EVP, Financial Services

US-NY-New York
Fin & Prof Serv


iCIMS Upper Banner


We are more than just a public relations and communications agency. We change the game with every campaign we touch for our clients through innovative and out the box ideas we manifest. In a culture which is fast moving, fun and collaborative; we are seeking those who inspire others, who are fearless and consider themselves one of the best in the business.


We're looking for Industry leader (SVP+ Equivalent), with deep experience in financial services.  Ideal candidate is someone who understands how to work with complex, large clients and account teams, and how to manage them towards growth. This person will also be able to lead programs focused on driving the client’s reputation and brand. Capital markets, retail banking and/or insurance experience ideal.

About the Job

  • Lead the Financial Service sector for NA and serve as the senior agency contact to a few accounts; lead and direct all program efforts to client satisfaction; bring a value-added approach to all opportunities, issues and projects
  • Drive integrated agency partnerships and relationships
  • Ability to lead integrated accounts and engage specialty groups to ensure continuous integration of offering into client business
  • Grow strong relationships with senior clients, counsel clients, and become a trusted advisor
  • Deliver strategic, engaging, and persuasive presentations to effectively articulate ideas to clients, colleagues, and others
  • Champion change initiatives, demonstrate, encourage and drives entrepreneurial mindset and behavior for continuously evolving offerings to clients
  • Ability to lead generation and lead new business process from RFP to onboarding new client
  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of clients’ business and industry, anticipating and addressing opportunities and issues as they arise  
  • Attract, grow, engage and retain talent. Contribute to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture, where every employee feels a sense of belonging


  • At least 15 years of PR or s marketing communication agency experience and/or a combination of in-house public relations / marketing communications experience
  • Proven experience counseling C-Suite (CEO, CFO, CCO, CMO) clients
  • Actively participates in professional and community networks within the communications industry
  • Demonstrated track record in building strong client relationships and delivering programs that exceeded anticipated results
  • Demonstrated success in converting new business leads into wins
  • Demonstrate understanding of financial systems, accountable for financial controls and policies; recommend and act on improvements that lead to efficiencies

About Ketchum

As a global communications consultancy with 90 plus years of experience, Ketchum is a trusted partner who is equal parts creative and analytical. Ketchum is a place where all perspectives and points of view are welcome and encouraged. We are a collection of communications specialists, content creators, creatives, researchers, data analysts, media pros, digital strategists, issues and crisis counselors, and tech nerds. And we love when those worlds collide to create the very best teams and solutions for our clients. We work with the world’s leading brands, emerging start-ups, and everything in between. We are beyond proud to have created some of the most celebrated and award-winning campaigns in our industry. We’re just crazy enough to think we can impact the world – and how it responds to ideas – through communication.


We encourage our employees to be curious, brave, inspiring, and a force for good. Let’s talk. Come belong at Ketchum!


What we offer

  • Robust benefits program 
  • Generous time off policies 
  • Retirement program with company match 
  • Workplace flexibility 
  • Business casual dress code 
  • Workplace and off-site social gatherings 
  • Yoga @ work 
  • Professional learning and development opportunities 
  • Tuition reimbursement 
  • Paid maternity/paternity leave 
  • Transit benefits  

Interested?  We’ve got an opportunity for you. #LI-ML1 IND13


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