NEW YORK—FD has named Dan Dent as managing director and general manager of the firm’s Boston office. Dent will be responsible for growing the firm’s presence in Boston and providing senior level counsel to new and existing clients, with a focus on the technology sector. He will report to Mark McCall, president and chief operation officer of FD Americas.
Dent brings nearly two decades of communications experience to FD. Most recently, he served as vice president at tech specialist Blanc & Otus and its parent company, Hill & Knowlton, where he led teams that worked with technology leaders such as CA and LinkShare, as well as emerging ventures such as Neoris, Zensar. Earlier, he managed global programs for Sun Microsystems, HCL Technologies, and Alibaba of China while at Citigate Cunningham.
Dent’s corporate experience includes a position with SPSS, Inc. in Chicago, where he directed public relations for business units in healthcare, government, manufacturing, education and market research. He began his career as a business reporter at Reuters.