NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
PJT Partners Inc. (the “Company” or “PJT Partners”) (NYSE:PJT), today
announced the appointment of James Costos to the Company’s Board of
Directors (the “Board”) on February 7, 2017.
Mr. Costos most recently served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of
Spain and Principality of Andorra from August 2013 to January 2017.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Costos was Vice President of Global
Licensing and Retail for Home Box Office (“HBO”) from 2007 to 2013. In
this role, he was responsible for leading HBO’s newly created global
licensing, retail and marketing division, which he established to
further expand HBO’s domestic and international interest. He has also
served as President and CEO of Eight Cylinders, Head of Promotions and
Consumer Products at Revolution Studios and held senior roles for more
than a decade at Hermès of Paris and Tod’s S.p.A.
Mr. Costos previously served on the board of directors of the Humane
Society of the United States, the country’s largest animal protection
organization. He is also a passionate supporter of several cultural and
humanitarian organizations, including the Santa Monica Museum of Art and
the Human Rights Campaign. Mr. Costos earned his B.A. in Political
Science from the University of Massachusetts in 1985.
Paul J. Taubman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PJT Partners,
said, “We are very pleased to welcome James to PJT Partners and are
confident that his broad and international marketing, operating and
management experience will make him a strong asset to our Board. We look
forward to benefiting from his knowledge, relationships and fresh
insights as we work to maximize value for all shareholders.”
“I am delighted to join PJT Partners as a member of its Board of
Directors and I look forward to bringing my expertise to the Company,”
said Mr. Costos. “PJT Partners has a deep bench of talent with
best-in-class advisors. I have been impressed by the significant
momentum the firm has experienced in its first full year and am
confident that its differentiated approach to advising and partnering is
resonating with clients.”
About PJT Partners
PJT Partners is a global advisory-focused investment bank. Our team of
senior professionals delivers a wide array of strategic advisory,
restructuring and special situations and private fund advisory and
placement services to corporations, financial sponsors, institutional
investors and governments around the world. We offer a balanced
portfolio of advisory services designed to help our clients realize
major corporate milestones and solve complex issues. We also provide,
through Park Hill Group, private fund advisory and placement services
for alternative investment managers, including private equity funds,
real estate funds and hedge funds. To learn more about PJT Partners,
please visit the Company’s website at www.pjtpartners.com.
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