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Margaret Popper


Margaret Popper

Life at FGS Global

Advises on communications strategies for financial transactions, corporate positioning, internal communications, crisis management and preparedness, cybersecurity, investor relations and digital content creation.

Life Pre-FGS Global

Kyndryl Head of Corporate Communications, IBM VP Narrative and Content. Prior to that joined predecessor firm Sard Verbinnen & Co. after career as financial journalist at BusinessWeek, Bloomberg and CNBC.

Life Beyond FGS Global

Wildlife watching in Yellowstone National Park, reading books edited by her older daughter, going to comedy clubs to hear her younger daughter's standup, diving into New York City.

Margaret Popper is an experienced communications strategist with a broad range of expertise in finance, technology, media relations, internal communications, special situations, crisis communications, digital strategy and content production, media training and corporate narrative development. 

She returns to FGS Global after two years working as an in-house communications executive in the tech sector. Most recently, she was a VP and Head of Corporate Communications and Central Services at Kyndryl, a 90,000 person spin-off of IBM’s technology services division, where she managed media relations and content production and worked with the C-suite to create and execute Kyndryl’s IPO communications strategy. Before joining Kyndryl, she was VP of Narrative and Content at IBM, where she ran a team of 15 and helped shape the corporate narrative around IBM’s hybrid cloud and AI strategy. 

Prior to IBM, Margaret worked at predecessor firm Sard Verbinnen & Co. on a variety of assignments including Trian Partners’ successful effort to put Nelson Peltz on the board of P&G, Perella Weinberg Partners’ acquisition of TPG, Owl Rock’s IPO of ORCC, the rollout of the Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles by a group of 12 institutions organized by Jamie Dimon and Warren Buffett, and a variety of crisis situations for corporations, colleges and schools. 

She came to FGS Global after 20+ years as a financial journalist at BusinessWeek, Bloomberg, and most recently, CNBC. 

She began her career in corporate finance on Wall Street. She has a BA in English Literature from Yale University and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Margaret Popper