Team

Leadership

  • Kirsten Plonner

    Chief of Communications

    Kirsten Plonner is chief of communications for FiComm, a communications consulting firm serving financial services companies with a specialization in the independent financial advisory and wealth management communities. In addition to her responsibilities managing FiComm’s public and media relations business, she also is supervisor of the New York City office and staff.

    In addition to her full-time duties at FiComm, Kirsten is also an adjunct instructor at Columbia University where she teaches Corporate Communications to graduate students and advises Masters candidates on their theses.

    Most recently, she was director of strategic media and communications for the Workplace Investing business of Fidelity Investments. Kirsten worked closely with Fidelity executives to design and support external media relations strategy, implementation, and outreach for key workplace priorities, including 401(k), thought leadership, health and wellness and managed accounts, among others.

    She also served as vice president in the Lead Media group at Weber Shandwick, where she was responsible for guiding strategic communications and counsel to inform her clients’ internal and external narrative, as well as implementing high-profile media relations and strategy. Client work included TIAA-CREF, Bank of America, MasterCard, ADP, Samsung, Ingersoll Rand, and Royal Caribbean, among others.

    Prior to joining Weber Shandwick, Kirsten was vice president in Fleishman-Hillard’s corporate business-to-business group in New York. Clients included Nationwide Insurance, RSM McGladrey and Ernst & Young, among others. During her tenure, she provided extensive media relations support and strategic counsel for non-profits and government agencies, such as Common Ground, New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, New York City Department of Homeless Services, and the Cayman Islands Portfolio of Finance and Economics.

    Kirsten began her career in journalism as a producer at CNBC’s Global Headquarters in New York. She was responsible for producing elements for the political Washington D.C.-based show “Capital Report.” She also frequently covered breaking and ongoing political news for the network.

    In addition, she worked in the capacity of assistant to the correspondent for NBC at the United Nations, Linda Fasulo. She served as senior researcher for Ms. Fasulo’s book, "Insider’s Guide to the U.N." (Yale University Press, 2003). In these roles, she gained hands-on experience interviewing major U.N. officials and diplomats, writing and editing book copy and breaking news updates, as well as researching and covering daily and breaking news for NBC.

    Kirsten has a master of science in Strategic Communications from Columbia University. She received her B.S. in Telecommunications and her B.A. in History from the University of Florida.

    kirsten.plonner@ficommpartners.com                     (908) 247-1939

    Kirsten Plonner

    Chief of Communications

    Kirsten Plonner is chief of communications for FiComm, a communications consulting firm serving financial services companies with a specialization in the independent financial advisory and wealth management communities. In addition to her responsibilities managing FiComm’s public and media relations business, she also is supervisor of the New York City office and staff.

    In addition to her full-time duties at FiComm, Kirsten is also an adjunct instructor at Columbia University where she teaches Corporate Communications to graduate students and advises Masters candidates on their theses.

    Most recently, she was director of strategic media and communications for the Workplace Investing business of Fidelity Investments. Kirsten worked closely with Fidelity executives to design and support external media relations strategy, implementation, and outreach for key workplace priorities, including 401(k), thought leadership, health and wellness and managed accounts, among others.

    She also served as vice president in the Lead Media group at Weber Shandwick, where she was responsible for guiding strategic communications and counsel to inform her clients’ internal and external narrative, as well as implementing high-profile media relations and strategy. Client work included TIAA-CREF, Bank of America, MasterCard, ADP, Samsung, Ingersoll Rand, and Royal Caribbean, among others.

    Prior to joining Weber Shandwick, Kirsten was vice president in Fleishman-Hillard’s corporate business-to-business group in New York. Clients included Nationwide Insurance, RSM McGladrey and Ernst & Young, among others. During her tenure, she provided extensive media relations support and strategic counsel for non-profits and government agencies, such as Common Ground, New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, New York City Department of Homeless Services, and the Cayman Islands Portfolio of Finance and Economics.

    Kirsten began her career in journalism as a producer at CNBC’s Global Headquarters in New York. She was responsible for producing elements for the political Washington D.C.-based show “Capital Report.” She also frequently covered breaking and ongoing political news for the network.

    In addition, she worked in the capacity of assistant to the correspondent for NBC at the United Nations, Linda Fasulo. She served as senior researcher for Ms. Fasulo’s book, "Insider’s Guide to the U.N." (Yale University Press, 2003). In these roles, she gained hands-on experience interviewing major U.N. officials and diplomats, writing and editing book copy and breaking news updates, as well as researching and covering daily and breaking news for NBC.

