NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ICR, a leading strategic communications firm, today announced that Tom Ryan, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ICR, has been named a finalist for the Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the New York region. Now in its 28th year, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. The finalists were selected by a panel of independent judges.
Since Ryan launched the business in 1998 with childhood friends, the late Chad Jacobs and the late John Flanagan, ICR has continued to deliver a completely novel approach to the communications industry. By combining former capital markets experts with PR industry veterans, Ryan and his senior team have positioned ICR as a trusted communications advisor to C-suite executives across the country and around the world. This has allowed ICR to capture market share in an environment that has traditionally been owned by either smaller, more fragmented industry players or huge global conglomerates. Under Ryan’s leadership, ICR’s revenue has grown by more than 800 percent since 2003, and the firm is today recognized as a preeminent investor and public relations advisor with approximately 400 domestic and international clients.
“I am honored to be recognized among the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award finalists in the New York region,” said Ryan. “The innovative model we introduced to the communications arena is a true differentiator and continues to drive ICR’s growth and diversification. I am incredibly proud of ICR’s success over the last fifteen years and the dedicated work of the entire ICR team to deliver on our initial vision.”
Regional award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Tuesday, June 17th at the Marriott Marquis and are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014.
Established in 1998, ICR partners with companies to develop and execute strategic communications programs that achieve business goals, build credibility, and enhance the long-term value of the enterprise. The firm’s highly differentiated service model, which pairs capital markets veterans with senior communications professionals, brings deep sector knowledge and relationships to clients in more than 20 industries. Today, ICR is one of the largest and most experienced independent advisory firms in North America maintaining offices in Boston, Connecticut, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Beijing.
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