Raphael GrossManaging Director
Raphael has over 14 years of experience in capital markets and strategic communications with a particular emphasis on consumer brand companies. He has provided clients with investor relations solutions as well as ongoing consulting services to complement existing internal resources. Raphael has also built strong relationships with sell-side, buy-side, investment banking, and private equity professionals and is seen as a trusted resource in helping companies navigate the public markets while managing various stakeholders.
Raphael has worked on a variety of investor relations consulting engagements for companies with market capitalizations ranging from $50 million to over $3 billion. His experience includes IPOs and secondary offerings (Dave & Buster’s, Del Frisco’s, Bravo Brio, Ruth’s Chris, McCormick and Schmick’s, Texas Roadhouse), spin-offs (Chipotle from McDonald’s, Fiesta from Carrols), merger & acquisitions (Wendy’s/Arby’s, Ruth’s Chris/Mitchell’s Fish Market), go-private transactions (Benihana, California Pizza Kitchen, Caribou Coffee, Einstein Noah), along with shareholder activism and executive transition engagements.
Prior to joining ICR in 2003, Raphael worked on the sell side covering the restaurant industry at Gerard Klauer Mattison (BMO Capital Markets). His previous experience also includes various corporate finance and planning roles at IBM Global Services and management consulting at Deloitte & Touche.