LONDON Lansons Intermarket, the New York financial and corporate communications and marketing agency formed when UK reputation management consultancy Lansons bought Intermarket Communications in February 2019, has appointed Josh Passman as CEO.

Passman will succeed the leadership team that founded and built the company: Matt Zachowski, the firm’s current CEO, and Martin Mosbacher, its current president. Both Mosbacher and Zachowski will remain with the 12-strong company as senior consultants and maintain an active role with clients.

Before joining Lansons Intermarket, Passman served as head of marketing and communications at PJ Solomon, a boutique investment bank. Previously, he spent more than a decade at marketing and communications agency Prosek Partners, where he advised a range of financial services and corporate clients, latterly as managing director.

Lansons co-founder and chief executive Tony Langham told PRovoke Media that the agency – the firm''s first international acquisition – would rebrand as Lansons during this year.

He said: “Since our acquisition of Intermarket two years ago, we’ve successfully developed clients between New York and London, and it’s now time to invest in our New York business. Given his extensive industry experience and relationships, Josh is ideally suited to accelerate this integration and expand our U.S. footprint and he is empowered to make further senior hires.”

Passman added: “Lansons is fully committed to the growth and success of its US business and to more closely aligning its brand, culture and capabilities on both sides of the Atlantic. I am honored to be entrusted with the responsibility of more tightly integrating the firm’s US and UK offerings, and to leading and developing our talented New York-based staff.”