Christopher Markos Senior Financial Writer
Professional Experience and Education
- Bank of the West, Senior Financial Writer
- TCW, Vice President of Communications
- BlackRock, Senior Financial Writer
- Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, University of California, Berkeley
- Master of Fine Arts in English and Creative Writing, New York University
Why did you join Piacente?
I liked the idea of working with industry-leading companies and learning more about economics in Asia. I was also impressed with Piacente’s depth of experience in Asian IR, and I wanted to develop similar expertise.
What aspect of IR do you enjoy most?
I enjoy helping companies communicate a clear, cohesive message that can position them for success in their respective markets. I also like the idea of working as a partner with our clients and understanding their challenges and business objectives over a period of time.
What is the most important value Piacente provides to its clients?
I think Piacente offers our clients a comprehensive partnership. In other words, we can assist them with virtually any aspect of IR and help to ensure that they have the greatest chance for long-term success in their respective markets.
What part of your background has helped you succeed in IR?
I think my background as a financial writer has been extremely helpful, as well as my broader experience in finance. Both skills help me understand various businesses from our clients’ points of view, which in turn helps me communicate effectively as a writer.
What do you think makes Piacente a unique place to work?
I think we have an opportunity to work with a lot of outstanding companies and to see their challenges and business goals from their perspective. The combination of international staff at Piacente is also very helpful in understanding IR from different cultural backgrounds and learning more about economics in Asia.