Team

David Wachsman
Founder & CEO

Emma Walker
Managing Director,
Dublin

Jesse Platz
Director,
Public Relations,
New York

Amy Longo
Director,
Public Relations,
New York

Neil Ripley
Director,
Public Relations,
New York

Olya Moskalenko
Director,
Strategic Partnerships and Public Relations,
New York

Michael Chang
Managing Director,
Strategic Advisory Group,
New York

Franklin Bi
Associate Director,
Strategic Advisory Group,
New York

Derek Wachsman
Principal,
Strategic Advisory Group,
New York

Garrett Butler
Managing Director,
Operations,
New York

Nicole Pfeifer
Senior Account Supervisor,
New York

Gaby Hui
Senior Account Supervisor,
New York

Liam Murphy
Senior Account Supervisor,
Dublin

Alex Sheehan
Account Supervisor,
Singapore

Lucinda Bell
Account Supervisor,
Singapore

Sharmin Cheema-Kelly
Account Supervisor,
Dublin

Thomas Hannaford
Account Supervisor,
New York

Kerry Close
Account Supervisor,
New York

Tamani Jayasinghe
Account Supervisor,
New York

Rachel Walden
Account Supervisor,
New York

Dave Beauboeuf
Account Supervisor,
New York

Fiona Kerr
Event Manager,
Dublin

Maggee Dorsey
Event Manager,
New York

Edward Cho
Financial Controller,
New York

Jana Mlodzianowski
Human Resources Manager,
New York

Liz Traynor
Human Resources Manager,
Dublin

Tyler Feinerman
Talent Acquisition Manager,
New York

Annemarie Browne
Talent Acquisition Specialist,
Dublin

Tess Neypes
Talent Acquisition Specialist,
Singapore

Renagh Mooney
Senior Account Executive,
Dublin

Shira Almeleh
Senior Account Executive,
New York

Kayla Kaplan
Senior Account Executive,
New York

Aubrey Strobel
Senior Account Executive,
New York

Eoin McGinley
Senior Account Executive,
Dublin

Eddie Kraft
Senior Account Executive,
New York

Amanda Woodward
Senior Account Executive,
New York

Brandon Jones
Senior Account Executive,
New York

Laura Cooley
Senior Account Executive,
Dublin

Rebecca Maher
Senior Account Executive,
Dublin

Reid Yager
Associate,
Strategic Advisory Group,
New York

Daryl Xu
Associate,
Strategic Advisory Group,
New York

Thomas Curran-Levett
Strategic Partnerships Lead,
Americas

David Gillespie
Strategic Partnerships Lead,
EMEA

Aine Kilkenny
Strategic Partnerships Analyst

Taylor Tackett
Operations Associate,
New York

Sean Kheffache
Operations Associate,
Dublin

Lorna Waldron
Marketing Manager,
Dublin

Sarah McCarthy
Account Executive,
Singapore

Devin Shorey
Account Executive,
New York

Gavin Cahill
Account Executive,
Singapore

Lorcan Byrne
Account Executive,
Dublin

Deirdre Livingston
Account Executive,
Dublin

George Joyce
Account Executive,
Dublin

Maud Honner
Account Executive,
Dublin 

Rachel Busch
Account Executive,
New York

Kelsey Lazio
Account Executive,
New York

Edel Ryan
Account Executive,
Dublin

Tori McKnight
Account Executive,
Singapore

Rita McNeil
Account Executive,
New York

Joe Coufal
Account Executive,
New York

Meghan Kilkenny
Account Executive,
New York

Emily Kielthy
Account Executive,
Dublin

Joycelyn Ong
Account Executive,
Singapore

Anna Ryan
Account Executive,
Dublin

Pallavi Sharma
Event Coordinator,
Dublin

Tara Daly
Event Coordinator,
Dublin

Felicia Mulhearn
Event Coordinator,
New York

Aaron Niles
Event Coordinator,
New York

Joshua Vence
Event Coordinator,
Dublin

Adam Badrawi
Account Coordinator,
New York

Kirstyn Mahoney
Account Coordinator,
Dublin

Allison Simon
Account Coordinator,
New York

Meave Cosgrove
Account Coordinator,
Dublin

Kimberly LeDuc
Account Coordinator,
New York

Chelsea Oliver
Account Coordinator,
New York

Kelsey Bonacker
Account Coordinator,
New York

Maya Wesby
Account Coordinator,
New York

Sarah Moyer
Account Coordinator,
New York

Fiona Dwyer-McNulty
Account Coordinator,
New York

Emma Parrott
Account Coordinator,
New York

Cara Kingsley
Account Coordinator,
New York

Nicola Kiely
Account Coordinator,
Dublin

Evan Comerford
Account Coordinator,
Dublin

Laura Field
Account Coordinator,
Dublin

Andrew Wafer
Account Coordinator,
Dublin

Nadhirah Jamil
Account Coordinator,
Singapore

Samantha Koh
Account Coordinator,
Singapore

Destin Walton
Event Assistant,
New York

Mark Ingram
Event Assistant,
Dublin

Ashley Berger
Event Assistant,
New York

Matthew Sullivan
Copywriter,
New York

Hanna Heldenmuth
Executive Assistant,
New York

Jamie McCabe
Employee Experience Coordinator,
Dublin

Celina Chiu
Talent Acquisition Coordinator,
New York

Mai Lam
Human Resources Assistant,
New York

Allison Giannotta 
Receptionist and Office Coordinator,
New York

Holly Hughes
Public Relations Intern,
Dublin

Caroline Wolf
Public Relations Intern,
New York

Sarah Briggs
Strategic Advisory Group Intern,
New York

Diandra von Schlitz
Strategic Advisory Group Intern,
New York

Kirina Patel
Strategic Advisory Group Intern,
New York

Shiksha Kowlessur
Strategic Advisory Group Intern,
New York

Kaia Corthell
Event Intern,
New York

Rebecca Fitzharris
HR/Talent Acquisition Intern,
Dublin

John Barry
Marketing Intern,
Dublin

DAVID WACHSMAN

Founder & CEO

David Wachsman is a world-renowned blockchain expert and thought leader. He is a regular speaker at the most visible technology conferences and is frequently featured by premier media outlets globally.

In 2015, David founded Wachsman to provide public relations support to the rapidly growing bitcoin ecosystem. Wachsman has since expanded to become a leading global professional services firm for the blockchain industry, with more than 110 employees working from offices in New York, Dublin, and Singapore. David and his team have represented and acted as strategic consultants to more than 120 of the most indispensable organizations in blockchain including Dash, Indiegogo, Crypto Valley Association, Bitcoin Suisse, CoinDesk, IOHK, Lisk, Rootstock, Steemit, tZERO, Aeternity, Polymath, Horizen, eToro, Aion, Jaxx, Neo Global Capital, and Aelf, among others. Before founding Wachsman, David led the day-to-day operations for a boutique public relations agency in Manhattan and held roles in advertising, political affairs, and biotechnology.

EMMA WALKER

Managing Director, Dublin

Four months after joining Wachsman in early 2016, Emma was named one of FinanceFeeds “30 Under 30: the Industry’s Future Leaders” and rapidly became a globally-acknowledged expert in blockchain public relations. In 2017, Emma launched Wachsman’s Irish office, growing the team to more than 20 employees. Today, Wachsman’s Dublin office is the fastest-growing PR agency in Ireland.

Emma has provided counsel to many of world’s high-profile blockchain organizations, including Lisk, Aragon, Ambrosus, INS Ecosystem, and Aeternity.

Emma holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Sociology from Trinity College, Dublin and a postgraduate diploma in Public Relations and Event Management from Fitzwilliam Institute. Before joining Wachsman, Emma served in roles of increasing responsibility at some of the most prestigious public relations agencies in Ireland.

