Brunswick Group, a global advisory firm specializing in critical issues and corporate relations, today announced that Nikhil (Nik) Deogun has been appointed CEO of the Americas and U.S. Senior Partner based in New York effective October 1.
Nik will sit on the firm’s Group Management Committee and report to Brunswick CEO Neal Wolin. He will advise U.S. and international clients and lead the management and operations of the firm’s Americas business.
Nik joins Brunswick from CNBC where for nearly 9 years he has held several senior management and leadership roles. He was, until most recently, Editor in Chief and Senior Vice President, Business News. In this role, he managed the network’s news content, coverage and production. He was responsible for all the editorial content for daily live news programming, working closely with anchors, reporters and producers, as well as CNBC’s network specials, documentary and news programs. He also helped build and lead CNBC’s events and conference business.
In addition to his recent management roles at CNBC, Nik previously held senior management and leadership roles in a long and distinguished career at The Wall Street Journal. He was Deputy Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal overseeing all financial and international coverage for the paper and overseeing the Journal’s network of international bureaus and correspondents.
Prior to this, he was a well-respected M&A reporter for the paper, before becoming editor of the Media & Marketing group, where he oversaw entertainment, publishing, advertising, consumer products, fashion and retail. Later, he was editor of the money and investing section of the paper where he oversaw all coverage of the global financial crisis, Wall Street, banking, hedge funds, private equity, mutual funds, financial markets, investing and personal finance. He also served as deputy bureau chief in Washington, D.C. for three years, where he oversaw regulatory and investigative coverage for the paper.
Nik’s experience leading and managing talent-rich organizations, combined with his background in business, financial and M&A journalism across print and broadcast leaves him well placed to lead the next phase of Brunswick’s growth. He will advise clients on a range of critical business issues across, among other areas, the financial, commercial, M&A and political spheres.
Neal Wolin, Chief Executive Officer, said: “I am delighted that Nik is joining Brunswick as CEO of the Americas and U.S. Senior Partner. He is an extraordinary talent with broad experience as a reporter, editor and senior leader of people and businesses. His deep knowledge of and expertise on the issues that matter most to our clients will be of enormous value.”
Nik Deogun said: “I have always been struck by the caliber of people I have encountered in my dealings with Brunswick as a journalist and as a media executive. That’s a testament to the firm the founders and the partners have helped build. The global platform, extraordinary talent and roster of clients is nothing short of impressive. I look forward to joining the team.”
About Nik Deogun:
Nikhil (Nik) Deogun is the Editor in Chief and Senior Vice President, Business News, at CNBC, managing the network’s news content, coverage and production. He is responsible for the editorial content for 15 hours of daily live programming, working closely with anchors, reporters and producers on enterprising stories and exclusive content. He oversees all CNBC’s news programs in the U.S. as well as “Nightly Business Report,” an award-winning evening business news program produced by CNBC for U.S. public television. In addition, the network’s specials and long-form documentary units report to him. He has also helped build and lead CNBC’s events and conference business.
Deogun joined CNBC in 2010 as Managing Editor from "The Wall Street Journal," where he was the Deputy Managing Editor in charge of all financial and international news. Prior to this, Deogun was editor of the Money & Investing section, shepherding coverage of the global financial crisis.
From March 2004, Deogun was Deputy Chief of the Journal's Washington bureau. In this role, he focused on overseeing business and regulatory coverage in addition to shepherding investigative projects. Deogun joined "The Wall Street Journal" as a reporter in Atlanta in 1994 and moved to New York in June 1999 to report on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. Deogun later spent three years as editor of the paper’s Media & Marketing group.
Deogun grew up in Kolkata, India. He earned a bachelor's degree and graduated summa cum laude from Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio, where he now serves on the Board of Trustees. He then received a master's degree from the University of Missouri's School of Journalism. He is married and has two children.
About Brunswick Group
Brunswick Group LLP is an advisory firm specializing in critical issues and corporate relations. Founded in 1987, Brunswick is an organically grown, private partnership with 23 offices around the world. For more information, visit: www.brunswickgroup.com.