Robert J. DeRosa Executive Speechwriter Rochester, NY


About Me

I write executive speeches, presentations, and video and audio scripts, enlivened by stories and metaphors that audiences remember.

I’ve been honing my skills for more than 25 years.

I make you sound like you.

I’m a quick study and an eager student of your business and your target audience.

To every project I bring the collective wisdom of 25 years in business:
• the street smarts of an independent entrepreneur
• the analytical and strategic abilities of a former marketing VP
• the broad knowledge base of a communications consultant
• the precision of a former English teacher

Career Mileposts
1990-present  Business Communications Consultant, specializing in Speechwriting, Scripting, Marketing Communications and Public Relations.
1998-present Co-Owner, Tritone Jazz Fantasy Camps ( Produce week-long "immersions in jazz" for amateur players and singers. Handle all marketing and communications. Play upright bass.
2005-2006 Vice President, Windsor Street Design Associates. Writer, new-business director for boutique graphic-design studio.
2000-2002 Vice President of Marketing and Co-Founder, American Fiber Systems, Inc.
1988-1990 Marketing Communications Manager, Rochester Tel Telecommunications Group (now Frontier Corp.)
1987-1988 PR Account Executive, Rumrill-Hoyt Advertising (now Saatchi & Saatchi)
1982-1987 Marketing Communications Supervisor, Computer Consoles, Inc. (now Nortel)
1974-1982 English Teacher at both high-school and college level
1974-80 Graduate studies in English (40 credits), University of Rochester
1974 B.A., Psychology, St. John Fisher College

Robert J. DeRosa Executive Speechwriter Rochester, NY