JESSE PLATZ

Director, Public Relations, New York

With a focus on earned media and crisis communications, Jesse has led PR campaigns for more than 60 blockchain projects since joining Wachsman in April 2016. With experience representing major protocols, B2B SaaS companies, stablecoin teams, payment processors, security token exchanges, and consumer technology products, Jesse has counseled many of the leading names in the blockchain industry. Jesse has played a key role in helping a wide range of organizations, from startups to enterprises, succeed, grow, and stand out in a crowded and constantly-evolving space.  

Jesse has more than 13 years of communications experience. He began his professional career as a television broadcaster before representing the Australian Army as a Public Relations Officer. From 2009 to 2015, Jesse conducted several tours of operation in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific, leading PR efforts in wartorn and disaster-affected regions. Jesse spearheaded the development and execution of government-level strategic communication plans, public affairs counsel, media embed support, media engagement training, content generation, and civilian news distribution. On his third and final deployment to Afghanistan, Jesse was awarded a Chief of Defence Force Operational Commendation for exemplary performance overseas. After completing the promotion course for the rank of Major, Jesse moved to New York City and joined Wachsman.

Jesse received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from one of Australia’s top journalism schools, the Queensland University of Technology, where he graduated with distinction.

AMY LONGO

Director, Public Relations, New York

Having successfully architected and led PR campaigns for some of the blockchain industry’s highest-profile projects, Amy oversees communications strategies and manages the execution of multiple PR teams at Wachsman. With a track record of delivering high-yield campaigns for clients across the enterprise landscape, in consumer technology, and throughout the financial services industry, Amy is sought-after for expertise in crisis communications, strategic counsel, media relations, analyst relations, and copywriting. Her portfolio since joining Wachsman in January 2017 spans advising blockchain’s most illustrious executives, consulting the industry’s largest exchange, launching leading cryptocurrencies, and representing a billion-dollar social media company.

Originally from Australia, Amy started her career as a Communications and Marketing Manager at a Sydney-based IT consultancy. She then moved agency-side to provide press and analyst relations support and social media management to enterprise technology and financial services clients. Amy also previously served as a radio journalist, where she contributed on-air news updates, broadcaster scripts, and pre-packaged feature stories.

Amy holds a Master of Arts in Communications Management, a Bachelor of Arts in Communications (Journalism), and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (Italian) from the University of Technology, Sydney. During her studies, Amy spent 12 months studying philosophy and literature at the University of Bologna, Italy.

 

NEIL RIPLEY

Director, Public Relations, New York

Neil provides senior counsel for clients and PR teams at Wachsman, drawing on his extensive experience advising Fortune 500 companies, startups, and government officials on PR strategy, corporate reputation, issues management, stakeholder engagement, and brand-building programs delivered around the world. With 13 years of communications experience, Neil’s background spans a variety of industries and practice areas, including financial services, consumer and B2B technology, food and wellness, pharmaceutical, and blockchain companies. Neil has worked at some of the world’s leading agencies, including Hill+Knowlton Strategies and Golin, where he guided brand positioning for globally-recognized innovators.

Before moving into the PR sector, Neil served as a researcher and editor at Congressional Quarterly in Washington, D.C., where he helped build a digital breaking news product. He began his career in the communications department of Greenpeace USA, focusing on a wide range of energy policy initiatives.

Neil studied political science and communications at Eastern Michigan University, where he served as student body president and editor of the student paper. He was invited to present at the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association Annual Conference, where he examined how communication techniques shape popular opinion.

OLYA MOSKALENKO

Director, Strategic Partnerships and Public Relations, New York

Starting at Wachsman in October 2018, Olya brings a decade of experience helping businesses increase awareness, engage audiences, and drive revenue. Her career in communications and business development spans the globe, working with multinational corporations, iconic brands, and innovative startups.

Most recently, Olya worked as a Public Relations and Business Development Consultant creating fully-integrated communications strategies for tech-based startups and small businesses. Previously, she served as Associate Vice President of Content Strategy and Business Development at Rubenstein Public Relations, developing strategic plans focused on brand building and messaging, media relations, thought leadership, and crisis communications for clients across multiple business verticals.

Prior to moving to New York, Olya worked in-house as Director of Public Relations and Events for Virgin Megastore in Dubai, where she played a pivotal role in the company's diversification and expansion program, positioning Virgin as the leading entertainment and multimedia retail brand in the MENA region. Overseeing 14 locations in seven countries, Olya led customer-facing communications across all touchpoints and strategic partnerships with Apple, Hewlett-Packard, Sony, Phillips, Viacom, and Microsoft.

Olya worked as Senior Account Executive at Edelman in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai, where she was the account lead for Hewlett-Packard, managing global coordination between team efforts, new product launches, and media relations. Other notable clients included Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Hakkasan Restaurant Group, Mubadala, Abu Dhabi Education Council, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, and Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation.

As Account Executive at Porter Novelli in Dubai, Olya serviced clients J.P. Morgan and Barclays during the aftermath of the 2008 global recession and began her career as a Financial Marketing Assistant at TD Waterhouse in Toronto.

Olya received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Guelph. She is fluent in English and Russian.

MICHAEL CHANG

Managing Director, Strategic Advisory Group, New York

Michael leads the Wachsman Strategic Advisory Group in New York.

Michael brings over a decade of investment banking experience advising Fortune 100 corporations, private equity sponsors, family offices, and venture capital investors. Most recently, he was a Senior Vice President in the Technology Investment Banking Group at Jefferies. He founded and led the Jefferies blockchain coverage effort, where he developed and executed strategies for clients including technology companies, institutional investors, and emerging blockchain companies.

Prior to Jefferies, Michael was a Director in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Vice President at Citigroup, where he collectively advised on over US$40 billion in M&A and capital raising transactions.

Michael received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with Honors of Highest Distinction from University of California, San Diego and a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University, where he was a Roy H. Park Leadership Fellow.

FRANKLIN BI

Associate Director, Strategic Advisory Group, New York

Franklin is Associate Director of the Wachsman Strategic Advisory Group.

Franklin brings seven years of industry expertise to the company, most recently as Vice President and Blockchain Strategy Lead for J.P. Morgan’s Blockchain Center for Excellence. There, he pioneered J.P. Morgan’s initial assessment of blockchain technology in 2015, co-authored the J.P. Morgan report, “Unlocking Economic Advantage with Blockchain: A guide for asset managers,” and played a role in key initiatives such as J.P. Morgan’s Quorum project, crypto-asset strategy, and consortia engagement. Previously, he worked on corporate strategy and business development for J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank, executing on high-priority growth initiatives with senior executives across a range of products and functions.

Prior to his tenure at J.P. Morgan, Franklin served as an Investment Analyst for ff Venture Capital, a top-performing seed- and early-stage venture capital firm located in New York City.

Franklin received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

DEREK WACHSMAN

Principal, Strategic Advisory Group, New York

Derek joined Wachsman in January 2018 after six years as an options broker on the New York Stock Exchange. Derek worked for three years each at NYSE-AMEX in New York and NYSE-ARCA in San Francisco, executing trades for clients ranging from broker-dealers, to banks, to hedge funds.

Derek graduated from Fordham University where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. Derek holds three financial industry certifications: Series 7, Series 56, and Series 63.

GARRETT BUTLER

Managing Director, Operations, New York

Garrett has had a wide range of experience across business development, growth strategy, and corporate operations. He started his career as a Project Manager for an NGO in South Africa, then moved to Hong Kong to develop new business in China for a commodity food trader. He then returned to the United States to run the operations for meal-delivery service Farmivore. Before joining Wachsman, Garrett was the Director of Operations for the global music streaming service Yonder Music.

Garrett earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Arts in History from UCLA.

NICOLE PFEIFER

Senior Account Supervisor, New York

Nicole leads Wachsman’s Consumer Technology Division, overseeing teams focused on the consumer-focused applications of blockchain and emerging technologies. Since joining the company in August 2017, she has represented some of the leading voices in the industry, including projects focused on live streaming, VR/AR, art, social media, enterprise software, events, video games, and more. Nicole has a proven track record leading strategic and targeted campaigns for some of the industry's most accomplished first-movers and visionaries.

