LOS ANGELES — Finn Partners has named David Shane as senior partner and deputy MD of its West Coast operations. Shane will be based in LA and report to managing partner Howard Solomon. 

"Finn Partners has a fantastic entrepreneurial spirit, and I am excited to join the firm and contribute to the agency's growth," said Shane. 

Shane's career spans 20 years with a focus on technology, entertainment, media and corporate communications. He recently led his own consulting firm, Shane Strategies, where he partnered with numerous clients in sectors ranging from media to global retail and e-commerce. Previously, he held senior positions with various brands including Comcast, International Creative Management and HP, where he served as VP of corporate external communications. 

Prior to that, Shane served as chief communications officer for Relativity, where he developed global communication strategy and oversaw communications for each of the company's divisions, including film, television, digital, sports and branded entertainment. 

"David has worked in both Silicon Valley and Los Angeles and brings tremendous expertise in the hottest West Coast sectors, including strong client side experience at the intersection of technology and entertainment," said Solomon.

Finn Partners is an independent PR firm with approximately 500 employees throughout its 11 subsidiary companies. The firm reported fee income of around $76m in our 2017 Global Top 250 ranking.