Co-Founder and CEO
I’m a climber, comedian and dog lover. But not necessarily in that order.
Named one of 50 Game-Changers of PR for 2017 by PRNews, Steve is responsible for overall agency direction and management, new business development, new product development and agency marketing. Most recently, Steve pioneered the creation of the agency’s insights and strategy group, an internal consultancy at Peppercomm that bridges proprietary research and program activation to serve both current accounts and business development initiatives. He’s also been instrumental in shaping the culture that inspired Crain’s New York Business and was a ﬁnalist for EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award with co-founder Ed Moed.
A proliﬁc writer, Steve pens a weekly column for lnc.com, was named the PRNews Blogger of the Year in 2011 and a ﬁnalist for the same award in 2012. He was named one of Northeastern University’s 100 most successful alumni, and his podcast, RepChatter, won a Silver SABRE from Holmes. Steve is co-author of What’s Keeping Your Customers Up at Night? He is a member, editorial board, PR Journal, the PRSA Counselors Academy’s executive committee, the Corporate Communication Advisory Board of Baruch College, the Civilian Corporate Affairs Committee at West Point, and member of two key subcommittees on purpose and digital engagement for the Arthur W. Page Society. Additionally, he is a member of The Northeastern University Corporation, the College of Charleston’s Department of Communication Advisory Council, vice chair of the Institute for Public Relations, and board member of the PRSA Counselors Academy.
The agency was named after his family dog, Pepper.
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