With a long-established focus on emerging technologies and their impact on the daily lives of consumers, Nicole’s previous clients include Casper, Disney Interactive, Medium, Livestream, Foursquare, and SEGA.

Nicole graduated magna cum laude from Monmouth University with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Journalism.

GABY HUI

Senior Account Supervisor, New York

Joining Wachsman in October 2017, Gaby’s expertise lies at the intersection of finance, emerging technology, and blockchain, leading communications teams for industry-leading exchanges, global trading platforms, crowdfunding, and KYC/AML solutions.

Gaby has experience supporting businesses with corporate communications, executive visibility, media relations, product launches, and content development. She has represented some of the most prominent names in the financial sector and global brands, including Nestle (Corporate), Overstock.com, tZERO, Charles Schwab, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Chubb Insurance, Fidelity Investments, RBC, and Western Union Business Solutions.

Originally from Hong Kong, Gaby grew up in Toronto. Gaby obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Economics from Queen’s University in Canada and a Master of Science in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from New York University.

 

LIAM MURPHY

Director, Public Relations, Dublin

Since joining Wachsman in October 2017, Liam has built a strong reputation as a leading PR professional in the blockchain, fintech, and public affairs sectors. With years of experience representing clients as they navigate the intricate regulatory environments of the European Union and beyond, Liam is a trusted consultant to governments, as well as executives across a wide range of blockchain and emerging technology companies, including exchanges, trade associations, and protocols.

Prior to joining Wachsman, Liam served as an Adviser to the European Commission’s Director of Strategy and Corporate Communication in Brussels. His duties included speechwriting and crafting the European Commission’s first centralized communications campaign aimed at tackling fake news and disinformation.

Liam has also worked as a Policy Adviser at the U.K. Cabinet Office, providing support to the Office of the Prime Minister and managing the relationship between the Cabinet and several government departments in the policies surrounding transparency, accountability, and open data. Prior to joining the Cabinet Office, Liam worked for a group that represented an independent coalition of FTSE 100 CEOs and Chairman, advocating for the continued membership and positive reform of the European Union.

Liam holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from Trinity College, Dublin and a Master of Science in Politics and Communication from The London School of Economics, having graduated with distinction. He is also a graduate of the Washington Ireland Program, part of which included a work placement in the office of Representative Patrick J. Kennedy II in the U.S. Congress.

 

ALEX SHEEHAN

Senior Account Supervisor, Singapore

Alex has deep-seated expertise supporting multinational organizations achieve their  PR objectives, spearheading efforts across media relations, content creation, and corporate communications. Since joining Wachsman in July 2017, Alex has represented a variety of notable blockchain clients as they build and promote their brands globally. With experience leading media relations strategies for platform launches, partnerships, and company milestones, Alex has a proven track record in securing high-profile media placements for blockchain and technology-focused organizations.

Currently driving Wachman's PR efforts in Asia, Alex moved to Singapore in August 2018 to support the company’s expansion into the region and oversee teams specializing in media relations, content creation, copywriting, and strategic communications.

Prior to joining Wachsman, Alex worked for a Dublin-based agency leading campaigns for a number of reputable international organizations such as Ancestry.com and Kingspan. Alex studied Journalism and Economics at the University of Limerick and has contributed to a number of publications, including working as an online journalist for Industry and Business Magazine.

 

LUCINDA BELL

Principal, Strategic Partnerships, Singapore

Lucinda leads Wachsman's Strategic Partnership Division in Singapore, building lasting relationships with some of the leading voices in the blockchain and emerging technology sectors. Since joining Wachsman in October 2017, Lucinda has become a driving force in providing strategic guidance to clients across the Asia-Pacific region, developing tailored proposals that meet a variety of business needs. In addition to her work with strategic partnerships, Lucinda also manages a number of PR initiatives, specializing in crisis communication, copywriting, social media management, and campaign strategy.

With a background in corporate communications, Lucinda has worked with a variety of clients ranging from global financial services giants to fintech startups, helping build brands in crowded markets, shape narratives, and mitigate reputational risk.

Originally from Australia, Lucinda began her career at a boutique corporate news PR firm before joining the Sydney office of international communications consultancy Hill+Knowlton. She then led a corporate affairs team at Haystac and held a communications role within a government department before making the move to New York City in September 2017.

Lucinda holds a Master of International Law and International Relations, and a Bachelor of Media in Public Relations and Advertising from the University of New South Wales.

SHARMIN CHEEMA-KELLY

Account Supervisor, Dublin

Since joining Wachsman in March 2018, Sharmin has represented some of the most forward-thinking companies utilizing blockchain in the music, gaming, education, and protocol spaces. With a range of experience in financial and strategic communications, Sharmin has spearheaded media relations efforts for some of the world’s most respected companies, including Google, Intel, TD Direct Investing, Pearson, and Newsweek.

Previously, Sharmin worked on a pro bono basis for Clare Rewcastle Brown, a whistleblower for one of the world’s most high-profile financial scandals 1MDB, and for the coalition for clean and fair elections BERSIH, where she coordinated international media efforts to raise awareness of the scandal and push for a reform of the Malaysian electoral process.

Sharmin holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and German from the University of Westminster, having graduated with distinction.

 

THOMAS HANNAFORD

Account Supervisor, New York

Long enamored by the potential of blockchain, Tom joined Wachsman in January 2018 after several years at Edelman Public Relations, where he worked with technology clients in e-commerce, alternative energy, enterprise software, and financial services. Tom currently oversees accounts focused on the application of blockchain technology for financial services, consumer hardware, and the media industry.

In addition to major brands such as eBay, HP Inc., and Samsung, Tom has worked with a wide variety of companies including Plug Power, CA Technologies, The U.S. Air Force Academy, Solar Impulse, Metronome, and Octo Telematics.

Following a tour of duty with the U.S. Marine Corps as an engineer, Tom graduated from Hunter College in New York City with a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies.

KERRY CLOSE

Account Supervisor, New York

Since joining Wachsman in February 2017, Kerry has represented a variety of notable blockchain clients in the protocol and supply chain space. With experience leading media relations strategies for product launches and company rebranding efforts, Kerry has a proven track record securing top-tier media placements for technology-focused projects.

After working as a reporter for local and regional daily newspapers, Kerry started her career in financial journalism as a staff reporter at MONEY. There, she wrote stories on personal finance topics, including real estate and investing, for the website and magazine. While she was in graduate school, Kerry also interned and later freelanced for the Mansion section of Wall Street Journal, where she delved into topics like Lake Placid’s multi-million-dollar real estate market.

Kerry received a Master of Arts in Business and Economic reporting from New York University’s Journalism Institute. She also received a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Spanish from Cornell University.

TAMANI JAYASINGHE

Account Supervisor, New York

Since joining Wachsman in May 2018, Tamani has elevated brand narratives for a number of blockchain protocols, ranging from stablecoins, web3 systems, and decentralized applications. Leveraging prior experience as Associate Vice President of Strategic Communications at Liberty Square Group, Tamani is adept at developing targeted messaging, media relations, and crisis communications strategies for clients across a variety of industries. She has worked closely with executives across a broad range of verticals, including biotechnology, retail, nonprofit, and financial services, in addition to assisting political campaigns.

Tamani received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Economics from Northeastern University.

 

 

RACHEL WALDEN

Account Supervisor, New York

Starting in September 2018, Rachel comes to Wachsman with a storied background in the consumer technology space and a track record of garnering top-tier media coverage for clients during news and non-news moments. Most recently, Rachel served as an Account Supervisor at Small Girls PR, where she managed teams and drove communication strategies for notable clients including theSkimm, Billie, Peanut, and Lose It!. While at the company, she represented artificial intelligence music platform Brain.fm through their partnership with the U.S. Wrestling team ahead of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Rachel has also provided communications and event outreach support for LDV Capital's Third Annual Vision Summit, as well as consulted for Mediachain, a blockchain startup since acquired by Spotify.

