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Meet the Team

We’re a mix of Madison Avenue veterans and young marketing pros who collaborate in an environment that encourages audacious thinking. One where passionate, creative types and control freaks come together with a single-minded purpose. We love what we do – here’s who’s who.

  • Rick Chiorando
    Rick ChiorandoPrincipal/Chief Creative Officer

    Rick, who directs all facets of the creative process – and still believes a good idea should start on a napkin – demands that his team hammer out a concept first, to avoid the trap of letting execution drive strategy.

    • Eva LaMere
      Eva LaMerePrincipal/Brand Strategist

      Known for her boundless energy and relentless pursuit of perfection… To Eva, the client relationship is paramount and her inability to be 100% satisfied, contagious (well, almost).

      • Sandra Drucker
        Sandra DruckerChief Financial Officer

        Sandra believes that the world revolves around relationships and she strives to create them with clients, vendors and associates.

        • Lisa Liebman
          Lisa LiebmanVice President, Managing Director

          Our boxing, Jaws-quoting Managing Director Lisa loves nothing more than punching out an unstoppable brand strategy or never-before-seen marketing strategy for clients big and small.

          • Carolyn Eckert
            Carolyn EckertVice President, Client Services

            For Carolyn, the client comes first. She takes pride in developing long-lasting client relationships and working hard to guarantee accounts run smoothly.

            • Jennifer Forgét
              Jennifer ForgétVice President, Client Engagement

              Jennifer lets her creativity run free when it comes to the latest strategy for her clients’ campaigns as well as in the kitchen, where she whips up delectable eats after hours.

              • Sallianne Nicholls
                Sallianne NichollsAccount Supervisor

                Sallianne brings more than 18 years of experience to her role at Austin & Williams, where she directs all aspects of our on-premise lettershop.

                • Sheira Rosenberg
                  Sheira RosenbergAccount Director

                  When she’s not writing songs or quoting an episode of I Love Lucy (her favorite show) to her identical twin sister, Sheira keeps a watchful eye on whatever’s trending in the world of marketing.

                  • Jessica Guidoboni
                    Jessica GuidoboniAccount Supervisor

                    A self-proclaimed “ultimate consumer,” Jessica uses her penchant for advertising and team spirit to her clients’ advantage, keeping projects on message and delivered on time.

                    • Madelyn Sutera
                      Madelyn SuteraAssociate Account Executive

                      When associate account executive Madelyn isn’t making her signature Alfredo sauce or trying the latest hotspot in Manhattan, she’s keeping clients and their campaigns on the right track.

                      • Chad Barnattan
                        Chad BarnattanDirector of Client Relations

                        Chad is an entrepreneurial spirit.  He knows that nothing in life is a “slam dunk,” but will stop at nothing to take Austin & Williams to the next level!

                        • Barbara Esposito
                          Barbara EspositoVice President, Communications Strategist

                          Whether it’s print, online or over the air, Barbara is one woman who is never at a loss for words: fortunately, they’re usually the right ones.

                          • Bryan Hynes
                            Bryan HynesCreative Director

                            The agency’s creative director, Bryan loves creating and performing, whether it’s in a conference room presenting a new campaign for a client or on stage with a bona fide rock band.

                            • Henry Luhmann
                              Henry LuhmannDirector of Production Services

                              Henry offers results-oriented, creative project planning supported by years of experience in print, direct mail, signage, packaging, trade show exhibits and special events staging.

                              • Tony Fabrizio
                                Tony FabrizioVideo Production

                                Even though some home-made YouTube videos are surprisingly good, Tony still says a company’s biggest mistake is hiring an amateur for their professional video needs.

                                • Jerry Bentivegna
                                  Jerry BentivegnaSenior Art Director

                                  Whether he’s tinkering on a home improvement project, spending time at the beach or toiling away in the A&W studio, senior art director Jerry finds inspiration in everyday life for his creative designs.

                                  • Larry Baronciani
                                    Larry BaroncianiSenior Art Director

                                    A man who has loved dogs ever since he was a child (his greatest childhood wish was to become a dalmatian), Larry finds inspiration for his designs most everywhere he looks.

                                    • Mark Russell
                                      Mark RussellArt Director

                                      Mark is known for his “can-do” attitude, his creativity and his (unhealthy?) obsession with hot sauce.

