Leadership team

Diversity. Integrity. Trust.

Diversity, integrity, and trust are the core of earning anything - and our leadership is formed on that basis, placing the highest priority on good people, doing the right things. We collaborate, get creative, hustle, and get the job done well.

Bill O’Dowd

Chairman & CEO

Dolphin Entertainment

Bill O’Dowd

Chairman & CEO

Bill O’Dowd founded Dolphin Entertainment in 1996. He graduated with honors from Harvard Law School, has received a Master’s Degree in Modern European History from Creighton University, and was named 1st-Team Academic All-American by USA Today while an undergraduate at Creighton. Bill has served on the United Way Worldwide Leadership Council since its inception almost a decade ago, and has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami for over 20 years, teaching the business of motion pictures and television to Film and Communications majors.

Mirta A. Negrini

CFO & COO

Dolphin Entertainment

Best-in-Class Full-Service Entertainment PR

Mirta A. Negrini

CFO & COO

Mirta A. Negrini has served as our Chief Financial and Operating Officer since October of 2013. Mirta has over 30 years of experience in both private and public accounting. Between 1996 and 2013, she was a named partner of Gilman & Negrini, P.A., an accounting firm of which Dolphin was a client. Prior to that, she served as Controller of American International Container, Inc., an international distributor of glass and plastic containers. Mirta spent several years working overseas in the Paris, France office of American Airlines, where she served as Accounting Manager. She began her career at Arthur Andersen in Assurance service. Mirta graduated with a Masters in Professional Accounting from the University of Miami and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Florida.

Lois Najarian O’Neill

Co-Founder & Co-CEO | COO, Dolphin Executive Committee

The Door

Food, Travel, & Consumer Products PR & Marketing

Lois Najarian O’Neill

Co-Founder & Co-CEO | COO, Dolphin Executive Committee

Lois Najarian O’Neill is Co-CEO and a Founding Partner of The Door | idea house, cited by The Observer as the #3 Most Powerful PR Agencies in America. Lois has spent over 25 years in the field of corporate, entertainment, lifestyle, and hospitality public relations. She has headed the Media Departments at Epic Records, Clive Davis’ J records, and TVT Records, and held roles as Executive Vice President at 2 venerable PR institutions Susan Blond, Inc, and Dan Klores Communications. Lois began her career working in television at Live with Regis and Kathie Lee and Lifetime Television. She graduated from Pace University with a degree in Communications and Marketing.

Charlie Dougiello

Co-Founder & Co-CEO | CIO, Dolphin Executive Committee

The Door

Food, Travel, & Consumer Products PR & Marketing

Charlie Dougiello

Co-Founder & Co-CEO | CIO, Dolphin Executive Committee

Charlie Dougiello is Co-CEO and a Founding Partner of The Door | idea house, one of the most influential marketing and media relations companies in the U.S. An 18-year veteran of marketing and public relations, Charlie started his career as a journalist at Dow Jones Newswires before joining The Lippin Group, an entertainment and music agency in 2000. His experience launching cable networks and shows led him to Dan Klores Communications, where he served as Vice President of corporate entertainment, representing clients in the hospitality, media, and celebrity sectors. Prior to starting The Door, he also worked for CBS Television Distribution, launching the hit syndicated show “Rachael Ray.” Charlie graduated from the Journalism Program at the University of Delaware.

Amanda Lundberg

CEO

42West

The Best In Entertainment PR

Amanda Lundberg

CEO

Amanda Lundberg heads 42West’s Entertainment Marketing Division. One of the most innovative and creative film publicists in the business, Amanda has been instrumental in developing and overseeing hundreds of film-release campaigns, awards campaigns, festival launches, and publicity initiatives for numerous studios, distributors, and production companies. Amanda also represents a diverse slate of actors, directors, writers, and producers, including Tom Cruise, Guillermo del Toro, Peter and Bobby Farrelly, Paul Feig, Larry McMurtry, Diana Ossana, Mary Parent, Chris Weitz, and Mike White, to name a few. Prior to joining 42West, Amanda was Executive Vice President of Worldwide Public Relations at Miramax Films and Senior Vice President of Worldwide Publicity at MGM, where she was one of the key executives responsible for reinvigorating the James Bond franchise.

