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Executive Director, Corporate Advisory

Jeff Zelkowitz is a communicator and strategic thinker who works with corporate leaders at extraordinary times of change for their industries and inflection points for their organizations. Jeff turns business strategy into effective messaging and communications strategies and leads and inspires teams to tell compelling stories that resonate with financial markets and media, customers, employees, policymakers and other stakeholders, influencers and the public. He brings a business and financial lens to helping client organizations succeed and grow their leadership around megatrends such as environmental sustainability, aging and longevity, financial security and investing, innovation and technology, health and wellness and sustainable economic development.

Leadership for me means bringing my authenticity, creativity, perseverance, integrity, even humor, to help clients and colleagues unleash their full potential.

Jeff is an executive director and global lead financial sector subject matter expert. He has advised on corporate transformation projects for banks, multinationals and public sector clients; communications for financial services and fintech firms; and advised on sustainability, decarbonization and governance issues in various sectors. He is an expert on financial communication, M&A transactions, spin-offs, restructuring as well as situations involving antitrust and assertive public policy scrutiny. He advised one of the largest ever sovereign debt restructurings as well as the largest ever public sector and corporate bankruptcies in U.S. history.

Jeff joined APCO’s senior leadership team in New York in 2006. He was previously managing director at an investor relations and financial communications firm in New York and London. He graduated from Brandeis University summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts in History and earned his Master of Arts from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.