Congratulations to Chad Raphael, MP&F CFO, on being a finalist for the NBJ’s CFO-of-the-Year Award

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I am a big fan of accountants, an appreciation I developed back in the early 1990s when I worked with ADT Automotive and its CEO, Mike Richardson. Mike was/is an accountant who rose through the ranks at ADT to eventually run the company. He was a visionary whose deep financial knowledge underpinned every decision he made, and had much to do with the success of his company. At MP&F, the man with the accounting chops is CFO, Chad Raphael, who I am very happy to have nominated for the NBJ’s CFO-of-the-Year Award. When I became managing partner at MP&F several years … Read More

2015 in Review

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Happy New Year. May 2016 be productive and rewarding. Before it gets too far gone, though, I want to talk about 2015, a year like none I have ever experienced in my 28 years of PR agency work. 2015 was wrenching, heartbreaking and heartwarming. Our partner Mike Pigott’s untimely passing in June was a historic low for our company. We lost not only a great practitioner, but a great person. There is not a day that has gone by since June 29 that I have not wanted to ask his advice or opinion on something related to our company, our … Read More

The Story of Perry Wallace Continues To Blaze Trails

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This time a year ago, MP&F partner Andrew Maraniss was waiting on pins and needles for his first book, “Strong Inside,” to be published. Now, he’s receiving phone calls from Ethel Kennedy and having his book mentioned along with those written by the likes of Alex Haley, Pat Conroy and John Lewis, which to say the least is a true honor for him and an incredible point of pride for everyone at MP&F. How he managed to write this book – over seven years of nights and weekends – without ever letting it affect his work as a partner in … Read More