Innisfree M&A Incorporated Names Meredith Cole and Scott Winter Co-Chairs, Arthur Crozier Becomes Executive Chair
Innisfree M&A Incorporated Names Meredith Cole and Scott Winter Co-Chairs
Arthur Crozier Becomes Executive Chair
NEW YORK – May 16, 2023 – Innisfree M&A Incorporated, the nation’s leading proxy solicitation and investor relations advisory firm, today announced leadership appointments that support the firm’s continued growth and recognize the extraordinary depth of talent across the organization. The following appointments are effective immediately:
- Arthur Crozier, Chairman, has assumed the newly created role of Executive Chair;
- Founding Managing Director Meredith Cole and Managing Director Scott Winter have been appointed Co-Chairs;
- Founding Managing Director Jennifer Shotwell has taken the title of Co-Founder, Senior Managing Director;
- Managing Director Larry Miller has become a Senior Managing Director.
- Senior Director Jonathan Salzberger has been named Managing Director
Crozier, Shotwell, Cole, Winter, and Miller will continue to comprise the Firm’s Management Committee.
For more than 25 years, Innisfree has advised the world’s leading corporations and investors on the highest-profile mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests and other corporate governance matters, including McDonald’s in its defense against Carl Icahn, The Walt Disney Company in its defense against Trian, and Huntsman in its defense against Starboard. Innisfree also provides the proxy solicitation industry’s pre-eminent shareholder identification research and analysis services to its corporate clients, and advises hundreds of issuers each year on annual and special shareholder meetings, shareholder proposals, executive compensation and ESG matters.
Crozier said, “It has been a privilege and the highlight of my career to lead Innisfree and work alongside the industry’s top talent to establish the number one proxy solicitation firm in the United States. The strength of Innisfree’s offerings and our unmatched reputation are due to the depth of our talent and the team’s unrelenting commitment to serving our clients with excellence. I will stay actively involved with the Firm and our clients, and look forward to supporting the leadership team to oversee Innisfree’s next chapter of growth.”
Cole and Winter added, “We are honored to step into our new roles as Co-Chairs. Innisfree is differentiated by its unique, integrated approach, which allows us to provide superior strategic counsel as well as market insights and analytics that drive successful outcomes for our clients. Our team of talented, hard-working and client-focused individuals has achieved an unmatched track record in high-stakes corporate campaigns and shareholder identification. We are excited about the opportunities ahead and look forward to building upon the Firm’s proud legacy to better serve our clients, industry partners and employees.”
Shotwell concluded, “As we take these next steps in the evolution of the firm, Art, Meredith and I acknowledge with deep affection and gratitude the instrumental role played by our co-founder, Alan Miller, who died in 2011. From the start, Alan had a long-term vision of excellence for our company; he would be excited by —and proud of — Innisfree’s continued growth and success. His spirit continues to inspire us all.”
Founded in 1997, Innisfree M&A Incorporated (New York), along with its wholly-owned subsidiary Lake Isle M&A Incorporated (London), is a high-stakes shareholder engagement firm, delivering shareholder intelligence, strategic advice and proxy solicitation services to the world’s leading corporations and investors when it matters most. Its integrated approach and unsurpassed analytics–ActiveIQ™–set Innisfree apart as the firm of choice. Innisfree provides expert advice on a wide range of matters, including shareholder activism, executive compensation proposals, corporate governance issues and investor relations.
With an experienced professional staff in New York, London, Pittsburgh and Richmond, VA, Innisfree has represented hundreds of clients in over 20 countries. www.innisfreema.com
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