Joseph Kuo is Managing Partner of Haven Tower Group, LLC™, where he has strategic oversight for the firm, and manages its day-to-day operations. Mr. Kuo has 14 years of corporate and financial public relations experience, encompassing both proactive visibility programs as well as communications support for transactional and special situations.
Most recently, he served for approximately two years as Senior Vice President / Head of Public Relations at LPL Financial (NASDAQ: LPLA), the largest independent broker-dealer in the nation, where he had oversight of the company’s public relations strategy and execution, while serving as its principal media spokesperson. In this role, he led the public relations function of LPL Financial through its multi-billion dollar initial public offering on the NASDAQ Stock Market in November 2010.
Previously, Mr. Kuo was a Partner at Kekst and Company, a leading New York City-based public relations firm established in 1971, where he worked for approximately ten years.
While at Kekst and Company, he developed and implemented strategic communications programs across a range of sectors, with a particular focus on the financial services, private equity and REIT sectors.
In the past, Mr. Kuo has served on the PR Committee of the Insured Retirement Institute, the advocacy and trade association for the variable annuity industry, and been a PR panelist for OneVoice, the national conference of the Financial Services Institute, the leading industry association for independent broker-dealers and independent financial advisors.
Mr. Kuo earned a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude and phi beta kappa, in History and East Asian Studies from Yale University, as well as a Professional Certificate in Finance from the New York Institute of Finance. He is principally based out of the firm’s Seattle office.