Nadel Phelan, Inc. specializes in comprehensive public relations.

Nadel Phelan, Inc. specializes in comprehensive public relations and marketing for a roster of clients ranging from venerable industry giants to mid-sized businesses and innovative startups. For over 25 years, Nadel Phelan has combined high-level industry knowledge with in-depth technology experience to provide its clients with the services necessary to establish and maintain awareness in the global marketplace.

We Are Holistic

We provide a full spectrum of marketing services, enabling us to plug in where you need specialized support or deliver the whole enchilada – just tell us what you’re looking for.

We Are Experienced

For over two decades, we have catalyzed industry knowledge with technology fluency to help our clients reach the global marketplace - essential for a competitive advantage.

We Are Independent

We’re privately owned and operated, enabling us to move quickly, customize our services to match your needs and act as a true extension of your team. Flexible and poised to make it happen.

Leadership Team

Cara Sloman

Cara leads the Nadel Phelan team in planning and executing award-winning media relations and digital marketing programs that exceed our clients’ business objectives. Over the past 20 years, she has shaped Nadel Phelan’s brand, services and reputation for quality and results.

When I’m not at work, you can find me

On the trails with my noble steed or working in the garden.

Current philosophy

The future is whatever we decide to make it. Inspiration is to live every moment to its fullest, breathe deeply and keep going!

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Fred Nadel

Fred oversees all aspects of finance, operations, human resources and has managed small and medium sized companies for the past 35 years.

When I’m not at work, you can find me

Listening to high performance audio or tracking down the coolest lathe-turned and sculptural wood art.

Current philosophy

Find the simple, elegant solution whenever possible –
if that’s not working, do more research, paddle upstream and find a better perspective.

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Paula Phelan

Paula Phelan is our CEO, founder and original creative spirit. With a Ph.D. in psychology and stints at AT&T, Hewlett Packard, Veritas and several successful early-stage tech startups, Paula has set our inspiration, drive and core values at Nadel Phelan.

When I’m not at work, you can find me

Photographing, writing, painting and solving the riddles of the Universe.

Current philosophy

Consume input voraciously, synthesize and create massively.

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Peggy Tierney Galvin

Peggy works hand-in-hand with our clients to develop and execute integrated marketing strategies and programs. She balances client needs and priorities with our cross-functional teams to provide strategic perspective and effective solutions. Peggy helps brands differentiate themselves through creative, content-driven campaigns that deliver measurable business results.

When I’m not at work, you can find me

Exploring the Santa Cruz mountain redwoods with my husband and son, talking plot with girlfriends at book club or checking out Humble Sea’s latest hazy IPA.

Current philosophy

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

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Lisa Christensen

Lisa brings her unique style and expertise to Nadel Phelan to keep all systems running smoothly. With 25+ years of accounting experience and 25+ years in HR and Office Management, Lisa’s down to earth and cheery disposition is the heartbeat of our office. During her career, Lisa has managed offices for international retail and software firms.

When I’m not at work, you can find me

Outdoors, pursuing my passions for creating art, gardening and hiking.

Current philosophy

Live, Laugh, Love, and be kind to everyone.

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Jessica Pasko

Jessica made the transition into PR after more than a decade as a journalist, including with the Associated Press. She’s an alumna of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Graduate Journalism. (Go Wildcats!)

When I’m not at work, you can find me

Exploring everything that the west coast has to offer, especially all of the farmers’ markets. In addition, I enjoy reading, watching documentaries and spending time with my adopted dachshund mix, Ruby Tuesday.

Current philosophy

Everyone (and every company!) has a story worth telling

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Specialization

Nadel Phelan, Inc. specializes in comprehensive public relations.

Nadel Phelan, Inc. specializes in comprehensive public relations and marketing for a roster of clients ranging from venerable industry giants to innovative startups. By combining high-level industry knowledge with in-depth technology experience, Nadel Phelan provides its clients with the strategic and tactical services necessary to establish and maintain the global marketplace awareness essential to obtaining and preserving a competitive edge

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