Hiring marks next phase in transatlantic tie-up with UK-based Lansons.
The hiring of Passman heralds the next phase in the integration of Lansons Intermarket with Lansons, a leading U.K.-based independent reputation management consultancy.
The former Intermarket Communications rebranded as Lansons Intermarket following its acquisition by Lansons in February 2019. Passman will succeed the leadership team that founded and built the company: Matt Zachowski, the firm's current CEO, and Martin Mosbacher, its current President. Both Mosbacher and Zachowski will remain with the company as senior consultants and maintain an active role with clients.
Passman brings more than 20 years of communications experience to the CEO position. Prior to joining Lansons Intermarket, he served as Head of Marketing & Communications at PJ Solomon, a boutique investment bank. Previously, he spent more than a decade at Prosek Partners, a marketing and communications agency, where he most recently advised a diverse range of financial services and corporate clients as Managing Director. He holds a B.S. degree in finance from Binghamton University and earned an M.B.A. from The Anderson School of Management at UCLA.
Lansons' Chief Executive and Co-founder, Tony Langham commented:
“Since our acquisition of Intermarket two years ago, we’ve successfully developed clients between New York and London, and it’s now time to invest in our New York business. Given his extensive industry experience and relationships, Josh is ideally suited to accelerate this integration and expand our U.S. footprint and he is empowered to make further senior hires.”
“Lansons is fully committed to the growth and success of its U.S. business and to more closely aligning its brand, culture and capabilities on both sides of the Atlantic. I am honored to be entrusted with the responsibility of more tightly integrating the firm’s U.S. and U.K. offerings, and to leading and developing our talented New York-based staff.”
In addition to their complementary locations in London and New York, Lansons and Lansons Intermarket are both members of Global Communication Partners (GCP), an extensive international network that includes partner agencies in more than 18 countries across the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia. This vast global reach provides clients with on-the-ground service and support in the world’s primary financial markets.
Gordon Tempest-Hay, the former CEO of both Teneo in the UK and Blue Rubicon, is to join Lansons as CEO on 1st January 2022. He will become a significant shareholder in the firm from April 2022. Lansons Co-founder and current Chief Executive, Tony Langham, will become Executive Chairman focusing on client work and continuing to promote the business both at home and abroad. Fellow Co-founder, Clare Parsons, will move from Non-executive Chair to Non-executive Director.
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