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.
Courtney Hurst
Founding partner
Courtney Hurst
Founding partner
Courtney leads by example as a true business partner to her clients, inspiring teams to take calculated risks that move their businesses forward. She takes each day in stride, focusing on an objective, fair and level-headed approach to business and building relationships that endure.
Ask her about:
Discipline -- how to achieve it and how to avoid it (depending on the day)
 
Required reading:
A daily inspiration/motivation book that resonates at the time
 
On the bucket list:
The Polar Bear Plunge at the Old Colony Tap on New Year’s Day
 
Happy place:
Swimming in any sea
 
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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Melissa Cohen
Managing partner
Melissa Cohen
Managing partner
Melissa turns companies into industry influencers by pushing them to achieve their overall business and marketing objectives. Her collaborative and analytical approach has delivered measurable business results for numerous organizations such as EqualLogic acquired by Dell, WatchDox acquired by Blackberry and Avention acquired by Dun and Bradstreet. She’s also worked with Boston-based emerging companies such as Crimson Hexagon and ClearSky Data, and more established clients such as Maxwell Technologies and Above Security, a Hitachi Group Company.
Ask her about:
How to think quick on your feet
 
Subscribes to:
The Skimm
 
Always on her mind:
The next thing
 
Most likely to:
State the truth when everyone else is BSing you
 
Rebecca Joyner
Vice president of content strategy
Rebecca Joyner
Vice president of content strategy
Rebecca draws on her background in journalism, education, PR and content marketing to help clients get found online and establish themselves as voices of authority in their industries. A believer in the power of helpful, human content that serves the reader, Rebecca has led content strategy, creation and consulting for startups and emerging companies, including Convertro (AOL), ClearSky Data, Know Your Company, Crimson Hexagon and Above Security, as well as many others. She is a member of the LeadBoston class of 2017, a Bell Ringer Awards judge for the Publicity Club of New England, and was a fellow at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Ask her about:
Writing for humans
 
Subscribes to:
Four print newspapers
 
Most likely to:
Delete your exclamation points
 
Happy place:
Deck. Summer. Sunset.
 
Certifications:
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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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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.
 
Courtney Hurst
Founding partner
Cathy Atkins
Founding partner
Melissa Cohen
Managing partner
Rebecca Joyner
Vice president of content strategy
Rachel Sullivan
Director of marketing
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.