Pitch & Present

Prepare. Persuade. Prevail.


 

Bios

 

MARC DORFMAN

Principal

 

Marc Dorfman brings a unique style and perspective to the world of business communications. As a filmmaker, he helped screenwriters craft stories that grab attention and stir emotions. As a communication specialist, he helps individuals and organizations craft messages that get noticed and get results. Marc founded Pitch & Present in 2010 and currently serves as the firm’s lead consultant and communication skills coach.


From 2007 to 2010, Marc was the Communication Specialist at Columbia Business School, where he helped students and faculty prepare for investor pitches, sales presentations and media interviews. Marc was also Columbia's first resident Teaching Skills Coach, advising professors in the design and delivery of MBA courses. From 2007 to 2009, Marc was a Professor of Business Communications at NYU/Stern School of Business, where he taught both MBA and Executive MBA courses.


Marc holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, and a BA in Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Marc studied engineering at Georgia Tech during his first two years of college.



JAMES EVANGELISTA

Legal Advisor & Business Affairs

 

James Evangelista has over nineteen years of diverse, hands-on, complex financial fraud, commercial and class action litigation experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts around the United States. 


James is admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the First, Second, Eighth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits; the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Georgia, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the District of New Jersey; and the State Bars of Georgia, New York, New Jersey, Colorado and the District of Columbia. 


James attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and graduated with a dual degree in Economics and Political Science. He earned his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law, in Camden, New Jersey.