Charlotte Kiaie

Charlotte Kiaie

Partner

Charlotte Kiaie advises founders, boards of directors and management teams across the investment management industry and corporate sectors. She specializes in corporate positioning and special situations, including transactions, shareholder activism, complex litigation and issues management. In addition, she has extensive experience advising clients on LP communications, media management and helps firms craft impactful ESG/DEI programs that go beyond new requirements.

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

  • Privet Fund in its successful proxy fight at Synalloy Corporation
  • Whitebox Advisors in its engagement with LG Corporation, resulting in recommendations from two leading independent proxy advisory firms
  • WaterMill Asset Management in its successful consent solicitation at Ziopharm Oncology
  • SilverBox-Engaged Merger Corp I in its $1.7 billion combination with Black Rifle Coffee
  • Solus Alternative Asset Management in CDS related litigation against GSO Capital and Hovnanian Enterprises
  • United Natural Foods Inc (NYSE: UNFI) on corporate affairs, labor relations and strategic initiatives

Prior to joining Profile Advisors and holding positions of increasing seniority, 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

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:

  • Spok Holdings in its strategic review process and investor relations initiatives
  • Outerbridge Capital Management in its proxy contest with Comtech Telecommunications
  • New York Life in its $6.3 billion acquisition of Cigna’s Group Insurance business
  • KVH in its proxy contest defense against Vintage Capital Management and VIEX Capital Advisors
  • Revlon in its successful debt exchange and ongoing creditor-related issues
  • Advent Technologies in its $358 million acquisition by AMCI Acquisition Corp

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.