Okapi Partners LLC, a proxy solicitation and investor response firm that advises corporations, institutional investors, private equity firms and investment management companies, has hired Bruce Kistler as a managing director in the firm’s corporate governance team. Kistler is the latest senior advisor to join Okapi Partners as demand for investor-centric ESG advisory services continues to rise. In addition to providing support on proxy matters, he also provides advice and guidance to clients during their annual shareholder engagement efforts.

Kistler joins Okapi Partners after nine years with Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. corporate solutions. As an associate director for ISS, he led a team working with public company clients across several industries with a focus in real estate and insurance.

“Both our corporate and investor clients continue to seek our strategic advice that will help them and their advisors navigate the ever-changing corporate governance landscape,” said Bruce Goldfarb, president and CEO of Okapi Partners. “Bruce Kistler’s experience and on-the-ground knowledge of compensation-related matters and a range of ESG issues will be invaluable to our clients. We are pleased to have him join our growing team.”