A boutique of C-level communications professionals providing expert guidance to grow our clients’ credibility and profiles.

About Us

KWM Communications is a strategic communications firm. We are a team of senior advisors with deep sector expertise and extensive change management and crisis communications experience. We work with privately held and publicly traded companies spanning multiple industries from financial services to healthcare to real estate.

Our Approach

We deeply engage with our clients to ensure that communications initiatives consistently align with our clients’ business goals and objectives. This hands-on approach allows us to continuously evolve and improve the program yielding the best possible outcomes for our clients.

Our Results

We design and execute programs that grow our clients’ credibility and profiles. We leverage a deep network of contacts cultivated over several decades to secure our clients coverage in the most influential media outlets, as speakers at premier industry conferences and on top industry lists.

Capabilities

Corporate Positioning

Transaction Communications

Internal Communications

Content Creation

Executive Communications

Crisis Management

Marketing Communications

Social Media Management

Media Relations

Investor Relations

Design

Awards/List Rankings

Press Results

Allure
Allure
Scalpel News
Client: Suneva Medical (Artefill)
Barron's (cover story)
Barron's (cover story)
The Top 200 Sustainable Mutual Funds
Client: F.L.Putnam Investment Management
BioCentury
BioCentury
Treated Like Royalty
Client: HealthCare Royalty Partners
BioWorld
BioWorld
Record Year for Royalty Deals Builds Optimism
Client: HealthCare Royalty Partners
Bloomberg TV
Bloomberg TV
The EU Debt Crisis, Summit, Markets
Client: Silver Bridge Advisors
Bloomberg TV
Bloomberg TV
Getting Back Into the Europe Game
Client: Silver Bridge Advisors
Boston Globe
Boston Globe
Law firm’s wealth management unit sold to Fla. group
Client: Silver Bridge Advisors
Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
Bright spot in lava lamp brand
Client: Talon Merchant Capital
CNBC
CNBC
Three Likely Biotechnology Acquisition Targets
Client: HealthCare Royalty Partners
Dermatology Times
Dermatology Times
New Products
Client: Suneva Medical (Regenica)
Doctor's Show
Doctor's Show
New Body Breakthroughs
Client: Suneva Medical (Artefill)
Doctor's Show
Doctor's Show
Beauty at Any Age
Client: Suneva Medical (Regenica)
CNBC
CNBC
Next Year’s Big Market Themes
Client: Boston Private Wealth
CNBC
CNBC
All About the Fed
Client: Boston Private Wealth
CNBC.com
CNBC.com
A way to get real estate income without buying a home: Mortgage REITs
Client: F.L.Putnam Investment Management
CNBC.com
CNBC.com
By selling now, investors risk missing an additional ‘melt-up’ in the market
Client: F.L.Putnam Investment Management
CNBC.com
CNBC.com
The S&P 500’s New Sector Could be a Really Big Deal
Client: F.L.Putnam Investment Management
Commercial Mortgage Alert
Commercial Mortgage Alert
Veteran Headhunter Launches Firm
Client: Capitus Associates
Fierce Biotech
Fierce Biotech
Medrio receives $30M equity investment from Questa Capital
Client: Medrio
Fierce Medical Devices
Fierce Medical Devices
For TearScience, royalty financing offered a new investor option
Client: HealthCare Royalty Partners / TearScience
Financial Times
Financial Times
Cowen raises $250m for top-up fund
Client: HealthCare Royalty Partners
Financial Times
Financial Times
Independent “Alts” Evolve to Fill an Investment Gap
Client: F.L.Putnam Investment Management
Financial Times
Financial Times
Talon aglow after striking lava lamp deal
Client: Talon Merchant Capital
Forbes
Forbes
What You Need to Know About Dividend Investing
Client: F.L.Putnam Investment Management
Fortune.com
Fortune.com
$1 billion for ‘synthetic’ pharma royalties
Client: HealthCare Royalty Partners
FOX Local News
FOX Local News
Liquid Facelift
Client: Suneva Medical (Artefill)
IN VIVO
IN VIVO
Royalty Flush
Client: HealthCare Royalty Partners
