Kekst Veteran Launches Canadian Firm
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Kekst Veteran Launches Canadian Firm

Josh Pekarsky, a former partner at Kekst & Company, has launched Longview Communications, a firm that like Kekst is focused on corporate and financial communications.

Paul Holmes

VANCOUVER—Josh Pekarsky, a former partner at Kekst & Company, has launched Longview Communications, a firm that like Kekst is focused on corporate and financial communications, ranging from strategic positioning, media relations and IR advice and counsel to M&A, bankruptcies and other special or crisis management situations.

Established in March, over the past five months the firm has built up a portfolio of clients that includes the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, a crown corporation charged with managing the assets of the Canada Pension Plan; Enterprise Capital, a Toronto-based investment firm; the federally appointed “Wise Persons’ Committee on Securities Reform,” a seven-member committee charged with assessing Canada’s system of securities regulation; Axcelis Technologies, a Boston-based semiconductor equipment manufacturer; and the TCW Group, an $85 billion asset management firm based in Los Angeles.

“We also offer a significant capability for serving the needs of US and Canadian companies with cross-border transactions and other communications issues,” says Pekarsky.

During his 11 years at Kekst, he worked on the AT&T Canada account, as the telecom company went through a complex reorganization, and The Katz Group, the sixth largest drug store chain in North America and one of the largest private companies in Canada.

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