Lauren OdellPartner and Chief Operating Officer
Lauren is partner and chief operating officer of Gladstone Place Partners. She manages the firm’s operations and leads strategy and execution on client accounts.
At Gladstone, Lauren has advised on a range of financial communications projects including The Walt Disney Company’s $71 billion acquisition of the entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox, Acceleron Pharma’s sale to Merck for $11.5 billion, the sale of Dunkin’ Brands to Inspire Brands for $11.3 billion, and Dell Technologies’ return to the public markets.
Lauren advised WeWork throughout its capital-raising, strategic repositioning, leadership transition and its $9 billion SPAC merger with BowX Acquisition Corp. She has also advised CLEAR Secure on its initial public offering, Marriott International following a data security incident involving the Starwood guest database, and AB InBev and the board of Credit Suisse on their management transitions. Lauren’s litigation experience includes supporting BP following the Deepwater Horizon accident and spill and Nikola during the fraud trial of its founder. She has broad experience in investor relations issues and specifically designing strategies to communicate with retail investors.
Prior to Gladstone, Lauren spent nine years at Brunswick Group, where she focused on crisis and litigation, mergers and acquisitions and investor relations. Lauren also worked in the Investment Banking and Investor Relations divisions of JPMorgan in New York and London. She graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College with a bachelor’s degree in Geography and is fluent in Spanish. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.