Meet the Firebrands

Get to know your new favorite marketing agency team. We craft integrated PR and marketing programs that blend experience and creativity with the latest best-practice.


Morgan McLintic Firebrand

Morgan McLintic

Founder of Firebrand with over 25 years’ experience in technology and content marketing.

Role – Strategy, content creation, senior counsel, commercial operations, the odd idea (often quite
odd in fact).

Previously – Founder of digital communications and public relations agency, LEWIS in the US, growing it to 250 staff and $35m revenue.

Lucy Allen

Principal at Firebrand with two decades of technology communications experience.

Role – Client operations, from executing programs that help clients grow their business, to developing Firebrand’s team and services.

Previously – Leadership roles in global agencies: US tech sector chair and Bay Area GM at Edelman, chief strategy officer at LEWIS.

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Theresa Carper

Content creator with a specialty for creative campaigns and media strategy.

Role – Media strategy, content creation and management, copywriting, campaign planning, media relations.

Previously – Content manager for a public relations agency, copywriting for a luxury furnishings brand, communications for a smart city startup.

Maura Lafferty

Media and influencer relations specialist, with a focus on proactive placements for execs, news and thought leadership.

Role – Influencer relations, media relations, social media programs, CSR and social good, ideas and creativity, account management.

Previously – Ran own public relations agency, worked with women tech leaders, served in leadership roles in Catholic organizations.

Patrick Brady

Digital Marketing innovator with a deep performance marketing and SEM background.

Role – Digital marketing including paid search, paid social, display, and data analytics

Previously – Leading PPC focused planning and execution on an array of brands ranging from tech to traditional, and from Fortune 500 to industry upstarts.

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Brianna Bruinsma

Media relations pro with a passion for identifying proactive opportunities for executives

Role – Media relations, content creation, planning and strategizing.

Previously – Account Supervisor for public relations agencies, focusing on media relations, strategy and planning and content creation

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Ian Lipner

Senior communications leader with deep experience in B2B and B2G tech.

Role – Strategy, messaging & positioning, media & content strategy, crisis communications, reputation management, public affairs.

Previously – Emerging brands and cybersecurity practice chair at leading crisis communications agency LEVICK; prior SVP and GM of LEWIS’ Washington DC office.

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Andy Stillman

Sr Finance and Operating pro with a passion for helping businesses grow by applying pragmatic innovation & data-driven insights.

Role – CFO (fractional) – Develop and oversee financial reporting, budgets, forecasts, KPIs and metrics. Ensure the agency takes a proactive approach to financial management.

Previously – Sr leadership roles focusing on tech, trading and business strategy. Also, CFO for various startups and entrepreneurial businesses.

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Ashley Przybyla

Content marketing pro with a passion for storytelling and a knack for creative strategy.

RoleContent strategy, messaging and positioning, full-funnel campaigns, performance analysis, and scalable processes.

PreviouslyManaging client relationships and end-to-end marketing initiatives for international digital and content agency. Also, worked at AI-focused management consultancy.

Chris Ulbrich

Former journalist with deep tech expertise, skilled writer and business press specialist.

Role – Messaging and positioning, media strategy, content creation, planning, media training, and senior counsel.

Previously – Reporter for tech publications such as CNET and Wired, in-house comms at Google, 10 years’ public relations agency experience at LEWIS.

Alastair Nee

Digital marketing supremo with web design and performance marketing background.

Role – Digital marketing including organic and paid search, paid social, display advertising, and graphic/web design.

Previously – Product marketing for mobile gaming company, digital strategy for entertainment agency and creative specialist for tech company.

Shane Jordan

Seasoned digital marketing pro with a passion for driving brand growth.

Role – Digital marketing including organic and paid search, paid media, influencer marketing, and data analytics.

Previously – Digital marketing leader for PR and advertising agencies, delivering successful campaigns for enterprise and consumer brands.

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Yasaman Sadeghi

Influencer marketing specialist with a focus on outreach and developing creative campaigns.

Role – Organic influencer relations and paid influencer marketing, media relations, copywriting, ideas and creativity.

Previously – Account coordinator for PR and marketing agency, worked on successful campaigns for various tech companies.

Arman Khayyat

Digital marketing specialist with an analytical background focused on creative, data-driven growth.

Role – Digital marketing including organic and paid search, paid social, data analytics and content curation.

Previously – Digital marketing for SaaS and tech startups, paid advertising and analytics for a startup agency.

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Meghan Jordan

Dynamic Senior Designer and creative strategist with a background in tech.

Role – Designing across digital platforms, creative planning and strategy.

Previously – Design and marketing at global event agency, producing digital and print assets for tech clients.

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Kristina Leal

Media and integrated communications expert with a passion for well-rounded marketing campaigns and a history surpassing goals.

Role Media relations, content creation, strategy, planning, and account management.

PreviouslyComms leadership roles both agency and in-house, managing accounts for B2B tech clients spanning industries.

Nicole Pytel

Nicole Pytel

Seasoned content marketing pro who loves combining creativity with data analysis.

Role Content strategy, messaging and positioning, full-funnel campaigns, performance analysis, and scalable processes.

PreviouslyFormer sports and news journalist, ran own content marketing agency, leading accounts for startup and enterprise B2B tech clients.

Mr Cuddles

Spends 18-20 hours per day asleep, and the rest being fierce.

Role – Better than a guard dog but needs careful handling. Don’t put your head in his mouth – he’s not that kind of cat.

Previously – Consultant at Predators United and Mascot for many sports teams. Has always been the top predator, just born that way. Deal with it.

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