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What We Do

At D.F. King, we understand that today’s growing shareholder pressure and ever-evolving corporate governance landscape is increasingly impacting board actions. With 80 years of experience as a trusted advisor for comprehensive strategic advice, we take a hands-on approach to create a detailed strategy and communications approach to ensure your success. Leverage our critical analysis and full suite of expert proxy solutions to execute favorable vote outcomes and keep your board apprised of the latest trends to drive your company forward. 

Our Difference

We are an industry-leading corporate proxy service provider with over 80 years of experience and a history of offering strategic solutions to some of the most complex solicitations and communications challenges of our time. As your partner, you can rely on us for high-level, experience-based guidance and data-driven insight that is always tailored to your unique needs. We’re proud to take a hands-on, collaborative approach, dedicated to working directly alongside you to ensure you succeed.

Technology drives every one of our corporate proxy solutions, so you can rely on the highest levels of data security and the most efficient approach to managing your solicitation. With our proprietary technology platform, clients receive best-in-class solutions based on the combination of experienced strategic advice supported by state-of-the-art resources. And by integrating technology into our operations, our professionals spend more time focusing on you and delivering personalized, industry-leading service.

We specialize in providing you with successful outcomes by being an adaptive and innovative leader in the industry who takes a hands-on, collaborative approach. We work directly alongside you as we build our insights and develop a plan of action to maximize all opportunities and mitigate any challenges. 

Using a robust and analytical capabilities, our dedicated research team and uniquely proactive approach derive unique insights to provide an informed response and communication strategy designed to mitigate and resolve issues.




With over 80 years of experience as an industry-leader and tenured team members with an average of 20 years of experience, D. F. King provides you invaluable strategic counsel to successfully tackle external challenges. We leverage our experience servicing high-profile clients spanning many industries to work closely alongside you and tailor creatively flexible solutions to meet your specific needs.



Looking For A Proxy Solicitor With Proxy Fight Experience?

Partner with a market-tested proxy solicitor with proxy fight experience. Having proper analytics on shareholder proposal activity, average support levels, institutional voting and proxy advisory firm recommendations is critical for developing a sound solicitation and shareholder engagement strategy. D.F. King has worked with companies as a proxy solicitor and corporate governance advisor, providing comprehensive analytics tailored to the situation.

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Our Experts

Tom Germinario

Senior Managing Director

With over 30 years of proxy solicitation, corporate actions and shareholder engagement experience, Tom leads D.F. King’s corporate proxy division and provides critical advice and analysis to public companies.

Richard H. Grubaugh

Senior Managing Director

Rick leverages a highly analytical approach to advise corporations and shareholders involved in complex shareholder transactions.

Ed McCarthy

Senior Managing Director

Ed guides clients through a wide range of governance and takeover challenges through his specialized expertise as Co-Head of M&A and Contested Situations at D.F. King.

Kristian Klein

Senior Managing Director

With over 18 years of industry experience, Kristian is an experienced partner and provides invaluable counsel for an extensive list of D.F. King clients.

Zally Ahmadi

Senior Vice President

Zally provides high-level advisory and proactive solutions as Senior Vice President, Corporate Governance, ESG & Executive Compensation at D.F. King.

Mei Zheng

Senior Vice President

For over 15 years, Mei has been a strategic and experienced partner for corporate proxy clients at D.F. King.

Krystal Scrudato

Senior Vice President

Krystal provides critical advice and analysis for corporate proxy clients at D.F. King.

Michael Madalon

Senior Vice President 

Mike is a trusted advisor providing solicitation and corporate governance advisory services to a broad range of clients, focusing on shareholder analysis, vote models and investor outreach programs.

Peter Tomaszewski

Senior Vice President

For nearly a decade, Peter has been providing high-profile advice in complex situations for corporate proxy clients at D.F. King.

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