Financial services PR specialist Greentarget has hired Edelman’s Louise Hood and FleishmanHillard’s Matthew Thomas.
As associate director, Hood will work alongside the senior team on Greentarget’s key financial and professional services accounts. As an associate director at Edelman, she played a central role in growing the business’ UAE corporate and financial practice.
Prior to this, she ran major government and financial services accounts at H+K Strategies in Abu Dhabi, and spent five years at Penrose Financial (now MHP) in London.
At Greentarget, account manager Thomas will work across a number of banking and asset management briefs. He was previously a member of Fleishman’s corporate practice focused on financial clients, and prior to that worked in the communications team at the Alternative Investment Management Association – the global body for the hedge fund industry.
Melissa Rowling, Greentarget MD, said: “This year is an exciting year for us as we build upon the business successes of 2015. With professionals of Louise and Matthew’s calibre on the team, clients will continue to benefit from the depth of sector knowledge and cross-border experience that they have come to expect from Greentarget.
“As a member of our senior team, Louise’s ten years of financial services experience in the UK and the Middle East, alongside her proven track record of growing strong teams, will be invaluable.”