Founder & CEO
As a coach, content expert, and facilitator, Ellie has seen firsthand the impact strong communication has on businesses, individuals, and teams.
She has worked closely with Apple, Google, Kate Spade, Marriott, Morgan Stanley, Oracle, Pfizer, Piaget, Spotify, Starbucks, and Twitter, among others. In particular, Ellie loves helping people better articulate themselves.
An Irish-Brit turned New Yorker, Ellie lives in Brooklyn with her family, which includes the company's Director of Morale. She is half-heartedly battling a caffeine addiction.
A communications and branding professional, Amy is well versed in helping companies position themselves in the best possible ways. She has worked with leading brands like American Express, Leading Hotels of The World, Merck, Penn Mutual, Pfizer, St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, and W Hotels.
What she’s most passionate about, though, is helping individuals position themselves for success. She coaches job seekers and those in career transitions, and often mentors students and recent graduates of her alma mater, Northwestern University.
Amy is also a volunteer with the non-profit New Women New Yorkers, where she helps immigrant women build the skills and confidence to enter the NYC job market.
Amy spends her free time with her husband, baby daughter, and rescue retired racing greyhound.
Erin is a strategic and creative leader with 15 years of international experience in branding, research, advertising, and entertainment.
Her work has included brand campaigns for LG, Walmart, L'Oreal, and Moroccanoil, creative partnerships with Wired, Vogue, Sprint, Pharrell Williams, and the State of Qatar, and an Emmy-winning mobile app with Taylor Swift and AmEx.
Erin is aging into activities she formerly found distasteful in others: practicing yoga and holding lengthy one-sided conversations with her pets.
Joe acts as CFO for Pencil or Ink, spending a lot of his time thinking through financial strategy and how to position the company to best serve our clients.
With a degree in engineering and a career in banking, Joe takes a scientific approach to the numbers. After past lives at Goldman Sachs and Perella Weinberg Partners, Joe founded Calculate to provide boutique businesses with the benefits of a full finance team while they scale.
In his free time, Joe can be seen buzzing around NYC on his motorcycle, out to dinner with his wife, or chasing his nieces and nephews.
Jillian is a CPA, accounting veteran, and Controller for Pencil or Ink.
After a getting her degree in Accounting, Jillian landed her first job with PwC. Since then, she's worked in a variety of tax and accounting roles with BDO, Marcum, and Estee Lauder. Her specialty lies in performing the proper planning around cash and taxes for boutique businesses and their owners.
When Jillian's not crunching numbers, you can find her hanging with her rescue pup, Abby, practicing French, or planning her next big trip.
Leadership Coach & Facilitator