NEW YORK—Burson-Marsteller has named Jason Schechter to lead financial communications for its U.S. corporate practice. Schechter will manage a portfolio of financial communications and marketing services, including strategic counsel and client support in investor relations, transactional assignments such as mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and restructurings, as well as litigation and executive communications.
He will be a managing director based in New York, reporting to Josh Gottheimer, acting chair of the firm’s U.S. corporate practice.
Prior to joining Burson-Marsteller, Schechter was a senior vice president at Robinson Lerer & Montgomery, where he provided strategic communications counsel to executives in the media, technology, consumer goods, financial services, aviation and healthcare sectors. He provided financial, crisis and executive communications counsel during United Airlines’ bankruptcy, the acquisition of VNU by a private equity consortium, and America Online following its merger with Time Warner.
Prior to joining RLM, Schechter was an assistant press secretary in the White House, serving as an official spokesman to President Bill Clinton.