Retail & Consumer & E-Commerce

Thomas Filandro

Managing Director

Tom joined ICR in 2016 following a 29-year career on Wall Street as a sell-side Equity Analyst covering the Retail/Consumer sector. Tom has held senior level analyst roles at Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase and Merrill Lynch.  He joined ICR from Susquehanna Financial Group where he held the lead Retail/Consumer Analyst position for nearly 13 years.

Tom has been Ranked #1 in Wall Street Journal’s “All Star Analyst” and “Best on the Street” surveys and selected as a “Home Run Hitting Analyst”.  He has also been top ranked in “Institutional Investor”, “Reuters” and “Greenwich Associates” surveys. Tom was responsible for research coverage and investment analysis of public companies with a market value of $100 billion and was the lead analyst on $3 billion of banking transactions, including spinoffs, secondary offerings and M&A.

Across the investment community and leadership positions within the consumer sector, Tom has been characterized a “strategic thinker”.  He leverages his strategic thinking and experience servicing ICR clients with unique insight into developing communication strategies that not only resonate with the investment community, but create a higher level of corporate direction and accountability.

Sponsoring hundreds of Non-Deal and Deal Roadshows, managing HQ events, and creating and hosting C-level institutional investor conferences, have provided Tom with distinctive experience that enables him to position ICR clients with an unparalleled level of preparedness. He understands how investors think and through his analyst lens, he consults and guides managements throughout the entire corporate communications process.

Leveraging his media experience as an industry expert speaker on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and radio, as well as other media outlets, Tom plays a key role in training executives in the art of answering investor questions.  He also partners with ICR’s PR professionals facilitating an integrated approach to Q&A and Media training.

Tom’s deep knowledge and understanding of Retail/Consumer brands has provided a springboard to leverage ICR’s fully integrated approach to IR and PR corporate communications. Tom has also worked jointly with ICR’s crisis management team to defend against activism.