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Cybersecurity Expert Jim Finkle Joins FGS Global as Managing Director in Boston Office


30 August 2022 / Boston, MA, USA – Leading global strategic communications advisory firm FGS Global announced Jim Finkle will be joining as a managing director, based in Boston. Finkle brings extensive cybersecurity preparedness and incident response experience to the firm and will advise a diverse portfolio of FGS Global clients in a variety of crisis and special situations.

“As cyber attacks rise across industries and the need to effectively communicate to stakeholders about these matters becomes more critical, we are thrilled to add someone of Jim’s caliber to our team,” said FGS Global Partner Chris Kittredge. “Jim brings a wealth of expertise that deepens FGS’s cybersecurity response capabilities, having covered many of the most prominent and complex cyber matters as a top-tier cybersecurity journalist and head of communications at a leading cybersecurity company. We’re pleased to grow our Boston team and invest in areas across our firm where our clients need more resources.”

Finkle comes to FGS Global from Palo Alto Networks. Prior to that, Finkle spent more than two decades working as a journalist with Reuters News, Bloomberg News, and other media organizations, covering issues from financial markets and corporate news to healthcare, technology, cybersecurity, privacy, and general news. He held a variety of reporting and editing positions in New York, Toronto, Boston, San Francisco, Southern California, Tokyo, and Taipei.

“I spent the bulk of my career as a journalist looking to break news, tell compelling stories and help readers better understand the implications of cyber attacks, deals, government probes, and other complex issues,” Finkle said. “In my new role at FGS Global, I will leverage that experience to counsel companies as they navigate a wide variety of special situations.”

Finkle earned a Master’s in East Asian Studies from Yale University and a B.A. in History from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

About FGS Global

FGS Global is the strategic advisor for the stakeholder economy. Headquartered in New York, the firm is a global strategic advisory and communications consultancy, with over 1200 multidisciplinary experts across the world’s major financial, government, business and cultural centers. FGS Global is a leader in crisis, corporate reputation, public affairs and capital markets and M&A advisory, as well as an acknowledged leader in boardroom communication counsel. The firm supports its clients in addressing a myriad of stakeholder concerns leveraging its capabilities in research and insights, media placement as well as content, digital and data. The company was formed through the merger of leading strategic communications consultancies Finsbury Glover Hering and Sard Verbinnen in December 2021. FGS Global serves its global client base from offices in Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Berlin, Boston, Brussels, Dubai, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, Kingston (NY), London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Paris, Riyadh, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, South Florida, Tokyo, Washington D.C. and Zurich.


Lauren Miller