Stagwell owned public affairs and political consulting firm SKDK has acquired Jasper Advisors, a C-suite advisory firm, founded by Julie Andreeff Jensen and David Sutphen.
Under the deal, Jasper (formed last September) and its team will remain an independent subsidiary led by Jensen and Sutphen and will continue advising its growing roster of clients across business and sports.
Prior to founding Jasper, Jensen held C-suite roles at the Washington Football Team and Citadel, where she built the corporate affairs functions and oversaw the firm’s reputation, philanthropic, and brand strategy. She joined Citadel from public affairs firm Brunswick where she was a partner and advised Fortune 500 companies and CEOs.
Prior to the Jasper launch, Sutphen was a C-suite executive at digital education platform 2U. Earlier he ran Brunswick's Washington DC office. He also held senior positions in the media and entertainment industry. Before moving to the private sector, Sutphen served as General Counsel to the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy on the Judiciary Committee and Chief of Staff to Congressman Harold Ford Jr.
The deal follows SKDK’s prior acquisition of Sloane & Company in February 2020.