KARV Communications, a strategic communications firm focused on global corporate and financial communications, crisis management and public affairs, today announced that Calvin Mitchell has joined the firm as Senior Advisor. A proven crisis and corporate communications leader, Mitchell brings more than 25 years of experience providing effective communications solutions to government agencies and global business enterprises and individuals at the highest levels in the U.S. and other world financial centers.
“We are very excited to have Calvin join the growing KARV team,” said Andrew Frank, Founder and President of KARV Communications. “Calvin brings a deep and insightful strategic approach to his proven ability to navigate complex crises and corporate communications challenges. I’m confident that Calvin’s experience providing trusted advice to C-suite executives and senior government leaders around the globe will be of tremendous value to our clients.”
Throughout his career, Mitchell has handled complex communications assignments involving crisis communications management and investigations by global regulators; national security matters; and financial and business issues, including financial communications and earnings announcements, early stage investing, and IPOs.
He previously served as the Global Co-head of Corporate Communications at Credit Suisse and as the Global Head of Corporate Affairs at Thomson Reuters. Mitchell has worked with private and public sector clients in the U.S., Europe, Middle East and Asia, holding senior communications roles in the U.S. State Department and Department of Treasury as well as The White House and National Security Council. Of particular relevance is his experience as Executive Vice President and Head of Communications at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he served throughout the financial crisis. In addition, he was a career member of the U.S. Foreign Service, America’s diplomatic service, serving abroad and at the United Nations.
“It is with great pleasure that I join KARV and its talented team in providing clients with strategic solutions to manage complex communications challenges while helping them achieve their business goals,” said Mitchell. “I look forward to working with Andrew and the KARV team and its impressive group of advisors to provide first-rate crisis management, financial communications and public affairs counsel to clients globally.”
“Given the array of litigation-related, regulatory and crisis communications work our team has been known for, Calvin will be a huge asset and we look forward to working with him to continue expanding our portfolio,” added Frank.
KARV also welcomes Niki Iskarpatyoti as an Associate specializing in public affairs/issues management, media strategy, and communications writing. Iskarpatyoti joins the firm from Philadelphia where she served as the Political Director to U.S. Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13). In addition to her knowledge of a broad range of important state and federal related issues, Iskarpatyoti brings extensive advocacy skills and a deep understanding of non-profit organizations.