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A premier strategic communications agency delivering focused, experienced counsel for corporate and financial clients.

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ABOUT

Gagnier Communications (GC) is a strategic PR & IR agency, serving clients across North America, Europe and Asia. We are based in New York City.

The team has led numerous corporate positioning and investor relations programs and has been actively involved in numerous special situations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia.

From senior counsel through to implementation of full-scale communications and investor relations programs, GC has assisted clients in critical assignments covering high-profile positioning assignments, shareholder activism, mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, litigation and other complex situations.

TEAM

Dan Gagnier

Founder and Managing Partner

Dan Gagnier is the Founder and a Managing Partner of Gagnier Communications LLC. He has worked on numerous corporate positioning programs and actively managed a variety of special situations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia. These include mergers, acquisitions, proxy contests, IPOs, SPACs, restructurings, litigation and other various complex situations. His work spans a multitude of industries including financial services and hedge funds, metals and mining, oil and gas, pharma/biotech, technology and industrial manufacturing.

Ashley Gagnier

Managing Director

Ashley Gagnier is a Managing Director at Gagnier Communications. Ashley has worked on numerous corporate positioning and media relations mandates, principally in financial services.  Prior to joining Gagnier Communications, Ashley served as a communications manager at Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP), a global venture capital firm with $4.5 billion under management.

Louise Kozier

Managing Director

Louise is a Managing Director at Gagnier Communications. For over twenty years, Louise has provided clients in the U.S, Canada and Europe with strategic communications counsel and support. Louise has worked across industries and has led communications strategies for major business transformations and restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, activist preparedness, and proxy fights.

Lindsay Barber

Vice President

Lindsay Barber is a Vice President at Gagnier Communications.  Lindsay provides strategic counsel and communications support to wide range of corporate clients, including private equity firms, public corporations and asset management firms. Areas of expertise include mergers and acquisitions, shareholder activism, executive leadership changes and crisis communications, with a particular interest in sports business. She also assists clients with ongoing investor relations, corporate positioning and media relations strategies.

Jeremy Schulman

Senior Associate

Jeremy Schulman is a Senior Associate at Gagnier Communications.  He supports the day-to-day communications initiatives for clients across the asset management, industrial and commodities sectors. In addition, he supports the firm’s crises and special situations practice in key areas such as shareholder activism, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and SPACs. He also assists clients with ongoing investor relations and strategic media engagement.

Matt Pignataro

Associate

Matt Pignataro is an Associate at Gagnier Communications.  He handles media relations and strategic communications for asset managers and family offices in addition to supporting on the firm’s special situations work.

Ally McCleary

Junior Associate

Ally McCleary is a Junior Associate at Gagnier Communications.  She supports day-to-day and special situations communications for a diverse group of clients, including private equity firms, public corporations and asset management firms, across various industries.

Ivanica Skalko

Junior Associate

Ivanica Skalko is a Junior Associate at Gagnier Communications.  She supports the firm’s day-to-day operations, including strategic and special situations communications, for a variety of clients, including asset management firms, family offices, public corporations and private equity firms.

PRACTICE AREAS

Corporate Communications

Crisis Communications

Investor Relations

Shareholder Activism

Transaction Communications

Litigation Support

Restructuring

Digital Strategies