Rachel graduated magna cum laude from the City University of New York at Hunter College with a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Psychology.

DAVE BEAUBOEUF

Account Supervisor, New York

Dave comes to Wachsman with years of experience driving communications strategies for both startups and global brands. Since starting in June 2018, Dave has provided best-in-class media expertise for clients as they navigate important company announcements, product launches, crisis communications, and more. Previously serving as Senior Account Executive for PR agency Derris, Dave represented prominent multinationals across a wide range of industries, including finance, sports, and healthcare. While at Derris, he worked directly with company executives to promote long-term corporate communications strategies across a variety of media outlets and industry verticals.

Dave holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Government from Hamilton College.

 

FIONA KERR

Event Director, Dublin

Since joining Wachsman in September 2017, Fiona has established a reputation for providing first-class events support at some of the leading blockchain and emerging technology conferences around the world. With years of experience managing end-to-end events production services, from exhibition building to onsite management, Fiona is adept at actualizing her clients’ visions from conceptualization to implementation.

Fiona has a proven track record for securing high-profile sponsorship opportunities and speaking engagements at some the highest tier conferences around the world, including Consensus, TOKEN2049, MoneyConf, WebSummit, and Money 2020. While onsite, she is a go-to resource for a variety of production needs, successfully planning and executing fireside chats, panel discussions, and launch parties. Other areas of expertise include delegate services, venue sourcing, transfer and accommodation management, supplier management, contract negotiation, and sponsorship coordination.

Before assuming her role at Wachsman, Fiona spent more than four years planning and managing global events and conferences from San Francisco to Dubai. She previously held roles in event management agencies, working with clients in the corporate services, technology, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries.

Fiona holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Sociology from Trinity College, Dublin.

MAGGEE DORSEY

Event Director, New York

Maggee joined Wachsman in May 2018, bringing with her vast event management experience spanning the financial services, technology, and media industries. She specializes in vendor and third-party management, and creative strategy.

Maggee's event and conference management work as Director of Events of AFAR Media and as Associate Director of Events at Quartz was spread across four continents, most notably producing Quartz's global event series, "The Next Billion." Maggee’s portfolio also includes events planning for global organizations Barclays and Bloomberg.

Maggee holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies and Public Relations from James Madison University.

 

EDWARD CHO

Financial Controller, New York

Edward joined Wachsman in September 2018. Most recently, he served as a Financial Controller for GameCo, Inc., where he oversaw budget planning and analysis for the accounting and finance department. He also worked as Financial Director for Grass Roots Meetings and Events, where he supervised daily cash flow reporting to ensure effective cost management. Edward has served in financial roles in a variety of different industries, working at companies such as Marvel, Take 2, Blizzard, and Nomura.

Edward received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance from the Boston University School of Management.

JANA MLODZIANOWSKI

Human Resources Manager, New York

Jana joined Wachsman in October 2017. She obtained her Bachelor of Psychology from Hofstra University, and during that time held HR roles at Bloomingdale’s and EMI Music.

Jana began her professional career as an HR Assistant for Winged Keel Group while earning her Master in Human Resource Management from Lubin School of Business at Pace University. After completing her postgraduate studies, Jana worked as an HR Coordinator at Perella Weinberg Partners, a boutique investment bank, before joining Tarter Krinsky & Drogin law firm as a HR Generalist.

LIZ TRAYNOR

Human Resources Manager, Dublin

Liz joined Wachsman in January 2018. Prior to Wachsman, she worked on the Divisional HR team for Bank of Ireland after completing its graduate program.

Liz holds a Bachelor of Science in Retail and Services Management from Dublin Institute of Technology, as well as a Master of Arts in Human Resources Management from the National College of Ireland.

TYLER FEINERMAN

Talent Acquisition Manager, New York

Tyler joined Wachsman in February 2018 after working at SLA Executive Search, a firm focused predominantly on front office recruitment for financial services, and at Michael Page International. Before becoming a recruitment specialist, Tyler held roles as an Executive Assistant to CEOs and VPs at leading picture and film companies in New York.

Tyler graduated from Emory University, Goizueta Business School in Atlanta with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a Concentration in Marketing and Media Management.

ANNEMARIE BROWNE

Talent Acquisition Specialist, Dublin

Annemarie joined Wachsman in August 2018. Prior to joining Wachsman, Annemarie worked as European Talent Acquisition Specialist for Perrigo, a global pharmaceutical company, where she assisted in hiring candidates for their global headquarters in Dublin. She also worked as a Legal Recruiter, Talent Market Researcher, and Client Services Specialist for the Foreign Direct Investment division of global recruitment consultancy Morgan McKinley.

Annemarie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and English from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth and a Master of Arts in International Relations from Dublin City University.

TESS NEYPES

Talent Acquisition Specialist, Singapore

Tess joined Wachsman in October 2018. Tess was previously a Recruiting Sourcer for Palo Alto Networks — a position that later culminated in a promotion to Recruiting Business Partner Asia-Pacific. She has also worked as an Account Manager and a Business Development Manager for job board companies JobStreet.com and Monster.com respectively.

Tess received a Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies from the University of the Philippines Manila.

She is fluent in English and Tagalog.

 

RENAGH MOONEY

Account Supervisor, Dublin

Since joining Wachsman in November 2017, Renagh has consistently proven her ability to garner high-profile media placements for her clients and provide strategic guidance in key areas such as media training, crisis communications, executive profiling.

Renagh began her career with New Ireland Assurance as an investments administrator, completing a Professional Diploma in Financial Advice. She then made the move to Bank of Ireland Group, working within the retail HR network as an Executive PA and Divisional HR Coordinator before moving into her first communications role with Bank of Ireland’s Core Banking Systems Program as a Communications Coordinator.

Renagh gained agency experience with Gibney Communications, where she provided support to leading brands such as KBC Bank Ireland, Chartered Accountants Ireland, and Grant Thornton.

Renagh holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and a first-class honors Master of Science in Public Relations and Strategic Communications from Dublin City University.

 

SHIRA ALMELEH

Senior Account Executive, New York

Shira joined Wachsman in April 2018. Shira previously served as Communications Manager for Fundera, an online marketplace and advisor for small-business financing. There, she developed and executed content and media relations strategies to build the company's brand. Prior to joining Fundera in July 2016, Shira was an Account Executive on DKC's Public Affairs team, where she worked with foundations, advocacy organizations, and for-profit companies to advance their public policy goals through communications strategies.

Shira graduated from Brandeis University with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Sociology.

 

KAYLA KAPLAN

Account Supervisor, New York

Starting in April 2018, Kayla brings a wealth of media, social media, and event management experience to Wachsman’s Consumer Technology Division. Previously leading successful PR campaigns for a variety of consumer, sports, and lifestyle brands, Kayla is adept at managing short and long-term communications efforts that consistently produce top-tier media placements. Kayla's former clients include Mercedes-Benz USA, Proctor & Gamble, Nestlé Purina PetCare, Tempur Sealy, and Diageo.

Kayla graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and Policy Studies from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

 

AUBREY STROBEL

Senior Account Executive, New York

Aubrey joined Wachsman in June 2017. Originally from the Navajo Reservation in Arizona, Aubrey graduated from New Mexico State University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism and Marketing. Aubrey reported and anchored for KRWG News22 broadcasting in New Mexico and West Texas, and was later selected as one of the top-20 reporters for the Fox News Junior Reporters Program at Fox News Channel Headquarters in New York.

After graduating from college, Aubrey interned at BerlinRosen, a national public affairs firm, where she began her career working with clients focused on philanthropy and cultural activism.