    Kirsten has a master of science in Strategic Communications from Columbia University. She received her B.S. in Telecommunications and her B.A. in History from the University of Florida.

    kirsten.plonner@ficommpartners.com                     (908) 247-1939

  • Megan Carpenter

    CEO
    & Co-Founder

    Megan Carpenter is co-founder and CEO of FiComm Partners, LLC, a company widely respected for delivering thoughtful, strategic communications programs to clients via public relations, digital marketing, branding, social media and creative services.  Under Megan’s leadership, FiComm has experienced rapid growth, opening three regional offices across the United States in Los Angeles, New York City, and San Diego.  Megan’s strong management and organizational leadership is founded on over 15 years of experience providing exceptional client service. Her unwavering commitment to doing right by clients is one of FiComm’s greatest competitive advantages.

    A regular blogger and spokesperson in the media on topics related to financial services marketing and communications, Megan is also a sought-after speaker at a wide range of industry events, including Pershing INSITE, Bob Veres’ Insider’s Forum, the ECHELON Partners Deals and Deal Makers Summit, the Riskalyze Fearless Investing Summit, Disrupt|Advice, FPA NorCal, the MarketCounsel Summit, and the CFA Institute.

    Megan was drawn to the world of business and finance at a young age, beginning as an intern at John Hancock while still finishing undergrad.  She was soon managing the marketing and business development departments at two of Signator Investors’ (formerly John Hancock Financial Network) largest hybrid career agencies, which ultimately led her to start her own business, Caritative Wealth Consulting, focused on helping independent financial advisors to better market themselves and grow their businesses.  In 2014, Caritative merged with FiComm Partners, and the new FiComm began offering both marketing and PR services to the independent financial community.

    Megan graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Global Management. She is a proud supporter of the USC Alumni Association, the USC Marshall School of Business Scholarship Fund, and the American Red Cross.  When not concentrating on driving FiComm’s strategic vision, evolution and continuous improvement as a business, she enjoys spending time with her husband Scott, her son Keenan and their extended family.

    megan.carpenter@ficommpartners.com                     (310) 593-4221

    Megan Carpenter

    CEO
    & Co-Founder

    Megan Carpenter is co-founder and CEO of FiComm Partners, LLC, a company widely respected for delivering thoughtful, strategic communications programs to clients via public relations, digital marketing, branding, social media and creative services.  Under Megan’s leadership, FiComm has experienced rapid growth, opening three regional offices across the United States in Los Angeles, New York City, and San Diego.  Megan’s strong management and organizational leadership is founded on over 15 years of experience providing exceptional client service. Her unwavering commitment to doing right by clients is one of FiComm’s greatest competitive advantages.

    A regular blogger and spokesperson in the media on topics related to financial services marketing and communications, Megan is also a sought-after speaker at a wide range of industry events, including Pershing INSITE, Bob Veres’ Insider’s Forum, the ECHELON Partners Deals and Deal Makers Summit, the Riskalyze Fearless Investing Summit, Disrupt|Advice, FPA NorCal, the MarketCounsel Summit, and the CFA Institute.

    Megan was drawn to the world of business and finance at a young age, beginning as an intern at John Hancock while still finishing undergrad.  She was soon managing the marketing and business development departments at two of Signator Investors’ (formerly John Hancock Financial Network) largest hybrid career agencies, which ultimately led her to start her own business, Caritative Wealth Consulting, focused on helping independent financial advisors to better market themselves and grow their businesses.  In 2014, Caritative merged with FiComm Partners, and the new FiComm began offering both marketing and PR services to the independent financial community.

    Megan graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Global Management. She is a proud supporter of the USC Alumni Association, the USC Marshall School of Business Scholarship Fund, and the American Red Cross.  When not concentrating on driving FiComm’s strategic vision, evolution and continuous improvement as a business, she enjoys spending time with her husband Scott, her son Keenan and their extended family.

    megan.carpenter@ficommpartners.com                     (310) 593-4221

  • Meghan McCartan

    Chief of Marketing & Business Development

    Meghan McCartan is an accomplished senior marketing executive with proven experience launching and revitalizing marketing and branding campaigns from the ground up, both as an in-house executive team leader and as a dedicated consultant for B-to-B and B-to-C firms. Most notably, Meghan has worked with firms to develop and roll out comprehensive marketing strategies including communications, strategic partnerships, messaging, collateral, and press—pulling together key stakeholders in firms that had no existing marketing plan or presence. Meghan is an accomplished writer and strategist, with a unique perspective on the financial services industry gained through a wide network of industry relationships. . Adept at spotting industry trends, Meghan was also one of the first to create and develop programming and resources to help women returning to work after time spent home with family; her Detours and OnRamps Forums won an award for Women Changing the World and led to a long-running, well-read blog.

