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Montieth Illingworth

CEO & Managing Partner, Montieth & Company

Montieth has provided management advisory and communications counsel on a wide range of high profile matters in the global art market, from complex financial transactions, to mutli-million dollar looted art cases, law enforcement and regulatory actions, emerging new blockchain technologies, and a wide range of disputes involving leading artists, private collectors, dealers, and museums.

He is also internationally recognized for his expertise advising on global expansions, CEO transitions, corporate transformations, issues management, crisis communications, regulatory and law enforcement matters and litigation. His has worked on numerous high-profile matters.

He began his professional life as a journalist writing and photographing the civil war in Rhodesia (today Zimbabwe) while still a college student. He then wrote for a variety of national magazines and newspapers and authored a biography of former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.

Montieth’s communications career began with Development Counsellors International in New York, NY in 1995, advising governments around the world on investment attraction marketing and media relations. He then founded the eBusiness practice at TSI Communications, a leading technology PR firm and created the Global Corporate Strategies Group at Ruder Finn which focused on advising companies expanding around the world. He then led the U.S. operations of Gavin Anderson & Co., a global corporate and financial communications and public affairs consultancy.

Montieth & Company was launched in 2007 to help organizations realize their greatest opportunities and meet their biggest challenges. The firm has grown is a New York Observer “Power 50” PR agency and was recently recognized by TK as a top 10 blockchain consultancy. It is valued by clients in multiple countries for its special situations expertise, nimble, cross-border solutions, global perspective, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The firm proudly supports multiple charities focused on experiential education and women and children at risk.