Jim Golden

Founding Partner

Collected Strategies

Jim Golden spent the first half of 2023 advising financial institutions on the bank crisis, including First Republic and PacWest. Over his 18 year career, Jim has counseled hundreds of public companies with high-stakes crises, contested annual elections, management turnover, and M&A, including: Emerson Electric, Syneos Health, Red Hat and dozens of bank mergers. Jim regularly advises companies on short attacks and shareholder activism threats; he spent two years defending the short attack against Herbalife. Jim, a former partner at Joele Frank and member of the firm since 2005, is a member of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI), and was named to PR Week’s 40 Under 40 list in 2019.


    2:00 PM - 2:35 PM

    Wednesday June 12, 2024

    SPAC-tavism - When Shareholder Activism and SPACs Meet

    • Discussion of the new wave of activism in SPACs
    • Importance of board selection and other activist factors
    • Using SPAC-tivism to fuel success
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