Business & Professional Services

Dan McDermott

Senior Vice President

Dan joined ICR’s Special Situations Group in 2018. In this role, Dan develops and executes strategic communications plans for clients related to shareholder activism, IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, Chapter 11 bankruptcies, short selling, executive transitions and regulatory investigations. Prior to joining ICR, Dan worked for Involved Consulting, a boutique advisory firm focused exclusively on shareholder activism. At Involved Consulting, Dan advised both activist hedge funds and issuers on matters relating shareholder activism. Prior to Involved Consulting, Dan served as Sr. Analyst for the largest global proxy advisory firm, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Dan was one of the four Sr.  Analysts charged with evaluating and rendering vote recommendations on the financial and strategic implications of proxy contests, contested mergers, corporate governance, executive compensation, and other economic-focused shareholder proposals for ISS’ institutional clients.  Dan has a B.A. in Political Science from Fordham University and a M.B.A. in Finance from Johns Hopkins University.