Scott Deveau

Scott Deveau

Partner, New York

Scott Deveau is an advisor to investment professionals, boards and management teams on critical communications and corporate governance matters. Scott focuses on many of the firm’s high-stakes media relations mandates, drawing on his nearly 20 years of experience as a leading financial journalist.

Scott also advises a number of Longacre Square’s clients in the Canadian market. These include alternative asset managers, private equity firms, hedge funds and TSX-listed companies.

Prior to joining the firm Scott was a deals reporter in New York and Toronto for nearly a decade at Bloomberg News. Most recently, he led Bloomberg’s shareholder activism coverage, and was responsible for breaking numerous high-profile stories on proxy fights, M&A, and other special situations. He was also a business reporter, war correspondent and general assignment reporter for the Financial Post and the Globe and Mail in Toronto.

He holds a B.A. from Queen’s University.


Kate Sylvester

Kate Sylvester

Partner, New York

Kate Sylvester advises hedge funds, private equity firms and alternative asset managers on strategic communications and brand building programs. She specializes in proactive media relations, thought leadership and LP communications, including around major transactions, fund launches and leadership transitions. In addition, she also has extensive experience advising clients on reputation management matters and portfolio company communications.

Kate’s current client base includes leading credit managers, hedge funds and venture capital firms. She has also previously represented firms such as AQR Capital Management, Blue Wolf Capital, Commonfund, Francisco Partners, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, HPS Investment Partners, KKR/Ownership Works and New York Life Investments.

Prior to joining Longacre Square, Kate was a Senior Vice President at Sloane & Company where she advised global asset managers, private equity firms and investment consultants. She also previously worked at Prosek Partners and began her career at Edelman in Washington, D.C. Kate holds a dual B.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park.


Charlotte Kiaie

Charlotte Kiaie

Partner, New York

Charlotte Kiaie advises founders, boards of directors and management teams across the investment management industry and corporate sectors. She leads a number of the firm’s special situations and ongoing positioning mandates related to transactions, shareholder activism, complex litigation and issues management. She also specializes in fund launches and LP communications.

Charlotte’s client base currently includes leading asset management firms and publicly traded companies. Representations of note include:

  • Saba Capital Management on engagements at closed-end funds and overall strategic communications.
  • Farallon Capital Management on engagements at Exelixis and Toshiba.
  • Ancora on engagements at RB Global and Berry Global.
  • Engaged Capital on engagement at VF Corp.
  • Whitebox Advisors on engagements at Samsung C&T and LG Corp.
  • Carl Icahn on engagements at McDonald’s and Kroger.

Prior to serving as a Vice President at Profile Advisors, Charlotte worked on the Trading/Ops desk at Farallon Capital Management in San Francisco. She holds dual B.A. degrees from The University of Colorado at Boulder and has served on the Philanthropy Board of 100 Women in Finance since 2018.


Joe Germani

Joe Germani

Partner, New York

Joe Germani counsels clients on sensitive high stakes communications and reputational matters. He leads a number of Longacre Square’s special situations and ongoing positioning mandates for both public and private companies, as well as asset managers and other entities.

Joe’s experience encompasses friendly and hostile M&A, shareholder activism, litigation and restructuring, corporate crisis, issues and reputation management, and public affairs campaigns.

Representative matters include:

  • AmeriServ Financial in its successful defense against Driver Management and ongoing shareholder engagement
  • MindMed in its successful defense against Freeman Capital Management’s Board takeover attempt
  • Steel Partners in its unprecedented proxy contest to break Aerojet Rocketdyne’s gridlocked board and successful litigation against the company’s CEO, as well as other contested matters
  • CVS Health in its $8bn acquisition of Signify Health, executive transition and business announcements and ongoing issues management
  • GoldenTree Asset Management in creditor-side litigation and engagement related to its holdings in the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority and other instrumentalities
  • MoneyGram International on complex litigation and regulatory issues management

Prior to Longacre Square Partners, Joe spent nearly a decade at Sloane & Company, where he was Managing Director, Special Situations. He also previously worked at Brunswick Group.

Joe graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Foreign Service and earned an M.A. in European History from New York University.