Our Team

We are a team of experts that help coach you to appear like the pro you are, book you on the right podcasts and teach you how create more attention.

Our Mission

We help people to change the world and better mankind through the power of podcasting.”

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We are the experts, standing at the cross-roads of podcasting and public relations.

Co-Founders

Our Team

Jeremy Ryan Slate

CEO & Co-Founder, Stillwater, New Jersey

Jeremy Ryan Slate is the host of the Create Your Own Life Podcast, which studies the highest performers in the world. He studied literature at Oxford University, as well as holding a Master’s in Early Roman Empire Propaganda from Seton Hall University. His podcast was named the #1 Podcast to Listen To by INC Magazine in 2019, as well as Top 40 Under 40 by Podcast Magazine in 2022. Jeremy and his wife, Brielle, co-founded Command Your Brand—a new media public relations agency designed to help entrepreneurs share their message by appearing as guests on podcasts. He resides in Stillwater, NJ and is a former competitive powerlifter.

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Brielle Slate

COO & Co-Founder, Stillwater, New Jersey

The day after she was born she was on the front page of the newspaper – being in media is her destiny. As the co-founder of Command Your Brand, she does not take lightly the responsibility of the power of the mic. She helps extraordinary founders and CEOs who are trying to help the world and better mankind by placing them on the correct line of communication to create a global effect.

She holds a BA of Communications with a concentration in Public Relations, has worked in PR for over 15 years by placing clients on top print and television, but believes traditional media is dead. As a pioneer in the field of Podcast PR, she’s helped place clients on 5,500+ podcasts. She’s a mother, wife, Jersey girl, entrepreneur, world traveler, puppy, pig and chicken mama. Her favorite podcast is BusinessWISE.

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The Dream Team

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Rebecca Shumel

Director of Client Strategy & Publicist, Brooklyn, New York

Rebecca is a boss business babe and guides clients to become the best and most confident podcast guest they can be! She helps visionary founders to C-Suite executives, comedians, artists, non-profits and everyone in between to create and optimize a PR strategy for clients to maximize their gains as they get booked on to top-rated podcasts. She directs clients on how to promote a positive message to create a better future for humanity and mankind.

Hailing from The Big Apple, Rebecca holds a BFA in Theatrical Design in Technical Production from Brooklyn College where she programs lights for live events all over the tri-state area. Rebecca is a co-mom to a little Shih-Poo named Peach 🍑 a pro gamer (in her own mind), a fashionista, and a lover of all things art and music. Rebecca can’t cook, but loves to eat, and her sweet tooth gets a little out of hand.

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Our Team

Clarisse Gomez

PR Assistant, Manila, Philippines

Clarisse is an excel magician! For over 4 years, she’s been the right hand to our PR team and makes sure everyone stays on track. She is a perpetual student and enjoys learning new things and spends most of her time on online courses and tutorial videos. During her downtime, you’ll find her playing online games, sightseeing, strolling, or updating her online art portfolio.

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Madeline Mecca

PR Account Coordinator, Tampa, FL

Madeline is a skilled communications professional with a passion for PR. She received her bachelor’s degree in Communications from The State University of New York at Purchase. She began her career as a Public Relations Specialist with the Foot Locker Inc. PR team. Following her time at Foot Locker Inc., Madeline took her talents to Solebury Trout in a Corporate Communications Analyst role. She possesses a strong blend of media collaboration and hands-on experience in drafting and editing press material.

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Meghan Athey

PR Account Coordinator, Hinckley, OH

Meghan Graduated from Baldwin Wallace University with a degree in Communications and PR.

She also attended cosmetology school and was a hairstylist for many years before being a full time mom to 3 kids.

In addition to this role and being a wife and mother, Meghan also enjoys running and biking on her Peloton and being a taxi driver for her kids and their activities.

She would absolutely dominate anyone, anywhere in FRIENDS trivia.

My favorite types of podcasts are true crime. She is a criminal case and court junkie. With the amount of hair she leaves around the house, Meghan quickly realized she would have no chance of ever getting away with a crime.

Junnie loves spending time with her family, going to the beach, exploring beautiful places and traveling to countries across Asia, like Korea and Japan. When she’s not tracking down client’s assets for campaigns, you will find her watching movies, eating delicious foods or listening to her favorite music while drinking coffee.