    meghan.mccartan@ficommpartners.com                     (917) 636-4813

    Meghan McCartan

    Chief of Marketing & Business Development

    Meghan McCartan is an accomplished senior marketing executive with proven experience launching and revitalizing marketing and branding campaigns from the ground up, both as an in-house executive team leader and as a dedicated consultant for B-to-B and B-to-C firms. Most notably, Meghan has worked with firms to develop and roll out comprehensive marketing strategies including communications, strategic partnerships, messaging, collateral, and press—pulling together key stakeholders in firms that had no existing marketing plan or presence. Meghan is an accomplished writer and strategist, with a unique perspective on the financial services industry gained through a wide network of industry relationships. . Adept at spotting industry trends, Meghan was also one of the first to create and develop programming and resources to help women returning to work after time spent home with family; her Detours and OnRamps Forums won an award for Women Changing the World and led to a long-running, well-read blog.

    meghan.mccartan@ficommpartners.com                     (917) 636-4813

  • Suzanne Joshi

    Chief of
    Operations

    Suzanne Joshi began her career working for a newly formed independent registered investment advisory firm, Douglas C. Lane and Associates, where she first experienced the entrepreneurship, passion and dedication of the individuals in this industry. After this exciting start, Suzanne continued to focus much of her career working in the business of financial advice. Following her launch in the RIA space, Suzanne was an Equity Research Associate at Morgan Stanley where she developed critical valuation and business evaluation skills that continue to drive her approach to marketing and business development. She then worked at Deloitte Services, where she developed marketing and business development programs at the national level that were then executed by the network of regional teams.

    Prior to joining FiComm, Suzanne was a Vice President and Head of Segment Marketing at Pershing LLC, a BNY Mellon Company, where she lead the strategic marketing planning for the broker-dealer, advisor and hedge fund businesses.  In this role, she supported marketing strategy and planning at the enterprise, as well as the advisor level, during tumultuous industry transformation. Through her deep understanding of the advisory landscape, she helped many organizations, RIA firms and advisors to address business model shifts in the industry and capture growth opportunities. Suzanne’s passion for this industry has driven her to help these firms and advisors develop targeted, measurable, strategies to achieve their business goals.

    Suzanne earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Fairfield University and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from The Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

    suzanne.joshi@ficommpartners.com     (347) 306-3447

    Suzanne Joshi

    Chief of
    Operations

    Suzanne Joshi began her career working for a newly formed independent registered investment advisory firm, Douglas C. Lane and Associates, where she first experienced the entrepreneurship, passion and dedication of the individuals in this industry. After this exciting start, Suzanne continued to focus much of her career working in the business of financial advice. Following her launch in the RIA space, Suzanne was an Equity Research Associate at Morgan Stanley where she developed critical valuation and business evaluation skills that continue to drive her approach to marketing and business development. She then worked at Deloitte Services, where she developed marketing and business development programs at the national level that were then executed by the network of regional teams.

    Prior to joining FiComm, Suzanne was a Vice President and Head of Segment Marketing at Pershing LLC, a BNY Mellon Company, where she lead the strategic marketing planning for the broker-dealer, advisor and hedge fund businesses.  In this role, she supported marketing strategy and planning at the enterprise, as well as the advisor level, during tumultuous industry transformation. Through her deep understanding of the advisory landscape, she helped many organizations, RIA firms and advisors to address business model shifts in the industry and capture growth opportunities. Suzanne’s passion for this industry has driven her to help these firms and advisors develop targeted, measurable, strategies to achieve their business goals.

    Suzanne earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Fairfield University and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from The Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

    suzanne.joshi@ficommpartners.com     (347) 306-3447

Team

  • Abbie Sheridan

    Senior Communications Manager

    Abbie Sheridan is a Senior Communications Manager at FiComm Partners, based in New York City. Abbie has ten years of experience in public relations, marketing, and event planning. For the last four years, Abbie’s PR roles have revolved around financial services, fintech, crowdfunding, and real estate.

    Prior to joining FiComm Partners, Abbie was an Account Director at KCSA Strategic Communications where she was responsible for client and media relations, as well as creating and implementing strategy. Prior to her role at KCSA, Abbie was the Director of PR and Marketing at one of Brooklyn's largest commercial real estate brokerages.

    Abbie graduated from Pace University with a Bachelor's degree in marketing and lives on the Upper East Side with her husband and their dog Batman. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and exploring NYC.

    abbie.sheridan@ficommpartners.com     (917) 636-4803

    Abbie Sheridan

    Senior Communications Manager

    Abbie Sheridan is a Senior Communications Manager at FiComm Partners, based in New York City. Abbie has ten years of experience in public relations, marketing, and event planning. For the last four years, Abbie’s PR roles have revolved around financial services, fintech, crowdfunding, and real estate.

    Prior to joining FiComm Partners, Abbie was an Account Director at KCSA Strategic Communications where she was responsible for client and media relations, as well as creating and implementing strategy. Prior to her role at KCSA, Abbie was the Director of PR and Marketing at one of Brooklyn's largest commercial real estate brokerages.

