With more than 25 years of experience in strategic communications at global PR agencies and in politics, Michael has advised leading global companies, promising start-ups, respected organizations and political candidates across the full range of communications, media and reputation management activities. He leads the Corporate Communications Group at ICR and specializes in corporate positioning, executive coaching, crisis, transactions and special situations.
Michael has provided communications counsel on more than 100 IPOs, scores of M&A transactions, numerous activist defense campaigns and countless corporate crises. He has advised clients across a broad range of industries including BP, McKesson, Dow Chemical, Armor Holdings, U.S. Tobacco, Denny’s, WebMD, Pepsico and Michaels Stores, among many others.
Prior to joining ICR in 2002, Michael was head of the US Corporate Communications Practice for Ogilvy PR Worldwide. His team’s work with BP in 2001 was recognized by PRWeek Magazine as one of the “20 Best Campaigns of All Time.” Prior to his career in corporate communications, Michael spent eight years working on Capitol Hill for a Member of Congress. He has run political campaigns at the federal, state and local levels.
Michael has authored numerous articles and is an active speaker and panelists on topics including crisis communications, data breach response, IPOs and shareholder activism.