Tom Ryan

Tom Ryan

Co-Founder and CEO, ICR
Biography

Biography

Tom is co-founder and CEO of ICR, a strategic communications firm with offices in New York, Connecticut, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Beijing. Since 1998, he and his senior team have built the company into one of the largest, independent consultancies in North America by marrying senior-level capital markets experience and deep sector knowledge with traditional corporate communications expertise. Throughout his career, Tom has analyzed companies from the perspective of corporate communications consultant, investment banker, and Wall Street Journal ranked sell-side analyst, and these varied perspectives have introduced a unique dimension to his counsel which is currently focused on shareholder activism, short seller defense, IPOs and secondary offerings, crises communications, and M&A communications. ICR has approximately 150 team members and currently works with more than 400 private and public companies across 25 industry sectors. Before co-founding ICR, Tom served as a Managing Director in the equity research department of BT Alex. Brown (Deutsche Bank). He has guest lectured at Harvard Business School and is the co-author of “Using Investor Relations to Maximize Equity Value” published by Wiley Finance in 2005. Tom currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Chad A. Jacobs Memorial Foundation, The John Patrick Flanagan Memorial Foundation and is on the Board of Governors of Fairfield College Preparatory School in Fairfield, CT. He received a B.A. in Economics from The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA., an MBA from the Owen School of Management at Vanderbilt University, and currently lives in Westport, CT with his wife Stephanie and three daughters, Lily, Sydney and Tatum.

Education

MBA, Vanderbilt, 1991