New York, NY – Georgeson, a Computershare company, and the world's
foremost provider of strategic shareholder consulting services to corporations and shareholder
groups, announced that Don Cassidy has joined Georgeson as executive vice president of Business
Development and Corporate Strategy.
Don will focus on managing the business development process and continue to bolster Georgeson
services and solutions to help clients achieve their goals. He will represent the company at industry
events around the country in an effort to connect and engage with issuers and other industry
“Don brings a unique perspective on global governance issues that will supplement Georgeson’s
newly-expanded Corporate Governance Consulting practice,” stated William Jackson Georgeson US
president. “We will continue to provide exceptional corporate governance guidance with a focus on
our clients’ policies, business goals and success.”
Prior to joining Georgeson, Don spent over 20 years with Fidelity and brings significant global
experience in legal, compliance, and corporate governance matters, with particular expertise related
to shareholder engagement within the institutional investor community. Early in his career, Don
served as the Director of Investment Proxy Research at Fidelity Investments in Boston, leading
corporate governance policy and the voting process for Fidelity’s US-based funds and institutional
client portfolios. Don also spent twelve years in the United Kingdom working for Fidelity
International (FIL) as a director in the Global Institutional Business group and as director of FIL’s
Corporate Governance Research group. Most recently, Don served as the head of the legal
department for FIL Limited in Bermuda.
Don received his Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School, where he was a
member of the Minnesota Law Review; he has been a member of the Massachusetts Bar since
1994. Don received a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor
of Arts cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Georgeson is the world's foremost provider of strategic shareholder services to corporations and
shareholder groups working to influence corporate strategy. We offer unsurpassed advice and
representation for annual meetings, mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests and other
extraordinary transactions. Our core proxy expertise is enhanced with and complemented by our
strategic consulting services, including solicitation strategy, corporate governance analysis, vote
projections and insight into investor ownership and voting profiles. Our local presence and global
footprint allow us to analyze and mitigate operational risk associated with
various corporate actions worldwide.
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