Strategic communications and advisory firm ICR announced the appointments of Rob Sharp, Co-CEO and owner, Ramy Brook, and Joseph B. Kennedy, Managing Partner, Crystal Lake Capital, as the first members of ICR’s newly created advisory board.
“ICR’s advisory board will be a tremendous asset as we continue on our impressive growth trajectory and expand into new client services,” said Tom Ryan, CEO, ICR. “By leveraging the insights of leaders from a variety of sectors, including private equity and investment banking, we will further strengthen ICR’s offerings and deepen our network of relationships. We are thrilled to welcome Rob and Joe as founding members of our advisory board and look forward adding other distinguished individuals in the months and years ahead.”
As Co-CEO of Ramy Brook, Sharp leads one of the nation’s fastest growing contemporary fashion companies. He previously served as a private equity investor for 20 years, most recently as a Senior Partner and member of the Management Committee of MidOcean Partners. Prior to his role with MidOcean, Sharp was a partner at Investcorp International.
Kennedy founded and serves as Managing Partner at Crystal Lake Capital, a real estate development firm specializing in building, financing and managing high-end, single and multi-family homes. Prior to establishing his own firm, Kennedy enjoyed more than 20 years in investment banking, building a leading franchise advising executives on mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, recapitalizations and other corporate finance matters. As a Partner at Moelis & Company, Joe helped launch the firm’s IPO advisory business. Kennedy also served as Head of Retail Investment Banking at Wachovia Corporation and Co-Head of Retail Investment Banking and Sector Head for Restaurants at Bank of America. Prior to Bank of America, he worked at Merrill Lynch and Chemical Banking Corporation.