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Our Team

Marc Dorfman, MBA

President

 

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:

American Express

Apple Computer

AT&T

Bank of America

Bayer

Blank Rome LLP

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Capital One

Center for Disease Control

Chase Bank

Chelsea Piers Sports Complex

Chick-Fil-A

Cisco Systems

Citibank

Coca-Cola

Cox Enterprises

Delta Airlines

Energy Systems Group

ExxonMobil

Federal Reserve Bank

Ford Motor Company

Georgia Power

Hachette Book Group

Home Depot

Humanscale

Jabil Manufacturing

Jack Welch Management Institute

JE Dunn Construction

Johnson & Johnson

Kiewit Construction

LexisNexis

Merial

Newell Brands

New York Bar Association

Oncology Solutions

Pfizer

Piedmont Hospital

Pulte Construction Group

Ryder Transportation

SunTrust Bank

United Parcel Service

Wells Fargo

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.

- James Humes