EOIN MCGINLEY

Senior Account Executive, Dublin

Eoin joined Wachsman in June 2018. Most recently, Eoin served as Account Manager at technology-based PR agency Comit, where he represented a range of clients including data operator Equinix, cybersecurity provider Novi, and software company Esri Ireland. Prior to his time at Comit, he worked as Training and Policy Lead at Google Maps.

Eoin received a Master of Arts in Journalism and Digital Media from Independent College, as well as a Bachelor of Arts with honors in French and German from Trinity College, Dublin. He also received a certificate in PR Account Management from the Public Relations Institute of Ireland.

EDDIE KRAFT

Senior Account Executive, New York

Eddie joined Wachsman in February 2018 to combine his expertise in strategic communications with an early interest in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry.

Prior to joining Wachsman, Eddie worked with leading brands in the beer, wine, and spirits industries for public relations agencies M Booth and Magrino.

Eddie graduated from York College of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations in 2014.

AMANDA WOODWARD

Senior Account Executive, New York

Amanda joined Wachsman in August 2017 after graduating from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, where she majored in public relations and minored in marketing and psychology. While at Syracuse, Amanda interned at the Burton Blatt Institute, an organization that aims to advance the civic, economic, and social participation of persons with disabilities.

Previously, Amanda interned at Discovery Communications in the corporate communications department. There, she assisted in the creation of a communications strategy for Discovery’s Digital Networks, Seeker, and SourceFed. She was also the PR and social media intern at Altitude Marketing, a B2B agency based in Pennsylvania.

BRANDON JONES

Senior Account Executive, New York

Brandon joined Wachsman in September 2018. Previously, Brandon served as a Public Affairs Manager for Madaffer Enterprises, where he conducted outreach and advocacy campaigns for clients in the technology industry. Prior to his time at Madaffer Enterprises, Brandon served as Senior Account Executive at public affairs firm Southwest Strategies.

Brandon earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a focus in Public Relations from California Polytechnic State University.

LAURA COOLEY

Senior Account Executive, Dublin

Laura joined Wachsman in October 2018. Most recently, Laura served as an Account Executive at marketing and communications firm ChizComm, where she serviced clients across the United States, Canada, and Australia. She also worked as an Associate Producer for Isobar, a global digital marketing firm, as well as a Business Development Agent for Lavin Agency, the world's largest intellectual speaker's bureau. Past clients include Spin Master, LEGO, and Disney Parks.

Laura received a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media Studies from Queen’s University, Ontario.

REBECCA MAHER

Senior Account Executive, Dublin

Rebecca joined in March 2018 after graduating from the University of Limerick with a degree in Journalism and New Media. She worked as a news journalist at both local and national levels for publications such as The Irish Examiner, The Munster Express, and The Galway Independent. Rebecca has also worked in a public relations and content creation role with a marketing agency.

REID YAGER

Associate, Strategic Advisory Group, New York

Reid joined Wachsman in July 2017. Previously, Reid worked as a Researcher for the Democratic National Committee, as well as a Health Care Group Aide for a global law firm, where he focused on financial and legal forensics and supported senior lobbyists.

DARYL XU

Associate, Strategic Advisory Group, New York

Daryl joined Wachsman in July 2018. Previously, Daryl worked as a Management Consultant at A.T. Kearney, where he advised senior executives on top strategic and operational issues. His work with leading global companies included advisory for growth, go-to-market initiatives, and digital business strategy and transformation.

Prior to A.T. Kearney, Daryl worked as a Strategy Intern at DigitasLBI and a Private Equity Intern at a Iron Range Capital Partners.

Daryl received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with honors at the University of Chicago.

THOMAS CURRAN-LEVETT

Strategic Partnerships Lead, New York

After joining its European headquarters in July 2017, Tom was the inaugural member of Wachsman’s international exchange program, transferring to the New York office in February 2018.

Before being promoted to Strategic Partnerships Lead in September 2018, Tom supported Wachsman’s Public Relations division, playing a pivotal role in the communication campaigns of over two dozen industry pioneers, including Dash, æternity, Lisk, and aelf. As Wachsman New York’s Strategic Partnerships Lead, Tom spearheads the creation, planning, organization, and execution of new business development on behalf of Wachsman globally, focusing efforts on developing the North American and Asian markets.

Prior to joining Wachsman, Tom served as the Director of Operations on Kimberly Ellis’s campaign for California Democratic Chair.

DAVID GILLESPIE

Strategic Partnerships Lead, Dublin

David joined Wachsman in September 2017. With experience in both Public Relations and Strategic Advisory, he has worked alongside some of the most recognized companies in the blockchain space.

Prior to joining Wachsman, David worked for Dublin-based marketing firm Grid53, implementing strategic marketing campaigns for many high-profile clients. David graduated from University College Dublin with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Law.

 

AINE KILKENNY

Strategic Partnerships Analyst

Aine joined Wachsman in May 2018, and, since then, has worked closely with some of the most influential companies in the blockchain space.  

Previous to Wachsman, Aine served as Sales and Network Coordinator of Renault Ireland, where she contributed to the development of commercial sales strategies designed to grow the company's share of market. Prior to her time at Renault Ireland, Aine worked as Area Sales Manager for Findlater Wine and Spirits Group, which provided her with valuable experience in business development, key account management and commercial strategy.

An experienced event management and marketing professional, Aine holds a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from Dublin Institute of Technology and a postgraduate diploma in Event Management and Public Relations from Fitzwilliam Institute.

TAYLOR TACKETT

Operations Associate, New York

Taylor joined Wachsman in February 2018. After growing up in the United States, Taylor pursued her undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Europe. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Finance from The University of Edinburgh, graduating summa cum laude. She went on to obtain a Master of Science in Finance from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.

Taylor previously worked as a Business Analyst for Centric Consulting and a Consultant for Vonzu, an IT and Logistics startup. Taylor also has volunteering experience at Edinburgh's Research and Cancer Trust and the Erasmus Student Network in Spain.

Taylor is fluent in English and French.

SEAN KHEFFACHE

Operations Manager, Dublin

Sean joined Wachsman in June 2018. Most recently, Sean served as a Business Development Executive for financial services company Finastra, formerly Misys. Prior to joining Finastra, Sean worked as a Financial Officer for education management company Language in Group, where he established and audited accounting systems, as well as assisted in setting marketing and sales targets.

Sean received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University College, Dublin as well as a Master of Science in International Management from Trinity College, Dublin.  

He is fluent in French.

 

LORNA WALDRON

Marketing Manager, Dublin

Lorna joined Wachsman in April 2018, having previously worked for leading card payment service provider EVO Payments International. Lorna specializes in the creation of integrated campaigns that incorporate digital and traditional marketing. She has managed campaigns for leading brands across international markets.

Lorna recently completed a master’s degree in Digital Marketing at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School in Dublin, and also holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business and Languages from Dublin City University.

Lorna is fluent in English and Spanish.

SARAH MCCARTHY

Senior Account Executive, Singapore

Sarah joined Wachsman in May 2017 as an Account Coordinator and was promoted to Account Executive in January 2018. Sarah has supported some of the leading blockchain projects in the industry and represented several clients at top industry events across Europe.

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Dublin City University and a postgraduate diploma in Public Relations and Event Management from Fitzwilliam Institute.

DEVIN SHOREY

Account Executive, New York

Devin joined Wachsman in July 2017 as an Account Coordinator and was promoted to Account Executive in December 2017.

Devin interned at the Connecticut Food Association, a nonprofit statewide trade association for the grocery and food distribution industry, and The Chamber Group, a New York-based public relations firm in the entertainment industry.

Devin graduated from Trinity College, Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science in Economics.

GAVIN CAHILL

Account Executive, Singapore

Gavin joined Wachsman in August 2017 after earning a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from Trinity College, Dublin. While at university, Gavin achieved a Certificat en Sciences Sociales et Humanités from the Paris Institute of Political Studies.

