We work with the world’s most powerful businesses and innovative leaders. A tightly knit tribe of former journalists, we take the best tools of our trade and use them to discover and tell stories that ignite curiosity, engage imaginations and inspire change.
As content strategists with deep expertise in connecting sophisticated audiences with complex ideas, we offer content strategy and planning, serve as editorial liaisons and provide high-quality training and coaching. We also provide a full spectrum of editorial services, including reporting and research, writing, editing, copyediting and proofreading.
Inspired by the Internet-driven explosion in what he describes as “distributive journalism,” Stephane Fitch founded FitchInk in 2011. Stephane has been a journalist since 1991, and has been honored multiple times for his insightful and controversial work. He spent 12 years with Forbes, serving as the magazine’s bureau chief in Chicago and London and as a writer in Los Angeles and New York. From 1996 to 1998, Stephane was an enterprise reporter for Dow Jones News Service and contributed frequently to the Wall Street Journal. His early career included stints at The Nation, Real Estate Finance & Investment and the Casco Bay Weekly. In addition to being editor-in-chief of FitchInk, Stephane remains an occasional contributor to Forbes and a frequent drinking buddy of the English language. A graduate of the University of Maine, Stephane now lives and works in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Kristin Kloberdanz joined FitchInk in 2012. A journalist since 1998, she spent five years as a reporter and news desk editor in the Chicago bureau of Time, where she frequently wrote for the magazine’s Business, Society, News and Notebook sections. She also managed more than two dozen of Time‘s contract writers and assigned stories for its 15-state Midwest bureau. Prior to Time, Kristin worked at Health magazine in San Francisco, then as an editor and writer at Book, a popular literary magazine. For more than 10 years, Kristin maintained a literary review column in the Chicago Tribune. She has contributed to Fast Company, the Boston Globe, San Francisco magazine, Surface and Kirkus Reviews, covering education, pop culture, health care, real estate and other topics. Kristin holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and works from the Bay Area.
Dorothy Pomerantz joined FitchInk as a managing editor in 2015. She got her start in journalism in 1996, covering local politics for a group of community newspapers around Boston including the Newton Tab and the Somerville Journal. In 2000 she joined Forbes‘ Los Angeles bureau as a reporter and, over the next 15 years, rose to become the bureau’s chief. Dorothy’s Forbes work covered a wide variety of topics, from real estate to Hollywood, from the future of computer-generated actors to Kathy Ireland’s billion-dollar brand. She ran the magazine’s Celebrity 100 list and established her highly regarded blog about the business of entertainment. Dorothy has a degree in political science from Vassar College and a master’s from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She continues to live and work in Los Angeles—and is the hands-down winner of FitchInk’s contest for best office-window view.
Dallas-based managing editor Samantha Shaddock joined FitchInk in 2015. She quickly became our firm’s chief digital strategist. Previously, Samantha was in-house search-engine optimizer and social-media specialist for The Dallas Morning News and homepage editor for Forbes. She served as headline editor and deputy managing editor at TheStreet, where she led technology and biotechnology teams while also running the homepage and audience engagement efforts. As an independent consultant, Samantha helped a broad range of companies with headline writing, short-form copywriting, social-media strategy and digital design. She also happens to be a crackerjack copy editor. A genuine polymath, Samantha was trained as a classical pianist and graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in English. She lives near Dallas with her husband.
The FitchInk Guild is an extraordinary group of nearly two dozen world-class editors, writers, reporters, graphic designers, photographers, layout designers, web designers and investigators. Some are free agents with whom we have preferred relationships. Others continue to work full-time as staff editors at the highest levels of the major media and work with us and our clients on a selective basis. They include best-selling authors, bureau chiefs, senior managers and other master craftspeople with decades of experience. Their skill and their richly detailed knowledge of specialized subjects ranging from the law and investing to energy and technology fuel our most important projects. Their passion informs everything FitchInk does.
Chris Noon joined FitchInk as a senior editor in 2018. Previously, he was an award-winning editor at newswire giant Interfax, covering the energy industry from bureaus in Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and Barcelona. He covered the expropriation of Argentine oil giant YPF, Mexico’s historic energy reform, the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, Venezuela’s deepening economic crisis and the U.S. shale revolution. Prior to Interfax, Chris worked in London as a reporter for Forbes, Oxford Analytica and ICIS and as a writer for top executives at HSBC. Raised near London, Chris graduated from Oxford University with a degree in modern languages. He speaks fluent Spanish and French and halting Portuguese and Russian. Chris lives in Barcelona with his partner, their young son and their tiny dog. He’s an excellent long-distance runner and an astonishingly poor guitarist.
