T.J. provides strategic counsel and communications support to companies across industries and in a wide range of special situations, including mergers and acquisitions, shareholder activism and crisis management. In addition, he works with clients to develop and refine their investor and public relations programs. His areas of expertise include:
He has expertise in developing and executing ongoing investor relations programs that adhere to best practices and help clients more effectively engage with the sell- and buy-side through quarterly earnings reports, investor conferences, non-deal roadshows and other investment outreach. He has regularly advised clients on financial guidance issues, earnings surprises, management transitions, corporate strategy shifts and other critical announcements.
He has experience working with companies in activism situations and proxy contests including opposite Elliott Management and Icahn Enterprises, among others.
Mergers & Acquisitions
He works with clients to develop and implement communications strategies for friendly and unsolicited transactions. Notable assignments include advising HP in its defense against Xerox’s unsolicited takeover proposal; Symantec in its sale to Broadcom; Cypress Semiconductor in its sale to Infineon; Cray Inc. in its acquisition by Hewlett Packard Enterprise; the Infrastructure Investments Fund, an investment vehicle advised by J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc., in its pending acquisition of El Paso Electric; and Pattern Energy Group in its acquisition by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.
Crisis and Issues Management
He develops and executes communications strategies to help companies advance their business objectives and protect their reputations in a variety of situations, including cybersecurity issues and data breaches, litigation, workplace misconduct and internal investigations, management succession and unplanned leadership changes.
T.J. joined Joele Frank in 2019 from PG&E Corporation, where he served on the investor relations team through several crises, including the 2017 Northern California wildfires, the 2018 Camp Fire and PG&E’s Chapter 11 filing in 2019. He received a BA in History and Accounting from the College of William and Mary in Virginia.