Chad Spitler joins CamberView Partners as Chief Operating Officer and Head of Sustainable Business Practices
SAN FRANCISCO, May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — CamberView Partners, LLC, the leading source of independent, investor-led advice for public companies, announced that Chad Spitler has joined as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and head of the firm’s advisory services on sustainable business practices. Previously, Chad spent 15 years at BlackRock most recently as Managing Director and COO for the Corporate Governance & Responsible Investment team. In that role he led the analysis and integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors within the firm’s investment process, including issuer engagement and proxy voting.
In addition to leading CamberView’s business development, human capital management, administration and infrastructure as COO, Chad will also be helping CamberView clients with their shareholder engagement around environmental and social issues, including shareholder proposals and proxy materials.
“Chad has been a leader in developing the approach among mainstream investors towards the environmental, social and sustainability efforts of their portfolio companies,” said Abe Friedman, Managing Partner. “Our clients are increasingly receiving inquiry from their investors about the sustainability of their business and business practices, as well as about their ESG efforts. With the team Chad is building at CamberView, public companies will now have an unparalleled resource for getting ahead of investor demands on sustainability.”
Chad is a member of the Broadridge Steering Committee, the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources Visiting Committee. He is a regular public speaker on the topic of sustainability and ESG integration into the investment process, most recently as a guest lecturer at Yale University. He received an M.A. degree from the University of Colorado, and a B.S. degree in Natural Resource Management from the University of Michigan.
“The success of CamberView underscores an important evolution in the capital markets towards proactive investor and issuer engagement. It is a privilege to now join CamberView, not only to help build the firm, but also to help public companies better understand and meet investor expectations on sustainable business practices,” said Chad.
About CamberView Partners, LLC
CamberView Partners is the leading source of independent, investor-led advice for management and boards of public companies on how to succeed with investors. CamberView helps clients interact with investors from a position of strength and stay ahead of potential issues. When faced with a challenge, CamberView develops the playbook clients use to win contested situations and difficult shareholder votes. CamberView designs specific engagement strategies tailored to each investor and proxy advisor; crafts proxy materials that build shareholder support; develops messaging that resonates with critical decision-makers; instructs companies on how to avoid common mistakes; and coordinates among clients’ advisors to deliver success.