Our work is based on collaboration, invention, and providing the best experience for our clients.

We love what we do and where we do it. Whether you’re looking for a world-famous cannoli or the next big thing in innovation, there is no better place than Boston.

Who We Are

Alipes is a creative digital firm that specializes in helping our clients with every aspect of their online efforts – strategy, technology, design, advertising, content development, execution, and measurement. We work from our clients’ goals to create a custom strategy and set of tactics to achieve success. And if what they need doesn’t exist, we build it.

History

Launched in 2003, Alipes began by supporting electoral campaigns. Our political roots taught us how to think on our feet, act fast, and prepare for the future -- skills we have brought to every client since then.

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We were the digital team for Deval Patrick's revolutionary run for governor of Massachusetts in 2006 and his re-election in 2010. Our work set the standard for digital grassroots organizing, integrating traditional polling and public relations techniques with online interactive tools, instant media production, and digital advertising.

In fact, our digital targeting was so ahead of the game, Google captured it as a case study.

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After he witnessed our revolutionary digital work with Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, Barack Obama's campaign manager, David Plouffe, tasked us with building Barack Obama's digital strategy. We crafted the initial digital strategy and plan and launched the exploratory website, which ultimately helped to catapult him into the Oval Office.

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Major corporations and organizations took notice of the ever-changing digital landscape, our work, and our agency. They have used us as a powerful solution ever since.

Our team is:

Smart.

Our team speaks for itself.

Honest.

The only way to be.

Imaginative.

With risk comes reward.

Limitless.

We go there.

Dedicated.

To our work and our clients.

  • Charles SteelFisher

    Charles SteelFisher

    Founding Partner

    Charles is a co-founder of Alipes and co-chair of the Board of Directors. Over the last 15 years, he’s worked with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to leading politicians to international non-profit organizations.

    In 2006, he served as the director of new media for Deval Patrick for Governor. He introduced revolutionary online fundraising and organizing systems that helped build the biggest grassroots organization in the history of Massachusetts politics. He was subsequently retained by David Plouffe and Obama for America to coordinate the launch of the 2008 presidential campaign's digital efforts.

    He has an MFA in writing from the University of Arizona and a BA in history from the University of Rochester.

  • Pace Willisson

    Pace Willisson

    Founding Partner

    Pace founded the Alipes technology department and is co-chair of the Board of Directors. He has been designing telecommunications and industrial process control software for 30 years. His Community Tool software was integral to the Deval Patrick successful campaign for Massachusetts Governor. He holds a degree in Computer Science and Engineering from MIT and can be found most summer evenings sailing around the Boston Harbor.

  • Torrey Fazen

    Torrey Fazen

    CEO

    Torrey leads the Alipes team by setting the strategy and vision for the company. She works closely with strategy, design and technology team members to execute smart, creative, and dynamic campaigns for clients.

    Prior to joining the team, she spent 13 years working for global public relations agency Burson-Marsteller, opening the agency’s Boston office in 2010. Throughout her career, she has advised clients on a range of communications issues, including strategic planning and campaign building, product launches, media tours and events, crisis management, and influencer relations.

    Torrey received her MBA from Boston University, with a strategy concentration, and her BA from Colgate University. One of her favorite discoveries was In n Out's "animal-style" burger, and she now tries to find the best off-the-menu items all over Boston.

  • Jason Tennis

    Jason Tennis

    Creative Director

    Jason is the Creative Director of Alipes and began doing freelance animated political cartoons for Alipes co-founders before Alipes even existed. He works with the entire team to create better user experiences on the interwebs, from idea generation through finalized product. Jason attended the Rhode Island School of Design and enjoys stage acting.

  • Luisa Armstrong

    Luisa Armstrong

    Operations Director

    Whether working with global Fortune 500 companies or local non-profits, Luisa has a clear and thoughtful understanding of how to integrate strategic communications, creative thinking, and technology. She advises clients on digital strategy and engagement, content marketing, community building, crisis communications, and public affairs.

    As Operations Director, she helps develop and execute the company’s long-term vision, and supports the strategy, design, and technology teams in delivering successful campaigns to Alipes’ clients.

    A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in political science and French, you’ll often find her running along the Charles River or searching for the best croissant in town.

  • Nathan Lamont

    Nathan Lamont

    Technology Director

    Nathan designs and engineers user experiences for the web and iOS. Nathan grew up programming, teaching himself BASIC at age 10, and 6502 assembly language at age 14. Nathan was an indie developer before that was even a thing, building several critically acclaimed games and utilities. He has a BA in English from Oberlin College with a minor in Computer Science, and is a huge fan of the Oxford comma.

