Marketing and Communications | Pipitone Group
About Us


a small design firm opened its doors. Since then, we've grown in clients, practice areas and number of employees, into a fully integrated marketing agency.

Today, our multidisciplinary, integrated approach helps bridge the gap between your strategic goals and your creative, brand-building goals, so you can generate measurable, provable results.


  • Strategic Planning
  • Marketing Automation
  • Web Design & Development
  • Advertising
  • Branding & Messaging
  • Public Relations
  • Crisis Communications
  • Digital Marketing Strategies
  • Print Collateral
  • Event Planning & Management
  • Social Media

Our Great People

There’s nothing ordinary about the results we get for our clients. So it’s not surprising that Pipitone Group is not your ordinary agency. We bring an extraordinary amount of creative, strategic and overall great people to collaborate with your team every day.
  • Scott Pipitone Scott Pipitone

    Scott Pipitone


  • Nancy Banasik Nancy Banasik

    Nancy Banasik

    Vice President
    Strategic Account Planner

  • Arnie Begler Arnie Begler

    Arnie Begler

    Chief Strategy Officer

  • Vince Maffessanti Vince Maffessanti

    Vince Maffessanti

    Creative Services

  • Lynn McMahon Lynn McMahon

    Lynn McMahon

    Vice President
    Public Relations

  • Ron Moehler Ron Moehler

    Ron Moehler


  • Leah Moore Leah Moore

    Leah Moore

    Senior Director of
    Agency Resources

  • Marc Newman Marc Newman

    Marc Newman

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Jeff Piatt Jeff Piatt

    Jeff Piatt

    Chief Creative Officer

  • Francine Schmidley Francine Schmidley

    Francine Schmidley

    Director of Administration

  • Kim Tarquinio Kim Tarquinio

    Kim Tarquinio

    Vice President
    Strategic Communications

  • Silly Pipitone Silly Pipitone

    Silly Pipitone

    Chief Barketing Officer

  • Alex Alex


    Public Relations Strategist

  • Ashley Ashley


    Account Executive

  • Audra Audra


    Account Supervisor

  • Ayla Ayla


    Senior Account Executive

  • Caitie Caitie


    Senior Account Supervisor

  • Caroline Caroline


    Public Relations Strategist

  • Chao Chao


    Senior Production Coordinator

  • Chris Chris


    Content Specialist

  • Dafne Dafne


    Digital Strategist

  • Gilbert Gilbert


    Senior Content Strategist

  • Gino Gino


    Senior Art Director

  • Gray Gray


    Project Manager

  • Greg Greg


    Senior Digital Strategist

  • Joe Joe


    Senior Multimedia Developer

  • Kaidia Kaidia


    Content Strategist

  • Kamron Kamron


    Art Director

  • Kelli Kelli


    Account Executive

  • Kelsey Kelsey


    Account Executive

  • Lindsay Lindsay


    Senior Front End Developer

  • Maria Maria


    Account Coordinator

  • Maureen Maureen


    Billing Specialist

  • Melanie Melanie


    Senior Content Strategist

  • Natalie Natalie


    Interactive Project Coordinator

  • Randy Randy


    Senior Art Director

  • Sarah Sarah


    Interactive Project Coordinator

  • Shari Shari


    Senior Account Supervisor

  • Susan Susan


    Senior Interactive Project Manager

  • Tim Tim


    Art Director

  • Tina Tina


    Financial Associate

  • Toni Toni


    Senior Art Director/Designer

Great Culture

We’re not only passionate about the work we do, but were also passionate about our community and making the world a better place. We make it a priority to give back. Just as importantly, we don’t take ourselves too seriously and when it’s time, we like to kick back. Learn about the Pipitone Group culture by visiting our blog.
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Scott Pipitone

President and CEO

Scott is highly regarded both locally and nationally for his creative ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit. His eye for the smart implementation of creative design in collaboration with other marketing and communications strategies has grown Pipitone Group from a one-person shop located in the attic of his home to the worldwide corporate headquarters where 40+ people do great work every day.

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Jeff Piatt

Principal and Chief Creative Officer

From brand building to business building, Jeff's built a portfolio of work for some of the world's largest publicly-traded corporations, including Alcoa, BNY Mellon, EQT, Federated Investors, H.J. Heinz, PNC and PPG Industries. Prior to joining Pipitone Group, Jeff was president and creative director at Barton Denmarsh & Esteban (BD&E), where for more than 30 years he helped grow the firm throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. His talents applied to projects and accounts as diverse as literature systems for PNC Investments to designing an on-field promotion at Heinz Field featuring two 35-foot animated ketchup bottles. The energetic process he employs in fostering client relationships and fueling employee creativity is instrumental in turning out exceptional, innovative—heck, just plain great—work. To get a quick glance at Jeff's brand influence, just look at the lighted signs in the Pittsburgh skyline.

