Phil is co-head of the firm’s special situations group and head of the firm’s real estate, financial & professional services, aerospace & defense, and energy corporate communications industry groups. He is experienced in shaping investor expectations, interpreting performance, and communicating strategy. With over 20 years experience, Phil has advised a wide range of public and private companies and their boards on corporate communications, transaction communications, media relations, crisis communications, and investor relations.
Phil counsels directors and executives on communicating mergers, acquisitions, activist and short defense campaigns, executive transitions, proxy contests, IPOs, restructurings, litigation and regulatory investigations. Recent engagements include voxeljet’s IPO, lululemon athletica on product quality concerns, Furniture Brands on its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing and sale, Sourcefire on a CEO transition, TRI Pointe Homes merger with Weyerhaeuser’s home building business, The Tile Shop on a short defense, and Cardtronics on litigation support.
Phil joined ICR from RLM Finsbury where he was a Principal and member of the U.S. Executive Committee. Previously Phil was with Marsh & McLennan, head of investor relations at Kroll Inc., and Managing Director at IR boutique Kehoe, White, Savage & Co. He graduated from Fordham University with a BS in finance and received an MBA from Fordham Graduate School of Business.