    Abbie graduated from Pace University with a Bachelor's degree in marketing and lives on the Upper East Side with her husband and their dog Batman. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and exploring NYC.

    abbie.sheridan@ficommpartners.com     (917) 636-4803

  • Alex Lopez

    Digital Content Specialist

    Alex Lopez is the Digital Content Specialist based in Los Angeles at FiComm, helping clients to communicate more effectively with media, their partners, and clients of their own. What he lacks in fancy college degrees, he more than makes up for that with his on-the-field experience, positivity, a can-do attitude, and mastery of Google search.

    The greatest asset he possesses is the will to go above and beyond for his clients as he truly believes that it is up to us to put that little bit of “extra,” into extraordinary.

    The knowledge that he holds for digital marketing is shared with his clients, as well as received. He is someone who never stops learning, as he is one who appreciates group huddles where potentially new knowledge is shared and received. It is a knowledge that is based on having and holding, as well as sharing and receiving and the knowledge that he gives and has, is shared and received.

    As an accomplished dad-joke teller, he also loves baseball and football and enjoys managing fantasy teams in his spare time.

    Why did the marketer fall off the trampoline? Because his bounce rate was too high! (pause for applause)

    alex.lopez@ficommpartners.com    (310) 593-4224

    Alex Lopez

    Digital Content Specialist

    Alex Lopez is the Digital Content Specialist based in Los Angeles at FiComm, helping clients to communicate more effectively with media, their partners, and clients of their own. What he lacks in fancy college degrees, he more than makes up for that with his on-the-field experience, positivity, a can-do attitude, and mastery of Google search.

    The greatest asset he possesses is the will to go above and beyond for his clients as he truly believes that it is up to us to put that little bit of “extra,” into extraordinary.

    The knowledge that he holds for digital marketing is shared with his clients, as well as received. He is someone who never stops learning, as he is one who appreciates group huddles where potentially new knowledge is shared and received. It is a knowledge that is based on having and holding, as well as sharing and receiving and the knowledge that he gives and has, is shared and received.

    As an accomplished dad-joke teller, he also loves baseball and football and enjoys managing fantasy teams in his spare time.

    Why did the marketer fall off the trampoline? Because his bounce rate was too high! (pause for applause)

    alex.lopez@ficommpartners.com    (310) 593-4224

  • Amanda Bock

    Senior Communications Associate

    Amanda Bock is a Senior Communications Associate at FiComm Partners, based in New York. She plays an integral part of the public relations team providing media relations, media monitoring, reporting, research, analysis and other PR support for her clients. Amanda is passionate about helping businesses and individuals find their unique voice, then playing a role in their journey to success.

    Over the course of her young career in PR & marketing, Amanda has had her hand in a number of diverse experiences. She previously served as a marketing assistant for Florida Gulf Coast University's college of education where she collaborated with the assistant dean on social media and marketing efforts including campus events and giveaways with the purpose of increasing recruitment rates. Simultaneously, she was a digital marketing intern for CONRIC PR & Marketing, a local PR and marketing agency in Southwest Florida where she assisted the PR team in creating digital strategies for clients social media platforms. Prior to her marketing roles, she served as a recreation specialist at The Breakers Palm Beach, a luxury resort in Palm Beach.

    Amanda was born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida. She graduated with honors from Florida Gulf Coast University with a bachelors in Communication and Public Relations. She is also a previous board member of the Florida Public Relations Association student chapter. Just weeks after graduation, Amanda moved to New York City to pursue her passion for public relations. She is an avid sports lover and a full-time dog enthusiast that enjoys adventuring around the city in hopes of finding her very own four-legged friend.

    amanda.bock@ficommpartners.com                     (917) 636-4807

    Amanda Bock

    Senior Communications Associate

    Amanda Bock is a Senior Communications Associate at FiComm Partners, based in New York. She plays an integral part of the public relations team providing media relations, media monitoring, reporting, research, analysis and other PR support for her clients. Amanda is passionate about helping businesses and individuals find their unique voice, then playing a role in their journey to success.

    Over the course of her young career in PR & marketing, Amanda has had her hand in a number of diverse experiences. She previously served as a marketing assistant for Florida Gulf Coast University's college of education where she collaborated with the assistant dean on social media and marketing efforts including campus events and giveaways with the purpose of increasing recruitment rates. Simultaneously, she was a digital marketing intern for CONRIC PR & Marketing, a local PR and marketing agency in Southwest Florida where she assisted the PR team in creating digital strategies for clients social media platforms. Prior to her marketing roles, she served as a recreation specialist at The Breakers Palm Beach, a luxury resort in Palm Beach.

