Jeff Zelkowitz, senior director and senior counselor in APCO Worldwide’s New York office, has 20 years of experience supporting clients’ business and communication goals in the financial markets and media. He counsels global multinational corporations, financial institutions and trade associations from the United States, Europe and the emerging markets across a wide range of industry sectors.
As a leader in APCO’s global financial practice, Mr. Zelkowitz helps companies navigate material issues and events including transactions and other high-stakes business situations and develops corporate positioning strategies to raise visibility and build and protect reputation. This frequently involves integrated campaigns for effective engagement with multiple stakeholders including investors and analysts, customers, employees, government and regulatory officials, NGOs, third-party experts, mainstream media and social media.
Prior to joining APCO in 2006, Mr. Zelkowitz was a partner and managing director at the international investor relations consultancy Taylor Rafferty, where he worked for 15 years in New York and London. He is an expert on best-practice financial communication, M&A transactions, listings and capital-raisings, with a focus on establishing a compelling investment message, building credibility with financial audiences and achieving strategic and capital market objectives. His experience also includes crisis, litigation and corporate governance-related issues and communication.
Mr. Zelkowitz has authored and edited a number of articles on financial topics, corporate governance and sustainability. He graduated from Brandeis University summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in history, and he earned a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He also holds a certificate in Russian studies from Columbia’s Harriman Institute. His languages include French and Russian.