Stratacomm Partners Buy Back Firm Ownership

Stratacomm Partners Buy Back Firm Ownership

Strategic communications agency also expands its partnership roster

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 8, 2014 – The leaders of Stratacomm LLC today announced restructured ownership of the strategic communications consultancy. Stratacomm’s partnership group reacquired majority ownership and control of the company. The equity transaction closed earlier this year and, after a brief transition period, the firm is now a self-sufficient company that is independently managed and operated by Stratacomm partners.

“As an independent firm once again with nearly twenty years of experience delivering winning communications services to our clients, we’re excited to return to our entrepreneurial roots,” said Bill Buff, co-managing partner at Stratacomm. “This restructuring will allow us to invest in new talent and strategies both to benefit our clients and grow the firm.”

“While 2014 will be a year of change, two things will remain the same,” added John Fitzpatrick, Stratacomm co-managing partner. “We will remain laser-focused on customer service and helping our clients win in the communications arena. We’ll also nurture and fiercely protect our team’s culture of having fun while doing exceptional client work.”

In conjunction with this transaction, Stratacomm also announced the promotion of Travis Austin to senior partner and named Kristin Calandro Tyll as the agency’s newest partner. Austin joins Ron DeFore, Fitzpatrick and Buff as senior partners. Along with Tyll, Stratacomm’s partnership roster is rounded out by Sharon Hegarty, Charlotte Seigler and John Undeland. As evidence of the firm’s stability and commitment to long-term success, Stratacomm partners have been with the company for nearly 12 years each on average.


About Stratacomm LLC

With offices in Washington, D.C. and Detroit, Stratacomm is an independently-owned and operated, full-service communications consultancy. The firm provides trusted counsel and tactical support to help clients educate, persuade and motivate targeted audiences to achieve measurable results. Using research to set benchmarks and identify insights that guide the way, Stratacomm creates and runs integrated communications campaigns that raise awareness, enhance reputation, shape policy and build market share. We harness the full range of communications platforms including earned, shared, owned and paid media channels. Our core competencies include transportation, energy and environment, infrastructure, and public health and safety.

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