  • Meghan Gardner

    Meghan Gardner

    Senior Vice President, Strategy

    Meghan Gardner's career spans both U.S. coasts and two continents. She has more than 15 years of experience as a content and communications strategist, working with clients from tech startups to global enterprises.

    Prior to joining Alipes, Meghan headed up the content and communications practice at Proper Villains; before that, she held senior leadership and account management roles at Version 2.0 Communications and LEWIS PR. In addition to her agency experience, Meghan has held in-house marketing communications roles at PA Consulting Group and Wood Mackenzie.

    As the weathervane for our content and client service strategy, Meghan leads teams that take a deeply empathetic but ruthlessly perfectionist approach to our clients' programs. With a journalist’s ear for news and a writer’s eye for content, Meghan helps form communication strategies that elevate, differentiate, and deliver results for clients across every channel, from print and broadcast to online and social.

    Over the course of her career, Meghan’s clients have been recognized by the World Economic Forum, the Publicity Club of Boston, and the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and economics, magna cum laude, from Williams College.

  • Brendan Butts

    Brendan Butts

    Senior Technical Lead

    Brendan is Senior Technical Lead at Alipes. He started teaching himself QBASIC when he hit double digits, and code has been a passion of his ever since. Prior to joining the Alipes team, he worked as Director of Product (and before that, Lead Developer) at a mobile advertising company. Further back, he founded and ran a web development company for a decade. He is a published author and game designer.

  • Keith Koslowsky

    Keith Koslowsky

    Engineer

    Keith is a technical engineer and specializes in producing online content at the speed of the web. He has produced online videos for political and issue based campaigns. He believes the little guy matters and that the internet is an efficient means to aggregate a movement. Keith has a dual BS from Northeastern University in Journalism and Film Studies and a Master's degree from Emerson College in Broadcast.

  • Michael Callahan

    Michael Callahan

    Producer

    Michael is a Producer and branded content guru. Working with the creative teams, he generates both traditional as well as shareable media. Michael earned his MFA in Film Production from Boston University's College of Communication.

  • Dustin McCormick

    Dustin McCormick

    Designer

    Dustin is a graphic designer for Alipes, handling day-to-day artwork and graphic creation for clients. Dustin received a BFA in graphic design with a minor in illustration from Middle Tennessee State University. In his spare time, he enjoys illustration, typography, and moonlighting as a drummer for local bands.

  • Kayla King

    Kayla King

    Digital Account Executive

    As a digital account executive at Alipes, Kayla crafts engaging content and executes social strategies for clients. Kayla has a foundation in corporate communications and received her BA in public relations from SUNY Oswego. Originally from New York, her ideal morning begins with a fresh bagel and a hot cup of "cawfee."

  • Sonya Chen

    Sonya Chen

    Developer

    Sonya is a Developer for Alipes. Since graduating from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in Interactive Media and Game Development, life has taken her for a ride. She spent a lot of time exploring different career opportunities and company lifestyles, and getting her feet wet in Android development, developing in C#, and maintaining SQL databases until she finally found her calling as a developer with a forte in front end development. Sonya likes to play various video games from MMORPGs to MOBAs to Indie, and also likes to create cosplays in her spare time.

  • Faith Loewy

    Faith Loewy

    Digital Account Executive

    As a Digital Account Executive at Alipes, Faith serves her clients in three ways - content strategy, project management, and as a primary day-to-day account manager. Faith brings some great client-service experience to our team, having held account executive roles at precision effect and Epsilon, and is an experienced content strategist and social media manager.

    Faith is a New England native with a strong interest in branding and social media. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Bentley University in 2014, and spent Fall 2012 studying abroad in Vienna (and touring as much of Europe as possible on the weekends). Faith has a passion for travel, and if she were what she ate she would likely be a noodle, a muffin, or maybe a watermelon Sour Patch Kid.

  • Andressa DeSouza

    Andressa DeSouza

    Office Manager

    Andressa is Alipes' office manager, and handles the day-to-day operations of the office. Prior to joining the Alipes family, she worked for seven years in an office managerial/lead assistant role for a variety of companies ranging from law firms to educational companies. She has always loved being the go-to person, and has found her niche in that type of role. She loves playing with her two puppies, doing 500+ piece puzzles, working on her golf game, and going for cruises when Mother Nature cooperates.

