Washington, D.C. – Hamilton Place Strategies today announced that Jim David has joined the firm as Managing Director, bringing expertise in corporate and financial communications that will strengthen HPS’ analytical approach to public affairs.

David comes to HPS from Kekst, a leading strategic communications firm based in New York City. At Kekst, David advised Fortune 500 companies, alternative asset managers, and other clients on a range of business-critical communications issues, including shareholder activism, bankruptcy, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory matters, and crises. He has worked extensively with clients in the private equity, energy, and airline industries, among others.

“We’re very excited to welcome Jim to HPS,” said HPS founding partner Tony Fratto. “His strategic judgment and experience helping corporate clients navigate complex issues will be invaluable to our firm as we continue to expand our analytical communications capabilities.”

David said, “HPS is a dynamic, forward-thinking firm that brings a unique combination of analytical rigor and creativity to its client work. I’m delighted to be joining the team and excited about the opportunity to contribute to the firm’s continued growth.”

Jim earned a Ph.D. in history from the College of William and Mary and received a B.A. magna cum laude from Boston College. He is the author of Dunmore’s New World, a book about political culture in the era of the American Revolution focused on the life of the last royal governor of Virginia.