PHIL NOURIE / CEO AND CMO OF NOURIE GROUP With more than 15 years experience in public relations, marketing services and business development, Phil Nourie has built a strong reputation as a valued partner for senior executives across multiple industries. His latest venture, Nourie Group, focuses on counseling clients on how to best turn awareness into bottom-line growth. A hands-on manager who spends the majority of his time working directly with clients, Phil offers the combination of corporate and financial knowledge, operational expertise and strategic counsel that many companies need to seize opportunities and compete aggressively in a fast-moving business environment. As an entrepreneur himself, Phil is particularly skilled at navigating corporate relationships between founders, partners, board members, investors and other key stakeholders typically involved in start-ups and emerging growth companies.   Phil founded his first firm, NouriePR at the age of 32, in a studio apartment in New York after holding leadership positions at Rubenstein, Ruder Finn and Citigate. After six years, he attracted many suitors, eventually selling his firm to MWW Group’s Financial Relations Board, a unit of the Interpublic at the time. In 2008, Phil drafted a new business plan catering to B2B middle-market firms by offering a hybrid approach to brand strategy and communications execution. He partnered with former Chairman of WPP’s branding firm Enterprise IG, Jim Johnson, to form award-winning Nourie Johnson Communications. The next three years proved to be a winning strategy as the firm grew beyond New York and opened an office in Philadelphia before being acquired by Stanton to scale the business. A frequent speaker on business strategy and marketing as well as being involved in inner-city charitable organizations, Phil currently serves on the board of Partnership for After School Education (NYC), the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras (CT), and the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation (PHL). 

PHIL NOURIE / CEO AND CMO OF NOURIE GROUP

With more than 15 years experience in public relations, marketing services and business development, Phil Nourie has built a strong reputation as a valued partner for senior executives across multiple industries. His latest venture, Nourie Group, focuses on counseling clients on how to best turn awareness into bottom-line growth.

A hands-on manager who spends the majority of his time working directly with clients, Phil offers the combination of corporate and financial knowledge, operational expertise and strategic counsel that many companies need to seize opportunities and compete aggressively in a fast-moving business environment. As an entrepreneur himself, Phil is particularly skilled at navigating corporate relationships between founders, partners, board members, investors and other key stakeholders typically involved in start-ups and emerging growth companies.  

Phil founded his first firm, NouriePR at the age of 32, in a studio apartment in New York after holding leadership positions at Rubenstein, Ruder Finn and Citigate. After six years, he attracted many suitors, eventually selling his firm to MWW Group’s Financial Relations Board, a unit of the Interpublic at the time. In 2008, Phil drafted a new business plan catering to B2B middle-market firms by offering a hybrid approach to brand strategy and communications execution. He partnered with former Chairman of WPP’s branding firm Enterprise IG, Jim Johnson, to form award-winning Nourie Johnson Communications. The next three years proved to be a winning strategy as the firm grew beyond New York and opened an office in Philadelphia before being acquired by Stanton to scale the business.

A frequent speaker on business strategy and marketing as well as being involved in inner-city charitable organizations, Phil currently serves on the board of Partnership for After School Education (NYC), the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras (CT), and the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation (PHL). 

meir calderon

Meir Calderon brings to Nourie group a unique combination of business leadership experience. His specialty is in organizational management, brand strategy, integrated communications planning, and market research. Previously, Meir held senior management positions with several global agency networks including WPP, EURO RCSG, TBWA Worldwide, and Cossette Communications. During this time, he worked across multiple marketing and communications disciplines for some of the world's most recognizable brands – Cannondale, GSK, Hilton/Embassy Suites, Intel, International Paper, Jaguar, JD Power & Associates, Kaplan PMBR, Mars, McGraw- Hill, Moët-Hennessy, New Balance, Pfizer, Schwinn, Siemens, Standard & Poor’s, Unilever, US Coast Guard and Volvo.

bill heineke Bill Heineke is a 30-year veteran of the healthcare public relations and communications industry.  He brings a wealth of experience in pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device launches and ongoing communications campaigns to support those launches.  Heineke’s experience as an Associated Press and community newspaper reporter gives him invaluable insight to structuring stories that resonate with editors and reporters.

bill heineke

Bill Heineke is a 30-year veteran of the healthcare public relations and communications industry.  He brings a wealth of experience in pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device launches and ongoing communications campaigns to support those launches.  Heineke’s experience as an Associated Press and community newspaper reporter gives him invaluable insight to structuring stories that resonate with editors and reporters.

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