Kevin Dinino

Kevin Dinino

San Diego-based public relations and marketing agency KCD PR has acquired Wall & Broadway, a boutique consulting firm that specializes in clients in the fintech sector, the company announced this week.

KCD PR focuses on clients in financial services, including fintech and B2B companies.

As part of the acquisition, Philippa Ushio, founder of Wall & Broadway, joined KCD PR as a managing director Aug. 1, the company said in a statement.

In addition to Wall & Broadway’s financial services experience, the acquisition will also bring KCD PR “deep Silicon Valley credentials across technology and fintech,” KCD’s president and founder Kevin Dinino said.

Before launching Wall & Broadway, Ushio worked for global business advising firm FTI Consulting for more than a decade.

The San Diego Business Journal this year named KCD PR among the region’s fastest-growing firms.

Local clients include robotics startup Brain Corp. and the Cyber Center of Excellence, a nonprofit.