her role, Meghan provides research and monitoring support to inform her clients’ communications strategies.

Callum Cunningham 445

Callum Cunningham

Associate

Callum Cunningham supports clients on a broad range of communication matters, including activism defense, sensitive crisis situations, litigation and profile-raising campaigns.

Jonathan Dari 445

Jonathan D’Ari

Associate

Jonathan D’Ari provides strategic public affairs support to clients facing complex reputational issues. He is an experienced researcher with expertise in media and trend monitoring and legislative and regulatory analysis.

Shloka Gidwani 445

Shloka Gidwani

Associate

Shloka Gidwani provides strategic communications support to her clients by conducting in-depth industry research, drafting key communications materials, monitoring media mentions and conducting media outreach. Shloka has supported a wide range of major corporate announcements, including mergers and acquisitions, executive transitions and headquarter relocations. She also has experience across a variety of industries, including private equity, healthcare and technology, and comes to H/Advisors Abernathy with prior experience in economic and social justice campaigns.

Mallory Griffin 445

Mallory Griffin

Associate

Mallory Griffin provides strategic communications counsel to a variety of clients, including hedge funds, companies pursuing M&A and companies engaged in active litigation. Mallory brings strong research, monitoring and drafting support to every client engagement.

Annie Han 445

Annie Han

Associate

Annie Han provides strategic communications support to clients across a variety of sectors, including finance, tech, digital media and real estate. In her role, she provides media monitoring, research and analysis, message curation and counsel to public and private clients. Annie specializes in ESG communications research and profile-raising initiatives, and has extensive experience developing research briefers on companies, reporters and other public figures.

Anika Helmke 445

Anika Helmke

Associate

Anika Helmke provides strategic communications support across a variety of engagements, including long-term positioning and reputation management for Fortune 500 companies and private equity firms. In her role, she provides media monitoring, research and analysis, message curation and counsel to both public and private clients across a wide range of sectors, including finance, healthcare and retail.

Mallika Khular 445

Mallika Khullar

Associate

Mallika Khullar provides strategic communications support to clients by conducting research and media analyses that inform her teams’ strategy development and campaign work. She has prior experience in trend monitoring, corporate response tracking and creating comprehensive research briefers that analyze companies’ financials, business strategy and media coverage.

Bob Mccarthy 445

Bob McCarthy

Associate

Bob McCarthy provides strategic communications support to a wide range of clients across engagements. In his role, Bob provides vital media monitoring, research and analysis, message curation and counsel to public and private clients in the energy, finance, technology and housing sectors. Prior to joining H/Advisors Abernathy, Bob worked as a Project Associate for a tax credit firm.

Anika Sanghvi 445

Anika Sanghvi

Associate

Anika Sanghvi provides strategic communications counsel and research support to a variety of clients across industries. In her role, Anika provides media, messaging and research support to clients, and works closely with her teams to support strategy development.

Naomi Thomas 445

Naomi V. Thomas

Associate

Naomi Thomas provides strategic communications counsel and research support to clients across a variety of industries. She specializes in media relations and research analysis, collaborating with her teams to support strategy development and achieve business goals. Additionally, Naomi utilizes her background in digital multimedia and entertainment to inform her approach to media outreach and campaign development.

Robert Weathers 445

Robert G. Weathers

Associate

Robert G. Weathers provides support to an array of clients across the firm’s strategic communications engagements. He specializes in media monitoring and research, leveraging data-based insights to help public and private companies craft tailored messages for internal and external audiences. Robert’s work spans multiple sectors, including finance, technology, cryptocurrency, sports, industrials, healthcare, gaming, non-profits and manufacturing.

Alya Yousf 445

Alya Yousuf

Associate

Alya Yousuf provides strategic communications counsel to clients across a variety of industries, including private equity, banking, healthcare and consumer goods. She has experience supporting clients through M&A transactions, initial public offerings, SPAC transactions, shareholder activism, leadership transitions, as well as sensitive crisis matters.

Research and Insights

Amal Robleh-Gessel

Senior Vice President, Research & Insights

Amal Robleh-Gessel leads H/Advisors Abernathy’s Research and Insights department and is responsible for transforming data and research into actionable insights to inform client counsel and strategy. Amal has extensive experience in managing large-scale data research projects and leveraging research to create data-driven narratives that underpin corporate messaging.

Trevor Davis 445

Trevor Davis

Junior Researcher

Trevor Davis is a member of H/Advisors Abernathy’s Research and Insights department. With experience in legal, financial and market research as well as data collection and analysis, he helps transform data and research into actionable insights to inform client counsel and strategy.

Emilee Hanson 445

Emilee Hanson

Senior Researcher

Emilee Hanson is a Senior Researcher within H/Advisors Abernathy’s Research and Insights department, where she is responsible for transforming data and research into actionable insights to inform client counsel and strategy.

Creative Services

Lawrence Leung 445

Lawrence Leung

Creative Director

As the Creative Director at H/Advisors Abernathy, Lawrence brings design-driven thinking and creative development to elevate client brands and support communications initiatives through both printed and digital media. Integrating closely with clients’ established brands, he creates presentation decks, infographics and fact sheets, microsites and forward-thinking design pieces to transform complex ideas, information and concepts into compelling visual stories.

