Mark Harnett

Managing Partner

Mark Harnett is a Founding Partner and Managing Director of Strategic Governance Advisors.

Harnett was formerly a Managing Director of Sard Verbinnen. Prior to joining SVC in 2015, Mark was co-founder and President of leading proxy solicitor MacKenzie Partners, where he amassed over 25 years of experience providing counsel on hundreds of proxy contests, tender offers and mergers.

He has deep expertise as the lead strategist on the timing and content of proxy campaigns; consulting and briefing corporate boards and CEOs; creating messaging for proxy campaigns; advising clients on the influence of ISS and Glass Lewis and forecasting vote outcomes; managing client road shows to ISS and to all leading institutional, index and arbitrageur shareholders; and counseling company executives, boards and their attorneys on annual and special meeting scenarios.