    Amanda was born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida. She graduated with honors from Florida Gulf Coast University with a bachelors in Communication and Public Relations. She is also a previous board member of the Florida Public Relations Association student chapter. Just weeks after graduation, Amanda moved to New York City to pursue her passion for public relations. She is an avid sports lover and a full-time dog enthusiast that enjoys adventuring around the city in hopes of finding her very own four-legged friend.

    amanda.bock@ficommpartners.com                     (917) 636-4807

  • Aspen Timberlake

    Marketing/Creative Associate

    Aspen Timberlake joined FiComm Partner’s team as a hybrid Marketing/Creative Associate in November 2018. She is an LA transplant who is originally from Houston, Texas. She loves observing and applying the latest marketing trends and uses an analytical and creative approach when it comes to solving problems.

    Aspen has a background in digital media, in which her experience has included: media buying, content creation, digital advertising campaign creation, ad campaign analysis, and social media advertising. Additionally, she has worked in a client-facing role in her time at The Creative Group, where she managed multiple projects at a time and ensured she added value to every client she met with. She has a huge passion for creativity and design and loves the process of finding the balance between functional and eye-catching when it comes to expressing a client’s brand. Her planning skills and ability to view the big picture, combined with her strategic mindset, allow her to improve humanistic experiences and drive sales.

    She graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration, and a concentration in Marketing. In her spare time, she loves to give back to the community, help others achieve their fitness goals, and create new recipes in the kitchen.

    Aspen Timberlake

    Marketing/Creative Associate

    Aspen Timberlake joined FiComm Partner’s team as a hybrid Marketing/Creative Associate in November 2018. She is an LA transplant who is originally from Houston, Texas. She loves observing and applying the latest marketing trends and uses an analytical and creative approach when it comes to solving problems.

    Aspen has a background in digital media, in which her experience has included: media buying, content creation, digital advertising campaign creation, ad campaign analysis, and social media advertising. Additionally, she has worked in a client-facing role in her time at The Creative Group, where she managed multiple projects at a time and ensured she added value to every client she met with. She has a huge passion for creativity and design and loves the process of finding the balance between functional and eye-catching when it comes to expressing a client’s brand. Her planning skills and ability to view the big picture, combined with her strategic mindset, allow her to improve humanistic experiences and drive sales.

    She graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration, and a concentration in Marketing. In her spare time, she loves to give back to the community, help others achieve their fitness goals, and create new recipes in the kitchen.

  • Brandon Dunnick

    Creative Director

    Brandon is an accomplished strategic marketing and creative professional with a proven track record of developing successful, impactful and highly creative campaigns. He holds a strong background in leadership, content strategy, design, typography, photography, digital marketing, project management, video, and illustration. A well-rounded and experienced creative talent with work featured in Print magazine, HOW magazine, Communication Arts, CMYK magazine, and recipient of many awards from prominent industry trade publications. Brandon is a graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design and is currently completing his M.A. in Communication Studies at the University of Miami.

    Brandon Dunnick

    Creative Director

    Brandon is an accomplished strategic marketing and creative professional with a proven track record of developing successful, impactful and highly creative campaigns. He holds a strong background in leadership, content strategy, design, typography, photography, digital marketing, project management, video, and illustration. A well-rounded and experienced creative talent with work featured in Print magazine, HOW magazine, Communication Arts, CMYK magazine, and recipient of many awards from prominent industry trade publications. Brandon is a graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design and is currently completing his M.A. in Communication Studies at the University of Miami.

  • Carolyn Batt

    Senior Communications Associate

    Carolyn Batt is a Senior Communications Associate at FiComm Partners, based in New York City. As part of the FiComm team, Carolyn collaborates across her teams to develop and deliver each client’s story authentically with the media, while exploring fresh and exciting ways to engage with the industry’s most influential audiences. Carolyn brings a range of experience to the FiComm team, rooted in her communications background in the healthcare, technology and financial services spaces. Prior to joining FiComm, Carolyn was an associate account executive at KWT Global (formerly Kwittken) where she spearheaded media relations strategies across client accounts.

    Hailing from Savannah, Georgia, Carolyn is a proud graduate of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications and a fervent fan of all things Gators. When she’s not assisting her FiComm teams, you can find Carolyn at a local Blink Fitness, lacing up her running shoes for a jog, or exploring the city one restaurant at a time.

    carolyn.batt@ficommpartners.com     (917) 636-4812

    Carolyn Batt

    Senior Communications Associate

    Carolyn Batt is a Senior Communications Associate at FiComm Partners, based in New York City. As part of the FiComm team, Carolyn collaborates across her teams to develop and deliver each client’s story authentically with the media, while exploring fresh and exciting ways to engage with the industry’s most influential audiences. Carolyn brings a range of experience to the FiComm team, rooted in her communications background in the healthcare, technology and financial services spaces. Prior to joining FiComm, Carolyn was an associate account executive at KWT Global (formerly Kwittken) where she spearheaded media relations strategies across client accounts.