Operations and Finance

Peter Lee 445

Peter Lee

Chief Financial Officer

Peter Lee is the Chief Financial Officer of H/Advisors Abernathy, where he is responsible for all of the firm’s financial functions, including accounting, financial planning, forecasting, client accounting and various financial analyses and reporting. He also oversees and manages the firm’s information technology. His career spans more than 25 years of experience in financial management, business leadership and corporate strategy in various industries, including strategic communications, marketing and advertising, manufacturing, banking and logistics.

Bill Dana 445

Bill Dana

Director of Information Systems

Bill Dana leads H/Advisors Abernathy’s Information Technology department and is responsible for managing and implementing technology solutions across the organization.

Mary Ann Hernandez

Director of Human Resources

Eddie Nazario 445

Edwin Nazario

Director of Client Services

Edwin Nazario has been a member of H/Advisors Abernathy for over 30 years. As Director of Client Services, Eddie facilitates protocols with building management and upper management and oversees administrative functions for client events, among other managerial responsibilities.

Nelson Abreu 445

Nelson N. Abreu

Accounting Associate, Finance

Nelson N. Abreu is a member of H/Advisors Abernathy’s Finance Department and assists with the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable operations. He also prepares daily journal entries and monthly reconciliation reports.

Ernesto Aguilar

Executive Assistant

Ernesto Aguilar provides administrative support to H/Advisors Abernathy’s New York office, including managing expenses, making travel arrangements, booking conference rooms and organizing catering, among other administrative functions.

Maria Bevenuti 445

Maria Benvenuti

Director of Talent

Maria Benvenuti co-leads H/Advisors Abernathy’s Talent Development department and is responsible for managing several internal operations, including staffing, training, as well as the firm’s mentorship program. Maria works closely alongside the rest of the firm’s Operations team to ensure all internal business functions run smoothly and efficiently. Maria also co-leads the firm’s DE&I Council and is responsible for both overseeing its Culture and Governance workstreams and providing strategic counsel to the leadership team.

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Lawrence Braylock

IT Support Specialist

Lawrence Braylock serves as an IT Support Specialist at H/Advisors Abernathy, where he helps oversee the firm’s technology function. In his role, Lawrence provides cross-office helpdesk support, ensures the protection of client data and manages the devices and applications for staff members.

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Alicia Dewar

Director of Client Accounting

Alicia Dewar is the Director of Client Accounting and is responsible for the firm’s day-to-day client billing operations, including planning, organizing and coordinating monthly invoices. She also oversees billing procedures and handles client-related inquiries.

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Andres Doran

Assistant Controller

Andres Doran is a member of H/Advisors Abernathy’s Finance department, where he is responsible for the firm’s Accounts Payable operations. In his role, he produces the firm’s internal monthly operating report, monitors receivables, maintains the fixed asset inventory and also assists with budgets and revenue forecasts. Andres joined Abernathy in July of 2007 after relocating to New York from Tucson, Arizona.

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Mia Figueroa

West Coast Office Manager

Mia Figueroa is H/Advisors Abernathy’s West Coast Office Manager and oversees the daily business operations of the firm’s Los Angeles and San Francisco offices.

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Carl C. Garris

Clerk

Carl Garris has worked at H/Advisors Abernathy for over 27 years. As a Clerk, Carl is responsible for monitoring office supplies, sorting and distributing mail to employees, operating office equipment, including printers, copiers, fax machines and multimedia instruments, and working with common word processing and spreadsheet databases.

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Jazmin L. Martorell

Receptionist / HR Coordinator

Jazmin Martorell performs administrative duties on behalf of H/Advisors Abernathy’s Human Resources department. In her role, Jazmin assists with recruitment, maintaining employee records and providing administrative support to employees.

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Joshua Pak

Senior Vice President, Director of Financial Services

Josh Pak leads H/Advisors Abernathy’s Finance department and is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations, developing an annual budget and quarterly forecasts, and reporting all financial metrics to Havas, which include monthly financial results, tax filing requirements and other financial information. Josh is also responsible for managing the annual audit and ensuring that the firm’s financial statements and procedures meet audit standards.

Jessica Santos

Human Resources Supervisor

Jessica Santos supports H/Advisors Abernathy’s Human Resources department and is responsible for managing recruitment and onboarding, among other administrative duties. She also helps spearhead the firm’s staff meeting entertainment on a bi-weekly basis.

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Ravi Tulsi

Accounting Manager

Ravi Tulsi is a member of H/Advisors Abernathy’s Finance department, where he is responsible for preparing and managing financial schedules, journal entries, cash forecasts, monthly accruals, management fees, trademark fees, tax provisions and the monthly consolidation package for Havas. He also assists with month-end close.

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Greg Zheng

Financial Analyst, Financial Planning and Analysis

Greg Zheng is a member of H/Advisors Abernathy’s Finance Department and analyzes the firm’s finances, including profitability, budget, forecast and pricing. He is also responsible for assisting with the firm’s accounting processes and preparing budget and forecast.