L. Los Angeles
Life at FGS Global
Charles Sipkins is a trusted advisor to CEOs, boards of directors, senior executives and noteworthy individuals facing high-stakes, complex situations, sensitive litigation and other strategic communications challenges. Focused on crisis communications, corporate reputation, litigation support and financial communications.
Life Pre-FGS Global
EVP and CCO at a global media company, Partner at Sard Verbinnen and before then, Partner at Abernathy MacGregor Group.
Life Beyond FGS Global
Before the sun comes up, I can be found crisscrossing Los Angeles training for marathons. Run, coffee, run. Fartleks, so many fartleks. Father to two energetic teenage boys, Teddy and Will, and husband to a much calmer wife, Kathleen.
Charlie Sipkins has more than two decades of experience working with clients across a variety of industries. As a fierce advocate on his clients’ behalf, Charlie understands that communications and stakeholder demands are rapidly changing and can profoundly impact an organization’s strategic business objectives.
Recent assignments include serving as the primary external communications advisor to Adobe and its management team; advising The University of Southern California (USC) navigate the largest sex abuse settlement in the history of education as well as numerous other issues including its announcement to join the Big 10 conference; and supporting Rivian and Roblox on various communications challenges. He has also served as a long-time personal and strategic advisor to Los Angeles developer, Rick Caruso.
Prior to joining FGS Global, Charlie served as EVP and Chief Communications Officer of Sony Pictures Entertainment. He launched the Los Angeles office of Sard Verbinnen and has held positions at the Abernathy MacGregor Group and other communications firms in New York. Charlie began his career as a legislative assistant for Representative Martin Olav Sabo on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations. He grew up in Minneapolis and earned a B.A. in political science from Syracuse University. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Kathleen and his teenage sons, Teddy and Will.