Thunder 11 is a boutique communications agency with a core group of marketing professionals that oversees a vast network of talent. Our structure keeps us lean and agile enabling us to assemble the very best team for every client.
Founder, CEO Thunder11
Marco Greenberg is the president of Thunder11, a New York City-based public relations, social media, and branding boutique. A former managing director at PR giant Burson-Marsteller, he is known for combining creative thinking and relentless execution for clients ranging from foreign governments and NGOs, to Fortune 500 companies eg Clorox, Comcast, Nestle and innovative start-ups beginning with the launch of Akamai Technologies, one of Wall Street’s most successful IPOs. He is a graduate of UCLA, with a Masters from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and serves as an adjunct professor of marketing at NYU.
Vice President, Client Services
Chris has worked with a range of organizations including the Brookings Institution, the Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs, and Eurasia Group. He holds a Masters of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. He has studied Arabic at the American University in Cairo and traveled extensively throughout the region. His writing and analysis has has appeared in major news outlets, including The Huffington Post, Mashable, The New York Daily News, and Foreign Policy.
Liel Leibovitz is an Assistant Professor of digital media at New York University (NYU) Liel received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2007 and his research interests include the nature and existence of electronic game play, exploring such diverse issues as human-machine interaction, gaming, and the construction of player subjectivity, and representations of death and violence in video games. Prior to coming to NYU, he taught at Barnard College. He is a member of the advisory board of the New York chapter of the Digital Games Research Association, a founding member of the NYU Faculty Council on Games, and recently a moderator for the 92nd Street Y’s Campaign for the American Conversation lecture series Liel is the author of numerous books, including the forthcoming A Broken Hallelujah: The Life of Leonard Cohen, as well as contributor to newspapers and magazines such as the Los Angeles Times, the Atlantic Monthly, Dissent, and Tablet.
Michael Cecil is forward-thinking communications pro with a wide breadth of experience and skills. As a political enthusiast, technology aficionado, and an intuitive researcher, Michael is dedicated towards combining knowledge and vision to serve Thunder11 clients. At Thunder11, Michael focuses on managing client services, training staff, conducting research, facilitating social media strategy and outreach, and contributing to brand development for clients in the fields of public affairs and technology. Michael is currently serving as the Assistant Communications Director for Social Media with the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy New York (YPFP-NY) chapter, where he plays a role in building the overall digital strategy for the organization. Michael specializes in utilizing online tools for grassroots outreach. He served as Neighborhood Team Leader for Obama for America in Southern California, and has lead training sessions on social media best-practices for OFA in New York City. In 2010, Michael served as the Campaign Manager for the Committee to Elect Steve Schultz, spearheading an aggressive movement that combined social media acumen and innovative public policy to improve quality of life in his home town of Fountain Valley, California.
Stephanie is a manager at Thunder11 bringing more than five years of experience in communications at large agencies, non-profits and a community newspaper. She specializes in healthcare communications, corporate reputation, social media, grassroots public relations and corporate social responsibility.Most recently, Stephanie worked for three years at the international public relations firm, Burson-Marsteller, where she managed campaigns for top global pharmaceutical companies, executing drug launches and disease awareness programs and managing issues and crises. She also worked for a leading paint company on a national corporate social responsibility initiative and led the public relations efforts for a pro-bono campaign to send unused HIV/AIDS medications to developing countries.Prior to Burson-Marsteller, Stephanie worked as a digital advertising consultant for a community New York Times-affiliated newspaper. She also interned at Fleishman-Hillard in Atlanta and for an organ donation program at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida.A graduate of the University of Florida, Stephanie holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations, master’s degree in international business and certification in global management. She has lived and studied in Spain, Japan and Russia, and speaks Spanish.
Born and raised in Mexico City, Alan Grabinsky is interested in media and social innovation, particularly as it relates to cities. Alan has a diverse and eclectic professional experience, from producing cultural events to consulting on digital communication strategies and devising guerrilla marketing campaigns. He has worked as Director of Salon Mexico City, a cultural NGO based in Mexico City and as Project Assistant at the Project for Public Spaces. He has also worked as a social media consultant for the Mexican Consulate in New York City. He graduated in 2013 from New York University with a Masters in Media, Culture and Communications.
Paige F. MacGregor received her M.A. in Media, Culture and Communications from New York University's Steinhardt School in May 2013 and her B.A. in English from Wheaton College (MA) in 2008. A recent addition to the Thunder11 team, Paige brings an extensive background in data analysis, research, and content development to Thunder11 and its clients. Paige specializes in social media analysis with an emphasis on brand development and marketing, product and service evaluation and strategic planning.
Jr. Account Executive
Jane Hainze is a creative and driven individual with a passion for communications and new media. She graduated from Denison University with honors in English and Spanish, and earned recognition in her senior research project on post-9/11 literature. Jane has a well-rounded background in media through her leadership on the executive board of Denison’s nationally ranked radio station, work at Northwestern University Press, as well as a position with the Community Impact department at the United Way of Milwaukee. She also speaks Spanish, and studied at the University of Seville in Spain. Her innovative spirit, in tandem with strong writing and research skills, allows her to tackle any communications challenge that comes her way.