Partner - Finn Partners
Kristen Clonan is a corporate affairs, marketing and communications exec with integrated expertise across sectors and industries including tech, retail (CPG, FMCG & Convenience), food & beverage, real estate, travel, media/live events. She’s garnered crossover talent, encompassing corporate & public affairs, brand, external relations (IR/PR), employee communications, stakeholder & social advocacy, project management, start-up ecosystems, alliances & change management.
Prior to her current role at Finn Partners, she owned her own consultancy and worked for the multibillion-dollar travel experience retailer and developer Hudson (NYSE: HUD), serving as vice president of corporate communications, marketing. During her tenure, aside from external relations, she was responsible for a historic rebrand, enterprise marketing and internal communications. She architected comms for the Hudson (NYSE: HUD) $750 million IPO in February 2018, and also served Hudson’s global parent Dufry (SWX: DUFN), the world’s largest travel retailer, leading all corporate communications and public relations for North America. She is most proud of her cross-cultural campaigns in 60+ countries, contributing to the creation of the first U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking, creating a sustainable US Open, launching the digitally and sustainable-friendly store of the future at Hudson, and other UN SDG work.