FeverPress was born out of the shared belief that the leaders of companies and organizations increasingly seek communications counsel that can address the complexity of their businesses. What brought us together is our realization that what excites us most about our profession is the opportunity to act as valued advisors to senior executives, board members and public figures who seek communications counsel on challenging PR remits and sensitive issues. We also share a commitment to superior client service and derive a great deal of personal and professional satisfaction from developing lasting client relationships.
We have each established ourselves as valued advisors to senior executives, board members and public figures who seek strategic communications counsel. With professional backgrounds that include careers in journalism, politics, business and law, we bring high touch, highly complementary perspectives to PR challenges to find solutions that make a difference.
David has developed and implemented highly impactful corporate positioning campaigns for a variety of public and private companies and non-profit organizations including Tata Group, United Way, the Reader’s Digest Foundation, American Express, Allstate, Guardian Life, Lululemon, Dollar General, ideeli, InBev, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Allergan and Clear Channel Outdoor as well as nearly all of the leading U.S. investment banks and a number of alternative asset management companies. In addition, David has advised many start-ups both as a communications consultant and a lawyer.
Previously, David Press was the head of Corporate Strategy at kwittken + company where he developed and implemented corporate positioning and executive visibility campaigns. Previously, David was a Managing Director in Special Situations at FTI Consulting’s Strategic Communications division working on issues management and cross border matters. David began his communications career as a Director at Brunswick Group in New York focusing on mergers and acquisitions. David began his career as a corporate finance/securities lawyer in New York and practiced for many years, most recently at Morrison & Foerster LLP. Subsequently, David joined AOLTimeWarner as a member of AOL’s business development team where he structured and negotiated revenue and content deals.
David is a member of the Bar in The State of New York. David received his JD at Columbia Law School and his BA from Stanford University. David has previously lived and worked in France and is fluent in French.
David brings a deep background in corporate strategy and positioning, investor relations and issues management with more than 20 years of experience as a securities lawyer and a communications practitioner. David has established his reputation as a strategic counselor to organizations, their leadership teams and boards of directors, helping them successfully navigate complex and often highly sensitive communications matters.
Tom Shea is an accomplished communications and public affairs professional who has advised chief executives and managed the communications functions at the highest levels of the public, private and not-for-profits sectors. He is currently a Partner with Confluence Partners and a Senior Advisor with New Partners, a Washington, DC-based political and corporate consulting firm.
Among his more recent experiences, as a Managing Director of Teneo Strategy, he conducted an exhaustive assessment of the communications function at the Rockefeller Foundation. In this role, he proposed and implemented a series of recommendations to rebuild a moribund communications operation and manage it in-house for eighteen months in support of the change management strategy of its President, Dr. Judith Rodin.
Prior to becoming a consultant, Tom enjoyed a successful career in politics and government stretching across three decades. For two years, he served as Chief of Staff to New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine, where he managed all aspects of the Governor’s legislative, communications, cabinet relations and political affairs. As Chief of Staff, he negotiated two state budgets, passage of numerous pieces of legislation and managed a diverse coalition of interests in support of the governor’s agenda.
Mr. Shea was also Governor Corzine’s Chief of Staff during his tenure as a member of the United States Senate. Prior to joining Corzine’s 2000 U.S. Senate race, he held several positions in the Administration of President Bill Clinton, including: Special Assistant to the President; Director of Communications and Spokesman at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations; Special Assistant to the White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Political Affairs; and Press Attache at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, France.
Throughout his career, Tom has been actively involved in the electoral process, participating in over twenty campaigns for local, state and federal office, including five presidential races – as Michigan Field Director for President Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign and as Florida State Director for the Kerry campaign in 2004, three U.S. Senate campaigns and three gubernatorial contests. He has written pieces that have appeared in several of the nation’s most influential publications, including the New York Times and the Washington Post.
Most recently Cindy was a Director in the Corporate and Financial Communications group at the global public relations firm, Burson-Marsteller where she led high-profile executive visibility and proactive communications programs for Bank of America’s (BAC) Global Commercial Banking group, Accenture (ACN) Financial Services and Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) Financial Services. Cindy also served as the firm’s global media coordinator for the 2014 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Morocco, which entailed leading the public relations initiatives for the US, EMEA and APAC regions.
Cindy Stoller has 14 years of experience executing effective media relations and corporate communications programs for a diverse group of clients within public relations agencies and in-house.
Prior to joining Burson, Cindy was a Senior Director at Kwittken & Company where she supervised the Financial Services team. At Kwittken, Cindy worked closely with asset management companies, including Virtus Investment Partners (VRTS), in addition to larger financial institutions such as American Express (AXP) and Guardian Life Insurance, to build proactive, opportunistic public relations programs targeting financial advisers, individual and institutional investors and CFOs.
Preceding Kwittken, Cindy was Director of Corporate Communications at Fitch Ratings where she managed all public relations activities for the Latin America, U.S. Public Finance and the Global Infrastructure & Project Finance analytical teams. During her almost five-year tenure at Fitch, Cindy was responsible for the reputation management of the analytical teams related to the subprime market downturn. Earlier in her career, Cindy managed high profile accounts including New York Life Insurance Company. She began her financial services communications career as a public relations associate with Prudential Financial (PRU).
Cindy holds a BA in Communications from the University at Albany. She currently serves on the junior board of Brooklyn Community Services and is an active volunteer with the Brooklyn Public Library.