Compass Rose, a full-service public affairs firm based in Ottawa, announced today that Theophilos Argitis will be joining the firm as Managing Director, effective November 28.

Mr. Argitis will lead execution of the firm’s growth strategy, including development of business segments centered around content, communications and thought leadership.

“As one of the most respected organization heads and reporters covering national affairs and economic policy, Theo has built an enduring reputation for integrity, accuracy, insight and delivery,” said Compass Rose founder Jacqueline LaRocque. “Compass Rose looks forward to leveraging his deep experience and knowledge of national economic and corporate affairs as we enter the next phase in the growth of our business.”

Argitis engaged with Canada’s history makers

Mr. Argitis is joining Compass Rose after more than two decades at Bloomberg News, where he served as Ottawa bureau chief and head of Canadian economic and government news. Since moving to Ottawa in 2005, he has engaged with senior government officials and political leaders of every stripe in the advancement of major national and international events that have shaped Canada’s recent history.

“I am keen to bring some of my journalistic skills – research and observation, connecting dots, distilling ideas – to help create opportunity for the Compass Rose team and its significant roster of clients, and lead the development of new business streams,” Mr. Argitis said. “Compass Rose, under Jacquie’s leadership, has consistently proven that dedication, hard work and a commitment to raising the bar for Canadians and Canadian business is always a winning formula.”

Born in Athens and raised in Montreal, Mr. Argitis graduated from McGill University and holds a Masters degree in economics from the University of Toronto.