  • Sara Mustaffa

    Sara Mustaffa

    Assistant Digital Account Executive

    As an Assistant Account Executive at Alipes, Sara collaborates with other team members to develop and execute strategies for digital and social media campaigns. She also manages social media engagement and creates reports based on results. She received her BA from Bentley University in marketing with a minor in design and corporate communications. Prior to working at Alipes, she worked in the fashion and retail industry. Originally from Malaysia, she loves tropical weather, hip-hop, and is pretty sure she could live off of Asian cuisine for the rest of her life.

  • Dan Sudenfield

    Dan Sudenfield

    Developer

    Dan is a Developer at Alipes with a primary focus on the back-end. Prior to joining Alipes, he worked for an electronics trade-in company as a full stack software engineer for two and a half years, where he learned how to program in multiple languages. He loves warm weather, the West Coast, big dogs, and cooking, and swears his chili would win first place if he ever entered it into a cook-off.

  • Karl Johnson

    Karl Johnson

    Senior Digital Account Executive

    With a background in the agriculture, food, and technology industries, Karl delivers marketing strategy, project management, and content production management as part of the Alipes team.

    As Senior Account Executive, Karl coordinates day-to-day project management, including the coordination of websites and other digital campaigns. Karl holds a degree in PR and Marketing from Grace College in Indiana. He will try anything once.

  • Maureen Coelho

    Maureen Coelho

    Advertising Director

    Maureen is a passionate and active member of Boston’s interactive media community who loves watching the digital landscape evolve. With nearly a decade of media planning and buying experience, she’s developed her skill set working with a wide array of great brands. Maureen has worked at some of the largest agencies in Boston including Havas Media, Mullen, and MarcUSA, covering top advertisers like Choice Hotels, McDonald’s, Amtrak, Payless ShoeSource, Rite Aid, and JetBlue. She has garnered two Maven awards for the work completed, the latest for best use of social media. At Alipes, she spearheads all digital advertising efforts.

Interested in learning more? Become a part of the team.

Account Director


At Alipes, we believe that work is about more than just coming into the office every day - it’s about driving change and producing the kind of smart, creative projects our whole team can be proud of. As Digital Account Director, you’d be a key part of executing that vision for our clients, from Fortune 150 companies to local non-profits.

In this role, you’ll take the lead on turning strategy into digital execution: from guiding a website through the agile development process to managing the creation of digital assets such as videos and social content. You need to be adept at both strategic communications and the translation of technology into client-friendly terms, and able to understand the importance of digital to a company’s bottom line.

Ideally, you’re constantly seeking new and exciting ways to experiment with content strategy, creation, distribution, and measurement. And you operate like a digital native, staying up-to-date on the latest digital trends and displaying acumen for testing tactics rather than believing everything you read.

Your responsibilities:

  • Lead, coordinate, and manage collaborative teamwork on a variety of digital projects - like website builds, social media strategies, and content creation
  • Showcase and put into practice an understanding of core technologies related to the development of digital assets, as well as a willingness to keep learning as technology evolves
  • Project management from defining client business needs and communicating to the internal team, to the day-to-day translation of business needs into technical execution
  • Proactively set and manage client expectations throughout the course of a project
  • Creatively solve challenges related to timing, resources, or budgets
  • Provide oversight and quality control on all deliverables
  • Provide thought leadership on digital and content trends to both internal and client teams
  • Own senior-level client relationships
  • Manage and mentor junior team members
  • Identify fresh opportunities to grow client relationships and new business opportunities

Requirements:

  • Pride yourself on excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Can communicate effectively with clients—managing expectations and delivering value everyday
  • Have experience managing a team and enjoy working in a collaborative environment
  • Have experience bringing digital projects to fruition by working with cross-functional teams that include technology-focused members
  • Inherent curiosity and active participation in the digital world
  • Ability to interpret data and use it to make decisions about digital strategy.
  • 5-7 years of experience in an in-house or agency role

Nice to have:

  • Experience working on communications for policy or political campaigns at a local, state, or federal level

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Senior Digital Producer


At Alipes, we believe that work is about more than just coming into the office every day - it’s about driving change and producing the kind of smart, creative projects our whole team can be proud of. As Senior Digital Producer/Product Manager, you’d be a key part of executing that vision for our clients, from Fortune 150 companies to local non-profits.

