CamberView Partners hires former BlackRock exec

CamberView Partners said Tuesday that it has named Robert Zivnuska as a principal. Prior to joining CamberView, Zivnuska worked at BlackRock where he headed corporate governance for the Americas. Based in San Francisco, CamberView is an investment advisory firm.

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SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — CamberView Partners, LLC announced today that Robert Zivnuska has joined the firm as a Principal. Mr. Zivnuska has years of experience working with boards of directors and management teams of global companies on key governance issues. He was most recently at BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, where he was Head of Corporate Governance for the Americas.
“Rob’s leadership position at BlackRock and understanding of M&A and shareholder activism from an investor perspective will have an immediate impact for our clients who are facing a range of issues from proxy contests to executive compensation and director challenges,” said Abe Friedman, Managing Partner.
At BlackRock, Mr. Zivnuska lead the firm’s governance and voting engagements with portfolio companies in North America and South America. He also formulated proxy voting policies for the firm. Mr. Zivnuska previously served as Senior Counsel at BlackRock for 5 years, where he advised the portfolio management group on governance matters and contributed to the development of novel investment products. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2005, he was a Corporate Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he focused on mergers, acquisitions, venture capital investments, and other strategic transactions.
Mr. Zivnuska holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A., cum laude, in International Relations from the University of California, Davis.
“It is clear that there is a fundamental shift going on in the way major asset managers engage with the boards and management teams of their portfolio companies,” said Mr. Zivnuska. “I am delighted to join CamberView because the firm was among the first to recognize this transformation in the investor landscape and is uniquely positioned to help clients succeed in this new environment.”
About CamberView Partners, LLC
CamberView Partners is the leading source of independent, investor-led advice for management and boards of public companies on how to succeed with investors. CamberView helps clients interact with investors from a position of strength and stay ahead of potential issues. When faced with a challenge, CamberView develops the playbook clients use to win contested situations and difficult shareholder votes. CamberView designs specific engagement strategies tailored to each investor and proxy advisor; crafts proxy materials that build shareholder support; develops messaging that resonates with critical decision-makers; instructs companies on how to avoid common mistakes; and coordinates among clients’ advisors to deliver success.