    Hailing from Savannah, Georgia, Carolyn is a proud graduate of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications and a fervent fan of all things Gators. When she’s not assisting her FiComm teams, you can find Carolyn at a local Blink Fitness, lacing up her running shoes for a jog, or exploring the city one restaurant at a time.

    carolyn.batt@ficommpartners.com     (917) 636-4812

  • Craig Raskin

    Communications Associate

    Craig Raskin is a Communications Associate at FiComm Partners, based in New York. With a passion for economics and strong interpersonal communication skills, Craig continues to hone his public relations skills to best serve his clients within the financial services space.

    Prior to joining FiComm, Craig’s diverse experience includes customer service work for a start-up marketing firm as well as market research for an executive recruiting firm operating in the private equity and asset management space. Craig works diligently to get his clients meaningful placements in industry and mainstream publications.

    Craig is from Easton, CT, and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Economics with double minors in Psychology and Marketing from Fordham University. He is a member of the Omicron Delta Epsilon economics honors society.

    craig.raskin@ficommpartners.com                     (917) 636-4808

    Craig Raskin

    Communications Associate

    Craig Raskin is a Communications Associate at FiComm Partners, based in New York. With a passion for economics and strong interpersonal communication skills, Craig continues to hone his public relations skills to best serve his clients within the financial services space.

    Prior to joining FiComm, Craig’s diverse experience includes customer service work for a start-up marketing firm as well as market research for an executive recruiting firm operating in the private equity and asset management space. Craig works diligently to get his clients meaningful placements in industry and mainstream publications.

    Craig is from Easton, CT, and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Economics with double minors in Psychology and Marketing from Fordham University. He is a member of the Omicron Delta Epsilon economics honors society.

    craig.raskin@ficommpartners.com                     (917) 636-4808

  • Dalida Alexanian

    Operations
    Associate

    Dalida Alexanian is the Operations Associate at FiComm Partner’s New York office. With extensive understanding of operations and office administration in different industries, she’s continuously seeking to create accuracies and efficiencies in business processes at FiComm.

    A Los Angeles native, Dalida moved to New York in 2014. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga and exploring restaurants in the city. She received her degree from California State University, Northridge in Political Science.

    dalida.alexanian@ficommpartners.com                     (917) 636-4805

    Dalida Alexanian

    Operations
    Associate

    Dalida Alexanian is the Operations Associate at FiComm Partner’s New York office. With extensive understanding of operations and office administration in different industries, she’s continuously seeking to create accuracies and efficiencies in business processes at FiComm.

    A Los Angeles native, Dalida moved to New York in 2014. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga and exploring restaurants in the city. She received her degree from California State University, Northridge in Political Science.

    dalida.alexanian@ficommpartners.com                     (917) 636-4805

  • Jessica Torchia

    Communications Manager

    Jessica Torchia is a Communications Manager at FiComm Partners, based in New York City. Jessica has nine years’ experience in public relations working with financial services, fintech, HR, and consumer companies. For the past five years, she has focused on the financial services space developing a strong understanding of the industry and media landscape.

    Prior to joining FiComm Partners she served as an Assistant Vice President at JConnelly and a Senior Account Executive at Resound Marketing. In both roles Jessica provided client counsel, developed PR strategies and messages, and executed campaigns using a mix of thought leadership, thematic, and company news.

    Early in her career, Jessica helped launch a blog network for General Mills which fueled her interest in social media. Leading social media engagements through the use of blogs, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and more she can provide clients with strategic counsel on social media practices.

    jessica.torchia@ficommpartners.com                     (917) 636-4804

    Jessica Torchia

    Communications Manager

    Jessica Torchia is a Communications Manager at FiComm Partners, based in New York City. Jessica has nine years’ experience in public relations working with financial services, fintech, HR, and consumer companies. For the past five years, she has focused on the financial services space developing a strong understanding of the industry and media landscape.

    Prior to joining FiComm Partners she served as an Assistant Vice President at JConnelly and a Senior Account Executive at Resound Marketing. In both roles Jessica provided client counsel, developed PR strategies and messages, and executed campaigns using a mix of thought leadership, thematic, and company news.

    Early in her career, Jessica helped launch a blog network for General Mills which fueled her interest in social media. Leading social media engagements through the use of blogs, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and more she can provide clients with strategic counsel on social media practices.

    jessica.torchia@ficommpartners.com                     (917) 636-4804

  • Katie Davis

    Senior Communications Consultant

    A New York City transplant originally from Austin, Texas, Katie Davis is a senior communications consultant who brings to FiComm Partners experience representing powerful women in business, venture capital firms and disruptive B2B and B2C technology startups in the consumer finance, marketing, cybersecurity, and transportation industries – among others.

    Prior to joining FiComm Partners, Katie was an account executive at Small Girls PR’s Women in Business hub. There she represented female founders and companies that are actively making the world a better place for women, including Sallie Krawcheck and Arianna Huffington. Prior to her role at SGPR, Katie was an assistant account executive at Treble PR where she represented technology companies and venture capital firms making a splash outside of Silicon Valley, such as uShip, Mercury Fund and Cheetah Digital. She also has a background in broadcast journalism, having served as a web producer and morning producer prior to her entrance into public relations.

