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Executive Director and Global Financial Practice Leader

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Jeff Zelkowitz, executive director in APCO’s New York office, is a communicator and strategic thinker who works with corporate leaders at organizational inflection points and extraordinary times of change. He founded APCO’s financial practice and has a proven track record helping clients achieve business, financial and societal impact in a complex world.

Mr. Zelkowitz has grown the firm’s track record positioning clients around capital market and investing themes; retirement and financial security; healthcare and aging population growth; fintech innovation; infrastructure modernization; and the growth of environmental, social and governance (ESG), decarbonization trends and stakeholder capitalism for C-Suites, the boardroom and the financial markets and media.

He is an expert in investor relations and financial communications, working with major public companies from around the world to sharpen their story and drive value for stakeholders. He advises on mergers and antitrust and competition issues, and has significant experience working on complex transactions in consolidating industry sectors, cross-border situations involving assertive regulatory and policy scrutiny, and corporate and public sector restructuring to create the roadmap for recovery and future success.

Mr. Zelkowitz turns business strategy into messaging that resonates across the stakeholder, media and policy landscape. He uses research to understand what moves the needle and develop communication and public affairs campaigns to drive conversations and engage effectively with the financial markets and media, industry and consumer audiences, policy makers and regulators, employees and communities.

Mr. Zelkowitz has been part of APCO’s New York senior leadership team since 2006. He was previously managing director at a financial communications firm in New York and London. He graduated from Brandeis University magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in history and earned his MA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.