We specialize in business growth strategies with innovative, cutting-edge tactics

About MHC

Founded in 2000, Modena Holding Corporation is an executive level consultancy specializing in business growth strategies and managing and providing creative solutions to complex business issues for private and public companies.

With a wide range of capabilities, MHC drives business initiatives across all industries and practice areas from concept to execution while balancing our work with a mix of traditional and innovative public/government affairs strategies and tactics.

In the issues-management space, MHC has extensive experience in the creation and execution of nationally recognized media campaigns and comprehensive coalition management.  In addition, MHC business development capabilities help high-growth enterprises to identify business partners, source capital and forge long-term corporate alliances.

THOMAS J. PERNICE

Family Offices of Billionaire Entrepreneur David H. Murdock

  • Member Office of the Chairman – Senior Executive & Officer Dole Food Company, Inc. / Castle & Cooke Real Estate & Resorts Inc., / Pacific Holding Corporation

The White House

  • Presidential Appointment || Executive Office of the President of the United States Ronald Wilson Reagan
    • Staff Assistant to the President – Office of Presidential Advance
  • Presidential Appointment || Executive Office of the President of the United States George H.W. Bush
    • Office of the Vice President of the United States J. Danforth Quayle – Assistant to the Vice President and Director of Advance

United States Department of Energy

  • Presidential Appointment || Executive Office of the President of the United States George W. Bush
  • United States Department of Energy: The Honorable Secretary of Energy E. Spencer Abraham
    • Senior Policy Advisor and Director of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board

Modena Holding Corp – President and Founder

  • Gibraltar Associates Public Relations & Media Firm – Co-founder & Chairman
  • Green Energy Partners – Partner
  • The Abraham Group – Senior Advisor
  • The Cappello Group Merchant & Investment Bank – Managing Director
  • JRG Ventures – Senior Advisor

Public/Private Boards & Non-Profits

  • USC Annenberg School of Communications – Dean’s Advisory Board Third Space Initiative
  • Advanced Biotherapy Inc. – Board of Directors
  • Universal Guardian Holdings Inc. – Board of Directors
  • United Heritage Oil & Gas Corp – Board of Directors
  • The Lanai Institute – Board of Directors
  • Cedars Sinai Hospital – Board of Governors
  • Public | Private Boards & Non-Profits
  • Team California | Team 100 – Director

OUR EXPERTISE

MHC utilizes its extensive experience and network of resources to provide “best of breed” capabilities to achieve its clients’ needs and goals. Together with its affiliates, MHC is a full service public strategy firm offering:

CORPORATE + PUBLIC AFFAIRS

  • Operations
  • Branding
  • Reputation Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Grassroots/ Grass Tops Advocacy
  • Philanthropy Corporate + Employee
  • Board Leadership + Advisory
  • Media + Public Relations Strategy

 

MHC is highly experienced in promoting and protecting distinctive established family and corporate brands.  We forge highly successful internal and external communication programs that blend traditional and innovative public affairs, marketing and communications strategies and tactics.

With extensive Fortune 500 C-Suite and Federal Executive Branch experience, we are relied upon for sound judgement and trusted to handle high-profile and sensitive corporate, board and CEO related issues.

The strategic integration and management of external/internal communications, public/government affairs, and philanthropy are essential to delivering authentic bottom line value and results.

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Digital + Social Media
  • Investor +Shareholder Relations
  • Litigation Communications
  • Traditional Public Relations
  • Crisis Management
  • Publishing

 

MHC provides expert counsel to business leaders and global companies, forging long term corporate strategies to address a wide range of complex communication challenges. By designing forward thinking campaigns that skillfully utilize our suite of communications services, MHC has a track record of practicing “preemptive” PR, mitigating and managing risk, and defending precious brand equity and management reputations in a corporate crisis.

Creative ideas that inspire targeted constituencies and thought leaders to take action are core to our successful campaigns. Managing and creating content, whether it is earned, paid, shared or owned media is an essential capability to delivering truly effective results.

GROWTH STRATEGIES

  • Corporate Growth Strategies
  • Business Development
  • Evaluation of Market Opportunities
  • Capital Sourcing
  • M&A Counsel
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Interim Management Services

 

MHC has founded, financed and developed successful public and private business enterprises throughout its history, utilizing its high-level relationships, alliances and extensive experience to translate vision into successful and profitable companies.

Understanding how to navigate and capitalize on the intersection of the public and private sectors is a cornerstone of MHC’s ability to deliver tangible results and bottom line ROI to its clients.

Our approach utilizes traditional and innovative strategies to solve complex issues, translate vision into ROI, and identify and create new opportunities for business growth.  In addition, MHC and its partners also bring the ability to identify strategic partners, acquisition candidates, and source capital.

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS + ADVOCACY

  • Government Communications + Strategies
  • Coalition Development + Management
  • Grassroots + Grass Tops Advocacy

 

MHC and its affiliates have deep experience in managing and designing effective strategies and campaigns to win government and public approval for legislation, programs and projects. We have a proven track record in developing and influencing key grassroots constituencies, media and organizations and effectively managing those relationships and outcomes.

Our campaigns are skillfully designed to build support among traditional and non-traditional allies, third party groups and their allies, and key decision makers and political stakeholders to support or oppose our targeted legislative or regulatory initiatives. Ultimately, we integrate and leverage all of these constituencies into a seamless coalition to deliver a greater and more effective impact.

