Tech Giant Schwartz Names Scanlon as President
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Tech Giant Schwartz Names Scanlon as President

Technology public relations giant Schwartz Communications has promoted Bryan Scanlon, executive vice president and general manager of the firm’s San Francisco office, to president of the firm.

Paul Holmes

WALTHAM, MA—Technology public relations giant Schwartz Communications has promoted Bryan Scanlon, executive vice president and general manager of the firm’s San Francisco office, to president of the firm. Schwartz has also promoted Ari Milstein to chief operating officer, in addition to retaining his role as chief financial officer. Both Scanlon and Milstein will report to founder Steve Schwartz, who will remain active at the strategic level as chief executive.

 

In addition, Kristina Ebenius has been promoted to managing director, Europe, responsible for both the Stockholm and London offices, as well as the agency’s overall European strategy. She previously served as managing director of the Stockholm office.

 

Paula Mae Schwartz, who formerly served as chief operating officer, will assume the new role of chief people officer, focusing on the agency’s talent needs.

 

According to Scanlon, “Despite the challenging business climate, it’s an exciting time for the communications industry, with the rise of citizen journalism, social media and the breakneck pace at which news and content spreads. I am privileged to work with the best pros in the industry at Schwartz, and look forward to the transformations underway.”

 

Scanlon has been with Schwartz since 1997 and has served as GM for the San Francisco office since 2007, working with clients including Red Hat, CipherTrust (now Secure Computing), AXENT (now Symantec), Concord Communications (now CA) and webMethods (now Software AG). Milstein has been with Schwartz since 2005 and previously was CFO for Adlex, a software company that pioneered IT service delivery management. Ebenius joined the agency’s Boston office in 1999 and has worked with a number of its medical device, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, consumer and technology clients. In 2006, she started Schwartz’s European headquarters in Stockholm,

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