John Lovallo is a trusted advisor to C-Suite executives, implementing corporate reputation, financial communications, and investor relations brand-building campaigns. Mr. Lovallo has a proven ability to analyze, simplify, and provide communications solutions to complex corporate, financial, and business issues. He works with a broad spectrum of companies, from startups to the Fortune 100, and brings extensive capital markets experience to his engagements.
Mr. Lovallo also has significant experience handling communications issues related to the IPO lifecycle, post-IPO communications, leadership transition, and mergers and acquisitions. He sees financial communications as a strategic management responsibility to shape perceptions and mitigate risk with the investment community and other key stakeholders in order to build shareholder value; enhance management’s credibility; reduce volatility and support liquidity; lower the cost of capital; and protect the corporate brand.
Mr. Lovallo has primarily served as a corporate reputation, financial communication, and investor relations counselor. He has worked with institutional investors, national/trade reporters, social media channels, and other key influencers to generate support for corporate initiatives, impact business outcomes, maximize valuation, and protect corporate brands. He has advised financial services, health care, professional services, real estate, and technology companies, providing strategic counsel on a full range of investor relations, corporate reputation, crisis, legal, M&A, and business matters.
Recently, Mr. Lovallo helped the nation’s leading provider of business solutions for the mortgage and real estate industries address ongoing assaults from state and federal regulators related to allegation about past business practices. Mr. Lovallo and the LEVICK team quickly and effectively repositioned the company’s new CEO and senior management team as the harbinger of a new era at the company. By effectively positioning key messages built around a platform of a new and different company, he successfully engaged the company’s full range of stakeholders, including analysts, investors, employees, regulators, and state Attorneys General. With this new narrative, the company has successfully reestablished its reputation and experienced significant stock price appreciation, which was supported by a dramatic shift in tone among the investment community to positive from negative. The revised brand positioning continues to resonate within the mortgage industry, media, and financial markets.
In addition, Mr. Lovallo recently worked with Open Solutions, a leading provider of integrated enabling technologies for community-based financial services, re-position and rebrand following a going private transaction. He partnered with senior management to develop and implement a comprehensive communications and advocacy strategy to achieve a next level of brand awareness and positively impact business. He also helped Team Health, one of the nation's largest providers of hospital-based clinical outsourcing, during its pre-IPO stage and to prepare for its successful initial public offering.
Previously, Mr. Lovallo 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 well over 300 publicly-traded and private companies including American Home Mortgage Investment Corp., Asia Info., BP, Deloitte, Ford, FM Global, Intelsat, Landis+Gyr Group, Lenders Processing Services, Media General, NASDAX, Pier One, Shering AG, Sodexho Alliance, Sterlite Industries, Suez Lyonnaise, Team Health, and WebMD.
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.
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