Partners

Jeff Krasner

Senior Advisor & Scientific Writer

Jeff Krasner is a longtime communications consultant specializing in life sciences and biotech communications. In his role as Senior Advisor at Slowey McManus, he is an integral member of teams serving the firm’s life sciences and biotech accounts ,where he has written high-profile thought leadership pieces and scientific content for messaging, positioning and other materials. Jeff is able to take complex science and translate it to connect with a wide range of audiences from media to investors to the general public.

He previously served as Senior Director of Communications for Flagship Pioneering, a $2.0 billion venture fund investing in and creating new companies in therapeutics as well as for ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, a biotech firm that developed novel medicines for rare forms of cancer.

Jeff worked as a business reporter in Boston for 25 years, writing about healthcare and biotech among other topics. He served as a staff reporter at The Boston Globe as well as The Wall Street Journal and the Boston Herald. Jeff is a frequent speaker at life science conferences and a sought-after moderator for panel discussions and other events. His writing continues to appear in The Boston Globe and other publications.

Charles Stein

Senior Consultant

Charles is one of the Northeast’s premier business writers, having worked for Bloomberg News and the Boston Globe, where his widely read column covered a range of economic and financial issues. He was a reporter and columnist for the Globe for more than 20 years, writing about regional and national businesses. Charles also appeared regularly on TV and radio, offering perspectives on economics and financial matters. He hosted a business radio show for many years.

At Bloomberg News for more than a decade, Charles focused his reporting on financial services firms. He interviewed some of the leading investors in the industry, at Fidelity, Loomis Sales Vanguard and Pimco. Charles works with Slowey McManus clients in financial services and other highly regulated industries.

He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and was a Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University.

Deb Beck

Graphic Design

Deb is a longtime creative consultant and the CEO of BigBunny Designs – a fully integrated marketing company. Previously, she owned and operated Beck Designs, now the design division of BigBunny. Deb has designed and executed marketing communications and design initiatives for clients such as MRO Software, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA, Fenway Community Health, Oracle and many others.

Deb has served on numerous professional panels, think tanks and creative collaborations. Recently, she served on the Leadership Board of the MetroWest Chapter of the Polka Dot Powerhouse as the Social Media Director. In this role, she helped to create brand standards and social media presence for this fastest growing chapter of this global organization.

Deb is a certified Constant Contact Partner and is the recipient of several design awards. She received her BS in Marketing from Boston University.