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Elliot Tomaeno

Founder & CEO of Astrsk PR

Sep 2012 — Present

Elliot has over a decade of experience in PR and has helped launch and support more than 400 startups and innovation brands.

About Me

Elliot is the Founder & CEO of ASTRSK PR. Prior to founding ASTRSK in 2012, Elliot was the Head of Consumer Technology at the Morris + King agency in NYC. Throughout his 15 years in PR, Elliot has held leadership roles at Enloop, Ballou PR and Wyndstrom and has worked in cities on both sides of the pond including San Francisco, Paris, London and NYC.

He has been featured on Business Insider’s Top 50 PR professionals' list 7 years running as well as Adweek’s 30 Under 30 in 2015. In addition, ASTRSK was named Business Intelligence’s PR Agency of the Year 2017 and Best Place to Work in 2016.

Through ASTRSK, Elliot has helped launch and support more than 800+ startups and innovation brands like Groupon, Prime Video, Primary Venture Partners, THINX, Misfits Market, Lemonade, and Squarespace.


Experience

Founder & CEO at ASTRSK

Nov 2012 — Present • New York, NY

Head of Consumer Technology at The Morris + King Company

Jan 2012 — Sep 2012 • Greater New York City Area, NY

Director of Communications at Enloop

May 2011 — Jan 2012

Account Director, San Francisco at Ballou PR

Jan 2011 — May 2011

Communications Manager at Wyndstorm

Oct 2009 — Jan 2011

Account Coordinator at Spin Communications

Jul 2008 — Sep 2009

Assistant to the Director of Public Relations at Franklin College Switzerland

Aug 2007 — May 2008


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