Anton Nicholas is head of the firm’s retail, consumer, industrials and clean-tech corporate communications industry groups and co-head of the firm’s special situations group. He has almost 20 years of experience in senior positions at leading U.S. and international communications firms, as well as running his own independent advisory firm. As a Managing Director, Anton counsels directors and executives on high-level communication strategy and execution with the financial community, media and other key constituents.
Anton has helped clients such as Alcon, Gulfstream, Massage Envy, Denny’s, Revolution Lighting, Marrone Bio Innovations and Sentient Jet implement long-term strategic communications programs. He has advised on recent IPOs such as Papa Murphy’s, El Pollo Loco, The Habit, Materialise, Vectrus and Zoës Kitchen. He also has advised on a range of special situations and assignments, including M&A activity, IPOs, shareholder activism, litigation support, bankruptcy, product recall, industrial accidents, malfeasance, employee violence and regulator investigations.
Before joining ICR, Anton was a Managing Director and Partner at Sloane & Company. Before that he was CEO of Financial Dynamics International’s (now FTI Consulting) North American operations, having previously led the firm’s international special assignments group. He holds a BA from the University of Richmond and an MA from Brown University.