Leadership – IKON Communications Consultants, Inc.
IKON Communications Consultants, Inc. opened its doors in November, 1972 as a complete creative services company focused on public relations, advertising, brand building and related communications strategies. IKON was founded by Dan Sweeney, a consultant for several years at the world renowned public relations firm, Carl Byoir & Associates (now Hill & Knowlton).
Over the years, IKON has relied on its breadth of business and industry knowledge, deep management experience and strong focus on performance to drive results for our clients. IKON assembles project-based teams from a pool of talented professionals to meet the specific needs of each client engagement. IKON’s management team prides itself in listening, learning and truly understanding the aspirations and goals of our clients so that we can achieve the very best outcome.
As we work on projects, we help our clients gain insight into their business, industry and marketing environment. Over the nearly four decades IKON has been in business, we have remained committed to delivering the highest quality results by utilizing the experience of a cadre of extraordinary executives.
From established, time proven marketing strategies to the latest cutting-edge technologies and processes, you will find IKON possesses the leadership traits and more importantly, the competence to deliver what it takes for our clients to be successful.
Daniel F. Sweeney
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Dan founded IKON Communications Consultants, Inc. in November of 1972. His goal was to establish a traditional full-service advertising, public relations and promotional activities firm that focused on delivering high quality, cost-effective marketing programs to mid-sized companies, a niche larger firms left unaddressed.
Prior to starting IKON, Dan honed his PR, marketing and business skills as a communications executive at New England Life in Boston and as a public relations consultant for over 7 years with internationally-known PR firm, Carl Byoir & Associates (now Hill & Knowlton of the WPP, plc). Over the nearly four decades as President and CEO, Dan has grown the business at IKON by staying true to his original goal, delivering high quality, cost effective marketing programs to mid-sized companies.
Dan earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from Norwich University, a military college in Northfield VT, where he received an ROTC commission. Dan has always been an avid sports enthusiast, playing baseball and basketball at Norwich and co-captaining the basketball team for two years. Dan was president of his Sophomore, Junior and Senior classes and served on several military, honor and athletic committees while attending the university.
After Norwich, Dan served in the United States Army for two years with the 2nd Infantry Division at Fort Benning, GA. In the military, he served as both a Public Information Officer and Tank Company Executive Officer.
Gregg M. Sweeney
President and Chief Operating Officer
Gregg is responsible for IKON’s day-to-day operations, general business development and the restructuring of IKON’s business offerings to meet the needs of today’s growth-oriented businesses and industries.
Prior to joining IKON, Gregg was a Senior Managing Partner at Accenture LLP, a Global 500 management and technology consulting firm. Gregg was with Accenture for over 22 years and retired as a senior leader in Accenture’s Resources business practice. At the time of his departure, Gregg led Accenture’s North American Customer Sales and Marketing Practice for clients in the energy, chemicals, utilities and natural resources industries. In addition to his North American Customer Sales and Marketing role, Gregg was also responsible for managing the Boston office of Accenture.
Gregg is a graduate of Boston College and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in both Computer Science and Marketing. He remains active with Boston College as an alumnus, coordinating a multi-million dollar group gift that represents Boston College’s largest corporate-sponsored group gift, creating the Accenture Chair and Research Grants within the Carroll School of Management.
He is responsible for establishing strategy and direction with respect to IKON’s corporate citizenship and local community relations. He is a past board member of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and is active in civic affairs in both his local and regional community.