                                      • Fletcher Adamo
                                        Fletcher AdamoDirector of Media Services

                                        When not working on high-impact media plans for Austin & Williams’ clients, Fletcher can be found relaxing on the Great South Bay or dreaming of In-N-Out Burger coming to the East Coast.

                                        • Andrew Catalano
                                          Andrew CatalanoChief Digital Officer

                                          The 1990s Pokemon craze opened up a world of opportunity – and a career in online marketing – for former toy store owner Andrew.

                                          • Pam Schneck
                                            Pam SchneckIntegrated Media Planner

                                            A former soccer standout who attended college on an athletic scholarship, Pam brings the dedication to hard work and perseverance she learned on the soccer field to our media services department.

                                            • Helen O’Rourke
                                              Helen O’RourkeIntegrated Media Planner

                                              Helen handles all facets of media buying at Austin & Williams, from researching outlets and securing the best deals for our clients, to scheduling and buying the placements.

                                              • Elizabeth Pontillo
                                                Elizabeth PontilloSearch & Social Strategist

                                                Elizabeth spends her time strategizing clients’ search engine performance and staying up to date on social media. She also appreciates a good grammar joke.

                                                • Juan Tejada
                                                  Juan TejadaPaid Search Strategist

                                                  Juan got his start in the digital world at a vitamin supplement store when he helped set up new campaigns in Google Adwords. He’s never looked back.

                                                  • Rita O’Connor
                                                    Rita O’ConnorMedia & Traffic Coordinator

                                                    Rita is an organizational powerhouse whose detail-oriented mindset makes her ideally suited for her role as Media Coordinator – as she juggles multiple, fast-approaching deadlines with ease.

                                                    • Frank Durante
                                                      Frank DuranteDirector of Digital Development

                                                      When not sea kayaking at his favorite spot in Maine, Frank (no relation to Jimmy) leads Austin & Williams’ digital development team in making seemingly “impossible” projects come to life.

                                                      • Elaina Beato
                                                        Elaina BeatoDigital Project Director

                                                        Elaina is our resident adventurer who pushes herself beyond the obvious, whether it’s flying through her fast-paced workday or flying through the air with the greatest of ease.

                                                        • Jim Bouschor
                                                          Jim BouschorWeb Developer

                                                          Life-long techie Jim makes it a point to stay on top of all the new coding techniques, languages and design trends in Web development.

                                                          • Nick Basil
                                                            Nick BasilWeb Developer

                                                            Whether it’s martial arts, leatherwork or Web development, Nick is always eager to find new ways to make the world around him a little better.

                                                            • Ken Auld
                                                              Ken AuldData Manager

                                                              A “temporary” job in a mid-level direct mail house turned into a 15-year career for Ken, who keeps our in-house letter shop humming.

                                                              • Tina Choy
                                                                Tina ChoyCopy Editor and Proofreader

                                                                The Agency’s leader in perseverance, Tina works diligently to make sure that all our copy reads like music to our ears and is punctuation perfect.

                                                                • Jodi Sider
                                                                  Jodi SiderAccounting Assistant

                                                                  A history-buff at heart, Jodi acts as tour guide during family vacations, reading all the guidebooks and sharing what she’s learned even if it falls on deaf ears.

                                                                  • Rossana Sedamanos
                                                                    Rossana SedamanosAccounting Assistant

                                                                    Rossana holds onto her native culture by trying new Peruvian eateries with her family and keeping a collection of her mom’s hand-crocheted doilies displayed in her home.

                                                                    • Kathy Spilker
                                                                      Kathy SpilkerAdministrative Assistant

                                                                      When visitors come to Austin & Williams’ headquarters, they’re first greeted by the smile of Kathy, our front desk maven and the person who keeps things running at A&W. Want to know what’s really going on? Then you know to ask her.

                                                                      • Bruiser
                                                                        BruiserA&W's BFFF

                                                                        Bruiser sleeps a lot. Eats a lot. Therefore, poops a lot. He’s great with people, very rarely barks or bites (except for a few clients). Depending on the day, he will shake, sit, stay and roll over when offered food.

                                                                        • Ken Greenberg
                                                                          Ken GreenbergFounder

                                                                          Ken started Austin & Williams with William Pesce in 1992. He was the creator of our agency’s “brand/sell” philosophy and keeper of the results-focused approach that has driven our growth since the very beginning.

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