Get to Know Our Team
Our team has written two books on the topic of launching new products and also authored an article, “Why Most Product Launches Fail,” for the Harvard Business Review. We work with companies and brands to help propel them into the marketplace in an environment that gets more competitive each day, and a media market that is increasingly more fragmented.
At Schneider Associates, we understand the importance of creativity in positioning a launch for success. Passion, Creativity, Teamwork, Trust and Respect are hallmarks of our agency, and our senior-level involvement and attention is a strong differentiator from other agencies. We often find people who hire us for a project, then stay with us as long-term clients. If you want an agency that cares about your success, contact us.
Schneider Associates is certified by SOMWBA as a woman-owned business.
Schneider Associates is a member of Worldcom, the largest partnership of independent public relations firms in the world.
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Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer Phil Pennellatore leads the Schneider Associates 20-person, 38-year-old integrated marketing and communications firm. Since joining the firm in 2000, Phil has held position of President, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President and now agency owner. Phil oversees all aspects of agency management including business strategy, sales and new business development, client service, operations, administration and finance,...View profile
Founder and Executive Vice President
As the Founder and Executive Vice President of Schneider Associates, Joan now celebrates more than 30 years of representing a wide range of education, consumer, corporate, public affairs and real estate clients.View profile
For over 20 years, Don Martelli’s career has sat at the intersection of public relations and digital marketing.View profile
As Vice President Tom Ryan brings more than 20 years of
experience to the agency in integrated marketing and creative development.
Vice President and Director of Media
Emmy Award winner Sean Hennessey brings more than a quarter century of experience as a television news reporter in New York City at WCBS-TV and in Boston at WHDH-TV (when it was the NBC affiliate). For the past four years, Hennessey was the Associate Director in the Office of University Communications at Boston College where he placed stories about the university or faculty expertise...View profile
Manager of Finance and Administration
Pamela Errico, Manager of Finance and Administration, oversees all billing, operations, personnel management and accounting. She leads internal initiatives to update and modernize agency policies, processes, tools and systems. Pam, who has more than 20 years of finance and administration experience, worked with Acquia, Inc., JN Phillips Auto Glass and SourcePak, Inc. Pam earned her MS in Business Administration from Nichols...View profile
Aaron Gouveia, Senior Director, creates and implements digital and content strategies that enhance brand awareness and increase engagement for clients. Prior to joining SA, Aaron worked at IBM as a content manager for Salary.com. Aaron is also an award-winning journalist and blogger whose work has appeared in the Boston Herald, Huffington Post, Cape Cod Times and TIME Magazine. With a...View profile
Leah Gallagher, Senior Director, is responsible for managing strategic priorities for existing accounts while securing and pitching new business opportunities. With her extensive knowledge in the media industry, Leah will serve as the day-to-day client contact, as well as oversee account deliverables and maintain a scope of work. Leah supervises the development of media relations, social media and marketing...View profile
Ariel Ferrante, Account Supervisor, acts as the day-to-day client contact to ensure account deliverables and maintain client scope of work. Ariel oversees all digital marketing client communication efforts and is responsible for the seamless translation of client communications across digital and traditional marketing platforms. Skilled in developing and executing enrollment strategy, Ariel oversees creative and account work for several clients, including; William...View profile
Tori Morris, Account Supervisor, is responsible for managing account deliverables and day-to-day client management. Tori works with diverse clients such as William James College, Landmark College, Foundation for MetroWest- Youth in Philanthropy, and Cushman & Wakefield, C &W Services. Tori is a key player in supporting account strategy with her strong background in social media and media relations. Tori received her Bachelor’s Degree in...View profile
Senior Account Executive, Integrated Marketing and Design
Laura Faccone, Senior Account Executive, is responsible for direction and production of graphic design initiatives for clients and the agency as well the execution of agency and client marketing strategy. Laura supports marketing and creative development for a wide variety of clients across the agency including Landmark College, Foundation for MetroWest-Youth in Philanthropy, Berkshire Choral International and University of Massachusetts Boston Department of Gerontology....View profile
Jennifer Morris, Project Manager, oversees the execution of account deliverables across a broad range of clients, including assisting in day-to-day project execution. Prior to joining the agency as Office Manager / Assistant to the CEO in 2014, Jennifer was the Office Manager for Countryside Veterinary Hospital in Chelmsford, MA. She is currently working toward her Bachelors in Business Administration...View profile
Lauren Puliafico, Account Executive, is responsible for supporting the creation and implementation of integrated communication plans, managing social media campaigns and working on marketing lead generation programs for clients ranging from higher education to commercial real estate. Prior to joining the agency, Lauren was an intern at Schneider Associates and held other internships including in the new business department...View profile
Megan Carmichael, Account Coordinator, is for supporting the creation and implementation of integrated communication plans, managing social media campaigns, and overseeing the monitoring and creation of analytics campaigns on a variety of platforms. Prior to joining the agency, Megan held internships in sales, digital marketing, and analytics at Connelly Partners, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, and LHL Communications. Megan...View profile
Integrated Marketing and Design Associate
Mia Caligaris, Integrated Marketing and Design Associate, is responsible for the production of graphic design initiatives, ensuring the translation of client brand standards across all channels, as well as supporting the execution of client marketing strategy. Mia supports creative and marketing development for a wide range of clients including, Fisher College, the New England Commission of Higher Education and...View profile
Schneider Associates is a Launch communications agency that creates integrated marketing and media strategies for education, consumer, corporate and public affairs clients. We successfully launch and accelerate visibility for new products, services, companies, institutions and communities. Our integrated media strategies blend PR, social media, digital marketing, and influencer relations to deliver messages that inform and mobilize target audiences.
The agency specializes in Launch Public Relations®, a proprietary method of building awareness, interest, engagement, inquiries and action.
Schneider Associates is certified by SOMWBA as a woman-owned business.