John F. MillsManaging Partner
With over 12 years of experience in investor relations at ICR, John has led early stage and global healthy living brands through all aspects of strategic communications, including turnarounds, crisis situations, IPOs and long-term professional investor relations programs. His career experience includes senior-level capital markets advisory, serving on board of directors and deep sector knowledge in healthy living.
Throughout his career, he has analyzed companies from the perspective of corporate communications consultant, equity analyst, portfolio manager, board director and credit banker. His perspective provides management teams with unique insight into Wall Street and enables clients to navigate all financial communications situations, including IPOs secondary offerings, crises communications, M&A and executive transitions, short-seller attacks and turnarounds.
John joined ICR in 2003 after 10 years of Wall Street experience, including serving as a portfolio manager and research analyst for numerous public and private equity funds. He also served on the board of directors for early stage companies as a general partner in several private equity funds. John began his career as a commercial banker with Bank of America. He earned his BA from University of South Carolina business school and received his executive MBA from Chapman University.