Meet the Team

Our Team isn't confined by the Beltway. We hail from all over the country and are ready to put our diverse experience to work for you. 


Ellis Hyman, Partner

Ellis has developed and implemented telephone strategies for four Presidential campaigns: Bill Clinton, Al Gore, John Kerry, and Hillary Clinton.  In addition to his work on presidential campaigns, Ellis has provided innovative phone strategies for every major democratic campaign committee:  DSCC, DCCC, DGA, and DLCC over the last 20 years.  He has extensive experience working with various associations in the areas of insurance, commerce, healthcare, education, environmental issues and labor unions.  

Ellis started his career in 1987 working as a staff member in the U.S. Senate.  He then moved over to the campaign side, quickly becoming one of the top Democratic fundraisers in the country. He turned his focus to professional phones and has specialized in them for the last 20 years.

Ellis enjoys playing tennis, attending sporting events, and concerts.  He is a graduate in business from Washington and Jefferson College.  He and his wife, Kelly, live in Alexandria, Virginia where they love to watch their daughter, Dominique, compete in dance competitions.

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Mike Terry, Partner

Mike has extensive knowledge of survey research and demographics, along with electronic, print, and telephone marketing.  He provides strategic advice to foreign leaders, international companies, and small businesses and designs and implements issue advocacy and public affairs campaigns.  

Since 2000, Mike has served on state and local levels as campaign manager, general consultant, mail consultant, and phone consultant and is recognized as one of Tennessee’s premier political organizers.  Mike began working campaigns in 1992 and in 1996, he led the winning campaign for Congressman Bart Gordon, who at the time was the number one target in the nation by the National Republican Congressional Committee.  

Mike earned a degree in Political Science from Middle Tennessee State University.  Prior to earning his degree at MTSU, he attended the University of Tennessee where he was a high jumper of the track team before suffering a career-ending knee injury.  He is an avid golfer and scuba diver.  Mike is board member for Middle Tennessee State University’s national alumni association and lives in Murfreesboro, a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, Lisa, a dog and a cat.

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Ed Hobbs, Vice President of IT

Ed has been in the IT field since 1997.  He is responsible for developing our current reporting platform and has an extensive knowledge of weighting and cross-tab reporting models used today. These skills along with his 25 years in the teleservices industry as either an agent or in the IT department makes him a valuable asset with the firm.  

Ed attended Metro Area community college in Omaha Nebraska and is an avid Nebraska Cornhusker fan.  He has two children with his wife, Colleen.


Monica Pignataro, Operations Manager

Monica has 20 years experience in call center operations.  She excels at meeting and exceeding client goals while maintaining excellent customer service.  During her career she has managed call centers or served as site manager for several major international operations.

Originally from Buffalo, she lives in Texarkana, Texas.  While living in Columbus, Ohio, she fell in love with Ohio State University and passionately follows their football and basketball programs.  She loves to read and travel, but finds her favorite relaxation time is when she is playing with her two Yorkies, Louie and Frankie.