Simply Said
Simply Said
Simply Said is the essential handbook for business communication.

Exec-Comm’s team of experienced attorneys brings an added dimension to the learning experience for your participants. With a combined 30+ years of practice in both corporate and litigation settings, Exec-Comm’s attorney-consultants leverage real-life, substantive and relevant experiences when teaching communication skills to attorneys. Our Law Firm Curriculum, provides a roadmap for training your attorneys in the skills most relevant to them at different points in their careers. See the seminars we deliver at law firms, internal corporate legal departments, government agencies and law schools.

   Ethan Cadoff

Ethan CadoffEthan Cadoff, Esq., is part of Exec-Comm’s Law Firm Group and coaches clients across a broad spectrum of industries. He also serves as Facilitator Manager in North America, and trains many of Exec-Comm’s global team. Ethan has experience with professionals in the legal and professional services fields, finance, banking, insurance, and pharmaceuticals. He is passionate about helping clients discover practical solutions to their day-to-day communication challenges in a competitive business world. Ethan believes that, with confidence and presence, anyone can learn to deliver more impactful messages, and gets tremendous satisfaction from seeing his clients achieve that goal.

Ethan was proud to see the benefits of teaching Exec-Comm’s ‘Communication Skills Boot Camp’ as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law School. After working as a litigation attorney specializing in aviation, construction, and common carrier liability defense, Ethan became a recruiter at a national legal recruiting firm. There, he designed and facilitated a variety of training programs. He also led simulated training for law schools, law firms, and pharmaceutical companies, focusing on team-building, sales, and legal client interview, deposition and trial skills.

Ethan holds a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from the University of Pittsburgh, and a J.D. from Villanova University, where he was a member of the Law Review. He lives in Hoboken, NJ with his wife, Susan. In their spare time, Ethan and Susan attend film festivals and produce short narrative films through their production company, Saturday Afternoon Pictures LLC. As a Pittsburgh sports enthusiast, Ethan cheers for the Pirates and takes every chance he can get to visit baseball parks across the country.

   Jeff Kreisler

Jeff KreislerJeff Kreisler, Esq., coaches professionals across a broad spectrum of communication disciplines and client industries. Throughout his career, he’s consulted with politicians, media personalities, industry thought-leaders, lawyers, and corporate executives to help get their messages heard, shared, and understood. As a speaker himself, Jeff has delivered two separate TEDx talks, was featured at The Economist’s World In Festival, and is a frequent on-air TV and radio pundit.

Jeff has collaborated on books, scripts, speeches, TV shows, and presentations. An attorney by trade, Jeff is also a bestselling author, speaker, speechwriter, award-winning comedian, and entertainer. He co-authored, with Dan Ariely, “Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money and How To Spend Smarter.” The book made several Best Business Books of the Year lists.  He also wrote the ethics satire, “Get Rich Cheating.” 

Jeff is a graduate of Princeton University (magna cum laude B.A. in Politics, Economics, and Russian Studies), Exeter Academy, and Virginia Law School, where he was an editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law.  After stops in Boston, Washington, DC, and San Francisco, he now lives in Hoboken, NJ with his family and several overpriced delicatessens.

   Katrina Murphy

Katrina MurphyKatrina Murphy works with professionals in a variety of industries to improve their presentation, writing, and leadership skills. She brings 15 years of litigation experience to Exec-Comm and is a member of the Law Firm Practice group. Her audience-focused approach helps professionals communicate more effectively and with a strong presence.

Before joining Exec-Comm, Katrina specialized in complex litigation cases. She devised and implemented litigation strategies for numerous clients on national, state, and case specific levels. Katrina focused on presenting multifaceted issues in a clear, concise manner. In addition to coaching and developing her own teams, Katrina helped select, train, and prepare experts and corporate representatives. As National Coordinating Counsel for a Fortune 500 company, Katrina also managed and trained local counsel nationwide. Katrina is admitted to the New York State Bar and the Eastern, Northern, and Southern District Courts. Katrina was previously admitted to the High Court of New Zealand.

Katrina graduated from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand with a Bachelor of Law (L.L.B) and Bachelor of Commerce and Administration in Public Policy. She is the co-chair of the Women in Litigation Affinity Group of the National Association of Women Lawyers. Katrina lives with her husband in New York City. During her free time, Katrina enjoys reading, exploring the city, and traveling further afield with her husband.

   Sean Romanoff

Sean RomanoffSean is part of Exec-Comm’s law firm practice and also consults with a wide variety of other clients ranging from insurance, professional services, and banking & finance. He specializes in presenting, writing, and building business relationships, and he uses this expertise to help clients communicate more effectively by focusing on their audience. The goal is to help them deliver complex ideas clearly and with stronger presence so their messages have greater impact.

After working as an attorney in general practice, Sean taught writing and presentation courses at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He focused on key concepts like voice, clarity, and persuasion, and trained students to manage their own reactions to the stress of speaking in front of others. In addition to his teaching, Sean also worked as a freelance copywriter and marketing consultant where he helped organizations of all sizes communicate using genuine, authentic language so they not only added clients – but built a loyal community. As a freelance copywriter, he wrote for organizations like ADP, Pearson Education, and Seton Hall Law School.

Sean earned his JD from Rutgers School of Law after receiving his BA with honors from the Ohio State University. When he’s not helping clients, Sean enjoys spending time with his family and pursuing his twin passions of reading and writing. He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey with his wife, son, daughter, and two dogs.

   Jay Sullivan

Jay SullivanJay Sullivan is the Managing Partner at Exec-Comm, and leads the firm’s Law Firm Group. He is an award-winning author and columnist, as well as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law Center and Fordham University School of Law. His book, Simply Said: Communicating Better at Work and Beyond, was released by John Wiley & Sons in 2016, and has since been translated into Chinese, Korean, and Russian. As a contributing writer for, Jay brings relevant and timely advice on enhancing one’s communication skills to the business community.

Jay joined Exec-Comm after nine years as a practicing attorney. He received his J.D. from Fordham University in 1989. That year, Jay was named among the first class of Skadden Fellows by the Skadden Foundation. For two years he acted as in-house legal counsel at Covenant House, a crisis shelter for runaway and homeless teenagers. He then practiced corporate law for seven years on behalf of Lloyds of London.

After graduating from Boston College in 1984, Jay spent two years in the Jesuit International Volunteer Corps teaching English. His book about that experience, Raising Gentle Men: Lives at the Orphanage Edge, was named the 2014 Best Book by a Small Publisher by the Catholic Press Association. Jay sits on the Board of Directors of Dot Foods, Inc., the nation’s largest food redistributor. He and his wife, Mary, live in Pleasantville, New York, where they raised their four children. Jay plays squash weekly (and weakly, but with great enthusiasm).