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ICR Hires Marisa Frackman to Bolster Healthcare Capital Markets Advisory Team

Former Wells Fargo Securities Executive Brings More Than 15 Years of ECM Experience

New York, NY – June 17, 2019 – ICR, a leading strategic communications and advisory firm, announced today that it has named Marisa Frackman as Managing Director, Capital Markets in the firm’s healthcare practice which operates under the Westwicke brand.

“Marisa’s strong origination and execution experience during her healthcare equity capital markets career will build upon the great success we have already had in our advisory business,” commented Sameer Khambadkone, Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets at Westwicke. “With a growing pipeline of transactions that include more than a dozen pre-IPO companies across BioTech, MedTech and Healthcare IT/Services, we are now even better positioned to provide best-in-class strategic execution support.”

“We are thrilled to bring Marisa on board as we continue expanding the advisory services we offer to our clients,” commented Tom Ryan, CEO of ICR. “The addition of Westwicke to the ICR family has already proven to be a winning combination, and we are very pleased with the significant growth we have seen in the area of capital markets advisory. We are confident Marisa’s strong healthcare-focused ECM experience will contribute to even more success during the second half of 2019 and beyond.”

Marisa joins ICR from Wells Fargo Securities where she held senior positions of increasing responsibility since 2005, mostly recently serving as Director of Healthcare Equity Capital Markets. Prior to Wells Fargo, Marisa was a healthcare investment banking analyst at Deutsche Bank Securities. Marisa received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

About ICR

Established in 1998, ICR partners with companies to execute strategic communications and advisory programs that achieve business goals, build awareness and credibility, and enhance long-term enterprise value. The firm’s highly-differentiated service model, which pairs capital markets veterans with senior communications professionals, brings deep sector knowledge and relationships to more than 650 clients in approximately 20 industries. ICR’s healthcare practice operates under the Westwicke brand ( Today, ICR is one of the largest and most experienced independent communications and advisory firms in North America, maintaining offices in New York, Norwalk, Boston, Baltimore, San Francisco, San Diego and Beijing. Its affiliate, ICR Capital LLC advises on capital markets transactions across a wide span of industries. Learn more at Follow us on Twitter at @ICRPR.

About Westwicke

Westwicke provides customized strategic investor relations programs and independent capital markets advice to public and private healthcare companies. Westwicke focuses on the healthcare sector exclusively, and is headquartered in Baltimore with regional offices in Boston, New York, San Diego, San Francisco and London. For more information, please visit

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