Team

We’re international, multilingual, tech savvy and experienced at creating and executing strategic communications plans for clients in the U.S. and Europe.

Jerry Mahoney

Director of Writing and Strategic Services

Co-founder

Jerry expects the written word to work hard as it competes for attention and comprehension in a noisy, crowded marketplace. The many vehicles of corporate communication, from websites to news releases to tweets, should deliver clear, useful information and messaging that meets the needs of clients and their audiences. This philosophy underpins Mahoney Lyle’s wide-ranging writing services.

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Before co-founding Mahoney Lyle, Jerry served as director of writing services for Loomis Group, an integrated, international marketing agency. In addition to managing the agency’s writing department, he was an active member of agency teams that counseled clients in the U.S. and Europe on public relations, strategic communications and branding.

He first developed his keen sense of targeted, strategic messaging while serving as press secretary to the governor of a U.S. state and director of corporate communications for a fast-growing U.S. restaurant company.

Jerry honed his ability to clearly explain business and technical topics during stints as a reporter, tech writer and business editor at U.S. metropolitan newspapers, and as a contributor to a Silicon Valley business magazine. During his career in journalism, Jerry covered computers, semiconductors and software, corporate financing, economic development and higher education. As a tech reporter, he followed the trials and triumphs of fast-growing companies on their quest for venture capital financing and through the hard work of IPOs.

Jerry learned to love the outdoors while growing up in the Rocky Mountain West. He took his enjoyment of skiing and hiking to the next level after moving to Switzerland.

He has completed professional-level courses in team building and strategic leadership, and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Wyoming and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School.

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Amélie Ravier

Director of PR and Social Media

Co-founder

Amélie is a well-traveled polylinguist who brings out the best in clients and colleagues. The daughter of a French engineer and an Austrian flight attendant, she was born in Brazil and speaks French, English, Spanish and German. She knew early on that she wanted to put her language skills and outgoing personality to work for companies and cultural projects that have a real impact on people’s lives.

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In any language, her attention to detail and commitment to results are the foundation of the great relationships she has with clients, editors and analysts around the world.

Before co-founding Mahoney Lyle, Amélie spent more than 10 years coordinating international PR, branding and web projects for clients in the high tech, microelectronics and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industries, such as Lexmark, CEA-Leti, Club Méditerranée and Carrefour.

Early on in her career, she hopped aboard the 2.0 train and became a social media strategy geek. She continuously monitors blogs that cover industries where our clients compete.

An avid runner, she also enjoys reading history and crime novels, and she can repeat the best dialogue parts of French comedy movies.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in European history and a master’s degree in marketing and corporate communication from Sorbonne-Assas University in Paris.

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Sarah-Lyle Dampoux

Managing Director

Co-founder

Sarah-Lyle grew up in Mississipi, which helps explain her people skills. She developed her laser focus on the details of successful program execution during 20-plus years of international marketing and public relations experience with U.S. and French companies in various high-tech sectors. Having served on both the client and agency sides, she is able to quickly understand what clients are looking for in their communications programs.

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SL, as she’s known by her friends, has a rare combination of creative thinking and strong organizational skills. She brings natural leadership qualities to her role as managing director of Mahoney Lyle, and inspires her colleagues through her strong work ethic and dedication to client success. She continuously adds to her media contact lists, while nurturing editor relationships that began years ago.

Sarah-Lyle is a keen observer of the ways that cultural differences influence business relationships, which also makes her a natural leader in meetings with European and U.S. clients.

Prior to co-founding Mahoney Lyle, she was an account supervisor for Loomis Group (Paris office), an integrated marketing agency. In that role, she worked closely with EU and US-client teams to develop and implement strategic communications programs in the microelectronics and telecommunications industries.

Earlier in her career, Sarah-Lyle served as corporate communications manager for the French consumer electronics company ARCHOS, where she managed a global network of PR agencies. She also served as marketing communications manager for the French office of GN Nettest (formerly Photonetics). Before moving to France in 1998, Sarah-Lyle worked at Mullen Advertising & Public Relations.

She enjoys spending time with her family, reading Southern fiction, taking long walks in the Versailles gardens and Skyping with her family back home.

Sarah-Lyle holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Mississippi and is fluent in French.

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Pete Dunn

Senior Strategist

A long-time associate and collaborative partner to the Mahoney Lyle team, Pete brings a noteworthy entrepreneurial history and extensive strategic-communication skills that mesh well with executives and marketing management. His wide-ranging technical knowledge and deep interest in innovative research also make him a collegial collaborator with engineers and scientists from virtually any discipline. And incorporated into all Pete’s work are the writing, interviewing and analytical capabilities of a highly respected international business journalist.

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Besides being a pillar of our strategic services, he is principal of a communications business in Cambridge, MA, working in academia, technology and consumer marketing.

Pete previously served as vice president of strategic services in the Boston office of Loomis Group, an integrated marketing agency. His duties included business development; brand, campaign and messaging strategy; and writing marketing plans, website copy, advertisements, white papers, speeches and other materials.

He has worked with many U.S. and European clients, including ASML, CEA-Leti, Soitec, SUSS MicroTec, Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum, Varian Semiconductor and Intermolecular.

Prior to that, he was editor and publisher of WaferNews, a publication he founded in 1992 to provide the international semiconductor manufacturing community with a timely and insightful news publication.

Always one to seek balance in life, Pete also operates an audio recording service, specializing in chamber orchestras and small ensembles. He’s still venerated in some circles as a composer and performer of songs about the semiconductor manufacturing process (archived at petedunn.net).

A graduate of Boston College, Pete loves to run year-round and barbeque in clement weather.

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Jean-François Gallard

Writer

Jean-François brings 30 years of agency communications experience and freelance writing to Mahoney Lyle. He prefers freelancing because it allows him to stay connected to the B2B and B2C sectors and work in a variety of media channels.

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He started his career at the Nouvelle Vague agency, a subsidiary of TBWA Nantes, and worked with big names such as System U, BMW and SNCF. After joining Publicis Group on 1999, he worked in corporate communications, creating campaigns designed to establish a permanent footprint for clients like Quick, Bouygues Telecom and Michelin. Jean-François’s writing style combines a confident voice with relevant messaging.

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  • "Your team was responsive, professional and great to work with from start to finish of our project. This showed especially in the strong results. Thanks for everything."

    Giorgio Anania, CEO, Aledia

  • "As a fast-growing Internet of Things startup, SIGFOX needs communications experts who understand our technology, our business model and our culture. Mahoney Lyle delivers on all fronts with expertise and experience that help deliver our message to our targets around the world."

    Thomas Nicholls, EVP Communications, SIGFOX

  • "We compared Mahoney Lyle’s writing and editing with other sources before choosing them. They responded quickly to meet our needs and the overall quality was highly professional."

    Florence Dumas, Marketing Manager, iXBlue

  • "The Mahoney Lyle team has worked with Leti for several years on projects and programs ranging from our annual report to ongoing public relations. We value the consistent quality, communications expertise and attention to detail they bring to our relationship, and their familiarity with technology makes our job easier.  "

    Pierre-Damien Berger, VP Business Development & Communication at CEA-Leti