POLITICAL AFFAIRS + CAMPAIGNS

  • Strategy
  • Fundraising
  • Grassroots + Grass Tops Advocacy
  • Digital + Social Media

 

MHC and its affiliates have collectively been involved in many of the most influential national campaigns from The White House, Congress, and to statewide initiatives and campaigns in California and Florida over the last 30 years.

MHC’s founder has served as a Presidential appointee and advisor in three White House Administrations with extensive experience in campaigns and running and managing political committee’s and organizations.  Its professionals and alliances provide a full suite of services specializing in coalition development, research, messaging and comprehensive strategy.

MHC has built an extensive business and political network, which includes state and federal leaders, luminaries and opinion leaders allowing it to garner strategic teams to deliver meaningful results. Our clients have included large businesses, associations, and individuals cutting across political parties.

PHILANTHROPY

  • Architecture
  • Corporate + Private
  • Strategic Giving + Corporate Alignment
  • Oversight + Compliance
  • Employee Engagement

 

Modena has extensive experience in structuring and managing corporate and executive philanthropic endeavors for Fortune 500 companies, private family offices and high-profile individuals.  Modena’s leadership has served in multiple philanthropic capacities including as a board director and advisor for non-profits, ensuring state and federal compliance while advising and making recommendations on investing fund resources.

Modena counsels its clients to structure philanthropic missions to intersect and support corporate and/or individual initiatives and goals; and to treat philanthropy as an investment and not simply a donation. Our track record of advising an active-participatory philanthropic approach has delivered meaningful, high return results for its clients and beneficiaries.

Other structural approaches include the creation of employee guided funding to encourage and support the participation of company employees and their endeavors, individual volunteerism, and grass roots philanthropy in cities and countries where its clients do business.

CASE STUDIES

MHC clients have ranged from early-stage venture to Fortune 500 companies and have included:

DOLE FOOD COMPANY, INC.

DOLE FOOD COMPANY, INC.

July 24, 2018

AIDSVU

AIDSVU

May 29, 2018

GEOEYE

GEOEYE

May 23, 2018

NGVSNOW

NGVSNOW

May 22, 2018

INSMED Incorporated

INSMED Incorporated

May 21, 2018

Gilead Sciences

Gilead Sciences

May 20, 2018

OUR CLIENTS

MHC clients have ranged from early-stage venture to Fortune 500 companies and have included:

ACADEMI
ADVANCED BIOTHERAPY, INC. (ADVB)
AMERICAN GAMING ASSOCIATION
AMERICAN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES
APUS AMERICAN PUBLIC UNIVERSITY SYSTEM
ARIZONA PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY (APS)
ARRI GROUP (FILM & TV)
AUTO ALLIANCE
AZERBIAJAN ALLIANCE
BAVARIAN NORDIC
BIPARTISAN POLICY COMMITTEE
CAPPELLO CAPITAL CORP.
Cedars Sinai
CGI CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE
CLEAN ENERGY, INC. (CLNE)
CUES CREDIT UNION EXECUTIVES SOCIETY
CYTODYN, INC. (CYDY)
CYTRX, CORP (CYTR)
DCI GROUP
DEMOCRACY ENGINE
DIGITAL GLOBE, INC.
DISCUS DENTAL, INC.
DOLE FOOD COMPANY, INC.
DVA – DISABLED VETERANS ASSOCIATION
ENERGY SOLUTIONS (PIPELINE MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY)
Family Offices of David H. Murdock
FLASHBUY VENTURE
FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT
FOOD ALLERGY INITIATIVE
G2E GLOBAL GAMING EXPO ASIA
GEOEYE, INC.
GIBRALTAR ASSOCIATES, LLC
GILEAD SCIENCES, INC.
GN STORE NORD
Green Partners USA
GRANT FOUNDATION
HEYL PHARMACEUTICALS
HOSPIRA
HRPA – ACADEMIC PROGRAM
INSMED PHARMACEUTICALS
JCI Worldwide
JRG Ventures, LLC
LEAP4LIFE, INC.
MINDLINK
MullinTBG
NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESPONSIBLE GAMING (NCRG)
NERC NORTH AMERICAN ELECTRIC RELIABILITY CORPORATION
NEXTERA ENERGY, INC.
NHTSA NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRANSPORTATION SAFETY ASSOCIATION
NRDC NATIONAL RESOURCE DEFENSE COUNCIL
OCEANA, WASHINGTON DC
PACIFIC CAPITAL GROUP
PHARMACEUTICAL CARE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (PCMA)
PINNACLE WEST CAPITAL CORP (PNN)
POOL SAFETY CONSORTIUM
POSITIVE ID, CORP (PSID)
RENTECH, INC.
RAYTHEON, INC.
REINGOLD (VA) SUICIDE PREVENTION
RICHARDSON PATEL, LLC
SIONIX CORP, INC. (SINX)
TelSki – Telluride, CO
TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS
THE ABRAHAM GROUP
The Bond Companies Universal Guardian Holdings
THE J.M. SMUCKER COMPANY
THE UNITED WAY
US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
UNITED HERITAGE OIL COMPANY
VOLVO CAR CORPORATION
VERTICHEM, INC.
VOTE IQ
Winnick & Co.
WEDBUSH SECURITIES