Lex Suvanto is CEO of Edelman Smithfield, a specialty firm focused on the financial markets and financial communications. He advises the senior management of public and private companies on transaction communications, shareholder activism, financial public relations, investor relations and crisis communications.
Lex has deep experience providing strategic communications counsel to private capital players across the investment landscape. This includes asset owners/endowments, private equity, venture capital, managers and other financial markets participants.
Lex has counseled a wide variety of CEOs during complex and sensitive moments, with a focus on formulating compelling strategic messaging to win support and endorsement from investors, employees and other key stakeholders.
Lex has helped hundreds of companies manage communications around transformational or challenging corporate announcements and events.
Prior to joining Edelman, Lex was managing director at Abernathy MacGregor. Prior to that he held various strategy and client service roles within Havas in New York, Paris, and London.