Amy Kover joined FitchInk in 2017. Previously, Amy was a staff writer at Fortune magazine, where she covered a wide range of industries, including Wall Street, personal investing, media and technology. She co-wrote the magazine’s first daily digital column StreetLife. In 2001, Amy received the Front Page Award from Newswomen’s Club of New York for a cover story on the outlaw music-sharing platform Napster. She has been a regular contributor to The New York Times Sunday Business section, Smart Money, Real Simple, Women’s Health and TV Guide. Amy also served for a time as vice president at Berns Communication Group, a boutique public relations firm specializing in retail and apparel and has provided similar corporate communication services to companies like S&P Dow Jones Industries, McGraw-Hill Financial and American Express Bank. She lives with her daughters and husband in a New Jersey suburb of New York, a city she visits whenever she wants to connect to her “sense of discovery,” she says. “You never know what microcosm you will stumble into. Only a curious explorer on foot would know that New York’s flower district spans two blocks in the lower west 20s.”
Senior Editor Brendan Coffey joined FitchInk in 2018, establishing FitchInk’s presence in Boston. An award-winning journalist, Brendan has chronicled the business world through three economic booms and two busts for Forbes, Businessweek, Fortune and The Wall Street Journal. At Bloomberg, he helped refine reporting methods and sourcing for a successful startup news team. Brendan has advised numerous Fortune 100 companies on how to develop ways to spread their best ideas on AI, cannabis, financial planning and employee engagement. Along the way, he has become a seasoned editorial collaborator, sought out by business influencers looking to write top-shelf books, essays and speeches. He’s also a certified technical analyst of trading markets and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Boston College. He plays vintage baseball, which involves catching fly balls barehanded while suppressing howls of pain. He sometimes bores his wife and two daughters with details of yesterday’s Yankees game and swears that this summer, he’s finally going to refinish the deck.
Liz Wishaw joined the FitchInk editing and design team in 2019. A journalist since 1999, she got her start at The Detroit News and later joined The Dallas Morning News. In 2007, she headed to the West Coast, where she became the team leader of the news/sports copy desk for The (Tacoma) News Tribune and The Olympian and then editor of The Peninsula Gateway and The Puyallup Herald. Liz’s work has been recognized by the Society of News Design, Associated Press Sports Editors and SPJ Northwest. A journalism/psychology graduate of Central Michigan University, she loves to cook and eat — not always in that order — and often seeks out the hidden gems of the Pacific Northwest on either of her Specialized bikes. From her office window, she has a lovely view of Mount Rainier, the looming, active stratovolcano whose majestic beauty hides its (potentially) deadly power to eradicate her adopted hometown.
Maggie Sieger joined FitchInk in 2017. She is an award-winning journalist who spent nearly a decade as a staff correspondent for Time Magazine, where she wrote numerous cover stories, including two Person of the Year issues. Maggie started in newspapers as a beat reporter, covering agriculture, schools, courts, business and medicine, as well as city hall and the high-tech industry at the Albuquerque Journal, Galveston Daily News and Temple Daily Telegram. She worked for Reuters and Time Canada before joining Time’s Midwest Bureau in Chicago. Her work also has been published by the Chicago Tribune, Entertainment Weekly, Reader’s Digest, LOGOtv, Rice Magazine, Chase News, Cadence and Realtor Magazine, among others. Maggie lives in Saint Louis, where she is an avid gardener, relentlessly (and uselessly) engaging in battle against the deer and rabbits who annually pillage her flower and vegetable gardens.
Rebecca Oliver joined FitchInk as a senior editor in 2020. Previously, she was managing editor, Opinion & Analysis, at Seeking Alpha, where she oversaw investment and economic commentary from a broad contributor group. Earlier, she focused on the publication’s biotech and pharmaceutical content as well as onboarding new authors. Rebecca spent the earlier years of her journalism career at Forbes, where as deputy copy chief she facilitated the online publication of flagship annual reports, including the World’s Billionaires List and The Forbes 400, and helped to integrate the company’s web and print copy desks. Rebecca earned her degree in creative writing at the State University of New York at Oswego, where the snow banks don’t melt until May. Her DIY repertoire includes papercraft, jewelry making, sewing, home decor, huge messes and general chaos. She lives near Syracuse, New York, with her fiancé and their two weird tuxedo cats.
Sam Worley joined FitchInk in 2014. Previously, he was an editor at the Chicago Reader and one of the geniuses behind the newspaper’s syndicated Straight Dope column. His work has appeared in Atlanta magazine, Lapham’s Quarterly, Popula, Chicago magazine, the Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. During a run as a senior writer at Epicurious, Sam re-created the world’s very first pie recipe — rye-crusted goat cheese and honey pie — and attended a muskrat festival on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. (Muskrat should be followed, Sam advises, with a few sticks of intensely minty gum.) Sam is a graduate of Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and is currently completing his MFA in writing at Sewanee: The University of the South. He lives and works in Savannah, Georgia, the achingly beautiful city where FitchInk hopes someday to locate its world headquarters.