As our firm celebrates its 50th anniversary year, we thank our clients for the trust they have placed in us, and for allowing PondelWilkinson to help enhance value, build businesses and protect reputations.
It has been our privilege to work side-by-side with stellar management teams and boards of directors of companies big and small, established and emerging, global and regional.
When our firm was founded in 1968, it was done with a business philosophy based on four simple tenets: apply sound thinking to meet unique client challenges; attract the best talent, regardless of position; deliver quality, responsive service; and always operate in a respectful and ethical manner. That philosophy has endured.
Today, we pride ourselves on long client and staff tenure, with a collaborative, professional team that is the best in our business. We are grateful to our referral sources for their confidence in recommending us. And we extend deep gratitude to a vast network of wonderful people with whom we work every day on behalf of our clients, from investors and analysts, to editors and reporters, lawyers, accountants, and so many others.
Technology has transformed much of what we do, but our core competencies and the scope of our services remain highly focused, grounded in relevant experience: investor relations; strategic public relations; and crisis communications.
Aside from our day-to-day client work, in 2018 alone, we have been privileged to arrange highly successful investor days; stage business/financial media events and NDRs; develop communications for several mergers and acquisitions; and craft delicate, reputation-defining messages regarding a number of highly sensitive matters.
Tooting our own horn is not generally our style. We fully believe it is our role to be the rock, the secret sauce, the foundation behind the scenes, and have our clients shine brightly, center stage. But hitting 50 is a pretty big deal, and we know you will understand and share our exuberance.
So, to everyone we know, thanks for being there for us. We look forward to being there for you for decades to come.