Brunswick Group, the strategic advisory firm focused on critical issues, today announced that Debbie Frost has joined as a Senior Advisor in the San Francisco office focused on advising technology companies in Silicon Valley and around the world.
Debbie brings 20 years of experience in helping companies develop international communications and public affairs capabilities as they scale to become global businesses. She ran global teams at two of the largest technology companies in the world, Google and Facebook, for many years.
At Brunswick, Debbie will advise clients on communications, corporate reputation and public affairs strategies to address a range of critical issues facing the global technology sector, including privacy and data protection and U.S. and international regulatory developments.
Neal Wolin, Chief Executive Officer, said: “Debbie brings an exceptional depth of understanding and experience of the most pressing issues facing Silicon Valley and the global technology sector today. She will add meaningfully to our San Francisco office’s expanding capabilities, as we continue to help some of the most exciting companies in the world to grow and engage with matters that are critical to their future. We are thrilled to have her on board.”
Ash Spiegelberg, Partner and San Francisco Office Head, said: “Debbie is one of Silicon Valley’s most respected communications leaders. She will be a fantastic addition to the San Francisco office and the wider firm and it’s a true honor to welcome her to the team. Her depth of experience in senior leadership roles at some of the world’s leading companies will be of huge value to our technology clients at every stage of their lifecycle.”
On joining Brunswick, Debbie Frost said: “It is more important than ever for technology companies to reflect deeply on their roles in society and to project themselves externally in thoughtful and engaging ways. I look forward to joining the team at Brunswick, where I can help clients navigate the complex world around them and build truly global businesses.”
About Debbie Frost
Debbie was Vice-President of International and Policy Communications at Facebook from 2008 to 2019 and was a member of the executive leadership team. She led media strategy on a diverse range of high profile policy issues and supported the growth of the company from 100M to 2B users around the world.
Prior to joining Facebook, Debbie spent more than four years at Google, building the global communications function during the company’s hyper-growth years from 2002 to 2006. She helped launch AdWords and Gmail, and led media strategy for legal, policy and other corporate issues, including the launch of Google in China.
She spent her early career in the UK and Europe, managing communications at Nike and, before that, at a global public relations advisory firm.
Debbie is of dual nationality - British and Australian - and was born and raised in Hong Kong. She has an honors degree in Law from The University of Warwick in the U.K.
About Brunswick Group
Brunswick is a strategic advisory firm focused on critical issues. Our purpose is to help the great value-creating organizations of the world play a more successful role in society. We advise on critical issues at the center of business, politics and society, and help our clients – the leaders of large, complex organizations – understand and navigate these interconnected worlds. Brunswick is one firm globally, operating as a single profit center. This allows us to respond seamlessly and effectively to clients’ needs wherever they are in the world.
For more information, visit: www.brunswickgroup.com
Name: Ash Spiegelberg
Title: Partner, Head of San Francisco Office
Email: [email protected]