David Shilale

CEO

Viewpoint Creative

Quality Video Marketing & Branding Solutions

David Shilale

CEO

David Shilale joined Viewpoint Creative in 1997 and is now CEO. His keen business acumen coupled with his extensive knowledge of the creative and production process has helped to deliver measurable results for a broad array of entertainment, media, technology and lifestyle brands. Dave has produced, managed, and directed network launches, main titles, content, commercials, promotion, image, and identity campaigns for a variety of clients including ABC, AMC, Blender Bottle, Discovery, Disney, EPIX, ESPN, HBO, Reebok, and Showtime. Dave serves on the Board of Directors and is the exclusive photographer for Massachusetts-Vest-a-Dog, a non-profit that supports police K-9 units across the commonwealth. He graduated from Fitchburg State University with a degree in Communication and Media and a minor in Business Marketing.

Marilyn Laverty

CEO

Shore Fire Media

The Industry Leader in PR Music

Marilyn Laverty

CEO

Marilyn Laverty is founder and president of Shore Fire Media. A graduate in philosophy from Cornell University, she started her career at the Ithaca Journal, then moved to New York City where she worked as a freelancer for U.S. and British music magazines, before becoming VP of Publicity at Columbia Records. In recent years, Marilyn has twice been named one of Billboard magazine’s top “Women in Music.”

Ali Grant

Co-CEO

The Digital Dept.

Leading Influencer & Social Media Marketing

Ali Grant

Co-CEO

Ali Grant launched Be Social in 2012 as one of the first agencies with a hyper-focus on executing influencer outreach and collaboration. Believing in the power of creators, she has built a career on amplifying their voices. She held the position of Founder & CEO of Be Social before becoming Co-CEO & CMO of The Digital Dept. Ali’s accolades and press include Fast Company, Inc., WWD, PRWeek, The Innovation 50, Forbes, Huffington Post, and more. She was named by Business Insider as a Top Talent Manager for creators. Ali also hosts the agency’s creator economy podcast “Follow Me,” which has been rated as a Top 100 Business Podcast on iTunes.

Sarah Boyd

Co-CEO

The Digital Dept.

Leading Influencer & Social Media Marketing

Sarah Boyd

Co-CEO

Dubbed the “dot connector,” Sarah started her career in Fashion PR. In 2012, she decided to channel her expert industry know-how, her extensive list of contacts and her countless amiable relationships by creating SIMPLY, a conference and event collective with one goal in mind: connecting. With the rise of influencer marketing, Sarah started managing some of the most sought-after celebrity influencers. Sarah has been featured in a variety of press outlets including Marie Claire, People Style Watch, E!, LA Business Journal, WWD, to name a few, and she was named a “Female Founder to Watch” by Forbes and is now a Forbes Fashion and Beauty contributor. In 2017, Sarah completed a successful acquisition for SIMPLY with Socialyte and held the position of President of Socialyte prior to becoming Co-CEO & CRO of The Digital Dept.

Andrea Oliveri

Co-CEO

Special Projects

Andrea Oliveri

Co-CEO

Longtime friends and colleagues Andrea Oliveri and Nicole Vecchiarelli met while working in the magazine industry. As cultural mavens, they covered the world of entertainment, booking celebrities for covers and features and producing franchise events at influential brands such as W, Teen Vogue, Elle, InStyle, Details, and DuJour. Sensing the coming shifts in the media landscape, Andrea and Nicole launched Special Projects in 2016, creating a first-of-its-kind agency providing talent booking, content creation, and event production. 

Nicole Vecchiarelli

Co-CEO

Special Projects

Nicole Vecchiarelli

Co-CEO

Longtime friends and colleagues Nicole Vecchiarelli and Andrea Oliveri met while working in the magazine industry. As cultural mavens, they covered the world of entertainment, booking celebrities for covers and features and producing franchise events at influential brands such as W, Teen Vogue, Elle, InStyle, Details, and DuJour. Sensing the coming shifts in the media landscape, Andrea and Nicole launched Special Projects in 2016, creating a first-of-its-kind agency providing talent booking, content creation, and event production. 

Public Relations

Julia Levy

CHIEF OF STAFF

NEW BUSINESS

JULIA LEVY

CHIEF OF STAFF

CONTENT PRODUCTION ​

EMERSON DAVIS​

VP OF DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION​

INVESTOR RELATIONS

James Carbonara

Hayden IR Regional Vice President

CAREERS

Wayne Bishop

VP of Human Resources

GENERAL iNQUIRIES

Rose Goewey

Assistant to CEO Bill O’Dowd

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