Institutional Investor
Institutional Investor
Experimental Treatment
Client: HealthCare Royalty Partners
LI Business News
LI Business News
Medical device makers thriving on Long Island
Client: Ellman International
Modern Healthcare
Modern Healthcare
Hospital funds boost startups with more than money
Client: FundRx
More Magazine
More Magazine
Anti-Aging Skincare for Dry Skin Types
Client: Suneva Medical (Refissa)
New Beauty
New Beauty
Artefill Could Become the Permanent Solution for Acne Scars
Client: Suneva Medical (Artefill)
Money Under 30
Money Under 30
Need Cash for a Start-up? Tap Your Alumni Club
Client: IrishAngels
Oprah
Oprah
Inside Dr. Oz’s Digestive System
Client: Given Imaging (PillCam SB)
Pink Sheet Daily
Pink Sheet Daily
NeurogesX Gets $40 Million to Fund U.S. Launch of Qutenza
Client: HealthCare Royalty Partners / NeurogesX
Privcap
Privcap
Co-Investment Allocation
Client: Twin Bridge Capital Partners
Privcap
Privcap
The Healthcare Royalty Investing Market
Client: HealthCare Royalty Partners
Real Estate Alert
Real Estate Alert
Recruiters Serving Real Estate Companies
Client: Capitus Associates
Reuters
Reuters
Collectors evolving into ‘passionate investors’
Client: Silver Bridge Advisors
Start Up
Start Up
TearScience Secures $70 Million for One-of-a Kind Eye Device
Client: HealthCare Royalty Partners / TearScience
The Deal.com
The Deal.com
Healthcare reform doles out opportunities for PE
Client: HealthCare Royalty Partners
The New York Times
The New York Times
Specialty Funds Appeal to the Hands-On Donor
Client: Silver Bridge Advisors
The Real Deal
The Real Deal
Westchester’s Resi Rebound
Client: E.A. Berg
The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal
Banyan Partners to Acquire Wealth Management Firm Silver Bridge
Client: Silver Bridge Advisors
The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal
FundRx Joins Seed Funding for Epilepsy-Focused Startup
Client: FundRx
The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal
In Their Own Words with Twin Bridge Capital Partners’ Brian Gallagher
Client: Twin Bridge Capital Partners
The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal
Med-Tech Start-Ups Using Revenue to Gain Funding
Client: HealthCare Royalty Partners
The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal
Are Stock Prices Dangerously High? It Depends How You Look at It
Client: F.L.Putnam Investment Management
The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal
Investors Rethink Crowded Trump Trade
Client: F.L.Putnam Investment Management
The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal
Advisers Find Yield in Medical Royalties
Client: HealthCare Royalty Partners
U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report
What Are REITs and How to Invest in Them
Client: F.L.Putnam Investment Management
US News & World Report
US News & World Report
How Impact Funds Make a Difference and Profit
Client: F.L.Putnam Investment Management

Senior Leadership Team

Kellie Walsh

Position: President

Kellie Walsh has over two decades of experience in the communications industry. She founded KWM Communications, a strategic communications consultancy in 2007, to advise a select number of firms in their brand building efforts. As president she is responsible for developing and driving the communications strategy for the firm’s clients.

Over the course of her career, Ms. Walsh has advised Fortune 500 companies, some of the world’s largest private equity firms, leading wealth management firms, and growth companies across a variety of sectors. Her client experience includes Benuvia Therapeutics, The Blackstone Group, Boston Private Wealth, DiNAQOR, GRA Equities, HealthCare Royalty Partners, Nasdaq, Suneva Medical, TPG Capital, and Twin Bridge Capital Partners.

Prior to forming KWM Communications, Ms. Walsh served in senior roles at Nasdaq and at Citigate Dewe Rogerson, a global communications firm. Ms. Walsh began her career at PaineWebber in Boston.

She has a B.A. from Boston College.

