Dick Pirozzolo

Pirozzolo Company Public Relations 326 A Street Suite 1B Boston, MA 02210
Website: http://www.pirozzolo.com
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Professional Experience

In addition to my Feature Articles in media outlets such as The New York Times, Huffington Post, The Boston Globe and numerous industry publications, I produce and manage content for your Blogs, Social Media Outlets, Websites and for your Public Relations & Corporate Communications campaigns. Industry expertise: financial services, investment management, institutional and personal financial services, financial technology, cybersecurity, forex, high-tech (electronics), enterprise software, the homebuilding industry and commercial real estate. I've also written and published nonfiction books on residential construction and corporate biographies. PR/Media Placement experience with national and industry media includes serving USB, Citibank, Mass Mutual, Stanley Black & Decker, CBS-Boston, Wright Express (WEX/NYSE), Trayport (GFIG/NYSE), FCM360, Mass Design Printed Circuit Boards, Inc. Billy Sims / China Food Group, and Stealthcare CyberSecurity Services.

Expertise

Writer
20 Years
Content Editor (online)
23 Years
Promotions
14 Years

Specialty

Finance
16 Years
Business (general)
25 Years
Technology
12 Years

Industries


Pr/marketing - all
20 Years
Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
18 Years
PR (firm) - Small to mid-sized corp. clients
22 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

28 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

e-Forex Magazine (3-5), PCB 007 (Printed Circuit Board) (3-5), Banking Technology (6-10)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Stealthcare Cybersecurity Services (1-2), FCM360- forex and financial cloud services (10+), Legacy Financial Advisors (10+), Trayport Ltd. (GFIG/NYSE) (10+), J/Brice Design International (10+), Classic Post & Beam (10+), Wright Express (10+), The Government of Vietnam (10+), The Government of Japan (3-5), American Polyfilm, Manufacturer of plastic film (1-2), Mass Design - Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing (10+), Billy Sims 1978 Heisman Trophy Winner (6-10)

Other Work History

Vice President Clarke & Company Public Relations, Pubic Relations Manager, Boston University, Information Officer (Captain) USAF

Technical Skills

Copywriting, News Writing, Press Release Writing, Web Development, Content Management, White Papers, Ghostwriter -- corporate biographies

Computer Skills

OS 10, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, WordPress, Vertical Response, Constant Contact, PhotoShop.

Equipment

Mac, Nikon Digital SLR

References

Jubin Pejman, CEO, FCM360, FX infrastructure, Marcel Kay, PR Director Aité, industrial analysts, Billy Sims, Billy Sims / China Food Group, Kevin Zhang Director of China Operations, Billy Sims / China Food Group Paul Mauro, CEO, Legacy Financial Advisors, William Gately, Marketing manager, Mass Design, Inc. (Printed Circuit Boards), Billy Sims, CEO, Billy Sims / China Food Group

Awards

Bellringer

Associations

Accredited Member PRSA National Press Club, Washington, DC Society of Professional Journalists Foreign Press Association of New York Editorial Board of the Boston Global Forum think tank New England Canada Business Council -- Public Relations Committee

Work Samples

PR-News Releases and Media Placement

(Detroit Business Magazine 2/26/2015)
Feature article placement in Detroit Business magazine on a startup company founded by Billy Sims, 1978 Heisman Trophy winner and Detroit Lions all-star running back.
(Boston Global Forum 8/12/2014)
Publicity Announcement on Dick Pirozzolo being named to Boston Global Forum's Editorial board. Boston Global forum is a Boston think tank founded by Former Mass. Gov. Michael Dukakis and Vietnam business leader Tuan Nguyen.
(Boston Globe 3/12/2014)
News Release on executive named to head European Division of FCM360 appears in the Boston Globe
(Rypos 3/15/2006)
Wrote and placed brief item in Construction and Maintenance Magazine on advanced diesel engine filters developed by Rypos.
(Boston Globe 3/29/2014)
Placed article in the Boston Sunday Globe about international hotel design and develop firm with offices in Boston and Dammam Saudi Arabia.
(Huffington Post 10/6/2017)
Publicity for client Make48, the new invention competition reality show airing on PBS-TV nationally, underwritten by Stanley Black & Decker.

