We are thrilled to announce that Mary Beth Kissane has joined our team as EVP, Head of Client Services, United States.
This appointment follows a period of strong growth and further deepens our commitment to providing superior communications services to North American clients during a period that sees asset managers working hard to compete for brand awareness and category authority in a fast-changing and increasingly competitive environment.
In joining asset management specialist Peregrine, Mary Beth will be working alongside the New York-based team offering clients her considerable experience, combining both media and investor relations expertise most recently as Financial and Corporate Practice Group Managing Director with Burson Cohn and Wolf (BCW) in New York. Prior to that, she held senior roles with Hill+Knowlton, Georgeson, Abernathy MacGregor and Walek Peppercom.
She advised many of the world’s leading asset managers - including Blackstone, Bank of America, Tudor Investment Corporation, Citadel, New York Life Insurance, and the Rockefeller Group - on their complex communications challenges. In addition, Mary Beth will further enhance the ESG capabilities at Peregrine having served as Chair of the Advocacy Committee for the National Investor Relations Institute and most recently teaching a graduate-level Corporate Culture and Sustainability class at Baruch College.
Peregrine Chief Executive, Anthony Payne said:
“I am very excited that one of the sharpest and most experienced operators in our business is joining our multi-specialist team. Mary Beth’s unique combination of deep domain expertise, charismatic leadership and strategic consulting experience is an extraordinary addition to the value we can bring to our clients. The next few years will be some of the most exciting and testing yet faced by the asset management industry, and it will be no time for ‘business as usual’. Successfully navigating this environment will require specialist knowledge, exceptional creativity, deep multi-channel capability and an international perspective. This is what we continue to bring to our clients.”
Mary Beth Kissane said:
“This is an incredibly exciting time to join Peregrine. We have a wonderful platform to serve clients with our singular focus on asset management, our integrated capabilities and data-driven approach to strategy. I am thrilled to be joining such a great team in New York.”