Matthew Harrington Matthew Harrington is Edelman’s global chief operating officer.

Matthew Harrington is Edelman’s global chief operating officer and oversees the firm’s five regions as well as Edelman Berland, the firm’s research arm; human resources; legal; information technology; and conflict management. A 22-year Edelman veteran, Matthew is a specialist in corporate positioning and reputation management. His expertise includes crisis communications, merger and acquisition activity and IPOs. Matthew counsels a range of clients including, GE, Charles Schwab & Company, Samsung and Starbucks. In 1996 he managed crisis communications for Odwalla, Inc. during a product recall, which is credited with being the first use of the Internet in a crisis and for which he was awarded a Silver Anvil from the Public Relations Society of America.