NEW YORK: Richard Silverman has joined global investment bank Lazard as director of global communications. The position is a new one, and encompasses all internal and external communications.
Silverman joins a two-person communications team, which also includes another professional based in London.
Prior to joining Lazard, Silverman was corporate media relations director for Honeywell International and director of global media relations at Merrill Lynch. He began his career as a journalist, working at Dow Jones News Service, The Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg News.
"[The firm's] reputation is prestigious. This is really one of the few remaining independent advisory firms in the industry," Silverman said. "At this time in the marketplace, clients are looking for independent financial advice. I'm just thrilled to be part of the team."