Co-Founder and General Manager, Reputation Partners
Megan Hakes partners with public and private companies, organizations and non-profits to drive greater recognition for and buy-in to their strategy and investment/philanthropic merits. She also works with public and private companies facing special financial situations, including IPOs, M&As, restructurings, bankruptcies, proxy contexts/activist shareholder pressure, etc. In addition, Megan serves as one of the Reputation Partners’ lead crisis managers, having addressed a wide variety of threats and issues that challenge both organizational reputations and operations, such as opposition campaigns initiated by unions and community activists, high-profile litigation and contract disputes, reductions-in-force, attorney general and regulatory investigations, workplace incidents and accidents, and senior executive terminations/departures. Megan has been married to her husband Josh for 14 years and is mom of three boys. She’s a native of Brookfield and a proud graduate of the University of Iowa.