Peter Winick is an expert on thought leadership. He designs our programs, so they meet our clients’ needs. His accomplishments include start-ups, turnarounds, and M&A (in the b2b services sector)—with results driven by practical strategy, focused execution, and a disciplined method of cost control. He has more than twenty years of experience and has worked with a variety of thought leaders and clients such as IBM, Kraft, Microsoft, Avon, Hyatt and more. He has built and managed several consulting and professional development organizations. Peter is an information junkie and an avid reader of business books. He believes that taking great content and creating a platform to best support it takes a combination of art, science, logic, focus, passion and creativity.
Tom Farmer helps high profile leaders craft winning messages and strategies. A former CNN newsman, Larry King Live executive producer, and winner of Peabody, Telly, and CableACE awards, Tom delivers communications consulting, strategic messaging, and interactive media from the perspective of a veteran network television journalist. Tom builds eloquent organizational themes and storylines that guide disciplined communication. He specializes in executive keynotes, video scripts and white papers.
Tom has provided social media support for public policy events backed by Brookings Institution and Cisco Systems and worked with McAfee, Intel, and Microsoft.
Tom has written for the Harvard Business Review and lectured in the University of Washington’s Digital Media Program and at the University of Massachusetts Isenberg School of Management.
Jeff Porro is a senior speechwriter who has worked with CEOs and other executives of Fortune 250 companies, government leaders, and executives of some of the nation’s leading trade and professional associations. He is also an award-winning screenwriter (The Great Debaters) and a PhD with 20 years of experience in research, public policy, and business. Jeff has written the “Speaking to Rise” column in Washington Business Journal and has been profiled in the Washington Post, National Journal, and other publications. His book, Words That Mean Success, was published in Spring 2013. Jeff’s work has been recognized with the Cicero Award for Best Commencement Speech, and the Paul Selwyn Award from the Writer’s Guild of America. Jeff holds a PhD in political science from UCLA.
For more than two decades, Colin Moorhouse has been providing speechwriting services to senior public and private sector clients, as well as to international NGOs. Leaders of government and industry have relied on Colin’s talent and counsel to persuade audiences at venues around the world. His work has addressed topics from innovation and labor to ocean and maritime ecology, human relations, health care, banking and accounting practices, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and more.
Colin has taught speechwriting classes, workshops and teleseminars to such diverse groups as Let’s Talk Business Networking in New York and New Jersey, the International Association of Business Communicators, the Professional Writers Association of Canada, and the Canadian Public Relations Society.
Ian Griffin is an experienced speechwriter and ghostwriter with fifteen years experience, including work at leading Silicon Valley technology companies. His clients include past Sun Microsystems CEOs Scott McNealy and Jonathan Schwartz and senior executives at Hewlett-Packard and Cisco Systems. Ian specializes in high-level strategic overviews and vision pitches and has rich international experience. An accomplished public speaker, Ian is a past President of the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association. Ian is an expert at translating technical, product-centered or financial data into speeches that inform, entertain and enthrall audiences. Ian graduated from Leicester University, UK with an Honors degree in Sociology. He has conducted post-graduate studies at Tufts University in Medford, MA.
Renee is a seasoned graphic designer and creative director who is intimately experienced with corporate and personal branding, print collateral, multimedia, presentation decks, web, and marketing development. She has a great attention to detail which has helped her be able to communicate directly with consulting clients from all levels of business from mid-level managers to executives. Having operated for more than a decade in a consulting environment, she is comfortable with the unpredictable nature of business and responds with tenacity and a level-head to approach any challenge with a can-do attitude resulting in stunning outcomes and pleased clients. She’s sometimes referred to as ‘Webtechyartist’ as she wears many hats in the creative fields.
Kaj Ann Johnson
Kaj Ann Johnson is a graphic design professional who focuses on print media, production and branding. Kaj uses her knowledge of attractive design to help clients present their messages effectively. She holds a B.A. in Art History from Washington and Lee University and an A.A. from the Art Institute of Atlanta.