Metis is a strategic communications firm.
We make ideas happen for technology companies.
Whether you're a startup, enterprise or VC, our team embeds within yours to help win business and stand out.
We strive for creative excellence. Get to know us.
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Team
Leadership is deeply involved in every account, steeped in the chemistry of an exceptional team. We work with the best. Period.
Cathy Atkins
Founding partner
Cathy Atkins
Founding partner
Cathy has more than 20 years of experience positioning, launching and supporting hundreds of companies, entrepreneurs, products and services. Known for her creative, assertive approach to building and growing companies, she always has one more big idea. Cathy provides the overall strategic direction for Metis, and she is committed to exceeding expectations in all areas of business.

Cathy has led strategic marketing and communications initiatives at companies such as Adobe EchoSign, Basecamp, Convertro (AOL), Deutsche Telekom, Dell EqualLogic, Cognos (IBM), Datto and many more. Prior to starting Metis, Cathy was vice president at Bell Pottinger USA and account director at LNS Communications. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Loyola University New Orleans, and is a member of the Forbes Agency Council.
Keywords:
ROI, honesty, humor, livin’ the dream
 
Required reading:
Ender’s Game, Good to Great, The Hard Thing about Hard Things
 
On the bucket list:
The Metis Airstream mobile office
 
Most likely to:
Push you out of your comfort zone
 
Certifications:
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Marty Querzoli
Vice president of content strategy
Marty Querzoli
Vice president of content strategy
Marty possesses more than twenty years of experience in PR and marketing for B2B and B2C technology companies. He spent much of the past two decades as managing director for the Davies Murphy Group, later acquired by LEWIS. There he led PR teams and created content for clients across a spectrum of industries, including such names as Gemalto, TomTom and Allegis Group. He was part of the Veeam Software team, named Veeam’s top worldwide agency for two consecutive years, and drove Rave Mobile Safety’s Smart911 to national prominence, earning a Gold Bell Ringer from the Publicity Club. 

Most recently, Marty served as director of communications for the internationally known Perkins School for the Blind, overseeing a team of content writers, designers, photographers and videographers. He was a managing director at LNS Communications and has also worked in retail advertising, broadcast production and news.
Ask him about:
His childhood and growing up with 12 siblings.
 
Required viewing:
The Handmaid’s Tale, Rachel Maddow, shows with fishing and bad historical reenactments.
 
Last meal:
Doubtful. I prefer to be hungry when I have something big to do.
 
On the bucket list:
Get thrown out of a White House press briefing.
 
Jeff Miller
Vice president of accounts
Jeff Miller
Vice president of accounts
Jeff has spent the past 20 years in high tech PR, serving most recently as a managing director at Davies Murphy Group, which was acquired by LEWIS. He has overseen PR for dozens of enterprise technology clients, including Veeam, Nimble Storage (acquired by HPE), Nasuni, Primavera Systems (acquired by Oracle) and MRI Software. His core industry areas of expertise include cloud, storage, virtualization, product lifecycle management and supply chain, and project management.

Before joining DMG, Jeff spent seven years as a journalist covering VC and telecommunications at Mass High Tech in Boston and healthcare at the Triad Business Journal in Greensboro, NC. Jeff is an avid home bread baker and cook who listens to a lot of podcasts while doing dishes. He enjoys backpacking and camping with his family in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Ask him about:
His favorite podcasts
 
Required reading:
Jeff Vandermeer's Southern Reach trilogy and his Ambergris series. Weird fiction at its finest.
 
Happy place:
Hiking in the mountains with my dog, a Brittney named Auggie
 
Rachel Sullivan
Director of marketing
Rachel Sullivan
Director of marketing
Rachel develops marketing strategies that catapult emerging companies to the next level. She leads the agency’s marketing initiatives and helps clients implement compelling marketing campaigns that drive leads and create brand awareness.

Rachel previously managed content and digital marketing at emerging tech companies, including SundaySky, and at global tech media company IDG, and has helped clients Know Your Company, Adobe EchoSign, Insightly, XL Hybrids, Maxwell Technologies and others to implement and grow their marketing strategies. With a career beginning in public relations, she has a keen understanding of the places where PR intersects with marketing, branding and demand generation.
Ask her about:
How to get shit done (GSD) quickly
 
Required reading:
Tom Robbins
 
Last meal:
Cheese. In any form.
 
On the bucket list:
Travel to all seven continents
 
Certifications:
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JaeMi Pennington
Account director
JaeMi Pennington
Account director
JaeMi has more than a decade of experience managing public relations programs for high-tech companies in numerous industries, including cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, networking, managed services and Internet of Things. He is passionate about the power of words and understanding how they affect and influence people.

JaeMi has extensive experience leading PR campaigns for B2B and B2C companies, such as IBM, Comcast Business, TomTom, Formula E Racing, Ericsson and Feature Labs. He got his start in PR managing media requests for a Boston University-based research group investigating the genetics of longevity. JaeMi graduated from Hobart College with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and a minor in writing. He sits on the board of trustees at the Oxford Academy in Connecticut.
Ask him about:
Growing up in the Middle East
 
Required viewing:
 
Happy place:
A golf course. Or an island. Better yet, a golf course on an island.
 
Always on his mind:
 
Christina Andrade
Director of operations
Christina Andrade
Director of operations
Christina specializes in financial accounting and reporting, budgeting, time management, event planning, recruiting and retention, employee relations and other HR functions. She leads Metis’ backend operational strategy, working behind the scenes to keep the company moving forward, ensure clients and the team are happy, and maintain all finances.

Christina previously worked on the fixed income trading floor with Daiwa Capital Markets and came to Metis from J.P. Morgan, where she was a senior fund accountant managing financial reporting, analytics and accounting.
Keywords:
Analyze, plan, profitability, culture
 
Required viewing:
Dateline NBC
 
Happy place:
On any beach (but family and friends are required)
 
Most likely to:
Be 100 mph before 7 a.m.
 
Cathy Atkins
Founding partner
Marty Querzoli
Vice president of content strategy
Jeff Miller
Vice president of accounts
Rachel Sullivan
Director of marketing
JaeMi Pennington
Account director
Christina Andrade
Director of operations
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Culture
We're a group of accountable, resourceful, curious, self-starters who crave the fast-paced pursuit of awesome.
Core Values
1. Believe in chemistry.
That magic spark that happens when you work with awesome people? It's everything.
2. Adapt, always.
Change is the constant. Staying open to learning and exploration only makes us stronger.
3. Amaze the customer.
We move with purpose to do remarkable work.
4. Own. The. Day.
We are accountable to our team, our clients and ourselves. When we own our actions and our outcomes, everyone wins.