His previous work experience focused on academic research, subcontracting for the Department of Economics at Trinity College, Dublin on the Historical House Prices in America project.

Gavin is fluent in English and French.

LORCAN BYRNE

Account Executive, Dublin

Lorcan joined Wachsman in January 2018. Prior to joining the team, Lorcan served as a Communications and Corporate Affairs Executive with Ibec, Ireland’s largest employers’ representative body, before relocating to Denver, Colorado to work with the HLK advertising agency. Since returning to Dublin, Lorcan has worked with Dairy Industry Ireland, one of Ibec’s sector associations.

Lorcan holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and Finance from University College Dublin, as well as a master’s degree in Public Relations and Advertising from Ulster University.

DEIRDRE LIVINGSTON

Account Executive, Dublin

Deirdre joined Wachsman in April 2018. Previously, Deirdre served as an Account Executive at Portland Communications in London, researching and developing communications campaigns for governments and internationally recognized brands.

Deirdre first garnered experience in communications by working as a Research Assistant on the Journalistic Representations of Jeremy Corbyn in the British Press Project for the London School of Economics.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Economics from Trinity College, Dublin and a Master of Science in Politics and Communication from the London School of Economics.

GEORGE JOYCE

Account Executive, Dublin

George joined Wachsman in November 2017. Originally from Wicklow in Ireland, George joined Wachsman’s New York team following a position in the Business Change department of an FTSE 100 retailer in London. Prior to this, George worked at a technology startup, creating content, handling social media accounts, and executing usability testing for the company’s mobile app.

George is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin where he studied Computer Science and Business. During his studies, George worked on several software development projects including an iOS app which enabled students to buy tickets for local events at reduced rates. George is also involved with an Irish cancer support charity, maintaining its online and social media presence.

MAUD HONNER

Senior Account Executive, Dublin

Maud joined Wachsman in April 2018. She previously served as an Account Executive at multi-award winning consumer public relations agency Fever PR. With experience in media relations, social media management, content creation, and event management, Maud has worked with industry leaders across the consumer technology, entertainment, lifestyle, and health sectors. Her previous clients include PlayStation UK, NOW TV, and Aptaclub.

Maud embarked on her career in public relations at the Football Association of Ireland, working with the communications team ahead of the 2016 UEFA EURO Championship and the launch of the SSE Airtricity League.

Upon graduating from Dublin Institute of Technology's Master of Arts in Public Relations program with first-class honors, the Public Relations Institute of Ireland named Maud the "Best Overall Student 2015/ 2016" and Heneghan PR awarded her "Best writer on course MA Public Relations 2015/ 2016". Maud also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Dublin City University.

RACHEL BUSCH

Account Executive, New York

Rachel joined Wachsman in April 2018. Rachel began her career in public relations at strategic communications firm ICR, where she specialized in media relations for financial and professional services clients. At ICR, Rachel helped to develop strategic communications plans for a wide array of organizations, including a cryptocurrency exchange, a fintech company, an investment bank, a law firm, and a private equity firm.

Rachel graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications.

KELSEY LAZIO

Account Executive, New York

Kelsey joined Wachsman in May 2018. Prior to joining Wachsman, Kelsey worked with leading companies in the consumer, technology, and nonprofit sectors for the nation’s largest communications marketing firm Edelman. Her previous clients include TJX, The International Rescue Committee, Octo Telematics, Urban Outfitters, NYU, and Pepsico. She has also held roles in fundraising and event planning for the largest affordable housing and community development organization Enterprise Community Partners.

Kelsey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Women and Gender Studies from Lafayette College.

 

EDEL RYAN

Account Executive, Dublin

Edel joined Waschman in April 2018, having previously served as an Account Executive at Q4 Public Relations. Edel’s experience working on integrated communications campaigns spans the consumer, corporate, technology, health, and beverage sectors. Her previous clients include Coca Cola, Bank of Ireland, Just Eat, Diageo Ireland, and Beacon Hospital.

While completing her master’s degree, Edel interned for creative agency Yellow Machine, where she assisted in executing public relations, events, digital, and social media strategies.

Edel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Culture and Society from Dublin City University, as well as a Master of Arts in Public Relations from the Dublin Institute of Technology.

 

TORI MCKNIGHT

Account Executive, Singapore

Tori joined Wachsman in December 2017. Tori graduated from Rutgers University with a dual degree in Communication and Psychology, with a specialization in Public Relations. While in college, she interned for a variety of PR departments including NBCUniversal, Viacom, Dunkin’ Donuts, Roc Nation, and also founded Rutgers’ first student-run PR agency.

Tori started her career at AwesomenessTV, a global multi-platform media company, working in international distribution and business development before working for a boutique PR agency in New York City.

RITA MCNEIL

Senior Account Executive, New York

Rita joined Wachsman in May 2018. She previously worked on public affairs campaigns at DCI Group in Washington, D.C.

Rita graduated from Marist College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a minor in Criminal Justice, and a Paralegal Certificate. She also holds a Master of Arts in Forensic and Legal Psychology from Marymount University.

 

JOE COUFAL

Senior Account Executive, New York

Joe joined Wachsman in June 2018. Most recently, Joe served as Account Executive at River Communications, where he represented clients in both the financial services and commercial real estate industries. He also carries experience in journalism, having spent time as a Production Assistant for NBC10 as well as an Editorial Intern for Philadelphia Magazine.

Joe received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Temple University.

Meghan Kilkenny

Account Executive, New York

Meghan joined Wachsman in August 2018. Previously, Meghan worked as an Assistant Account Executive for PR agency FleishmanHillard. She also interned for publishing company Rodale, where she coordinated PR efforts for both Women's Health and Men's Health magazines.

Meghan received a Master of Business Administration, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Marketing with a minor in Communication, from Rockhurst University.

EMILY KIELTHY

Senior Account Executive, Dublin

Emily joined Wachsman in August 2018. Previously, she served as an Account Executive for The Rosen Group, where she worked with clients across the technology, healthcare, and financial sectors. Prior to this, Emily was an Account Executive at ReputationInc., where she assisted clients including MSD Ireland, Google Ireland, and Accenture Ireland.

Emily received a Master of Public Relations with honors, as well as a Bachelor of Social Sciences, from University College, Dublin.

JOYCELYN ONG

Account Executive, Singapore

Joycelyn joined Wachsman in September 2018. Most recently, Joycelyn served as Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility Senior Executive at Berge Bulk Singapore. She has also worked as Senior Manager, Communications at Standard Chartered and as Project Coordinator for Credit Suisse.

Joycelyn received a Master of Mass Communication from Nanyang Technological University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and Media Studies from Murdoch University. She holds a diploma in Marketing from Nanyang Polytechnic.

Joycelyn is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.

ANNA RYAN

Account Executive, Dublin

Anna joined Wachsman in February 2018 after interning at a New York-based PR and business development agency specialized in technology startups.

A Commerce and Chinese graduate from University College Dublin, Anna spent a year in China, studying Mandarin at Renmin University in Beijing and International Business at Shanghai’s Jiao Tong University.

PALLAVI SHARMA

Event Executive, Dublin

Pallavi joined Wachsman in February 2018. Pallavi’s event management experience spans corporate, tertiary, and public sectors. Pallavi began her career volunteering at exhibitions and events across Australia, before interning for a Sydney-based agency. Subsequently, she joined the marketing department of one of the country’s leading technology universities, managing a team of 40 to deliver more than 500 brand awareness and customer engagement corporate programs and events.

Pallavi holds a Bachelor of Management from the University of Technology, Sydney and a diploma in Business Marketing from Macleay College.

TARA DALY

Senior Event Executive, Dublin

Tara joined Wachsman in May 2018. Prior to joining Wachsman, Tara was a Project Coordinator for global event management agency MCI. There, she specialized in event production and destination management.