Copywriting Editorial

(e-FOREX Magazine 10/1/2015)
Interviews and covered symposia on Swiss National Bank deepening the franc from the euro, latest nasdaq developments, FCM360's financial cloud and Bitcoin trends and acceptance.
(Banking Technology 10/1/2014)
Coverage of the SWIFT-organized SIBOS Conference in Boston.
(Banking Technology 10/1/2014)
"Every time something goes wrong we don't need the scalp of a regulator or the scalp of a banker." That's true theme of this article on how greater cooperation is needed between the Federal Government and Banking Industry.
(TransPacific Magazine 11/21/2017)
Covered the opening of Vietnam to US business and tourism over a five year period in words and photos.
(Daily News at SIBOS 10/2/2014)
A panel of senior bank executives and global economy policymakers discuss the 2008 financial collapse and the recover. The panel called for greater diversity at senior levels of management to improve outcomes.
(Security 500 Magazine 10/1/2014)
Article aimed at establishing the founder of a security consulting firm serving the transportation industry as a through leader in the terrorism/security industry.
(Banking Technology 9/30/2014)
"As an American living in England, my little bank in Coventry has to report to all of them on my minuscule account." That was the sentiment of at least one banker when it comes to regulation and the spate of regulatory agencies, both in the US and internationally.
(Natural Home Magazine 8/31/2009)
Tax incentives and rebates on home energy improvements fully explained.
(Banking Technology 9/30/2014)
"Bitcoin may not be interested in government, but government is interested in Bitcoin."
(The Affluent Page 9/1/2017)
Feature article on the largest property at 49 Black Sand Beach, Hale Maluhla, stretches along the coast, high above Honoka’ope Bay. It may sound like hyperbole, but those who know and love Hawaii will say, quite matter-of-factly, that the Kohala Coast on the west side of The Big Island — no one calls it Hawaii — is “the best place in the world.”Only distant ships and migrating humpback whales interrupt the Pacific vista. Annual average rainfall is less than four inches and pleasant summer weather remains all year for this island that is about the size of Connecticut..
(PCB 007 (Printed Circuit Board) 9/30/2014)
Article on new medical electronics innovation from the perspective OEM printed circuit board manufacturer Mass Desgn.
(e-Forex Magazine 10/30/2014)
Article on a recent foreign exchange (forex) conference in New york published by the leading publications in the industry. The article covered the impact of regulation and technology on high-frequency, low-latency trading.
(Banking Technology 10/2/2013)
While Bitcoin founders started out as a currency existing apart from banking and government, it is becoming clear that its acceptance is rooted in establishing international banking relationships.
(Consumers Digest 6/30/2009)
Manufacturers of ceiling fans employ the latest energy-saving technology, giving consumers a stylish way to keep cool without the high cost of air conditioning.
(12/1/2010)
Inspired by architect Philip Johnson, Ebrahim Nana, the designer and owner of Nana Wall Systems, has created a series of gliding panels that can instantly open up a home to nature.
(O'Dwyer's Magazine 9/4/2015)
My how things have changed. The once familiar pedicabs are all but gone. Ho Chi Minh City is building a subway to cut congestion. The demure Ao Dai, the traditional Vietnamese outfit is gone-save for front desk clerks and airline greeters. Millennials frequent Dong Khoi Street's trendy boutiques
(e-Forex Magazine 11/18/2016)
(2/25/2017)
Article for Boston Global Forum a Harvard affiliated Think Tank based on a seminar organized by The Christian Science Monitor
(Dan's Hamtons 3/13/2009)
Profile article on a leading international hotel designer who lives in the Hamptons and New York City

Website Development & Copywriting

(Mass Design Printed Circuit Boards 9/30/2011)
Develop, design and write all copy for a US-based designer and manufacturer of printed circuit boards for the avionics, medical and defense industrial sectors
(FCM360 - Foreign Exchange Infrastructure 1/1/2010)
Provide copywriting and content management
(Wilmington Trust 9/10/2007)
Drafted a series of articles on financial management for high net worth individuals for a special advice section of the Wilmington Trust Website
(Billy Sims / China Food Group 3/1/2015)
Website Development - project management and wrote all website copy for Billy Sims / China Food Group, founded by Billy Sims, former star running back for the Detroit Lions and 1978 Heisman Trophy winner. Start up company exports milk powder to China. Website is bilingual.
(FCM360 10/31/2014)
Write, Edit and Produce. Forex Summit is a monthly newsletter covering trends, insights and latest news in foreign exchange. This issue features my articles titled, "Cyber-War is Here to Stay" and "Choosing a Liquidity Provider."

Books

(Consequence Magazine 3/7/2017)
Review of Dick Pirozzolo's Escape from Saigon by Robert Earl in Consequence—an international literary magazine on the culture of war. Earle praises Escape from Saigon. He writes: "This is a fast moving, day-by-day account told through the perspective of diplomats, journalists, CIA operatives, a bartender, numerous Vietnamese, military officers, and Washington officials, notably Henry Kissinger."
(Gibbs Smith Publishers 9/13/2000)
. While timberframe homes naturally evoke a country or traditional feeling, TIMBERFRAME INTERIORS teaches that you need not confine yourself to that decor. Timberframe construction provides a wonderful beginning to create a warm, friendly atmosphere while responding to a unique set of interior designs and challenges.
(Pequot Press, Guilford, Connecticut 12/1/2003)
Timberframe homes--also known as post-and-beam homes--have long set the standard for integrity and elegance, and the authors of The Timberframe Way have built some of the best. Here in one book is a careful study of all the elements that make a timberframe home both a lifestyle and a work of art. Every construction method is covered, from prefabricated, manufactured kits to "one-off" frames hand-hewn by independent craftsmen using traditional methods
(Skyhorse Publishing, New York 1/3/2017)
This historically accurate chronicle of the final 30 days of the Vietnam War that follows the lives of those swept up in the bungling of their political leaders: NBS-TV's first Vietnamese-American correspondent and the hard-hitting Sam Esposito of The Washington Legend whose news reports infuriated Richard Nixon, an American businessman who risks his life to smuggle out his employees; a soldier searching for his wife's relatives, ordinary Vietnamese seeking any way out, and a French expatriate barkeep hanging on the last vestiges of colonialism, along with US diplomats, including the disillusioned Ambassador Graham Martin, CIA operatives and spies. URL - https://www.escapefromsaigon.com