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Matthew J. Sherman

Matthew J. Sherman

Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
President, Partner
New York, NY, USA

Matt is President, a Partner and a founding member of JOELE FRANK, a leading strategic financial communications and investor relations firm (www.joelefrank.com).  Matt has more than 20 years of experience providing strategic corporate, financial and crisis communications counsel to Boards of Directors and executive leadership of public corporations and private equity firms involved in M&A, hostile takeovers, proxy contests, shareholder activism defense, spin-offs, reorganizations, financial restructurings, management changes, litigation, regulatory actions and a wide range of corporate crises.

JOELE FRANK has earned numerous awards, including #1 in M&A league tables among PR Firms in number of deals for the first half of 2016 and full years of 2015, 2014 and 2013 (Corporate Control Alert), #1 in M&A league tables among PR Firms in value and number of deals for 2013 (MergerMarket), PR Firm of the Year for 2012 by The M&A Advisor and Financial Agency of the Year 2012 by The Holmes Report.  Furthermore, no investor relations or financial communications firm defends more public companies, Boards of Directors and management teams against activist shareholders than JOELE FRANK.  The firm’s significant expertise, insights and experiences in dealing with activism is a natural extension of its large and growing ongoing investor relations and financial communications practice.

Matt received The M&A Advisor’s “40 Under 40” Recognition Award in 2012, and in 2007 he was named to PR Week’s inaugural “40 Under 40” list.  He received an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA in international relations and a BA in communications from the University of Pennsylvania.


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