Dan Zacchei Promoted to the Role of President, Special Situations and Charged With Accelerating Growth of Activism, M&A, and Crisis and Issues Offerings

Joe Germani Promoted to Managing Director, Special Situations


Sloane & Company (“Sloane”), a leading corporate and financial communications agency, today announced the appointments of Dan Zacchei as President, Special Situations and Joe Germani as Managing Director, Special Situations.
Zacchei has spent the past several years as a Managing Director leading Sloane’s nationally-recognized advisory work in the areas of shareholder activism, mergers and acquisitions, executive transitions, bankruptcies and restructurings and crisis management. In his newly-created role, Zacchei will continue advising C-level leaders, boards of directors and investors on their most critical communications needs, while also overseeing new strategic initiatives designed to enhance and grow Sloane’s offerings.
Darren Brandt and Whit Clay, Sloane’s Co-Chief Executive Officers, commented: “Dan has played an integral role in Sloane’s growth and success in recent years by establishing a premier special situations platform that now represents a cornerstone of our business. His ability to effectively counsel clients when the stakes are highest has made Sloane a first-call for activism and corporate governance disputes, complex transactions, litigation and other material issues. As President, Special Situations, we are confident that Dan will continue to build out a world-class team and scale all of our offerings. This is a practice area that we are very committed to and will continue to invest in.”
Since joining the firm in 2014, Germani has become a trusted advisor to clients navigating high-stakes issues at the nexus of the capital markets and public policy. He has also led dozens of shareholder activism, transaction and crisis mandates in recent years while working closely with Zacchei to establish Sloane as a premier firm in the space. 

In 2019, Zacchei and Germani led a number of major transaction communications and issues management programs for clients such as CVS Health, New York Life, eBay, The D.E. Shaw Group, and major stakeholders in the PG&E and Puerto Rico bankruptcies. Sloane’s work in the area of shareholder activism was also spotlighted in Bloomberg’s 2019 league tables, which ranked the firm as the top communications consultant based on the aggregate market capitalization of its approximately 40 investor-side and company-side representations.
Brandt and Clay commented: “Joe has emerged as a true leader at the firm and has been instrumental to the growth of our special situations practice. His ability to effectively counsel clients, oversee complex engagements and mentor our talented associates has been invaluable during a period in which we have driven double-digit growth each year. Joe has also drawn on his public affairs background to bring critical perspective to matters that cut across both Wall Street and K Street. We congratulate Joe on his well-deserved promotion.”
As a standalone subsidiary of SKDKnickerbocker (“SKDK”), which is the nation’s leading public affairs firm, Sloane is uniquely positioned to offer clients full-service special situations support. The firm’s core expertise in strategic planning, message development, and media and investor relations is now supplemented on an as-needed basis by SKDK’s capabilities across political strategy, issues advocacy, and advertising and digital services.


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