As a Partner at Prosek, Thomas Rozycki is an expert at translating complex concepts into actionable outcomes.
With thirty years of experience, he has spent nearly two decades building expertise in the financial industry and other sectors at Prosek Partners, where he provides counsel on financial communications, investor relations, media training, crisis communications and digital strategies. He has worked on intricate mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, retail shareowner programming and more, becoming a trusted counselor to clients who need to nail their narratives and tell their stories in differentiated ways.
He holds a B.A. in English from the College of New Jersey.
Q & A
What are you most proud of in your public relations career?
I am most proud of my current position, working for a firm where I have the autonomy to build a practice based on my vision with the full support and resources of dynamic ownership.
Name one thing most people don’t know about you.
I have set myself on fire twice.
How would your mother describe you?
My mother suffers from delusions of my grandeur...the site is not big enough for all the platitudes. However, in summary, she would say that I am kind hearted, considerate and a peace maker. She'd probably also tell you I was smart.
What are your greatest strengths as a public relations practitioner?
I know how to listen to, not just hear, what is being said. I also recognize that this is a 24/7 business, and that sacrifices will need to be made from time to time.
What is your favorite food?
Describe your perfect client.
One that views us as a partner, not a vendor. One that recognizes that if they had all the answers, they wouldn't need IR support. And above all, one who trusts our judgment, respects our opinions, and makes us work for our rewards.
What three hobbies or activities do you enjoy most?
Reading, home theater and cooking.
What’s your favorite part of the workday?
Morning client briefings, followed very closely by afternoon coffee run.
Who would play you in the movie version of your life?
Bea Arthur (but from the Maude days...not the Golden Girls.)
Seriously, though, I think Jack Black could handle it.
Are you cat, dog, fish, ferret or bird person? Or none of the above?
What is your favorite quote?
Learn to swim before the ship sinks. -Thom Yorke