NEW YORK: Citigate Sard Verbinnen has bulked up its
upper-management ranks in the wake of its acquisition by Incepta three
Hoping to accommodate increased transaction business and new referrals
from other Incepta-owned companies, the firm has added eight
Joining Citigate Sard as vice-presidents are; Denise Des Chenes,
formerly senior managing director of Hill and Knowlton’s corporate
practice; Amy Rosen, from Edelman; James Barron, previously corporate
relations director for British Telecom in north America; Matthew Benson,
a senior director at Washington DC-based public affairs firm Bivings
Woodell; and Hugh Burns, formerly a lawyer with Sullivan and
The three new senior associates are Daniel Gagnier, Keil Decker and
’We’re continuing to staff up in order to support the growth we’ve
experienced,’ said Citigate Sard chairman and chief executive George
Sard said that the agency has already been working with other Incepta
companies. The firm employs 40 people and expects to exceed its 1999
revenues of pounds 9.3 million this year.
Citigate Sard’s current M&A work includes the purchase by Deutsche
Telekom of Voicestream and Terra Networks’ tentative agreement to buy
web portal Lycos.
Edited by Holly Williams.