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Tom J. Ekman - Owner


Mr. Ekman founded Ekman Associates, Inc. in 2007 based on his belief that EA can fill a significant void in the industry by supplying honest, high quality, consulting and direct hire expertise.  Ekman’s experience spans 30 years and includes executive level positions within the Finance, Banking, Corporate Communications  - Crisis Communications and Executive Recruiting industries.  Mr. Ekman also co-founded a Corporate Communications firm focusing on Investor Relations and Crisis Communications.

 

Prior to founding Ekman Associates, Inc. Mr. Ekman served as Vice President at a retained executive search firm specializing in the communications, investor relations and brand marketing functions.  He managed senior-level search assignments on behalf of clients across all industry sectors and served as the leader of the Investor Relations Practice Group at the firm.

 

Mr. Ekman served as Head of the Investor Relations Practice for Sitrick and Company, a leading national public relations, investor relations and crisis communications agency.  Reporting to the Chairman and CEO, he spearheaded numerous strategic communication programs for clients ranging from $50 million in the market capitalization to over $50 billion.  He lead a team responsible for developing strategies and tactics with regard to Wall Street for clients experiencing significant crisis communications issues such as Chapter 11 restructuring activities, loss of Wall street support, M&A activity, missed earnings estimates and executives level personnel issues, among others.  Additionally, he was instrumental in counseling corporate executives on public relations and investor relations issues.

 

Additionally, Mr. Ekman co-founded Seiler Martin Ekman, LLC, a financial communications firm that specialized in investor relations and crisis communications.  Ekman’s early career began in the banking industry and serving as a financial consultant at Morgan Stanley where he primarily focused on portfolio management for high net-worth individuals.

 

Mr. Ekman leads the Executive Recruiting division at Ekman Associates in addition to running the day-to-day operations of the Firm.

 

Education:

·       MBA, BA