New York Office
470 Park Avenue South, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Managing Partner & Co-Founder
Steve was named the PRNews Blogger of the Year in 2011, was a finalist for the same award in 2012 and is a regular contributor to Inc.com. He was also recently named one of Northeastern University’s 100 most successful alumni, and his podcast, RepChatter, has also won a Silver SABRE from Holmes. As co-founder and managing partner of Peppercomm, he is responsible for overall agency direction and management, new business development, new product development and agency marketing.
Along with strategic consultant Dr. Richard Harte, Steve has written a book on sales, What’s Keeping Your Customers Up at Night? and is also one of the CEOs featured in Donald Trump’s book Trump: The Way to the Top.
Steve has appeared on CNBC and APRadio, and has been profiled in media ranging from Advertising Age and Investor’s Business Daily to MSNBC and BusinessWeekOnline. Steve was recently named to the PRNews Advisory Board and also is a member of the PRSA Counselors Academy’s executive committee, the Corporate Communication Advisory Board of Baruch College, the Civilian Corporate Affairs Committee at West Point, the Arthur W. Page Society, The Northeastern University Corporation and the College of Charleston’s Department of Communication Advisory Council.
He is an avid ice, rock and alpine climber, having summited Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Matterhorn and several Rocky Mountain 14ers. He’s also a professional comedian and regularly performs at the New York Comedy Club. Through a combination of long-distance cycling, comedy shows and other events, Steve has personally raised over $50,000 for both the Young Survival Coalition and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
The agency was named after his family’s dog, Pepper.