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Junnie Rodriguez

Onboarding Specialist & Executive Assistant, Manila, Philippines

Junnie is a one of the most organized and persistent people you will ever meet! She virtually welcomes clients with her big smile during our onboarding process. Upon the completion of podcast programs, she also validates the campaigns for quality by determining the value of the camapign. Prior to working with CYB, she had a background in HR and working with children with special needs. She believes that the only way to do great work is to love what you do.

Junnie loves spending time with her family, going to the beach, exploring beautiful places and traveling to countries across Asia, like Korea and Japan. When she’s not tracking down client’s assets for campaigns, you will find her watching movies, eating delicious foods or listening to her favorite music while drinking coffee.

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Podcast Production Team

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Lawrence "Teng" Acenas

Podcast Producer, Manila, Philippines

Teng makes sure the podcasts we produce are done well, on time and growing. He is happily married to the Money Mama and enjoys the ‘Father Stage’ with their son. Before joining CYB, he was an executive running global customer service teams. He also considers himself a gamer, playing online FPS and strategy games during his spare time and he enjoys listening to comedy podcasts.

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John Loquillano

Podcast editor, Manila, Philippines

Introducing John, the life of the party and a master of humor! Not only does he have an incredible sense of humor, but he also has a deep passion for music and sports.
But there’s more to John than just his comedic charm and musical aptitude. He’s a curious soul who loves delving into the world of investigative journalism through podcasts.
His favorites are true crime stories and mind-bending conspiracy theories that keep him on the edge of his seat.

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Sales Team

Jennifer Parese

Director of Sales, Old Bridge, New Jersey

Jenn has spent more than 20 years helping people with holistic wellness. She uses her tools as a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and love of detective novels to investigate the answers for podcast clients in a way that honors their individual needs. Her mission to help others succeed in life by asking questions others often don’t even consider, has very quickly led her to the Director of Sales at Command Your Brand.

When she’s not working, she can be found cooking up a storm in her family kitchen, reading up on all the latest info on nutrition, and helping people to discover their own true calling and personal power. She is a wife, daughter, and mom of four humans and several critters.

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Josh Silvestro

Business Development Representative, New York City, New York

Josh has been working in social betterment for 15 years helping people to help themselves so they can better mankind. He is also a Guitarist, Pro Gamer, Chess Master (Silver Medalist of Masters!) and above all else the ultimate, and most inappropriate, Class Clown. He has an extreme passion with communication and getting people’s message out to the world! He has done thousands of cold calls, he’s a technology genius and he even does the occasional longboarding. Overall, Josh is a complete and utter BA at communicating, handling and making things happen. His favorite podcast ever is the Wavform Podcast.

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Rowee Reyes

Public Outreach Coordinator, Manila, Philippines

Rowee is another powerhouse lady that started out with CYB with the gladiators and has broke out into her own working with prospective clients. She is a mother to a talented, brave and ambitious teen-age son who she motivates and fully supports to explore his own path in business. When Rowee is not at work, she likes to do long distance running, enjoying nature, and going to church. She recently conquered a 73 kilometers (that’s 45 miles!) Ultramarathon and a 5 kilometers Spartan Obstacle Course Race! She’s a happy single mom full of dreams and goals.

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Loree Acenas

Director of Treasury, Manila, Philippines

Better known as “The Money Mama” Loree is not only in charge of accounting, but she’s also the Philippine Team Lead and manages all CYB employees on their weekly company training. In her previous life before joining CYB in 2018, she spent 10 years in customer relations and 5 years in accounting.

Loree is a wife and a mother of a wonderful son. They are her motivation to exceed expectations in her career. Aside from working, Loree likes to travel (her favorite country to go to is Japan!), explore different places and really loves to eat.

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Marketing Team

Frank Silvestro

Director of Marketing, New York, New York

Frank has worked for almost 3 decades as the sales and marketing director for a non-profit organization helping thousands improve their lives. He holds 3 engineering degrees from the New York Institute of Technology and has also consulted for a multitude of Fortune 500 companies as well as major Wall Street firms over the past 40 years.
In his spare time, he frequents Manhattan’s fancy-schmancy restaurants with his wife Jennifer when she’s not cooking up a storm in the family kitchen. He can also be found geeking out on expanding his digital marketing expertise, techniques and knowledge.

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Executive Council

Philip Takacs Esq

Philip J. Takacs

General Counsel Lake Placid, NY

Philip joined Command Your Brand in 2016 and has served in a key strategic legal and decision-making role since that time. He graduated from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and was admitted to the New York, New Jersey and Florida bars. He still actively practices and advises clients throughout the New York and New Jersey area. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, skiing, and spending time with his dogs. He has visited 48 of the 50 states and hopes to visit Alaska and Arkansas someday soon.

