Charles W. Garske

Senior Managing Director at Okapi Partners LLC

Charles W. Garske

Charles W. Garske

Senior Managing Director at Okapi Partners LLC

Biography

Chuck Garske is a Senior Managing Director at Okapi Partners focusing on corporate governance matters and providing advice to companies involved in proxy solicitation campaigns.

Chuck brings 20 years experience in proxy solicitation and corporate governance related matters. Chuck provides advice and insight to companies undergoing proxy solicitation campaigns related to mergers and acquisitions, contested director elections and corporate governance matters. Additionally, he provided information-agent services for debt transactions and tender offers.

During his career, Chuck has advised clients on contested election campaigns including CBOT Holdings (merger with Chicago Mercantile Exchange), Saks Incorporated, Kerr-McGee Corporation, The New York Times Company, Pharmos Corporation, Taro Pharmaceutical and Wheeling Pittsburgh. He worked on M&A campaigns including GlobalSantaFe Corp with Transocean Worldwide Inc., 3Com Corporation by Hewlett-Packard Company, Panamerican Beverages with Coca-Cola FEMSA, Iowa Telecommunications by Windstream Corporation, Veritas Software Corp. by Symantec Corp., Archipelago Holdings and the NYSE, Cerulean Companies, Inc. by WellPoint Health Networks and Flower Foods Inc. offer for Tasty Baking Company.

Prior to joining Okapi Partners, Chuck worked at Georgeson Inc., which is now a Computershare subsidiary. Chuck received his B.A. in Accounting from New Jersey City University.

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Education

New Jersey City University (NJCU) is a public university in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. It is a member of the New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities. New Jersey City University is a fully recognized and accredited university.

Career History
Senior Managing Director
2011 - Current

Okapi Partners LLC provides strategic advice and execution services for proxy solicitation and investor response campaigns. It offers proxy services to corporations, mutual funds and third party investors including institutional investors, private equity sponsors, arbitrage firms and hedge funds. The firm's services include corporate proxy solutions in the areas of proxy solicitation for annual and special meetings, proxy contests, information agent services, corporate proxy governance consulting; fund solicitation solutions for closed-end funds and mutual funds; fixed income solicitation solutions and contested bankruptcy solicitation campaign solutions. The company was founded by Bruce H. Goldfarb and Patrick J. McHugh and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Dick Clark Productions, Inc. /Private Group purchases Dick Clark Productions, Inc. from Red Zone LLC

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Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. purchases SureWest Communications

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Flowers Foods, Inc. purchases Tasty Baking Co.

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