Maria Yonkoski joined ICR Westwicke in 2022 as a member of the life science team with a focus on biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. She is passionate about helping senior management teams develop and cultivate a clear investor relations strategy that tells a comprehensive story about the company’s mission and operational progress while resonating with shareholders.
Prior to joining ICR Westwicke, Maria was the Head of Investor Relations at Beyond Air, serving as the primary liaison to the global investment community. Over the last two years her responsibilities included leading the communications strategy by originating press releases, corporate presentations, managing the company website and social media, as well as preparing senior management for all public appearances. She also played a critical role in projects pertaining to Beyond Air’s business plan, such as helping the company secure financing to spin out the oncology franchise into the private affiliate, Beyond Cancer.
Prior to Beyond Air, Maria was on the biotech equity research team at Cantor Fitzgerald and Piper Jaffray (now Piper Sandler). She started her career in healthcare investment banking at Citigroup in New York. Maria holds a MHA from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and a BS in neuroscience and BA in literary studies from the University of Texas at Dallas. She currently lives in the DFW area with her family.