Prepare for this to be obvious when you discuss your business with us or read the first draft of a marketing plan, press release or product sheet we’ve written. We understand the intricacies of the capital markets, like the difference between an exchange and an ATS, the evolving relationship between the buy- and sell-side and the role of HFTs in today’s markets. For you that means less time educating and re-writing, and peace of mind in knowing that the agency you hired actually gets it.
Why should you
work with Forefront
We know this space
It’s not our first rodeo
What really sets Forefront apart is our experience. We’ve developed and executed numerous strategic plans and product launches, written dozens of collateral pieces and website pages, and organized hundreds of events. As for communications, it’s been countless newsletters and press releases, acquisition announcements, executive speeches and corporate reorganization memos. Whatever challenge comes your way, chances are we’ve handled it many times before.
We’ve sat in your seat
Forefront’s Managing Partners average close to twenty years each on the client side. We know firsthand what it means to be accountable for building a brand, running a group, hitting a revenue target or managing a communications crisis. We’ve hired, managed and fired marketing and communications agencies several times over. We know what quality work and good value look like. And that’s what we deliver.
It’s you, before us
At Forefront, our number one priority is delivering exceptional results — period. Our energy and resources are spent on servicing our clients and not on our own promotional events or lavish office space. Perhaps this is why we’ve never lost a client to a competing agency and why our business has grown solely through referrals from happy clients.
We’re plugged in
As well as we know the inner workings of the capital markets, we also know the people involved. The reporters, editors, thought leaders, analysts, influencers, vendors and practitioners – an ecosystem we can easily tap into if necessary for the counsel, insight or skills we need to ensure everything we do for you exceeds expectations.
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Over his nearly 20-year career, Mark has worked with a wide swath of trading technology brands on projects spanning the marketing and communications spectrum. Prior to founding Forefront, Mark built REDI’s marketing platform following its spinout from Goldman Sachs. Before that he spent nearly a decade with Nomura’s Instinet subsidiary, helping reposition its brand from ECN to technology-enabled agency broker-dealer. Along the way he also helped launch the firm’s Chi-X exchange businesses globally.
Eric brings 20+ years of financial services and fintech marcomms experience to Forefront Communications. Prior to joining the company Eric served as CMO of several industry leading firms, running the global marketing, PR and communications activities at Macgregor, ClariFI, NYFIX, Trepp, BondDesk Group and Convergex. Eric helped these businesses succeed in highly competitive markets by implementing cost-effective and creative programs that drove revenues, built client loyalty and strengthened their brands.
Michael C. Kingsley
Michael’s 20+ years of experience encompass global public relations, journalism and media production. Prior to joining Forefront, Michael held senior positions at Intermarket Communications and Emanate PR, helping firms across the capital markets tell their stories, with clients including Société Générale, RBC, Eagle Asset Management, Broadhaven Capital Partners and Street Contxt. On the client side, Michael served as Head of Media Relations at Convergex. A veteran TV producer (Bloomberg Television and Fox News Channel), Michael leads Forefront’s media training practice.
Jon brings a wealth of journalism and strategic communications experience, having worked in the capital markets communications industry for almost 30 years. Jon began his career as a broadcast journalist, eventually working as a Wall Street reporter for CNBC. He later served as head of global communications at DCR Credit Rating Agency and head of global communications for The Bond Market Association. Prior to joining Forefront Jon lead Teall & Associates, a PR firm that represented clients including the ISDA, the Wholesale Markets Brokers’ Association, PriceMetrix, BNP Paribas and KPMG.
Rafi brings a deep background in the capital markets with a career that spans 25+ years. As senior consultant for Forefront Communications, Rafi assists the firm with its market structure-intensive clients. Prior to joining Forefront, Rafi served as head of marketing and communications for Direct Edge. Before that, he spent nearly 10 years at Track Data corp, eventually becoming Chief Marketing Officer, and TD Waterhouse, serving in a variety of senior marketing roles. Rafi began his career at Thomson Financial, serving as associate publisher for the precursor publication to Securities Industry News.
JR’s background includes over 20 years of marketing and communications experience, primarily in the technology and financial services industries. At Forefront he is responsible for writing whitepapers, bylined articles, marketing collateral copy and other pieces of content for the firm’s clients. Prior to working with Forefront, JR has led marketing efforts for several venture-backed start-ups, including Apparent Networks, WorldStreet and Mazu Networks. He has also held senior marketing positions at Novell, State Street and Houghton Mifflin.