Danielle FornabaioSenior Vice President
Danielle Fornabaio is a senior vice president at Gladstone Place Partners. She is an experienced strategic communications professional that serves as a trusted counselor for clients in the areas of financial communications, media relations, reputation and issues management.
Danielle has counseled several companies around significant transactions, including WeWork on its $9 billion SPAC merger with BowX Acquisition Corp., and Qualcomm on its acquisition of Veoneer, among others.
Danielle provided communications counsel and media relations support to The Walt Disney Company throughout its contest with activist investor Trian Partners. She also supported Baxter International on its strategic realignment and Griffon Corporation throughout its proxy fight against activist investor Voss Capital. Danielle also has experience engaging retail shareholders, including with Nikola, and worked with Sun Country Airlines on its IPO.
Danielle advises a variety of companies, including ABI, on communications ranging from strategic positioning and quarterly earnings communications, to ESG reporting and leadership transitions.
Prior to joining Gladstone, Danielle was a director with FTI Consulting’s Strategic Communications segment where she supported clients across an array of communications needs and led several pro-bono projects for New York-based nonprofits. Before FTI, Danielle was an analyst with geopolitical research and risk analysis firm Political Alpha. She began her career at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Danielle holds a bachelor’s degree in Government from Georgetown University and is proficient in Italian.