Philip Morabito founded Pierpont Communications in 1987 after leaving New York City and a prestigious Madison Avenue public relations firm. Hiring his first employee in 1992, Phil now oversees the state’s largest independent integrated marketing and PR firm – with offices in Houston, Austin, Dallas and San Antonio.
Phil has more than 28 years of experience in public relations and marketing, beginning with the firm of Robert Marston & Associates. Passionate about education, he is an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Bauer School of Business, where he teaches integrated marketing communications to graduate students. Phil also serves on the Advisory Board of the Houston Technology Center and on the boards of directors for the University of Houston Small Business Development Center and University of Houston’s College of Liberal Arts, as well the Board of Trustees for University of Charleston in West Virginia. Locally, he serves on the Board of Directors for the San Jose Clinic, Theater Under the Stars (TUTS) and John Paul II Catholic School.
Phil was selected as the 1999 Entrepreneur of the Year by the Greater Houston Partnership CEO Roundtables for small businesses. In 2006, he was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the Services category. Phil earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing from the University of Charleston and an MBA from the University of South Florida.
Under Phil’s leadership Pierpont has consistently been named a “Best Place to Work” and in 2005 was named Houston’s No. 1 Best Places to Work by the Houston Business Journal . The firm is a five-time Houston 100 company, a finalist for PRWeek’s 2002 and 2013 Mid-Size Agency of the Year, and was named on the Inc. 500 list in 2001 and the Inc. 5000 in 2007, 2008 and 2009.