Ted Birkhahn

Managing Director - Vested

As a Managing Director based in New York, Birkhahn provides strategic marketing and communications solutions to some of the world’s most prestigious financial brands. With a career spanning 25+ years, Birkhahn has amassed a wealth of knowledge and expertise in brand communications, issues management and digital marketing. His approach integrates data, content, and technology to enable companies to respond to shifts in the market with speed and purpose. His 25+ years in brand communications, issues management and digital marketing run deep, counseling clients such as AIG, Chubb, EY, Marsh, J.P. Morgan and McKinsey. Prior to his current role at Vested, Birkhahn held significant positions in the industry. He was the president of Peppercomm, a leading PR firm, and a founding partner of Hot Paper Lantern, an integrated marketing firm. During his five-year tenure at Hot Paper Lantern, he spearheaded campaigns for global financial, technology and industrial brands. Before transitioning to the agency side, Ted was a journalist covering breaking news and politics in New York City and served as Press Secretary for the NYC Department of Buildings. His contributions have been recognized with numerous awards, including PR News’ 15 to Watch and PR Week’s 40 Under 40.