Keil Decker leads a strategic communications team that provides strategic financial, transaction, crisis communications counsel and programs for companies in all phases of the corporate lifecycle, from private to public, IPOs, SPACs, M&A transactions and special situations, as well as profile building and reputation management. He brings more than 25 years of experience in communications and marketing, providing counsel to senior management teams, and helping companies navigate transformation, issues and corporate events.
Prior to joining ICR in 2019, Keil led marketing and communications for BlackRock U.S. Wealth Advisory businesses where he drove messaging, communications and marketing over the course of his tenure for platforms, multi-asset products, and channel and distribution partnerships. Before BlackRock, Keil was Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications for the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) from IPO through the acquisition by CME Group, and Vice President at Madison Square Garden during the spin off from Cablevision.
Previously, Keil provided strategic communications counsel in proxy contests, transactions, bankruptcies, executive changes, earnings shortfalls and crises while at strategic communications firms Sard Verbinnen and Sloane & Company, where he provided communications counsel to private equity and asset management firms. He began his career at Morgen-Walke Associates, where he provided investor relations counsel to a range of small to mid-sized companies.
Keil is a graduate of Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in History. He holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) designation through the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.