Marc Dorfman, MBA
Marc founded Pitch & Present when he arrived in New York City to pursue a career in Corporate Training and Executive Coaching. Through his affiliations with the MBA programs at Columbia University and New York University, Marc had the opportunity to coach Fortune 500 CEOs, Nobel Prize winners, and senior members of the United States government.
Marc brings a unique style and perspective to the world of business communications. In his prior career as a film producer, he helped screenwriters craft stories that grab attention and stir emotions. In his current role, he helps individuals and organizations craft messages that get noticed and get results.
Marc has coached individuals and teams from more than 100 leading businesses, professional organizations, and public institutions including:
Bank of America
Blank Rome LLP
Center for Disease Control
Chelsea Piers Sports Complex
Energy Systems Group
Federal Reserve Bank
Ford Motor Company
Hachette Book Group
Jack Welch Management Institute
JE Dunn Construction
Johnson & Johnson
New York Bar Association
Pulte Construction Group
United Parcel Service
A gifted teacher, Marc maintains close ties with leading business schools and MBA programs. He has taught classes in Persuasive Business Communications at Columbia University, Georgetown University, New York University, Pepperdine University, and The Georgia Institute of Technology.
Marc holds an MBA from Columbia University and a BA in Behavioral Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude. Marc is a competitive sailor, scuba diver, and hang-glider pilot.
James Evangelista, JD
Advisor, Litigation Law
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 earned his BA and JD from Rutgers University in New Jersey.
Patrick Waters, JD
Advisor, Corporate Law
Patrick Waters is a Managing Director at Himmelsbach Holdings, a specialty polymer technology company focused on patented clean fuel solutions. Prior to that, he was Deputy General Counsel at Novatel Wireless, a Nasdaq listed wireless data modem provider. Mr. Waters was previously a Corporate Associate at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and at Riordan & McKinzie (now part of Morgan Lewis). Prior to that, he was a Case Manager at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.
Patrick holds a BA from Columbia University, an MAR from Yale University, and a JD from Northwestern University, where he was Research Assistant to Prof. David Ruder, a former Chairman of the SEC under President George H.W. Bush.
The art of communication is the language of leadership.