The Stevens Group team consists of highly experienced professionals who understand all facets of PR and digital marketing agencies and what it takes to run them and plan for their future. We understand the mindset of a PR and digital marketing agency owner and the issues being faced by management of these companies on a daily basis.
Our team consists of individuals who have made their mark in PR, digital marketing, sales promotion and advertising agency management. As formerly hands-on owners and managers of PR and digital marketing agencies our team is comprised of experts in facilitation and consulting with agency CEO’s, whether they be buyers or sellers, through the entire mergers & acquisitions process. Collectively, we provide every agency owner with such services as preparing him or her to sell his or her agency, how to maximize his or her business and personal assets, how to generate new business, how to protect his or her agency with appropriately- worded contracts and how to prepare CEO’s for the eventual sale of their firm to a well-suited buyer.
Art Stevens literally knows the PR industry at every level and in every aspect, from the inside out and from foundation to pinnacle. Art knows what makes a PR business successful, profitable and valuable. A prolific writer as well as a dynamic executive, Art is subtle, observant and quietly creative, yet not opposed to a good measure of “brandstanding” when appropriate.
Rich joined the firm as Senior Associate in January 2015 and in October of the same year was named Senior Partner.
Rich owned his own public relations agency for eight years and in 1987 merged his firm with LobsenzStevens. For nearly a decade, Jachetti served as an executive vice president and group manager of LobsenzStevens where he worked side-by-side with agency founder and CEO Art Stevens on, among other things, the selection and due diligence of L-S’s subsequent multiple PR agency acquisitions.
Mike Ballard has more than 25 years of experience in managing and/or consulting with marketing and PR firms.
Gerry has four decades of experience in technology, corporate communications and public relations.
Bill Doescher, an award-winning communicator, has done it all in the fields of communications and public relations. Continue reading
Amy Grotland is a former CFO of LobsenzStevens, the top twenty-five independent firm founded by Art Stevens. Continue reading
Pete brings an extremely diverse background in marketing, business development and coaching to The Stevens Group team covering two important areas: business development and career and life coaching. Continue reading
Ken Jacobs helps PR agency executives and managers empower themselves to become more skilled, insightful, inspiring, and effective leaders, to achieve breakthrough results, and meet and surpass their career, organizational and personal goals. Continue reading
Mark Severini has spent his thirty-year career in all aspects of advertising and marketing communications. Continue reading
Radman is a 40-year veteran of the public relations business.