Komisarjevsky Partners

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Christopher P.A. Komisarjevsky



Chris Komisarjevsky is managing partner of Komisarjevsky Partners.

Chris is a consultant, recognized authority on reputation, author, and retired chief executive with worldwide leadership experience.  In his more than 40-year career in public relations, he has been responsible for counseling global corporations on communication and strategy in a range of industries and specialty areas, including financial services, entertainment, health care, leadership, management consulting, crisis management, and, in particular, reputation.

He retired as worldwide president and chief executive of Burson-Marsteller, a leading global public relations firm, in 2005.  He has consulted on financial transactions and corporate crises for a range of major, worldwide corporations, and communications firms.  He has lived and worked in Europe and served as the Europe, Middle East and Africa chief executive for Hill and Knowlton, the public relations firm.  He has been the Harold Burson Professor and Chair in Public Relations at Boston University.  

Chris is the author of 
The Power of Reputation, his second book that was released in hardcover in 2012 and in two Chinese editions in 2014 and 2015.  Drawing on interviews with distinguished professionals, the book focuses on how a reputation built on authenticity and values is critical to career success.  The book was met with five-star reviews on its release.  It is also available in Nook and Kindle versions and as an audio book, recorded by Walter Dixon.

A 1996 recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and a member of the David Rockefeller Fellow’s class of 1998, he currently is an Independent Trustee/Member of the Board of Directors of a mutual fund company and serves on the boards of non-profit organizations. He has also served on a Department of Defense Advisory Board.

Chris earned his MBA from the University of Connecticut and is a member of its Graduate School of Business Hall of Fame, has undertaken graduate work in German literature and international affairs in the U.S. and Europe, and has his BA in political science from Union College.

Chris has lectured on reputation, communication, and business at Switzerland’s International Institute for Management Development, Spain’s Instituto de Empresa, and at Universities in the U.S.

He is a combat veteran, commissioned officer, and senior Army pilot, on active duty with the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1972 as a captain, helicopter pilot, instructor pilot, flight commander and plans officer, serving in Vietnam with the First Cavalry Division.

Chris writes guest columns on a range of reputation issues.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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