    Katie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Texas Tech University. Outside of work, she enjoys learning new languages, discovering NYC restaurants, hiking and cooking her favorite Tex-Mex food.

    katie.davis@ficommpartners.com    (512) 694-4033

    Katie Davis

    Senior Communications Consultant

    A New York City transplant originally from Austin, Texas, Katie Davis is a senior communications consultant who brings to FiComm Partners experience representing powerful women in business, venture capital firms and disruptive B2B and B2C technology startups in the consumer finance, marketing, cybersecurity, and transportation industries – among others.

    Prior to joining FiComm Partners, Katie was an account executive at Small Girls PR’s Women in Business hub. There she represented female founders and companies that are actively making the world a better place for women, including Sallie Krawcheck and Arianna Huffington. Prior to her role at SGPR, Katie was an assistant account executive at Treble PR where she represented technology companies and venture capital firms making a splash outside of Silicon Valley, such as uShip, Mercury Fund and Cheetah Digital. She also has a background in broadcast journalism, having served as a web producer and morning producer prior to her entrance into public relations.

    Katie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Texas Tech University. Outside of work, she enjoys learning new languages, discovering NYC restaurants, hiking and cooking her favorite Tex-Mex food.

    katie.davis@ficommpartners.com    (512) 694-4033

  • Kirsten Ly

    Senior Marketing Manager

    Kirsten Ly is a multifaceted marketing professional with 20 years of experience developing marketing campaigns, programs and materials focused on business growth for financial, technology and professional services firms. Her expertise includes client relationship management, strategic planning, focus group facilitation and communication.

    Prior to joining FiComm, Kirsten managed a successful marketing consultancy that provided creative marketing and communication services to professional services firms in a wide range of industries. In the financial services space, she served as a long-term consultant to one of the country’s largest broker-dealers, and has worked with independent advisors, brokerage firms, and financial services technology firms to develop marketing and communications content in support of sales, recruiting, training, and branding.

    Kirsten received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the College of William & Mary.

    Kirsten.Ly@ficommpartners.com    (917) 636-4810

    Kirsten Ly

    Senior Marketing Manager

    Kirsten Ly is a multifaceted marketing professional with 20 years of experience developing marketing campaigns, programs and materials focused on business growth for financial, technology and professional services firms. Her expertise includes client relationship management, strategic planning, focus group facilitation and communication.

    Prior to joining FiComm, Kirsten managed a successful marketing consultancy that provided creative marketing and communication services to professional services firms in a wide range of industries. In the financial services space, she served as a long-term consultant to one of the country’s largest broker-dealers, and has worked with independent advisors, brokerage firms, and financial services technology firms to develop marketing and communications content in support of sales, recruiting, training, and branding.

    Kirsten received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the College of William & Mary.

    Kirsten.Ly@ficommpartners.com    (917) 636-4810

  • Liz Shapiro

    Marketing Manager

    Liz Shapiro joined FiComm in July 2018 as a Marketing Manager. Liz has deep experience in the financial services sector, with 8+ years of experience working in marketing and communications roles. She began her career at The Neibart Group, a boutique public relations firm where she worked as an account executive for clients including Schwab Advisor Services, JP Morgan Private Bank, Russell Investments, Ardian and Northwestern Mutual, honing her media relations and corporate communications skills. Most recently, Liz was at the Black Creek Group, a real estate private equity firm based in Denver, where she led marketing and investor relations efforts for Black Creek Group’s Mexico business and was responsible for marketing collateral, branding and fundraising initiatives, and public relations. She graduated from Middlebury College with a B.A. in International Studies.

     

    liz.shapiro@ficommpartners.com    (310) 593-4226

    Liz Shapiro

    Marketing Manager

    Liz Shapiro joined FiComm in July 2018 as a Marketing Manager. Liz has deep experience in the financial services sector, with 8+ years of experience working in marketing and communications roles. She began her career at The Neibart Group, a boutique public relations firm where she worked as an account executive for clients including Schwab Advisor Services, JP Morgan Private Bank, Russell Investments, Ardian and Northwestern Mutual, honing her media relations and corporate communications skills. Most recently, Liz was at the Black Creek Group, a real estate private equity firm based in Denver, where she led marketing and investor relations efforts for Black Creek Group’s Mexico business and was responsible for marketing collateral, branding and fundraising initiatives, and public relations. She graduated from Middlebury College with a B.A. in International Studies.

     

    liz.shapiro@ficommpartners.com    (310) 593-4226

  • Sam Johnston

    Senior Communications Manager

    Sam Johnston is a Senior Communications Manager at FiComm Partners based in New York City. Sam has over ten years of experience in public relations with a focus on supporting C-suite communications, crafting messaging and developing strategic programs for clients in the banking/financial, technology and consulting spaces.

