Headquartered in Boston with a sister agency in New York City, we are true partners with our clients, working together to obtain results that matter.

Jennifer Gear and Connie Swaebe

Jen lives her life “off script” in a constant creative process. Connie draws inside the lines, bringing thoughtful structure to each project. Their perfect pairing brings a systematic originality that is both imaginative and effective. After becoming best friends at Hill and Knowlton in 1985, Connie and Jen joked about starting a business together. 10 years into Gear Communications, they are still each other’s complement and still laughing. Oh, and their clients are really happy too.

Our super-charged energy and creativity is brought to you by a dedicated team of talented people supported by a network of exceptional partners.

Kate NeilsonDirector

WORKING: 10+ years in Public Relations
PASSIONS: Adventure, travel, being on the ocean and laughing
DEFINING "ME" MOMENT: Circumnavigating the world during a Semester at Sea when I was 20 years old.

Audrey GenestSenior Account Executive

WORKING: 3 1/2 years in Public Relations
PASSIONS: Baking chocolate chip cookies, my dog Ellie and red wine
DEFINING "ME" MOMENT: At 10 years old, I created a ‘press kit’ about Froot Loops made out of construction paper and online print-outs, as a courageous effort to persuade my health-conscious mother to buy me a sugary breakfast cereal. It worked.

Kerry KeohaneSpecial Projects Manager

WORKING: 18+ years in creative/project management
PASSIONS: Biking, creating art and being outdoors
DEFINING "ME" MOMENT: Leaving a job in finance at 24, traveling to Asia, and realizing I had many paths to choose from!

Annie DeTesoAssistant Account Executive

WORKING: 2 1/2 years in Project Management/Marketing, 1 year in Public Relations
PASSIONS: Making my firends laugh, cooking and petting every dog I see
DEFINING "ME" MOMENT: Growing up as the youngest (and tiniest) in a neighborhood of all boys, I constantly had to prove myself as “strong” enough to hang with the guys. In an extreme attempt to win in a game of Relievio, I climbed up the highest tree in my neighborhood and stayed there until dark.

Our Support Staff

“Bring Your Dog to Work Day” is every day. Please excuse an occasional bark on a conference call.

Our Work Home

Our beautiful Victorian is the Gear office, offering a sunny, creative, and fun place to work hard – very hard – and laugh even harder.