Tara has a strong track record of working closely with her clients to create exceptional experiences, from intimate meetups and incentive trips, to large-scale launches and conferences. Tara’s client portfolio spans the financial services, technology, and pharmaceutical industries.

Tara holds a Bachelor of Arts in Television, Radio, and New Media Broadcasting as well as a diploma in Event Management and Public Relations from Fitzwilliam Institute.

FELICIA MULHEARN

Senior Event Executive, New York

Felicia joined Wachsman in May 2018. Felicia began her career in the fashion industry, working on public relations and events for a luxury watch and jewelry company. Her next role was in events and marketing at one of the largest travel companies in the world, where she developed an events program for their U.S. retail teams. In her past experience with events, she has managed and produced press conferences, expositions, and trade shows that spanned throughout the United States as well as internationally.

Felicia holds a Bachelor of Arts of Communication and Public Relations from Kean University.

 

 

AARON NILES

Event Executive, New York

Aaron joined Wachsman in July 2018. Most recently, Aaron worked as a Private Events Coordinator at Union Square Hospitality Group, where he assisted in tailoring events for clients, including private dinners, retreats, and corporate conferences.

Prior to his time at Union Square Hospitality Group, Aaron worked as a Public Relations Associate for CV Properties. There, he oversaw branding initiatives and led event production strategy for commercial development projects across Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Aaron received a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Cultural Studies from Gettysburg College.

JOSHUA VENCE

Event Executive, Dublin

Josh joined Wachsman in July 2018. Most recently, Josh served as Senior Associate at Gerson Lehrman Group, where he worked with consulting and accountancy firms on due diligence projects based in Europe, Israel, and Turkey. He also worked as a Senior Promotion’s Assistant and Main M.C. for Radio Disney. There, he was involved with planning and hosting events for the radio station, as well as for Disney’s partner companies and subsidiaries, including Microsoft, Boeing, ESPN, Seattle Sounders FC, and the Seattle Seahawks. Josh also served in the U.S. Armed Forces for six years, deploying to Afghanistan in 2011.

Josh received a Bachelors of Arts in both Linguistics and Cultural Studies, and French and Francophone Studies from Seattle Pacific University, as well as a Master of Science in Management from Trinity College, Dublin.

Josh is fluent in English, Catalan, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

ADAM BADRAWI

Account Executive, New York

Adam joined Wachsman in October 2017. Adam graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2016 with a Master of Arts in International Relations. As a student, Adam was the National Youth President of the United Nations Association: U.K., serving as a board trustee and overseeing the activities of more than 40 individual college branches. Adam interned at several law offices and at Jamestown Associates, a leading U.S. political consulting firm.

Following graduation, Adam moved to Berlin to train at LHBS, a consulting firm specializing in business, brand, and marketing innovation. Returning to the United States, Adam joined Pollie-winning media agency NJI Media, where he gained experience in the fields of digital communications, web development, user experience, and brand design. As a member of the strategy team, Adam supported client accounts and helped coordinate the production and development teams as the firm redesigned the websites of several international NGOs and D.C.-based advocacy groups.

KIRSTYN MAHONEY

Account Coordinator, Dublin

Kirstyn joined Wachsman in November 2017. Kirstyn graduated summa cum laude from West Virginia University in 2015 with a master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications. During her studies, she worked full-time in finance within the wealth management and charity and endowment sectors.

Prior to joining Wachsman’s Dublin team, Kirstyn moved to Ireland to be a researcher at PSG, one of the largest PR agencies in Dublin, working across the consumer public relations teams.

ALLISON SIMON

Account Executive, New York

Allison joined Wachsman in December 2017 after earning her Bachelor of Science with honors from S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, with a major in Public Relations and a minor in Information Management and Technology.

Allison interned at several companies including LRL Group, OpenSky, and Gotham Steel. During these internships, Allison supported the public relations strategy and execution for Sears and the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

MEAVE COSGROVE

Account Coordinator, Dublin

Meave joined Wachsman in February 2018 after working as a Content Reviewer with Accenture at Google, as a European Commission Blue Book Trainee in DG Communication, and as a Marketing and Events Coordinator with the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland.

Meave holds a Master of Arts joint honors degree in French and English Literature from the University of Edinburgh and a Master of Philosophy in European Studies from Trinity College, Dublin.

KIMBERLY LEDUC

Account Coordinator, New York

Kimberly joined Wachsman in May 2018. Kimberly previously served as an Assistant Publicist for 42West, the largest independently-owned PR agency in the entertainment industry. As the main assistant on numerous film accounts, Kimberly was responsible for circulating media engagements, generating status reports, and coordinating with production studios such as STX, Focus Features, CBS Films, Global Road, and GKIDS.

Kimberly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Hartford.

CHELSEA OLIVER

Account Coordinator, New York

Chelsea joined Wachsman in February 2018 as an intern and was promoted to Account Coordinator in April 2018.

Chelsea is graduating from Pace University (NYC) with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, with a minor in Pre-law and Sociology.

Prior to Wachsman, Chelsea interned at a boutique public relations agency specializing in consumer products and also studied abroad in Italy at the Florence University of the Arts.

KELSEY BONACKER

Account Coordinator, New York

Kelsey joined Wachsman in May 2018. She was previously a PR and Sales Freelancer for renowned womenswear designer Christian Siriano and a Junior Account Manager at lifestyle agency Purple PR. Her former clients include Lancôme, Boscia, Natura Bissé, RMS Beauty, and Lanolips.

Kelsey received a Master of Professional Science in Fashion Marketing from LIM College, as well as a Bachelor of Science in International Business from the University of Scranton.

MAYA WESBY

Account Coordinator, New York

Maya joined Wachsman in June 2018. Most recently, Maya served as an intern for global PR firm Burson-Marsteller, where she assisted in creating and organizing content for the company’s website and social media channels. She has also interned in the Communications office of multinational oil company BP, where she worked directly with the internal communications team to organize company documents and legal briefings.

Maya received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Princeton University. During her time in college, she served as the Director of Communications for the Undergraduate Student Government and held leadership roles in The Daily Princetonian.

 

 

SARAH MOYER

Account Coordinator, New York

Sarah joined Wachsman in June 2018. Previously, Sarah interned for Marc Fisher Footwear, where she assisted in creating communications and social media strategies for shoe brands. She also interned for PR agency JONESWORKS, where she supported day-to-day PR initiatives.

Sarah received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations from the University of Maryland.

FIONA DWYER-MCNULTY

Account Coordinator, New York

Fiona joined Wachsman in July 2018. Previously, Fiona worked as a Public Affairs Intern at consulting firm SKDKnickerbocker, where she supported PR efforts for political and nonprofit campaigns. She also served as a Press Intern for the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, where she fielded calls from news outlets and monitored media coverage.

Foina received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a concentration in Gender Studies from Marist College.

 

EMMA PARROTT

Account Coordinator, New York

Emma joined Wachsman in July 2018. Most recently, Emma worked as an Account Executive for a student-run PR firm PRowl Public Relations. There, Emma helped to coordinate hiring campaigns and develop content for the company’s blog.

Emma received a Bachelor of Arts with honors in Strategic Communications from Temple University.

CARA KINGLSEY

Account Coordinator, New York

Cara joined Wachsman in July 2018. Most recently, Cara worked at student-run PR agency PRLab, where she led a team of four in representing and developing content for clients. Previously, Cara interned for Eric Mower and Associates, The Sydney Royal Easter Show, and The Thousand Islands Land Trust, where she gained experience in media relations and event planning.

Cara received a Bachelor of Science in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations from Boston University.

NICOLA KIELY

Account Coordinator, Dublin

Nicola joined Wachsman in June 2018 as a PR Intern and was promoted to Account Coordinator in August 2018.

Nicola received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Geography with first-class honors from the University College, Dublin.

Nicola previously interned as a Public Relations Officer for the University College, Dublin’s Lacrosse Club, where she assisted in social media management and content creation.

