Rachel Posner is Chief Client Officer and Managing Director in the Growth Team, based in New York. She is responsible for global client development and account management strategy and oversees the strategic expansion of key partnerships.
Prior to joining Kroll, Rachel served on the management committee at Teneo, where she was Senior Managing Director. At Teneo, she counseled senior management teams and boards and worked closely with their legal and financial advisors around complex business and financial issues, long-term positioning and reputational management. She established a track record of leading global restructuring and crisis communications situations and developing and implementing successful programs and strategies related to crisis and issues management.
Prior to joining Teneo, Rachel was a partner at Kekst, a strategic communications firm, where she provided financial and communications counsel to both private and public companies around the globe and across a range of industries.
Before joining Kekst, Rachel served as General Counsel of Georgeson, a global provider of strategic shareholder engagement, proxy solicitation and governance advisory. She began her career as an M&A attorney at Fried Frank LLP.
Rachel has been a featured speaker and industry panelist on investor relations, corporate governance and M&A topics at programs held by The Deal, NIRI, The Conference Board and other business organizations. She regularly speaks at law firms and investment banks to provide insight on special situations and reputational challenges. She has also contributed to various industry publications.
She holds a B.A. from Columbia University and a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She currently serves on the board of the Cathedral School of St. John the Divine.
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