Lauren Odell Partner and Chief Operating Officer
Lauren is partner and chief operating officer of Gladstone Place Partners. She manages the operations of the firm and leads strategy and execution on client accounts. Prior to Gladstone Place, Lauren spent nine years at Brunswick Group, where she focused on crisis and litigation, mergers and acquisitions and investor relations.
Lauren has advised on a range of sensitive communications projects including The Walt Disney Company’s $71 billion acquisition of the entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox, Andeavor Petroleum’s $23 billion sale to Marathon Oil, the spinoff of Henry Schein’s Animal health business and its merger with Vets First Choice, Roche in its acquisition of Genentech, Pfizer in its acquisition of Wyeth, and the Alcon Independent Director Committee in its defense against the unsolicited bid by Novartis. Lauren also worked with Delta Air Lines in its integration of Northwest.
Lauren’s litigation experience includes being on the team working with BP following the Deepwater Horizon accident and spill. Lauren also has broad experience in investor relations issues and working with newly public companies during the first year as a public company.
Lauren worked in the Investment Banking and Investor Relations divisions of JPMorgan in New York and London. Lauren graduated Magna Cum Laude from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Geography and is fluent in Spanish. She is married with two children and lives in New York City.