Reputation Management Prospects (1/7/20)

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Ten additional high-net-worth individuals from Atlanta, Washington DC, Toronto and Montreal were identified as potential candidates for reputation management services. Further details are available within the enclosed spreadsheet.

Residents of Atlanta, GA

  • Bubby Cathy, the senior vice president of Chick-Fil-A, has been criticized in the press for founding the Marriage and Family Legacy Fund, which works against same sex marriage and is considered anti-LBGTQ.
  • Dan Cathy, chairman and CEO of Chick-Fil-A, made anti same sex marriage comments that led to national protests, and continues to be a point of controversy in pro-LGBTQ communities.
  • Bernie Marcus, the co-founder of Home Depot, has been widely criticized in the press for his support of President Trump, particularly with his backing of the president's 2020 bid.
  • David Zalik, the co-founder and CEO of GreenSky, is currently embroiled in a lawsuit that alleges he and his company misled investors.
  • Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx, is currently embroiled in a lawsuit that alleges she and her company copied a competitor's product line and then sold them as original Spanx inventions.

Residents of Washington, DC

  • Developer Ted Lerner is embroiled in a lawsuit that alleges he attempted to force a property owner to sell their real estate stake for an unreasonably low price.
  • Daniel Snyder, owner of the Redskins, is currently facing criticism for the dysfunction and racism of his sports team.
  • Kevin Plank, former Under Armour CEO, has recently stepped down amid concerns over the culture he fostered as CEO. Additionally, local press has criticized him for his associations / similarities to President Trump.

Residents of Toronto

  • Galen Weston, executive chairman of Loblaw, is currently embroiled in a lawsuit that alleges he and his company took inappropriate tax avoidance steps, including setting up a fake offshore bank.

Residents of Montreal

  • Paul Desmarais is currently connected with an alleged terror-financing scheme in Syria through one of his investments.

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Glenn Dubin, David Shaw, Adam Neumann, Steve Conine, Rupert Murdoch, David Snyder, the Reichmann family, Guy Laliberté, Alexander Shnaider, and Carl Icahn are some of the high-net-worth individuals in the specified areas who would be potential candidates for reputation management services. Details about each individual are available in the attached spreadsheet.

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  • Numerous outlets are covering Glenn Dubin’s relationship with the late Jeffrey Epstein. One of Epstein’s victims mentioned Dubin during her deposition in 2016, while a former employee accused him of harboring another victim. Dubin is additionally having issues with some of his investments.
  • Adam Neumann’s habit of cashing out his shares, controversial transactions, lawsuits, and encounters with the law in foreign countries became red flags to investors. Neumann stepped down from his role after being pressured by board members, particularly officials representing SoftBank, the startup's largest backer.
  • David Shaw’s treatment of employees and donations to elite colleges were brought to light after the admissions scandals in 2019.
  • Alexander Shnaider’s deals are surrounded by controversy, mostly due to his Russian connections. Shnaider’s father-in-law, Boris Birshtein, is known for having strong ties with Russian politics, including Vladimir Putin. Shnaider, a former Seabeco employee, became a billionaire thanks to several deals in eastern Ukraine. He was part of the debate circling Trump and Russia.

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From Part 01