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.

  • 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

    Associate Creative Director

    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

    Senior 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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