 

Evan Comerford

Account Coordinator, Dublin

Evan joined Wachsman in August 2018. Previously, Evan worked as a Communications Coordinator in the News and Current Affairs department in RTE, Ireland’s national broadcaster. He also served as a Corporate Social Responsibility Project Manager for Tesco Ireland after completing the Tesco Graduate Program.

Evan received a Bachelor of Arts in English and History, as well as a Master of Arts in Modern Irish History from Maynooth University.

LAURA FIELD

Account Coordinator, Dublin

Laura joined Wachsman in August 2018. Most recently, Laura worked as a Recruiting Coordinator for Google. She also worked as a British Council English Language Assistant at a university in Ambato, Ecuador.

Laura holds a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages from the University of Oxford.

ANDREW WAFER

Account Coordinator, Dublin

Andrew joined Wachsman in September 2018 as a PR Intern and was promoted to Account Coordinator in October 2018.

Andrew is currently on track to graduate with a Master of Arts in Environmental and Food Economics from the University of Milan, Italy. He received a Bachelor of Arts with honors in both Economics and Political Science from Trinity College, Dublin.

Andrew previously interned for Hume Brophy, a global communications agency.

NADHIRAH JAMIL

Account Coordinator, Singapore

Nadhirah joined Wachsman in September 2018. Previously, Nadhirah worked as a Marketing Executive for Cambridge University Press, where she assisted in the integrated marketing and communication efforts for academic publishing across nine Asian countries. Prior to her time at the publishing house, Nadhirah worked as an Account Executive for digital marketing agency Clickr Media.

Nadhirah received a Bachelor of Arts from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Professional Communications.

Nadhirah is fluent in English and Bahasa.

SAMANTHA KOH

Account Coordinator, Singapore

Samantha joined Wachsman in October 2018. Most recently, Samantha served as an Account Executive for recruitment advertising agency TMP Worldwide. She has also worked as a Research Analyst at Nielsen, where she delivered business insights for clients in the fast-moving consumer goods industry.

Samantha received a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies and Public Relations from Murdoch University.

Samantha is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.

DESTIN WALTON

Event Coordinator, New York

Destin joined Wachsman in November 2017 after graduating from St. John’s University with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and a minor in Event Management. During his third year at St. John’s, Destin made his shift to the events industry where he managed events and experiences for nonprofits and commercial organizations including Amazon, MAC Cosmetics, and Swarovski.

MARK INGRAM

Event Coordinator, Dublin

Mark joined Wachsman in January 2018. Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sports and Exercise Management from University College Dublin and a postgraduate diploma in Event Management and Public Relations from Fitzwilliam Institute.

Mark’s event management experience spans sports, fundraising, and charities like Make a Wish, Suicide or Survive, and Chernobyl’s Children’s Trust.

ASHLEY BERGER

Event Coordinator, New York

Ashley joined Wachsman in March 2018. Ashley graduated from Syracuse University in May 2017 with degrees in Finance and Marketing. She interned with companies Bunk1.com, the Skimm, and Marketers Anonymous, which provided her with substantive experience in B2C marketing. Ashley also worked as a VIP Assistant at Live Nation, where she organized large-scale events for artists.

MATTHEW SULLIVAN

Senior Copywriter, New York

Matt joined Wachsman in March 2018. He previously served as Editorial Coordinator of the Association of Corporate Counsel, working as a primary contributor for the award-winning legal publication ACC Docket.

Matt specializes in research-based writing and has experience creating targeted content for editorials on a wide variety of blockchain, cryptocurrency, legal, and financial topics.

Matt graduated cum laude from Boston University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and a minor in International Relations.

 

HANNA HELDENMUTH

Executive Assistant, New York

Hanna joined Wachsman in September 2017 as Executive Assistant for David Wachsman. Hanna graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a master’s degree in Professional Communication and Media Studies. She earned her undergraduate degree in Communications with a minor in Business while on an athletic scholarship for participation in NCAA Division 1 Fencing.

Since graduation, Hanna has worked in a number of communications roles between New York and Miami, including Marketing Manager for an Olympic Fencing Club and Gallery Director of a contemporary art gallery.

JAMIE MCCABE

Employee Experience Coordinator, Dublin

Jamie joined Wachsman in September 2017. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Dublin Business School in 2013, Jamie moved abroad to Italy and then Paris, where she lived for a year and a half.

Since moving back to Ireland, Jamie has worked for Squarespace and Intercom and built a career coaching business across 2014 to 2016.

CELINA CHIU

Talent Acquisition Coordinator, New York

Celina joined Wachsman in June 2018. Previously, Celina worked as a Healthcare Recruiter for Green Key Resources, where she supported the company in sourcing and qualifying candidates for both temporary and permanent roles.

Celina received a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Professional Communications from University of Pittsburgh, with a Certificate in Corporate and Community Relations.

 

MAI LAM

Human Resources Assistant, New York

Mai joined Wachsman in July 2018. Most recently, Mai interned at Pyramid Consulting Group, where she assisted in staff onboarding coordination, candidate sourcing, and resume administration.

Mai received a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Montclair State University.

ALLISON GIANNOTTA

Receptionist and Office Coordinator, New York

Allison joined Wachsman in September 2018 as a Receptionist and Office Coordinator.

Allison graduated from the State University of New York at Albany with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.

HOLLY HUGHES

Public Relations Intern, Dublin

Holly joined Wachsman in September 2018 as a Public Relations Intern.

Holly received a Bachelor of Arts in English and French from the University of Ireland, Galway. She also holds a postgraduate diploma in Public Relations from the Fitzwilliam Institute.

Holly previously interned for Alice PR and Events, where she worked on several social justice campaigns.

CAROLINE WOLF

Public Relations Intern, New York

Caroline Wolf joined Wachsman in September 2018 as a Public Relations Intern.

Caroline is graduating from Marist College in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations and Journalism.

Prior to joining Wachsman, Caroline interned for Say Communications in London, England, as well as for VH1 Save The Music Foundation in New York City.

SARAH BRIGGS

Intern, Strategy Advisory Group, New York

Sarah joined Wachsman in August 2018 as a Strategic Advisory Intern.

Sarah will graduate from Duke University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science.

Prior to joining Wachsman, Sarah worked as a Software Engineering Summer Research Intern for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory.

DIANDRA VON SCHLITZ

Intern, Strategic Advisory Group, New York

Diandra joined Wachsman in August 2018 as a Strategic Advisory Intern.

Diandra is on track to graduate from Columbia University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Computer Science.

Prior to joining Wachsman, Diandra worked as a Finance and Business Analytics Intern for AppNexus.

SHIKSHA KOWLESSUR

Intern, Strategic Advisory Group, New York

Shiksha joined Wachsman in September 2018 as a Strategic Advisory Intern.

Shiksha is on track to graduate from Baruch College in 2019 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Investments.

Shiksha previously interned for Goldman Sachs' Investment Banking Division, as well as for the United Nations.

 

KAIA CORTHELL

Event Intern, New York

Kaia joined Wachsman in September 2018 as an Events Intern.

Kaia is on track to graduate from Fordham University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing.

Prior to joining Wachsman, Kaia interned for PR firm The Liberty Square Group.

REBECCA FITZHARRIS

HR/Talent Acquisition Assistant, Dublin

Rebecca joined Wachsman in October 2018 as a Human Resources and Talent Acquisition Intern.

Rebecca received a Bachelor of Arts with honors in Human Resource Management Strategy and Practice from The National College of Ireland.

Rebecca previously worked as an Office Administrator for Marino Credit Union.

JOHN BARRY

Marketing Intern, Dublin

John joined Wachsman in October 2018 as a Marketing Intern.

John received a Master of Science in Digital Marketing, as well as a Bachelor of Commerce in International Commerce from University College, Dublin.

John previously worked as a Staff Insurance Scheme Intern for the Electricity Supply Board, Ireland.

He is fluent in English and French.