Bela Kirpalani

Bela Kirpalani

Vice President

Bela Kirpalani provides counsel to management teams, public company directors and senior investment professionals on corporate governance and shareholder engagement matters. She has significant experience developing strategic messaging and content for high-stakes proxy contests, crises and M&A transactions. She also specializes in proxy advisory firm engagement – including research and diligence, materials creation and preparation – for contested matters.

Bela previously worked as a journalist covering institutional investment at MandateWire, a Financial Times publication. She has worked with the founding partners of Longacre Square since 2020 and previously held positions of increasing seniority at Profile Advisors. Bela graduated with a B.A. in History from New York University.


Molly Anderson

Molly Anderson

Vice President

Molly Anderson advises and supports clients across industries on crisis + issues management, corporate reputation, public affairs, and other special situations.

Prior to Longacre Square, Molly worked at Hill & Knowlton supporting financial communications and professional services clients, and at a boutique financial communications firm, The Neibart Group, specializing in communications programs focused on reputation management, media engagement, thought leadership, and executive visibility. She holds a B.A. in English and History from the University of Michigan and a MPS in Corporate Communications and Public Relations from Georgetown University.


Miller Winston

Miller Winston

Vice President

Miller Winston specializes in communications efforts across crises, special situations and transactions. She has worked on dozens of shareholder activism campaigns, with a focus on materials development and strategic positioning for both issuers and investors. She also manages communications programs for leading alternative asset managers, helping firms to build and establish their brands through message development, media engagement, thought leadership and executive positioning.

Prior to joining Longacre Square, Miller spent four years on the special situations team at Sloane & Company. She holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Ashley Areopagita

Ashley Areopagita

Vice President

Ashley Areopagita advises clients across multiple industries on high stakes communications and investor relations matters, including shareholder activism campaigns, mergers & acquisitions, crisis management, executive changes and other special situations. Ashley has worked on numerous proxy contests and has significant experience advising corporations on strategic shareholder and media engagement when it comes to such.

Earlier in her career, Ashley held positions of increasing seniority at Profile Advisors and J.P. Morgan Wealth Management, where she specialized in internal and executive communications, corporate positioning and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiatives. Ashley holds a degree in Public Relations and Economics from Penn State University.