Robert Hubbell has developed strategic marketing and communications initiatives in the technology, finance, insurance and other sectors, contributing to B-to-B and B-to-C companies’ ability to grow by meeting customers’ business objectives and needs. As a Partner and Managing Director of Global Communications & Marketing with the investment bank Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P. and its brokerage affiliate BGC Partners, Inc., Mr. Hubbell was responsible for strategic branding, marketing communications, advertising and public relations for multiple business lines, acquisitions and the launch of new technology-based ventures.
Earlier, Mr. Hubbell served in chief marketing and communications roles with leading public companies, privately-held professional services firms and consulting groups, as well as the public sector. He was Executive Director with KPMG, responsible for communications regarding business strategy and initiatives, governance, and finance. As a Partner and Managing Director with Andersen Worldwide, he led a strategic planning process resulting in the firm’s successful global reorganization, and was responsible for the firm’s communications on business, litigation, and public policy issues.
As Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Edelman Worldwide and as President and CEO of PR21, Inc., he was in charge of new business development, successfully growing these marketing and public relations consultancies’ business, and led client engagements in IPO, M&A, investor relations, and crisis communications strategies. He also served as corporate Vice President for investor relations with Hasbro, Inc., as a marketing manager with Ernst & Young and as Director of Communications for a leading public policy group.
Mr. Hubbell received a BS in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Master’s in policy and planning from Boston College, and MBA from George Washington University.
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