John Siemann

siemannJohn Siemann is Executive Vice President of AST Phoenix Advisors, AST’s proxy solicitation and corporate governance advisory affiliate. John provides corporate governance and solicitation advisory services to a broad range of clients and has been at the forefront of analyzing the new direction of institutional activists and how to prepare for the future of proxy solicitation. Over the past 25 years, John has been involved in more than 1,000 solicitations, ranging from the routine election of directors to major takeover contests.

John began his career in 1985 as Vice President and head of the proxy solicitation and stock watch departments for The Carter Organization. In 1990, he helped found Beacon Hill Partners, a small, specialized solicitation firm, and followed that with service as a Managing Director at Georgeson, Inc. for seven years. He also was Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Laurel Hill Advisory Group. John holds a Bachelors degree from Fordham University, a Masters degree from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from Columbia University.

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