Contact:

Jeff Krakoff - President
jkrakoff@strykermunleygroup.com
412.709.4199

Specialties:

Our office has a particular expertise with business-to-business clients including American Zinc Recycling, Carmeuse North America, PPG and Pittsburgh Corning Corporation. But we also work with many clients in the technology, financial, education, restaurant/retail and nonprofit sectors.

Jeff Krakoff

Jeff is the president of Stryker-Munley Group, Pittsburgh.

Jeff has owned his own firm 17 years but has worked for other agencies, corporations and trade associations. He previously served as senior director, Brand Marketing Practice at Burson-Marsteller, one of the world’s largest and most-respected public relations firms.

Jeff has an expertise crafted over three decades in strategic communications and branding. He specializes in working with industrial/manufacturing, technology, energy, utility, financial, education and nonprofit clients.

Outside of his practice, Jeff teaches and mentors students and other professionals in PR and marketing. He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh, teaching public relations courses in the College of Business Administration. Jeff has also taught classes at Point Park University and Slippery Rock University. He is on the Board of Directors of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Alumni Association and has served on the boards of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and the Business Marketing Association (BMA). A pivotal honor in Jeff’s career was being inducted into the PRSA Renaissance Hall of Fame in 2011. He graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) with a degree in Journalism/Public Relations.

Jeff is also a certified high school soccer referee and a long-distance bike rider. An avid sports fan, Jeff roots for the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates and University of Pittsburgh sports teams. He and his wife Lori have three children and live in Upper St. Clair, PA, a Pittsburgh suburb.

 

"Jeff and his team have provided expert crisis management advice and are adept at applying strategic thinking to all aspects of issue management and communications. Their professionalism and versatility are among the reasons they remain our preferred public affairs and communications firm."
Ali Alavi
Sr. VP, Corporate & Environmental Affairs
American Zinc Recycling

"Jeff is the consummate communications professional. Our organization relied heavily on his extensive skill and experience to navigate through difficult situations. He is accessible, easy to work with and incredibly generous with his time and knowledge."  
Rachel Rampa, 
Assistant Communications Manager
Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority

"Jeff and his team 'get it.' They listen to the goals of their clients and then gear into action with a work product that is as organized and timely as it is engaging and appealing.
MJ Meenan
Director of Development
Parkinson’s Foundation  Western Pennsylvania