Mike Geller advises founders, C-Suite executives and business leaders of private investment firms and publicly-traded financial institutions on strategic communications, including financial and corporate public relations, reputation management and leadership positioning.
He has significant expertise counseling diversified financial institutions, major global asset managers, hedge funds, private equity and venture capital firms, and emerging investment firms spanning a broad array of strategies and asset classes. Mr. Geller also has extensive experience helping companies manage communications across a variety of sensitive matters and special situations, including M&A, divestitures, restructurings, creditor rights, complex litigation, enforcement actions & regulatory matters, and leadership transitions.
Prior to joining Prosek Partners, Mr. Geller was an executive vice president and U.S. lead for asset management at Edelman. During his time at the firm, he helped to rebuild the agency’s New York-based financial communications and capital markets practice, and was widely credited as the architect of the firm’s successful strategic communications platform to support domestic and cross-border investment management firms. Before Edelman, Mr. Geller spent more than a decade in a variety of senior in-house communications roles, most recently as director and head of public relations for RBS’s investment bank in the Americas. Earlier in his career, he held positions at Pershing LLC, a BNY Mellon company, Cantor Fitzgerald and Moody’s Investors Service.
Mr. Geller is a graduate of The University of Arizona and has an MBA in finance from Iona College.
Q & A
What are you most proud of in your public relations career?
Earning the trust and respect of my clients as someone that they can continually rely on for smart and insightful strategic communications council.
Name one thing most people don’t know about you.
When I was 11 years old I was the best bowler (in my age group) in Westchester County, NY. I still have the trophy to prove it.
How would your mother describe you?
I am an only child so she thinks I am the greatest person alive.
What are your greatest strengths as a public relations practitioner?
I pride myself on being a driver. I constantly think about my clients’ communications needs and proactively place myself in their shoes to anticipate how I can add maximum value
What is your favorite food?
Describe your perfect client.
Those who are candid, supportive of new ideas and view you as a trusted, strategic partner.
What three hobbies or activities do you enjoy most?
Golf, spending time with my family, and golf.
What’s your favorite part of the workday?
Pitching business, learning that we’ve won a new client, and then doing the work really well.
Who would play you in the movie version of your life?
What is your favorite quote?
“Great things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”