Jen Dowd Receives Emerging Leader Award from The M&A Advisor

September 20, 2017

BackBay Communications COO Jen Dowd honored as an emerging leader in M&A at September ceremony

BOSTON, MA – BackBay Communications, a leading financial services branding, content marketing and public relations firm, is pleased to share that Jen Dowd, Chief Operating Officer, has been selected to receive the Emerging Leaders award by The M&A Advisor.

The Emerging Leaders award, born as the 40 Under 40 Awards in the US in 2010, is now in its 8th consecutive year and honors professionals from the US, UK and Europe in the M&A, Finance and Turnaround industry who have achieved a significant level of success while still under the age of 40.

The award recognizes Ms. Dowd’s contributions to BackBay Communication’s growth, including playing a leadership role in the firm’s evolution into a full-service, integrated communications agency, opening and leading a New York office, as well as helping to lead brand research and message development projects for many private equity firms. Ms. Dowd was selected from a large pool of nominees by an independent judging panel of distinguished business leaders.

“Since joining BackBay in 2007, Jen has played a significant role in the success of the firm,” said Bill Haynes, President & CEO, BackBay Communications. “Her leadership, strategic vision, management skills and outstanding client relationships have helped BackBay experience steady annual growth since our founding. This award speaks to Jen’s impressive skill set and the value she brings to each professional interaction.”
The M&A Advisor, renowned globally for its recognition of leading M&A, financing and turnaround professionals, will celebrate Jen and others at tonight’s Awards Gala in New York City.

About BackBay Communications
BackBay Communications is an integrated branding, marketing and public relations firm focused on the financial services sector including private equity, financial technology, insurance and asset management. BackBay takes a brand-centric approach to developing messaging and building integrated communications programs. BackBay’s services include public relations, branding, website development, marketing plans and materials, videos, advertising and social media. BackBay is highly regarded for thought leadership initiatives and relationships with the major business media. For more information, please visit

BackBay Communications
Bill Haynes
President & CEO