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09 Jul 2019 • Morrow Sodali Di Costa Partners Bolsters Senior Leadership with Key Industry Hires

NEW YORKJuly 9, 2019: Di Costa Partners (DCP), a strategic advisory and proxy solicitation company focused exclusively on registered funds (mutual funds and ETFs) and subsidiary of Morrow Sodali, today announced the addition of two senior hires, Steve Messinger, as President, and John Bibas, as Senior Managing Director.

Mr. Messinger joins DCP from BlackRock where he most recently served as Managing Director and Executive Vice President of the iShares funds.  In this role, Steve oversaw the governance of the largest ETF complex including leading shareholder proxy solicitations.  He has also worked for Morgan Stanley Investment Management and advised asset managers at Ernst & Young and Beacon Consulting, now part of Accenture.  As President at DCP, Steve will lead day-to-day operations of the firm.

John Bibas joins DCP as Senior Managing Director, bringing 20+ years of high-level industry experience to the team. Most recently, John served as Managing Director, Head of Europe for D.F. King Worldwide, LLC in London and, prior to that, as Managing Director of Corporate Proxy for D.F. King in New York. In both roles, Mr. Bibas and his respective teams specialized in complex cross-border tender, proxy and consent solicitations for equity and debt securities of public companies located across North America and EMEA.

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09 Jul 2019 • Morrow Sodali Di Costa Partners Bolsters Senior Leadership with Key Industry Hires

NEW YORKJuly 9, 2019: Di Costa Partners (DCP), a strategic advisory and proxy solicitation company focused exclusively on registered funds (mutual funds and ETFs) and subsidiary of Morrow Sodali, today announced the addition of two senior hires, Steve Messinger, as President, and John Bibas, as Senior Managing Director.

Mr. Messinger joins DCP from BlackRock where he most recently served as Managing Director and Executive Vice President of the iShares funds.  In this role, Steve oversaw the governance of the largest ETF complex including leading shareholder proxy solicitations.  He has also worked for Morgan Stanley Investment Management and advised asset managers at Ernst & Young and Beacon Consulting, now part of Accenture.  As President at DCP, Steve will lead day-to-day operations of the firm.

John Bibas joins DCP as Senior Managing Director, bringing 20+ years of high-level industry experience to the team. Most recently, John served as Managing Director, Head of Europe for D.F. King Worldwide, LLC in London and, prior to that, as Managing Director of Corporate Proxy for D.F. King in New York. In both roles, Mr. Bibas and his respective teams specialized in complex cross-border tender, proxy and consent solicitations for equity and debt securities of public companies located across North America and EMEA.

Read the full press release here