Thursday, October 7, 2010

MacKenzie Strengthens Proxy Fight Team With Seasoned Veteran

New York, NY, October 7, 2010 -- MacKenzie Partners, Inc. today announced that Paul Schulman has joined MacKenzie Partners in their New York City headquarters as Senior Vice President. Paul has over twenty years of experience in the proxy solicitation industry. He was previously with The Altman Group overseeing all corporate proxy solicitation, M&A and shareholder identification projects.

Dan Burch, Chief Executive Officer of MacKenzie Partners, stated, “Paul’s extensive industry expertise and financial services background will greatly benefit the firm’s clients. We are pleased to have been able to recruit Paul to join our already strong team of professionals and he will be able to bring his substantial talents to bear on the firm’s major ongoing contests and in the coming 2011 proxy season.  While Proxy Access may be delayed yet another year, it is clear from the substantial uptick in hostile takeovers, activism and proxy contests this fall, that 2011 will be an extremely busy year for our industry.”

Paul’s primary responsibilities in the recent past have involved representing clients in proxy contests, mergers, tender offers and corporate financings and restructurings. He also counsels clients on corporate governance and compensation issues and advises on shareholder proposals. Paul has extensive experience as the lead on numerous contested solicitation assignments, complex restructurings, hostile and friendly mergers, bankruptcy solicitations, limited partnership transactions and stock surveillance.

Prior to joining The Altman Group, Paul was employed at Georgeson, where he was a Senior Vice President on the M&A Advisory Team and headed the firm’s bankruptcy and restructuring unit.

MacKenzie Partners is a full-service proxy solicitation, investor relations and corporate governance consulting firm specializing in mergers-and-acquisitions related transactions with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Palo Alto and London,

Paul holds a bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from Tulane University.