Teneo Opens Toronto Office

Global advisory firm continues international expansion into key markets with addition of Toronto-based senior team

NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2016 /CNW/ -- Teneo Holdings is pleased to announce the opening of an office in Toronto, Canada, bringing its unique multidisciplinary advisory offering to a key strategic market and furthering its ability to meet the global needs of its diverse client base. With the addition of the Toronto office, Teneo now has over 570 employees and a presence in 15 markets around the world.

"Canada is a key market for Teneo. Not only do many of our clients have operations in Canada, but Canadian companies are deeply tied to global markets through trade and foreign investment," said Declan Kelly, Chairman and CEO of Teneo Holdings. "Our team in Toronto, together with Teneo's global platform, is uniquely placed to provide seamless world class advisory services to both Canada-based companies, as well as multinational corporations."


The Toronto office is comprised of a seasoned team of strategic advisors, led by Mr. James Crossland, who will serve as Senior Managing Director and Chairman of Teneo Canada. Mr. Crossland joins Teneo from Kinross Gold Corporation where he was most recently Executive Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, with responsibility for the company's corporate communications, government relations, investor relations, environment and corporate social responsibility functions. He also had responsibility for the company's Moscow office. Prior to joining Kinross in 2007, Mr. Crossland had a distinguished 20-year career providing strategic communications and government relations advice to some of Canada's leading corporations. 

"Teneo brings to the Canadian market a unique strategic advisory offering, focusing primarily on CEOs, Boards and C-Suite executives," said James Crossland, Chairman of Teneo Canada. "Our objective is to provide senior Canadian executives with world-class strategic advice on business and reputational issues, both in Canada and in markets around the world where Canadian companies have operations or interests."

Joining Mr. Crossland are Mr. John Crean, Managing Director of Teneo Canada and Ms. Andrea Mandel-Campbell, Senior Vice-President of Teneo Canada.

John Crean joins Teneo from NATIONAL Public Relations, Canada's largest public relations firm, where he was most recently National Managing Partner. Mr. Crean joined NATIONAL in 1992, where he held a number of senior roles and advised a wide array of major clients. He has significant expertise in strategic communications, issues management and media relations.

Andrea Mandel-Campbell was most recently with Kinross Gold Corporation where she was Vice-President, Corporate Communications. Prior to joining Kinross, Ms. Mandel-Campbell was Director of Communications for a senior federal cabinet minister in Ottawa. She is a best-selling author and former journalist, having served as a Correspondent for the Financial Times in Mexico and Argentina, and as an Anchor for CTV's Business News Network.

Teneo is a global advisory firm founded in 2011 by Declan Kelly, Doug Band and Paul Keary with a vision to create a new breed of advisory firm focused on working exclusively with the leaders of major corporations to help them address a wide range of business and reputational issues and opportunities. Teneo's clients include some of the world's largest corporations. The firm has over 570 employees working across 12 integrated operating divisions, spanning the disciplines of strategic communications, investor relations, investment banking, financial analytics, executive recruiting, digital analytics, corporate governance, government affairs, business intelligence, management consulting and corporate restructuring. The business operates out of 15 offices around the world across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Greater China. In January 2015, private equity firm BC Partners acquired a minority stake in Teneo. For more information on Teneo, please see www.teneoholdings.com.

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SOURCE Teneo Holdings

For further information: Stephen Meahl, Senior Vice President & Chief of Staff, 212-886-1624, stephen.meahl@teneostrategy.com; OR James Crossland, Senior Managing Director & Chairman, Teneo Canada, 647-338-3032, james.crossland@teneostrategy.com, http://www.teneoholdings.com

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