Recently named one of Northeastern University’s 100 most successful alumni, Steve is Co-founder and Managing Partner of Peppercom. He is responsible for overall agency direction and management, new business development, new product development and agency marketing. Since founding the agency in 1995, he has been instrumental in Peppercom's rise from a two-person start-up to its current position as one of the nation's best known mid-sized strategic communications firms. His blog, www.RepManBlog.com was named best in the industry by The Holmes Report, which awarded it a SABRE in 2006. His podcast, RepChatter, won a Silver SABRE from Holmes in 2009. He has authored numerous thought leadership articles and delivered speeches on social media trends and issues. He Twitters as “@RepManCody.” Along with strategic consultant Dr. Richard Harte, Steve has written a book on sales, titled “What’s Keeping Your Customers Up at Night?”. He was also one of the CEOs featured in Donald Trump’s book “Trump: The Way to the Top.”
Steve has been named a finalist for Ernst & Young's "Entrepreneur of the Year" and is a frequent guest lecturer at the Association of Management Consulting Firms, the American Marketing Association, the PRSA Counselors Academy, Ragan Communication Seminars and other leading industry events. Steve has appeared on CNBC and APRadio, and has been featured/profiled in publications ranging from Investor’s Business Daily and The Asbury Park Press to BtoB Marketing and BusinessWeekOnline. He is a member of the PRSA Counselors Academy’s executive committee, a member of the Corporate Communication Advisory Board of Baruch College, the Civilian Corporate Affairs Committee at West Point and chairman of the College of Charleston’s Advisory Council and the Arthur W. Page Society.
Steve is an avid climber, having summitted Mt. Kilimanjaro and several Rocky Mountain 14ers. He’s also a professional comedian and regularly performs at the New York Comedy Club (www.MidLifeCrisisComic.biz.) He and his wife, Angie, have two children, Christopher and Catharine. The agency was named after the family dog, Pepper.