Consulting and communications that helps organizations navigate the path to growth

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Who we are

We are a different kind of agency

We are a hybrid consulting and communications firm with a team with diverse backgrounds in management consulting, corporate communications, brand strategy and journalism. 

We are dedicated to producing high quality, intellectually-rigorous and insights-driven work, along with real-world, actionable tools, programs and frameworks.

We value project management just as much as idea generation and program execution.  

We consider our clients to be our partners, and build strong, lasting relationships in the process.

Our senior team model means that all work is led by team members with at least 15 years of experience.

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Mike Kuczkowski

Founder and CEO

Mike has more than 25 years of experience in consulting, communications, politics and journalism. Throughout his career, he has helped organizations navigate complex issues and create growth and change through a combination of insights, messaging, engagement and organizational learning.

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Diana Dopfel

Senior Vice President

Diana has 15 years of communications and consulting experience, with a focus on the pharmaceutical industry. In this time, she has worked closely with clients at pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospital systems, patient and professional advocacy organizations, and healthcare industry professional services companies, among others.

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Stacey Wacknov

Senior Director, Healthcare

Stacey has more than 20 years of experience working with U.S. and multinational clients in both the healthcare and consumer brand spheres. Stacey’s experience includes building leadership platforms; constructing action-oriented, strategic branded and unbranded programs; increasing awareness of critical health concerns; crisis communications planning and execution; supporting new drug approvals; and rejuvenating “tried and true” brands. Stacey’s passion is coalescing messages and platforms that resonate deeply with key audiences.

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Dan Boyle

Media Specialist

Dan brings 15 years of healthcare communications experience to the practice, as well as an additional 10 years as a newspaper journalist. Dan develops and implements media strategies, as well as handles corporate communications, for biopharma companies, healthcare organizations and advocacy groups. At Orangefiery, Dan is responsible for providing strategic media counsel and issues management to healthcare clients.

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Lauren Silverstein

Intern

Lauren is a senior at Syracuse University, graduating with a dual degree in public relations and policy studies in Spring 2021. She is interested in the intersection of health and social justice-based policy issues and how public relations can be used to solve and manage complex problems in this space. At Syracuse, she is involved in A Cappella, PRSSA and serves as an account supervisor for the on-campus PR firm, Hill Communications.