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Kate Murray Managing Director, Head of Talent Strategy and Senior Level Recruiting

New York T: 212.371.5999

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Kate Murray advises companies on financial, public and investor relations, with a particular emphasis on ongoing corporate profile raising, mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings. Her specialties include media relations, corporate reputation and executive visibility, executive transitions and stakeholder communications. Kate’s transaction experience includes C&J Energy Services, Stock Building Supply, Sirona Dental and recent initial public offerings include Cotiviti and Shopify.

Beginning her career at Abernathy MacGregor, Kate subsequently served as Communications Director and Deputy Chief of Staff for the New Orleans City Council President post-Hurricane Katrina, and has experience managing profile raising and public relations campaigns for prominent foundations and non-profits.

Representative Experience

Kate has advised:

  • Madison Dearborn Partners on all of its transactions and ongoing public relations since 2014, including transactions involving Ikaria, Sage Products, Walgreens Infusion Services (now Option Care) and Patterson Medical
  • Sirona Dental on its merger with DENTSPLY International and managed subsequent integration communications efforts for the combined company
  • MWH Global on its sale to Stantec
  • Cotiviti Holdings on its initial public offering and ongoing corporate communications and investor relations
  • Shopify on its initial public offering and ongoing investor relations efforts
  • Ortho Clinical Diagnostics on its ongoing corporate positioning and profile raising
  • A major global hospitality company on external and internal communications
  • Led shareholder activism defense workshops for a number of global, publicly traded companies


  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, B.A. Political Science

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