John Lovallo is a trusted advisor and counselor to C-Suite executives and Boards of Directors, with a proven ability to analyze, simplify, and provide communications solutions to complex corporate, financial, regulatory, and business issues. Mr. Lovallo has worked with a broad spectrum of private and public companies, from emerging companies to the Fortune 100, and brings capital markets experience to his engagements.
Mr. Lovallo uses research-based insights to develop the best strategies that help clients build, manage, and protect their corporate reputation. He has advised senior executive teams across a wide range of industries including financial services, health care, industrial, professional services, real estate, technology, and utilities. Mr. Lovallo’s focus includes strategic counsel relating to activist investors, corporate reputation, crisis, financial, mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory-legal. He has also handled communications around initial public offering, and implemented comprehensive communications and advocacy programs.
Mr. Lovallo works directly with institutional investors, national/trade reporters, digital channels, key influencers and third parties to generate support for corporate initiatives, impact business outcomes, protect corporate brands, and maximize valuation.
At LEVICK, Mr. Lovallo has worked closely with companies dealing with investigations and actions by state and federal regulators, including state attorneys general, the Consumer Financial Protection Board, the Department of Justice, the Office of The Controller of the Currency, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Recently, Mr. Lovallo helped the nation’s leading provider of business solutions for the mortgage and real estate industries, an NYSE-traded company, address ongoing inquiries from 49 state attorneys general and the U.S. Department of Justice related to allegations about past business practices. With a new brand positioning, narrative, and a reemergence communications strategy, the company successfully reestablished its reputation, settled all outstanding regulatory inquires, maintained its leadership position, and experienced significant stock price appreciation.
Mr. Lovallo also led the strategic communication team that secured a transaction on behalf of one of the world’s largest beverage companies, threatened by an activist short-seller who claimed that the acquired company’s products were hazardous to the public. The transaction closed on time with no changes to the deal’s terms, and with no impact to the companies involved reputations.
Previously, Mr. Lovallo held senior management positions at leading communications firms where he worked with companies to define, build, and protect their reputations in order to drive business, engage employees, strengthen brand loyalty, and increase shareholder value.
In these roles, Mr. Lovallo has worked with publicly-traded and private companies throughout the world, including Asia Info., BP, Deloitte, Ford, FM Global, Intelsat, Landis+Gyr Group, Lenders Processing Services, Masco, Media General, Mosaic, NASDAX, Pier One, Shering AG, Sodexho Alliance, Sterlite Industries, Suez Lyonnaise, Team Health, and WGL Group.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Lovallo spent 14 years managing institutional and high net worth investment portfolios with an emphasis on equity analysis and evaluation.