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Senior Managing Director
Stephen Cohen is a Senior Managing Director at Teneo Strategy. Mr. Cohen began his career as a financial journalist. Since leaving journalism, he has held a number of senior roles in corporate communications at some of the world’s largest and most complex financial institutions, where he was an advisor to senior management and a corporate spokesman. Mr. Cohen currently advises a range of companies, private equity firms and individuals on a range of issues and topics, including reputation management, executive positioning, media relations, investor relations, crisis communications, restructuring, IPOs and other capital raising and M&A.
At Teneo, Mr. Cohen’s clients span a variety of industries and issues, for whom he and his colleagues help develop and execute comprehensive reputation, corporate communications, positioning and investor relations programs aligned to business value and results.
Mr. Cohen joined Teneo in 2011. Prior to joining Teneo, Mr. Cohen was a Vice President in the Executive Office at Goldman Sachs, where he worked with the executive team on financial communications and rebuilding the firm’s reputation after the financial crisis. Previously, Mr. Cohen was a Senior Vice President in Citigroup’s corporate affairs department, where he worked closely with the bank’s senior leadership team in navigating the financial crisis, the failing financial performance of the industry, the U.S. government’s involvement and the reputational backlash of the Troubled Asset Relief Program.
As a reporter at Bloomberg News, Mr. Cohen wrote about financial markets and the financial services industry. In this role, he wrote breaking news stories, as well as in-depth features and profiles for Bloomberg’s Markets Magazine.
Mr. Cohen holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. He is a member of the Newhouse44, the school’s alumni leadership group. He lives in New York with his wife and two children.