NEWS20 May 2011

Lombardo returns to StrategyOne as global CEO

M&A North America

US— Steve Lombardo has returned to Edelman-owned strategic research agency StrategyOne in the role of global CEO after the firm acquired his company, Lombardo Consulting Group.

Lombardo (pictured) held the role of founding president at StrategyOne between 1999 and 2003 before leaving to set up his own business, and has since worked in the political sphere as a research consultant for Mitt Romney in the 2008 presidential campaign.

In his new role Lombardo will report to StrategyOne chairman Neal Flieger. The company has also hired Matt Norquist as executive vice president to lead its New York office. Norquist was previously a partner at Gallup Consulting, where he managed the firm’s offices in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and Dubai, as well as managing Gallup Tokyo.