Brian Pearl appointed as managing partner of NATIONAL Public Relations in Toronto

Three more promotions announced within the senior leadership team

Martin Daraiche, President of NATIONAL Public Relations, has appointed Brian Pearl as managing partner of the Toronto office, in addition to his role as lead of the Corporate Communications and Capital Markets practice. Following his appointment, Brian Pearl announced the promotion of three colleagues to the Toronto executive team: Jennifer McCormack to vice-president and practice lead Healthcare; Anne Yourt to senior vice-president, Client Service; and Meaghan Beech to chief of staff in addition to her role as senior director.

• From left to right: Anne Yourt, senior vice-president, Client Service; Jennifer McCormack, vice-president and practice lead Healthcare; Brian Pearl, managing partner NATIONAL Public Relations Toronto; Meaghan Beech, chief of staff and senior director; and Martin Daraiche, President of NATIONAL Public Relations

“Since joining NATIONAL last June, Brian has proven to be a team player, a seasoned and passionate consultant, and a disciplined executive. An expert in financial communications, he has quickly developed a relationship of trust with our clients and provided positive and motivating leadership to our colleagues, while building strong relationships throughout the Firm’s network across Canada,” said Martin Daraiche, President of NATIONAL.

“In just ten months, I have come to know and appreciate NATIONAL, its team and its clients. I am excited to contribute to the development of this exceptional firm with a growth plan that will provide new opportunities for our outstanding team, as well as for our current and prospective clients,” added Brian Pearl. “I am pleased to announce that my first decision is to promote three of the Firm’s great talents. Jennifer McCormack, Anne Yourt, and Meaghan Beech share our dedication to excellence and a collaborative approach that are integral to NATIONAL’s culture.”

About Brian Pearl
Appointed today as managing partner, Brian Pearl joined NATIONAL’s Toronto office in June 2022 as vice-president and practice lead, Capital Markets, at our Toronto office.

Over the course of his career, Brian has become a seasoned executive and consultant—from advising on complex business issues, to being the primary contact for investors, and leading M&A activity.

Brian has developed a collaborative, entrepreneurial and client-focused approach over the past two decades, previously serving as a board member with three fast growing Canadian companies, and a strategic advisor to numerous start-ups in the Canadian market.

With his extensive operational experience and trusted relationships with the business community, Brian’s informed and insightful advice is highly sought after. Brian works with NATIONAL clients to help them solve their business challenges, in Toronto and across the country.

Brian’s accomplishments were recognized with a Top 40 Under 40 award in 2015; he holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bishop’s University and a paralegal designation from The Law Society of Upper Canada.

About NATIONAL Public Relations
NATIONAL Public Relations provides creative communications solutions that move people in thought and actions. We bring together a team of 300 seasoned professionals, who are committed to helping organizations of all sizes and in all sectors understand their challenges and opportunities and solve the issues they are facing. For 46 years, NATIONAL has been at the center of issues and industries that matter, leading change for today and tomorrow.

NATIONAL is Canada’s leading public relations firm, with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Saint John, Halifax and St. John’s.

NATIONAL Public Relations is an AVENIR GLOBAL company, the largest Canadian-owned global communications firm, ranked among the 20 largest in the world with offices in 22 locations across Canada, the U.S., Europe and the Middle East. For more information about NATIONAL, please visit our website or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.