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John Christiansen

MANAGING DIRECTOR, SAN FRANCISCO

John is co-head of the firm’s west coast offices and advises a wide range of clients on strategic communications, including contested and friendly M&A transactions, corporate positioning, crisis situations, proxy contests, data security issues and IPOs, as well as ongoing media relations and investor relations programs.

Engagements include:

  • Qualcomm’s hostile defense against Broadcom
  • Avaya’s Chapter 11 restructuring
  • HP’s separation into Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc., and several subsequent transactions and other issues for HPE

Prior to joining SVC in 2009, John was head of West Coast Equity Capital Markets for Cowen and Company. Previously, John spent over ten years at Morgan Stanley in Technology Investment Banking and Institutional Equities.

John holds a B.A., magna cum laude, with high honors from Dartmouth College and a Master of Public Policy degree from Harvard University.

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