Founder and CEO
I’m a climber, comedian and dog lover. But not necessarily in that order. I also happen to be the founder and CEO of Peppercomm, a fully integrated strategic communications firm headquartered in NYC, and with offices in San Francisco and London.
I’m most proud of:
- Watching Pop-Pop, my recently-deceased, 97-year-old dad bond with Adrian, my one-year-old grandson at the latter’s christening.
- Watching Chris and Catharine, my two children, being born and grow up to become successful professionals. Who knew?
- Raising more than $100,000 for countless charities over the years courtesy of Peppercomm-hosted stand-up comedy shows.
- Continuing my reckless love affair with ice, rock and alpine climbing.
- Being named one of Northeastern University’s 100 most successful alumni (which doesn’t speak very well of the other 99).
I’m vice chairman of the Institute for Public Relations, a longtime member of the Arthur W. Page Society and a member of the advisory councils of the College of Charleston and the University of Florida, respectively. I’m also the co-author of “What’s keeping your customers up at night?” which was published by McGraw-Hill in 2003 and has put thousands of readers to sleep.
One final thing: I derive immense satisfaction from mentoring students, guest lecturing at the universities who are brave enough to invite me to speak and helping fellow mid-life marketing communications professionals who have lost their way in life. My biggest turn on is helping others.
Location: United States