    Prior to joining FiComm, Sam was a Senior Account Supervisor at Hill + Knowlton Strategies where he helped lead the New York technology practice and played a key part in growing the business. During his five years at the company, Sam was responsible for leading many of the firm’s largest accounts including First Data, Deloitte, Butterfly Labs, and Wipro Consulting.

    Before joining Hill + Knowlton Strategies, Sam spent more than four years with Edelman PR in New York, where he served as a Senior Account Executive within the company’s technology practice. During this time, Sam was a key member of Samsung’s global hub program, coordinating PR activities across multiple global teams.

    Sam graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and a minor in criminal justice.

     

    Sam Johnston

    Senior Communications Manager

    Sam Johnston is a Senior Communications Manager at FiComm Partners based in New York City. Sam has over ten years of experience in public relations with a focus on supporting C-suite communications, crafting messaging and developing strategic programs for clients in the banking/financial, technology and consulting spaces.

    Prior to joining FiComm, Sam was a Senior Account Supervisor at Hill + Knowlton Strategies where he helped lead the New York technology practice and played a key part in growing the business. During his five years at the company, Sam was responsible for leading many of the firm’s largest accounts including First Data, Deloitte, Butterfly Labs, and Wipro Consulting.

    Before joining Hill + Knowlton Strategies, Sam spent more than four years with Edelman PR in New York, where he served as a Senior Account Executive within the company’s technology practice. During this time, Sam was a key member of Samsung’s global hub program, coordinating PR activities across multiple global teams.

    Sam graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and a minor in criminal justice.

     

  • Srishti Assaye

    Senior Communications Associate

    Srishti Assaye is a Senior Communications Associate at FiComm Partners, based in New York. She helps the team with extensive media relations support including media monitoring, pitching, reporting and analysis. She also works across all FiComm accounts to assist teams with social media strategies, messaging and analytics. Through her capacity, she aims to enhance traditional and digital presence for businesses and build long-lasting relationships with media and other influencers.
     
    Srishti started her professional journey inspired by her panache for mathematics by earning a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. She further adorned this capacity with a passion and flair for writing and creative thinking. Over the years, she has developed an effective track record in both social media and public relations. She had the opportunity to work with United Nations Development Group (UNDG), where she worked with various international bodies, assisting country teams to improvise and effectively implement content strategies. She handled all UNDG social media accounts and increased their Twitter followers by 43% and increased the average impressions per tweet by 65%. She also drafted the social media plan for a General Assembly event which was then executed by social media specialists from UNICEF, WHO and UNDP – earning UNDG over 200 followers within two hours. This position was further complemented by another intense experience at APCO Worldwide -- a global communication consultancy – where she assisted teams with everything from media relations and crisis communications to digital strategies.
     
    Srishti graduated from New York University with a master’s in Public Relations and Corporate Communications, where she also earned her Gold Badge in Digital Analytics. With her Indian and Ethiopian background, combined with her experiences in the rich cultures of Zimbabwe, Zambia and other African countries, she aims to bring a unique perspective to her work at FiComm.

    srishti.assaye@ficommpartners.com                     (917) 636-4811

    Srishti Assaye

    Senior Communications Associate

    Srishti Assaye is a Senior Communications Associate at FiComm Partners, based in New York. She helps the team with extensive media relations support including media monitoring, pitching, reporting and analysis. She also works across all FiComm accounts to assist teams with social media strategies, messaging and analytics. Through her capacity, she aims to enhance traditional and digital presence for businesses and build long-lasting relationships with media and other influencers.
     
    Srishti started her professional journey inspired by her panache for mathematics by earning a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. She further adorned this capacity with a passion and flair for writing and creative thinking. Over the years, she has developed an effective track record in both social media and public relations. She had the opportunity to work with United Nations Development Group (UNDG), where she worked with various international bodies, assisting country teams to improvise and effectively implement content strategies. She handled all UNDG social media accounts and increased their Twitter followers by 43% and increased the average impressions per tweet by 65%. She also drafted the social media plan for a General Assembly event which was then executed by social media specialists from UNICEF, WHO and UNDP – earning UNDG over 200 followers within two hours. This position was further complemented by another intense experience at APCO Worldwide -- a global communication consultancy – where she assisted teams with everything from media relations and crisis communications to digital strategies.
     
    Srishti graduated from New York University with a master’s in Public Relations and Corporate Communications, where she also earned her Gold Badge in Digital Analytics. With her Indian and Ethiopian background, combined with her experiences in the rich cultures of Zimbabwe, Zambia and other African countries, she aims to bring a unique perspective to her work at FiComm.

    srishti.assaye@ficommpartners.com                     (917) 636-4811

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