David Shane has advised some of the most prominent media, entertainment and technology companies and high-profile individuals on corporate positioning, crisis and reputation management.
Most recently, Shane was Chief Communications Officer at Relativity; the film and television studio produced, distributed or structured financing for nearly 200 motion pictures. Shane also guided the company's strategic communication efforts during a complex Chapter 11 process.
Prior, Shane founded the West Coast office of Hiltzik Strategies, a strategic communications firm representing influential companies in media, entertainment, and politics. Earlier, he served as senior vice president of corporate communications at International Creative Management.
In addition to his entertainment experience, Shane has deep expertise in the technology sector. In Silicon Valley, he served as vice president of global external communications at Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ), the world’s largest technology company with $120 billion in annual revenues. At HP, Shane bolstered the company’s reputation and led M&A communications efforts for nearly $20 billion in acquisitions. During his tenure, he secured the Chairman and CEO on the cover of Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” issue.
Earlier in his career, Shane was vice president of public relations at Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA). He began his career in television news at CBS.
Shane holds a B.A. in Communications and History from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the University of Pennsylvania’s Southern California Regional Advisory Board.