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Arnie Begler

Principal, Strategic Integration

Don't let him fool you. While Arnie's process might appear based on having “good conversations” and “thinking out loud,” his true prowess—his “Arnacity,” as it’s been called—is making sure client strategies are on target and getting things done effectively and efficiently for Pipitone Group's client base. Arnie's keen discernment for detail and processes stems from his 30-year career in the industry, including a vice president of marketing technology position at Blattner Brunner, which in 1990 acquired his database marketing and research company, High Technology Associates, one of the first of its kind at the time.

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Ron Moehler


Ron brings to Pipitone Group the perfect combination of attributes that made him a stellar sales manager at the region's premier printer of annual reports, Herbick & Held, back in the day: a get-it-done work ethic, an unruffled exterior and the charm to make clients and staff eager to work with him. He has more than 39 years of experience in developing a wide range of visual communication projects and websites for a variety of corporations as a managing partner at Vance Wright Adams. Ron's clients include industrial, financial services, consumer products and technology companies, colleges and universities, and businesses of every size. He is a graduate of Penn State with a bachelor's degree in marketing.

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Leah Moore

Director of Digital Marketing

As Pipitone Group’s Director of Digital Marketing, Leah knows you can’t find the forest without looking for the trees. Her day-to-day goal is helping clients leave a digital footprint, and she is a master at developing strategic and measurable digital marketing plans and executing them using a wide array of tools and best practices. Leah is passionate about tracking how marketing performs and thinking about how iterative improvements can turn any client’s everyday marketing efforts into amazing lead generation and nurturing tools.

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Marc Newman

Chief Financial Officer

Marc Newman's experience is vast and varied. He was the CEO of a wholesale dessert manufacturer, the director of annual giving at the University of Rochester, an underwriting analyst at JP Morgan Chase and is a senior advisor at The Tobin Group. And while he's a jack of all trades, he's the master of Finance. As Pipitone Group's CFO, Marc ensures the financial health of the firm, allowing us to focus on being InteGREATly creative in addressing clients' challenges. Without Marc, things at Pipitone Group just wouldn't add up.

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Francine Schmidley

Manager of Administration

With a passion for payroll and enthusiasm for HR, Francine runs the gamut of office administration at Pipitone Group. Beginning her PG career in 2002, she has expanded her role from Bookkeeper to Office Manager, and is currently Manager of Administration. Organized and engaged, she handles everything from coordinating with vendors to planning employee activities, including PG’s annual Halloween Party, which is near and dear to her heart.

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Kim Tarquinio

Kim is responsible for the strategic management of key accounts at Pipitone Group as well as the account services team structure, which helps to ensure clients’ objectives are met and their expectations are exceeded. Her 12-plus years of management, mentoring and leadership in marketing has given Kim a thorough understanding of clients online and offline business objectives, and she and her team utilize this understanding to develop effective and efficient marketing plans and recommendations.

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Vince Maffessanti

Creative Services Manager

Vince is a master of the Adobe Creative Suite. But in addition to his knack for graphic design, he spent the better part of his early career specializing in print production. As a truly diverse print and digital production artist with more than 20 years of experience, Vince leads Pipitone Group’s team of creatives, constantly striving to improve processes, culture and workflow to deliver great work to our clients.

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Nancy Banasik

Vice President | Strategic Account Planner

A message is only as effective as the planning behind it, and that's Nancy's forte at Pipitone Group. As VP/Strategic Account Planner, Nancy is our liaison to the customer, uncovering the insights, needs and details that lead to meaningful, game-changing brand ideas, effective strategies and compelling creative. Prior to joining Pipitone Group, that's exactly what she did for global brands like Heinz, DuPont, USG, Susan Komen Foundation, Hoover, Dirt Devil and Bank of America. For Gerber, she was part of the team that drove market share to an all-time high of 83%. For BEHR, her consumer insights led to a paint and primer campaign that created a new category of paint and earned the Home Depot Vendor of the Year award.


Sue Cardillo

Vice President | Public Relations


Lynn McMahon

Vice President | Public Relations

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Silly Pipitone

Chief Barketing Officer

Silly is one creative canine (she does her best work outside). Whether it’s sitting in on meetings or strategically cozying up to our desks for a tasty treat, Silly takes her duties as PG’s Chief Barketing Officer quite seriously. Just don’t ask her how that presentation is coming along during one of her IntelliNap Sessions.

Have what it takes to be an INTEGREAT Thinker? We’re always looking for passionate people who want to be integral members of our team.

We are always looking for future InteGREATORs and currently have several positions open across the agency. Take a look at our postings on Indeed and our Careers page to see if you have what it takes.

Don’t see something for you? Submit your resume to Melanie Kendrew and we’ll keep you in mind as we continue to grow!

Pipitone Group 3933 Perrysville Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15214-1735


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