Kellie Walsh

President

Stephanie Marks

Position: Senior Consultant

Stephanie Marks is a strategic financial and corporate communications leader with over 20 years of experience in the healthcare, technology, business and financial services industries.  Her background includes corporate, agency and sell-side practice, spanning all forms of stakeholder communication: investors, media, key opinion leaders, customers and employees.

Ms. Marks has extensive expertise advising executive management on crisis communications and change management, including IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, hostile takeovers and leadership turnover.  She provides strategic counsel to her clients for a broad range of corporate developments, including best practices, issues management, key messaging and positioning, financial community sentiment, market and competitive analysis. Ms. Marks has a track record of successfully establishing investor relations and corporate communications functions for newly public companies and those preparing for IPOs.

She has a B.A. from Barnard College at Columbia University.

Stephanie Marks

Senior Consultant

Rachel Kessler

Position: Senior Consultant

Rachel Kessler has over 20 years of media relations and journalism experience. She has provided media insight and secured global press coverage for numerous clients in a variety of fields including healthcare (biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical devices) and financial services (private equity, wealth management).

Over the course of her career, Ms. Kessler has generated press coverage for leading companies, including Abbott, Amgen, Banyan Partners, Bayer, Eli Lilly, Medtronic, Paul Capital Partners, Pfizer, Roche, and Silver Bridge Advisors. She has also worked with top authors to launch their books, and on celebrity campaigns with stars such as Angelica Houston, Noah Wylie, Joe Montana, Bart Connor, Summer Sanders, Davis Phinney, and Lela Rose. Ms. Kessler also has experience working with non-profits, government agencies, and hospitals, including The American Fertility Association, Mount Sinai Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control.
Prior to her public relations career, Ms. Kessler worked at The Wall Street Journal, the ABC News Investigative Unit and WUSA-TV.

She has a B.A. from Boston University.

Rachel Kessler

Senior Consultant

Owen Blicksilver

Position: Senior Advisor

Owen Blicksilver has more than 40 years of experience in public relations and financial communications. He founded Owen Blicksilver Public Relations, Inc. in 2001, a highly regarded, independent, specialty practice firm focused on communications for private equity and real estate firms, financial institutions, crises and special situations, as well as strategic investor relations assignments, that was sold to Lambert Edwards in 2018.

Prior to forming Blicksilver PR, Mr. Blicksilver was a principal at Incepta, in the Sard Verbinnen division and was Executive Vice President at financial communications and M&A PR firm Dewe Rogerson. Immediately prior to joining Incepta in 1998, Mr. Blicksilver served for more than a decade as a founder, Managing Director and head of Principal Communications, a corporate and financial public relations agency that served as the corporate public relations subsidiary of GCI Group, a unit of Grey Advertising. At Principal, Mr. Blicksilver personally advised investors David Bonderman (TPG), Robert Bass, Tom Barrack (Colony Capital) and Arthur Solomon (Lazard Frères) as well as their investment partnerships. In the early ’90s, he was involved in communications related to the recapitalization of Continental and America West Airlines, and advised RJR Nabisco during its proxy fights. Mr. Blicksilver also served as public relations advisor to Aetna and was later brought in on a special counsel basis to coach CEOs, including Bill Donaldson and Jack Rowe, for potentially contentious annual meetings.

Prior to founding Principal Communications in 1987, Mr. Blicksilver was a principal with Adams & Rinehart Inc., a corporate and financial public relations agency, where he managed the mortgage and real estate account for Lewis Ranieri at Salomon Brothers Inc. He also supervised Adams & Rinehart’s Union Mutual Life Insurance Company (now UnumProvident) account, providing counsel on healthcare and financial issues, and ultimately, on the company’s demutualization to a capital stock corporation.

Mr. Blicksilver’s public relations career also includes leadership positions at Burson-Marsteller and Anna M. Rosenberg Associates. He earned a B.A. in History from Brooklyn College and has taken graduate courses at the School of Business Administration at New York University.

Owen Blicksilver

Senior Advisor

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