In this role, you’d take the lead on turning strategy into digital execution: from guiding a website through the agile development process to managing the creation of rich media assets such as videos and animations. Adept at both strategic communications and the translation of technology into client-friendly terms, you understand the importance of digital to a company’s bottom line - and you’re constantly seeking new and exciting ways to experiment with content strategy, creation, distribution, and measurement.

Your responsibilities:

  • Lead, coordinate, and manage a variety of digital projects - like website builds, social media content, and mobile apps - in an organized, collaborative manner
  • Have and act on a solid understanding of core technologies related to the development of digital assets, as well as a willingness to keep learning as technology evolves
  • Work closely with technology teams in an iterative manner in order to test and refine digital deliverables; ensure all projects meet or exceed best practices in usability and design
  • Engage with and inspire our team of strategists, designers, and technologists, and work closely with them to drive concepts from idea, to pilot, to execution
  • Serve as primary client liaison for new and ongoing projects
  • Be a project management guru: define client business needs, communicate to internal team, and lead interpretation from business need to technical execution
  • Proactively set and manage client expectations throughout the course of a project; creatively solve challenges related to timing, resources, or budgets
  • Provide oversight and quality control on all deliverables, including owning all behind-the-scenes execution details
  • Serve as an Alipes Curiosity Leader: follow and provide guidance on the implementation of digital and content trends to both internal and client teams, evaluating the pros, cons, and business value of new technology capabilities or products

You'd be a good fit if:

  • Pride yourself on excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Can communicate effectively with clients—managing expectations and delivering values every day
  • Have experience managing a team and enjoy working in a collaborative environment
  • Have experience bringing digital projects to fruition by working with cross-functional teams that include technology-focused members
  • Know how to interpret data and turn your analysis into actionable enhancements that increase and optimize user engagement
  • Have 5-7 years of experience in an in-house or agency role focused on technology or digital product management
  • Have basic HTML skills, experience with CMS tools such as Contentful and Wordpress, solid knowledge of Google Analytics/Tag Manager (Google IQ certification preferred)

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Digital Account Manager

Alipes is looking for a Digital Account Manager who lives and breathes digital. Great candidates are both experienced in client service and proven creators of compelling digital strategies that help clients achieve business goals. We are looking for candidates who think creatively and can connect smart digital strategy to client objectives, while forging and fostering strong relationships at all levels of client organizations. Digital Account Managers also oversee account teams, providing direction, prioritization, and day-to-day progress against deliverables and deadlines.

You'd be responsible for...

  • Designing and overseeing implementation of strategy for digital projects and campaigns, from websites to social advertising
  • Managing day-to-day client relationships
  • Prioritizing and managing the day-to-day activities of junior team members
  • Providing feedback and insight to the Alipes leadership team regarding client and team needs and opportunities
  • Overseeing execution of tactics as part of strategy implementation
  • Delivering consistently excellent results, measured by analytics and other tools

You'll be a great fit for this job if you have...

  • 5-7 years experience at a digital strategy or communications agency
  • Hands-on experience managing multiple client accounts and handling day-to-day client interactions
  • Proven experience managing an account team
  • Excellent writing abilities and experience creating written content for social and digital use (including collaboration with art or video teams to produce multimedia content)
  • Experience using Google Analytics tools and social media analytics tools to produce client reports and make data-driven decisions about digital engagement and strategy
  • A creative spirit and passion for the digital world

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Digital Strategy Intern

We're looking for a student or recent graduate to join the Alipes team as a Digital Strategy Intern. Your responsibilities would include mapping, monitoring, and reporting on digital platforms; producing regular analytics reports on client projects; and contributing social media content (blog posts, Facebook posts, etc.). Prior experience with social media is a must, as are strong writing skills and attention to detail. You’ll have the opportunity to work with all members of our team to get hands-on experience creating, producing, and driving a message online. The internship is part-time and paid, and the schedule is flexible.

You'd be responsible for...

  • Creating social media content for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and beyond
  • Helping to execute a digital social strategy for our clients
  • Producing regular reports on client projects to analyze and monitor project performance
  • Working with our strategy, creative, and technology teams to help implement new websites and projects

You'll be a great fit for this internship if you have...

  • A personal interest in and previous experience using digital and social media, including blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn
  • Strong writing skills
  • Familiarity with Google Analytics and other social media analytics tools
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize tasks and communicate in a busy environment
  • Experience with a content management system such as Movable Type, WordPress, Blogger, or others
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Passion and curiosity about the digital and social world

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