The Abelson Team
Abelson Group comprises a team of senior-level industry experts dedicated to providing superior strategy and execution for clients. Abelson Group leadership is profiled below.
Chief Executive Officer
Jennifer Abelson is a renowned Corporate and Executive Communications Strategist with deep expertise building strong brands, shareholder value and integrated communications programs that drive visibility and results for companies dedicated to the telecommunications and technology sectors.
As Chief Executive Officer of Abelson Group, Abelson is responsible for defining vision and value, cultivating strategic relationships with stakeholders and influencers and developing market strategies that fuel growth and significant visibility for clients. Over the years, Abelson has provided advisory services for many companies, including Accenture, PriceWaterhouse Coopers Consulting, Sirius Satellite Radio, Nabisco, USinternetworking, Eureka Broadband and others.
Prior to founding Abelson, Abelson was appointed Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications for ORCOM, where she transformed the firm from a legacy Customer Information System (CIS) software company to an acclaimed, market leader in customer care and billing services. She led this remarkable growth by successfully re-branding the 27-year old company, defining its service business model and building a solid marketing and communications foundation to address competitive threats and increase market momentum. The company was ultimately acquired by Alliance Data Systems (NYSE: ADS).
Previously, Abelson served in a variety of agency and corporate PR and marketing roles, most notably as Vice President of Public Relations for FitzGerald Communications, a global technology communications firm. She holds a bachelor's degree in Communications from William Paterson University and a corporate master's degree in Telecommunications from Pace University.
John Angelo leads Abelson Group's DigitalEdge practice, cultivating market drivers and innovators in the digital entertainment, consumer technology, and new media segments by developing significant visibility and momentum for their brands. He also leads our broadcast PR services, leveraging his extensive expertise in consumer radio and television.
Throughout his career, John has orchestrated hundreds of broadcast interviews for company spokespeople and well-known entertainment personalities including Matthew McConaughey, Ashton Kutcher, Kate Hudson, Tara Reid, Debra Messing, and Marlee Matlin. With 13 years of experience in the development and implementation of high-impact PR programs for consumer technology concerns, Angelo comes to Abelson Group from AOL, where he served as a senior communications manager responsible for orchestrating campaigns for numerous AOL Entertainment brands and services, including Moviefone, In2TV, AOL CityGuide, and AOL Games.
Prior to AOL, he held multiple account management positions at TSI Communications (later acquired by GolinHarris), one of the largest independent technology PR agencies in the world. At TSI, Angelo spearheaded global media and analyst relations initiatives for such notable consumer technology players as Virgin Entertainment, JVC Consumer Electronics, and video game maker Gathering of Developers. Angelo is a graduate of the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania with a B.A. degree in communications.
Ilona Andrea Mohacsi
Ilona Andrea Mohacsi has more than 18 years of corporate experience in global media and industry analyst relations. She has been instrumental in developing strategic international campaigns for companies including On-Line Software, Computer Associates, Inc. and Motorola Enterprise Mobility Business, formerly Symbol Technologies, Inc.
At Abelson Group, Mohacsi directs compelling PR and IAR programs for its telecom and technology practices, and provides daily execution with key print, online and industry analyst influencers.
At Computer Associates, Inc., Mohacsi was involved in launching the company's flagship solution, Unicenter Systems and Network Management. She also developed a highly effective international PR outreach team leveraging the research work of Computer Associates’ round-the-clock network of Threat Management response centers to secure relevant, immediate and global coverage. At Motorola's Enterprise Mobility business, Mohacsi worked with key industry analyst influencers in the wireless, mobile and RFID community. With her support, Motorola Enterprise Mobility successfully introduced a new genre of handheld devices - the Enterprise Digital Assistant (EDA).
Earlier, Mohacsi held an editorial position at GE Astro supporting the Satellite Division's scientific publications.
Mohacsi is a graduate of St. John's University with a B.S. degree in communications. She studied British Communication Arts at the Royal Holloway College in Surrey, England.