June 18, 2024

Concordant welcomes senior advisors to bolster integrated corporate affairs offering

New additions bring deep functional and operational expertise across the alternative asset, technology, industrial and media sectors 

Concordant, the corporate affairs advisory firm designed to serve organizations at the crossroads of market risk and transformational growth, today welcomes 12 new senior advisors. These advisors further strengthen the firm’s bench of deeply experienced operators who are strategically oriented around the market trends that are driving value creation.

“Concordant is honored to welcome this accomplished group of senior leaders,” said Sarah Wills, CEO of Concordant. “Their experience will enhance our ability to deliver comprehensive corporate affairs solutions that provide our clients with more control over their operational landscape.”

Joining Concordant as new Senior Advisors are:

  • Brad Bosserman, an expert on public affairs and media who previously led corporate partnerships at Politico.
  • Rick Davis, a partner at Stone Court Capital and former campaign manager for Senator John McCain’s presidential campaigns in 2000 and 2008.
  • Gordon Goldstein, a former Managing Director at Silver Lake, one of the world’s largest investment firm in the global technology industry.
  • Adam Hitchcock, Managing Partner at Great Lakes Global Holdings, and a former Managing Director at Guggenheim Partners and Chief of Staff for the Council of Economic Advisors.
  • Jay Ireland, a Co-founder of Earlylands, a strategy and risk advisory firm focused on global markets, and the former CEO of GE Africa and GE Asset Management.
  • Todd Johnson, a Co-founder of Earlylands, a strategy and risk advisory firm focused on global markets, and the former Global Risk Leader for Standard Industries and GE Africa.
  • Paul Schrimpf, a brand strategist who founded Prophet’s Healthcare and Life Sciences practice.
  • Jamie Smith, Founder and CEO of Smith and Partners, a strategic communications firm, and former Spokesperson for President Barack Obama, and deputy White House Press Secretary; and former spokesperson for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Secretary Hillary Clinton’s campaign, and the late Honorable Madeleine Albright.
  • Jamin Spitzer, an expert on brand and perception measurement who spent over 15 years building communications analytics at Microsoft.
  • Dr. Eric Solomon, a brand strategist, and former senior marketing leader at Spotify, YouTube, Google, Instagram, and Bonobos.
  • Greg Thompson, a former Chief Communications Officer at Health Care Service Corporation and former fixed income investor at Goldman Sachs and Banco Santander.
  • Stefan Weitz, the CEO of HumanX, the world’s preeminent AI advisory and conference, and General Partner at SilverCircle, a venture fund, Weitz is also a former veteran Microsoft product leader and best-selling author on technology.

“The addition of these seasoned functional and operating leaders strengthens Concordant’s position as the leading advisor for leveraging business strategy, policy, and communications to drive top-line growth,” said Debbie Anderson-Brooke, President of Concordant. “As a former marketing and communications leader at some of the world’s biggest companies, I know the value of having trusted advisors who have been ‘in the seat’ during rapidly changing global markets and am proud to work alongside these experienced advisors.”