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LET'S NOT FORGET THE TEAM OF INDEPENDENT PRODUCERS, COPYWRITERS, DESIGNERS AND PRINTERS WE WORK WITH:

Vincent Christian, Andrea Rose

Sales Team

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Want to join a team of on purpose people that want to make an impact. See below what we’re hiring for and fill out the form below…

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Public Realitions Account Coordinator

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Sales Associate

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PR Assistant

Public Realitions Account Coordinator

Requirements:

The purpose of the podcast public relations account manager position is to help world-changing entrepreneurs tell their story through the power of podcasting to become the most well-known opinion leaders in their field.

Command Your Brand is looking for a Gladiator: Someone who is willing to do whatever it takes to fight and win for their client! Someone who is a problem-solver, doesn’t take no for an answer and always looking to use a no to their advantage. Someone that thinks big and wants to swing for the fences getting high-level placements for clients.

This person should be VERY organized and since we are not in the office, responds to email and WhatsApp communication in a timely manner.

If you love podcasts, that’s a plus!

A background in public relations is preferred, but not required. We offer a comprehensive training program.

We also want someone that vibes with our company purpose:

“WE HELP PEOPLE TO CHANGE THE WORLD AND BETTER MANKIND THROUGH THE POWER OF PODCASTING.”

In addition to base pay, we reward staff with bonuses based on production. However, we’re looking for someone that is in this just not for money, but a purpose to be involved in the budding podcast industry and really help people that are making a huge impact on the planet.

Responsibilities:

1. Compelling pitch writing

2. Pitching clients

3. Creating pitch lists

4. Scheduling clients for podcasts

5. Handling reminders and logistics needed for interviews

Time:

This position is initially 15-20 hours a week.

The position has the potential to become full-time, with excellent job performance. (Full-time employees are eligible for health care after 3 months at full-time.)

Please visit our website and my personal site to get some familiarity with the company:

www.commandyourbrand.com
www.jeremyryanslate.com

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $16.00 per hour

Sales Associate

Requirements:

We are looking for an entrepreneur’s best friend.  Someone who loves people, is creative, positive mindset, passionate, BIG energy and focuses on solutions not problems, understands and believes in the Command Your Brand’s mission to help world-changing entrepreneurs.

Command Your Brand  is looking to hire MORE sales people! We’re a podcasting publicity agency that is hiring motivated sales people that enjoy playing a big game! It is a remote position. Previous employees working 8 hours a week made $500-$2,700+/ week. For individuals working 30+ hours a week there is the ability to make $5,000+/week, plus bonuses! This is a commission plus bonus positions. If you are a confident sales person this is the position for you.

We also want someone that vibes with our company purpose:

“WE HELP PEOPLE TO CHANGE THE WORLD AND BETTER MANKIND THROUGH THE POWER OF PODCASTING.”

In addition to base pay, we reward staff with bonuses based on production. However, we’re looking for someone that is in this just not for money, but a purpose to be involved in the budding podcast industry and really help people that are making a huge impact on the planet.

Responsibilities:

1. Prospect and qualify new sales leads
2. Schedule meetings and presentations with prospects
3. Create, plan, and deliver presentations on company products
4. Track all sales activities in company CRM system and keep current by updating account information regularly
5. Communicate customers and prospects product pain points to appropriate departments
6. Maintain a well-developed pipeline of prospects
7. Develop strong, ongoing relationships with prospects and customers
8. Meet and/or exceed quotas
9. Coordinate with other team members and departments to optimize the sales effort

Qualifications:

2 years of sales experience

Proven ability to meet and exceed sales quotas
Excellent interpersonal skills
Highly self-motivated
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Working knowledge of CRM systems
Time:

This position is initially 10-15 hours a week.

The position has the potential to become full-time, with excellent job performance. (Full-time employees are eligible for health care after 3 months at full-time.)

Please visit our website and my personal site to get some familiarity with the company:

www.commandyourbrand.com

www.jeremyryanslate.com

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $500.00 – $2,700.00 per week

PR Assistant

Requirements:

We’re looking for someone to join our team who loves people, is very organized, a problem-solver and doesn’t take no for an answer and always looking to use a no to their advantage– AKA a bulldog. If you love podcasts, thats a plus!

Responsibilities:

Assist lead publicist with podcasts, client reminders and preparations.

Time:

This position is initially 10-15 hours a week.

Location:

Northern New Jersey or ability to work location independent.

This is an entry-level position.

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